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Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Sunday evening band concerts return to Orillia waterfront


(ORILLIA) The City of Orillia is pleased to announce the return of the Sunday Evening Band Concerts at the Rotary Aqua Theatre in Couchiching Beach Park for the summer. The Aqua theatre will be 55 years old this year with the Sunday evening concert series being a cultural mainstay of the community for just as long.

 The series attracts big bands from across Ontario due to the wonderful acoustics of the Aqua Theatre and picturesque setting along the shore of Lake Couchiching. Again this year, the series dates were full in minutes due to the new on-line registration process!

“I have heard from the bandleaders and volunteers that it is the acoustics of the Aqua Theatre the draws the bands and the crowds to this particular series,” says Manager of Culture, Jacqueline Soczka.

 “This year the series is starting a week early for the comfort of our patrons,” says Doug Sumner who coordinates the volunteers. Once again the Champlain Senior Service Club will serve as MC’s and ushers, collecting donations to help cover the cost of the bands.

 Scheduled from 7pm – 9pm June 16 thru August 4, the times change August 11 – 25 from 6:30 pm – 8:30pm as the days get shorter. As usual if it rains, the concerts move to Orillia City Centre in the Council Chambers at the regular scheduled time.

 The series begins this Sunday, June 16, with a performance by the Orillia Silver Band.

Full Schedule:

June 16, 2013              Orillia Silver Band
June 23, 2013              Metropolitan Toronto Silver Band
June 30, 2013              Orillia Wind Ensemble
July 7, 2013                 Northdale Concert Band
July 14, 2013               Barrie Concert Band
July 21, 2013               Skyliners Big Band
July 28, 2013               Weston Silver Band
Aug. 4, 2013                Newmarket Citizens Band
Aug. 11, 2013              Whitby Brass Band
Aug. 18, 2013              Skyliners Big Band
Aug. 25, 2013              Markham Concert Band          


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