Introducing our 2014-2015 Season

Dear Friends:

The 2014-15 Season is the 20th Anniversary of the Etobicoke Community Concert Band and we want to celebrate it with you, our loyal audience. On November 7th we will start the season with “Swingin’ to the Future” with special guests, the “Toronto All-Star Big Band” as we remember the fabulous Big Band era. Hear the music of the great Bands such as In the Mood, Sing, Sing, Sing plus Latin hits from Tito Puente and Perez Prado.

“Ye Merry Olde Christmas Tyme” scheduled for December 19th will get you into the spirit as Donna Cansfield reads “Twas the Night Before Christmas”. The Band will debut “Christmas Eve in Sarajevo” by the Trans Siberian Orchestra.

Our 20th Gala Anniversary Concert on March 27th will feature jazz musician Jake Koffman as he plays a tribute to his late Grandfather, Canada’s own Moe Koffman of “Swinging Shepherd Blues” fame. The Band will celebrate its past musical history by playing tunes that have been audience favourites.

The final concert of the series on May 29th will highlight some of the Etobicoke winners of the Kiwanis Music Festival. We will conclude the year with a musical tour of our great country. From the Band’s humble beginning in 1994, it has grown in member numbers and musical quality under the baton of John Edward Liddle who has been with the Band from the first day. We could not have accomplished our success without the support of our great audience members.
The Etobicoke Community Concert Band’s mission is to enliven the spirit of the community with high quality musical entertainment. We extend our resources to a multitude of community, charitable and worthwhile causes in our neighbourhood and in our city. This year we are pleased to announce that we have simplified our ticket prices. All tickets cost just $15, and children under 12 are free. Group sales and season subscriptions are available.
Looking to simplify and “green” your life? While we are pleased to do so, mailing represents a significant cost to ECCB. If you prefer to receive letters and order forms by e-mail, please visit us at for further instruction.

Good music is too much fun not to share. We look forward to seeing you this November for our first evening as you Enjoy Great music “Right in Your Own Backyard”.

The Board of Directors, John Liddle & the Musicians of the ECCB

Rob Hunter

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Open Rehearsal – September 17th

Great music – Great band – Great fun!

If you play a concert band instrument, the Etobicoke Community Concert Band invites you to join us for an evening of musical fun as we begin rehearsals for our 2014-15 season. We are Etobicoke’s town band. We perform formal and informal concerts throughout the year for Etobicoke audiences – classic concert band repertoire, swing music, movie tunes and more.

All welcome—adults, students, all concert band instruments.

Wednesday, September 17 at 7:30 pm

To register, email, or check out our website for more information.

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Prelude to a Dream

Prelude to a DreamWe are winding up the 2013 – 2014 concert series with Prelude to a Dream, a performance that you won’t want to miss: We’re showcasing our best of the past 19 years as a lead up to our 20th anniversary gala event in the next season. Here’s a list of the great pieces that we’re working on right now: Hockey Night In Canada, Green Shadows In the Woods, Tribute To Count Basie, Someone To Watch Over Me, Tsunami, Glenn Miller In Concert, Highlights From Frozen, The Music of James Bond, Looney Tunes Overture, Concerto For Drum Set and Concert Band, A Salute To Spike Jones, Craigellachie, The Dam Busters, Tango For Trumpet, and The Saints.

Our special guest is the Harvey Rutledge Award winner Tim Schjerning on trumpet, performing Trumpeter’s Lullaby.

Prelude to a Dream
May 30, 2014 8pm
Etobicoke Collegiate Institute
86 Montgomery Rd.

Come on out for a relaxing evening in your community with your friends and neighbours; have a coffee or juice on us, fill out the door prize draw ticket and listen to some great music, all “Right in you own backyard”.

Tickets available at the door.  Adults $20, Seniors $18, Students $5.

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