The Comox Valley Concert Band

Let the CV Concert Band take you back

Through the Eyes of a Child, Sunday, Nov. 29

In conjunction with the Evergreen Club, the Comox Valley Concert Band presents seasonal music, Through the Eyes of a Child, on Sunday, Nov. 29, 2 p.m. in the upper Conference Hall at the Florence Filberg Centre.  Doors will open at 1:30pm.

The band, under the new direction of Denise Marquette, has selected tunes in a variety of styles that reflect the theme of childhood. Denise’s long association with music education has generated an eclectic repertoire that covers the full scale of popular songs for children of all ages.

Innocence, freedom, imagination and play are all explored in nursery rhymes, fantasies and dreams. Designed for the young and the young at heart, the musical arrangements are light and fanciful, full of the joys associated with infants and toddlers and their unlimited energy for life.

So you’re over 55? Just imagine the memories these tunes will awaken.

In David Moore’s Fantasy on Childhood Songs you’ll be four years old again with favourites like Pop Goes the Weasel, The Farmer in the Dell and London Bridge. You may even tip over when you hear I’m a Little Teapot. Sing along or hum with Mary Poppins as she spoon feeds you sugar while mumbling “supercalifragil…..whatever!

And the circus comes to the Florence Filberg Centre with Barnum and Bailey’s Favorite March plus Percy Grainger’s Children’s March that will have you rolling summersaults in the aisles or pat-a-caking your neighbour.

 

All this joy is tempered by a wistful composition by Rossano Galante titled

A Childhood Remembered that recalls the carefree days before school, before work and before mortgages.

 

In keeping with the advent season and all the festivities that follow, the band includes arrangements of Away in a Manger and Jingle Bells.

On Sunday, Nov. 29, come remember your childhood, reinvent your formative years or just mouth your past in a language of simpler days. Bring your children or your grandchildren. Kids under 16 get in for free. All other seats are just $5 through the Filberg Centre in Courtenay or at the door.

FMI call Courtenay Recreation’s Filberg Office 250-338-1000.  FMI on the concert band, go to their website at cvcb.wordpress.com

 

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