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The Thornhill Community Band was established in 1975 with the help of the well known Toronto trumpeter, the late Ellis McClintock. As well as being an outstanding internationally acclaimed musician, he devoted much of his time to teaching his love of music. Our 25th season, 1999-2000, was dedicated to his memory. In 1993, the Band registered itís constitution and was recognized as a charitable organization to promote music performance, education and enjoyment. The membership is of all ages and represents a cross-section of residents of not only Thornhill, but of Vaughan, Markham, Richmond Hill, North York and other areas in the Greater Toronto Area. The Band plays a wide variety of music, ranging from classical to big band, marches, Broadway and popular pieces. In 1994, the Band co-sponsored with the Society for the Preservation of Historic Thornhill, a very successful musical weekend, Thornhill Revels, which combined both amateur and professional musicians to celebrate Thornhillís 200th Anniversary. In that year, the Band commissioned a piece--"Thornhill 200"--by the respected Canadian composer, Howard Cable. The Band performs regularly in the area and has also been heard at the following events:

< Thornhill Village Wheat Sheaf Festival & Parade

< Vaughan Festival of the Arts, Canada Day Celebration

< Richmond Hill Village Heritage Day

< Richmond Hill & Markham Christmas Parades

< Local nursing homes and convalescent hospitals

< School Fundraisers, Corporate Events

< Community concerts in Vaughan, Markham, Richmond Hill & North York

The Band rehearses Tuesday evenings from 7:30 to 10:00 p.m. at Westmount Collegiate Institute at Bathurst and New Westminster Sts., Vaughan. New members with at least high school musical ability and their own band instrument are welcome to join. For information, please call (416) 223-7152.

The Band is interested in playing at community events and requests a small honorarium to help defer expenses. Tax deductible receipts are issued. The benevolence and support of many community minded citizens and businesses in our area are required to ensure the continued activities of the Band. Since all of our performances are free, the Band relies heavily on individual donations. It is with heartfelt thanks that the Band wishes to acknowledge the generous support of our major corporate sponsors:

88 Steeles Avenue West

Thornhill, Ontario L4J 1A1

905 695 8888

 

The Band is registered with Revenue Canada as a charitable organization. If you would like to make a tax deductible donation of $10 or more, please do so by sending a cheque payable to:

Thornhill Community Band

15 Cypress Point Court

Thornhill, ON L3T 1V6

Your donation will be acknowledged in forthcoming programmes (unless otherwise requested) and will be greatly appreciated.

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