A Busy September

News release: August 28, 2018

 Scout House groups in tune with Cambridge Culture Days festival

 Three Preston Scout House units tuned up for performances during the Culture Days festival in Cambridge, one of the highlights this past September, a busy month of community involvement.

Scout House Band, Scout House Cadets drum and bugle corps and Silver Leaves Brass; each unit performed a standstill concert in Mill Race Park on the banks of the Grand River on Saturday September 29.

Culture Days is a popular annual event in communities across Canada, created in response to the growing recognition that a vibrant arts and cultural sector contributes directly to a healthy and stable society. The annual event is regarded as a Canadian model for promoting public participation and engagement that:

*Thrives on generosity, solidarity, and collaboration;

*Values the cultural life of urban and rural communities alike;

*Encourages the use of shared resources;

*Is produced with a unifying spirit, bringing together the best energies in the country.

Scout House Band also performed in the annual tattoo staged by Preston’s Royal Canadian Legion Branch 126 on September 8 and it played a Cambridge Capables Concert at the Galt Lions Club on Ainslie St. at 7 pm on September 26.

Silver Leaves Brass performed an evening concert at Luther Village On The Park retirement community in uptown Waterloo on September 12. On September 22, the group jumped across the border to perform in a children’s service benefit concert in Batavia, New York.

All Scout House members, family and friends were invited to participate in a best-ball golf tourney and buffet dinner at Grand Valley Golf and Country Club on Saturday October 6.

Preston Scout House Band, Inc. is a non-profit corporation with registered charity status able to issue tax receipts to donors, incorporated under the Corporations Act of the Province of Ontario on November 29, 1956. The multi-unit organization offers individuals the opportunity to “Arrange the soundtrack of your life” in marching arts activities starting at age 8 and continuing throughout life.

These units are: Preston Scout House Cadets award winning drum and bugle corps for young men and women up to age 21; Preston Scout House Alumni Band, which has earned more than 50 awards, certificates and plaques since forming in the fall of 1998; Silver Leaves Brass, an award winning ensemble that performs year round in concerts, parades, business and community events; Magic of Scout House competitive winter guard, winner of four consecutive North East Color Guard Circuit championships since first competing in 2015; Heritage Drill Team, with members wearing tight black shorts, knee socks, short sleeved burgundy tunics, white gauntlets and Aussie hats as in the 1950 and ‘60s.

For more information about Preston Scout House Band Inc. activities, contact telephone (519) 653-3376, email prestonscouthouseband.adm@sympatico.ca or visit the website at: scouthouseband.com

Prepared by:

Roy Wilson, President

email: rwilson4@cogeco.ca

phone: (905) 634-5919

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