Salute To Canada

September 24 @ 2:00 pm

The Perth Citizens’ Band will be holding a concert entitled ‘SAUTE TO CANADA’ to celebrate Canada’s 150th Anniversary. The band, which is the oldest continuing town band in Canada, has been an integral part of the town in providing music in the community for over 165 years. For Canada’s first Dominion Day in 1867 the band was there; when the troops went overseas and returned from World War 1 and World War 2, the band was there; during Canada’s Centennial in 1967 the band was there; and today, the band is still entertaining local audiences.

The program will include patriotic tunes and Canadian marches, such as Maple Leaf Forever. In addition, the concert will include songs by well-known Canadian performers including Anne Murray, Gordon Lightfoot, Leonard Cohen, and Bryan Adams. Also included is music from movies with a Canadian connection, including Lord of the Rings by Canadian composer Howard Shore and Titanic by Canadian James Horner. Our composer-in-residence, Joe Martin has also composed a piece for the band to celebrate Canada’s 150th.

The concert will take place at the bandstand located behind the Town Hall in Stewart Park on Sunday September 24th at 2PM and is free! Audience members are invited to bring a lawn chair or simply come out for a stroll and enjoy the music