Why an Interview,,,

Over the years we have been able to meet and talk with some very interesting people. They have shared with us their knowledge and have provided us with a great deal of insight as to how and why festivals and events work and why they are so important to our communities and to the Province of Ontario. With this in mind, we decided that we wanted you to meet and hear from some of the wonderful people who work so hard to provide us all with such wonderful Ontario Festivals and Events! We are pleased and proud to present "THE INSIDE SCOOP"!

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Interview with Jon Law

Jon Law
Peterborough Concert Band


In today’s society we seem to be getting used to the idea of change! With festivals and events these changes are constant. Some groups or organizations prosper, some find the need to amalgamate to combine their efforts, in order to succeed, and some dwindle in membership numbers, as an aging population is not replenished with youthful vibrant folks with fresh ideas and concepts. And, sometimes, once in a while, you may come across a group of folks, members of an organization, who hold festivals or events that have remained a vibrant constant in a community. I feel that such a group is a vital link to a community. It helps promote fellowship, economic strength and provides a forum for the community citizens and visitors alike to have comradely. One such group, we found, is the Peterborough Concert Band. We were told that they are one of the longest continuous bands, performing for over 150 years. It is interesting that the members range in age today from youthful to 93 years old, yet exist as equals. Jon Law, the Band's Manager, tells us that the “Peterborough Concert Band – Celebrating over 150 of musical excellence playing music from Beethoven to Glee”. We recently had the pleasure of listening to the Peterborough Concert Band at the Riverview Park and Zoo in Peterborough. With this being said, I thought, since I know a member of the band, that I would get the INSIDE SCOOP and share some insight into this vibrant community organization.
(To Be Continued)

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