The Silver Leaves Brass
The Silver Leaves Brass is made up primarily of players from the Scout House Band horn line. It is one of five Scout House Band Inc. member groups. The ensemble, which performs a different repertoire than the full band, is available for special events which include the Great Alliance of Seniors (GAS) annual reunions, Scout House Tattoo, select corporate celebrations, sports events, concerts and private gatherings.
The Silver Leaves Brass first performed in December 2003 during Christmas celebrations at Galt Royal Canadian Legion Branch 121 and a Christmas Carol songfest in Galt market square. The Silver Leaves have performed regularly at the GAS annual reunions since 2005.
The 2018 ensemble repertoire includes the Hockey Night In Canada, YMCA, Sweet Caroline, Hooked on a Feeling, Hallelujah, the Cantina Song (from Star Wars), 25 or 6 To 4, One Fine Morning.
Sweet Caroline became a platinum hit for writer and singer Neil Diamond, selling more than a million single records after being introduced in 1969 and more recently two million digital downloads in the United States alone. Many professional sports teams feature Sweet Caroline during games, most notably the Boston Red Sox before the eighth inning of home games.
Hooked On A Feeling has had several revivals in movie and television soundtracks, serving as a symbol of 1970s culture. Many television viewers recall it from the dancing baby sequences on the Ally McBeal television show. It received another sales boost a few years ago after being featured in the film Guardians of the Galaxy. Toronto Blue Jays used the song in a 2015 television commercial that focussed on newly acquired players David Price and Troy Tulowitzki. It’s also played in the stadium before the eighth inning of Blue Jay home games.
One Fine Morning is the title track from a 1971 album by Canadian band Lighthouse, co-founded in 1968 by former Preston Scout House Band snare drummer Ron ‘Skip’ Prokop and keyboard player Paul Hoffert. Lighthouse was unique in Canadian music circles, combining a rock style rhythm section, jazz horns and classical strings. During its heyday, Lighthouse performed at Carnegie Hall, Atlantic City Pop Festival, Monterey and Newport Jazz Festivals, Isle of Wight Festival and Strawberry Fields Forever Festival. Lighthouse won Juno Awards for best Canadian group of the year in 1972, 1973 and 1974.
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