It is with a very heavy heart that we inform you of the passing of Bill Crawford.
Those of us who enjoyed the privilege of having this man as part of our lives agree that he was one in a million. We all feel fortunate to have crossed paths with Bill.
Bill joined the Concert Band of Cobourg in 1973 and founded the Royals swing band in 1976. Known affectionately as “Cobourg’s Tommy Dorsey”, Bill was a cornerstone in the musicianship, community, leadership, and family that makes the Concert Band of Cobourg so special.
Bill’s family invites you to a celebration of his life on Saturday September 7th at MacCoubrey Funeral home, Reception Room, 30 King Street East, Cobourg. Please drop by anytime between 2pm and 4pm.
Director Paul Storms is pleased to announce the recipient of the Roland G. White Scholarship Award for 2019, Grade 8 tuba player Morgan Kelsey! Morgan is a student of Mdm. Robinson at CR Gummow Public School. She will attend the National Music Camp of Canada this summer and perform in a TBA summer concert with the Concert Band of Cobourg this July. Congratulations Morgan!
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We are very please and excited to announce the release of our latest recording “Pride of Performance”.
The release took place on Tuesday July 4th, 2017 at our first concert of the 2017 Summer Season in Victoria Park Bandshell, Cobourg.
In 2017, Canada celebrated its 150th birthday, and The Concert Band of Cobourg celebrated 175 years of bringing music to the Town of Cobourg.
The Band is a rich part of our everyday life and we chose this opportunity to honour the many great musicians, composers, and arrangers who live among us and who contribute so much to our community. Every song on this special CD represents either an original arrangement or an original musical creation from one of our talented local contributors. Each of them has made it possible for the Band to share our music and to feature many soloists from within our ranks. The Band motto is “Pride of Performance” and we hope you share the pride we all have in Cobourg and in the many skilled and generous people who make this such a special part of Canada.
Thanks to Cobourg 2017 for their financial support and for helping to make this CD possible.
CD’s will be available for purchase at a cost of $20.00 ea.
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