Tuesday, December 6, 2022
December 6, 2022

Lost and Found theme in concert band evening

The Salt Spring Concert Band welcomes a new season with their spring show entitled Lost and Found on Friday, May 3 at ArtSpring.

“It was a long winter for everybody,” said music director Keith Ollerenshaw. “While we’re playing a lot of classics, I think that just with the nature of how they’re written embodies spring. That was the idea, waking up and hearing traditional repertoire while also enjoying spring.”

The show features some concert band standbys, as well as music from movie soundtracks and more recent composers. The show’s Lost and Found name comes from the The Lost Lady Found movement in the Lincolnshire Posy. The name also refers to lyrics from Amazing Grace, which is another piece on the program.

“There’s a huge history of band music, especially in the U.K. and the United States,” Ollerenshaw said. “We have a lot of American repertoire as well. We’re going to be playing some [Aaron] Copland. He’s probably our biggest American composer. Then the other one is Frank Ticheli, and we’re going to do a couple of his pieces as well.”

The concert band will also welcome the adult beginner band onstage for three numbers. Ollerenshaw hopes that by merging the two bands, more community members with a musical bent will be interested in joining the band program.

For more on this story, see the May 1, 2019 issue of the Gulf Islands Driftwood newspaper, or subscribe online.


Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

Other stories you might like

Bandemonium and Swing Shift promise no cancellation for Dec. 3 concert

SUBMITTED BY BANDEMONIUM Bandemonium Concert Band and Swing Shift Big Band are combining forces to present a concert titled Let’s Try This Again, set for...

Christmas on Salt Spring activities bring community together for the holiday season

The Christmas season is well underway on Salt Spring Island, with the island’s Chamber of Commerce helping everyone get into the spirit of the...

Final push needed to protect 400 acres on Salt Spring’s south end

Salt Spring has an opportunity to preserve 400 acres of rare Coastal Douglas-fir forest with existing trails and connection to other important and well-loved...

GISS swimmers end season at provincials

By BRAD BUNYAN GISS SWIM TEAM COACH Gulf Islands Secondary School (GISS) swimmers spent two weekends last month in heavy competition, first against the other schools...


Salt Spring Island
light snow
1.1 ° C
3.3 °
-0.7 °
100 %
100 %
1 °
4 °
5 °
3 °
2 °