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 27, 2011

Interview with Jon Law

Jon Law

Peterborough Concert Band

The current Manager of the Peterborough Concert Band is Jonathon Law, who has been an active part of this group since January 2011. Music is not new to Jon, as he has being playing the trombone during his high school years. He also participated with the Newmarket Concert Band and several smaller groups. It is interesting that Jon was part of a festival that Ontario Visited owner, Gary McWilliams (aka The Festival Nomad), founded in the Port Hope area. The Great Farini Festival ran for three years in Port Hope back in 1998-1990 and included musical entertainment at several gala’s held during the event. The Newmarket Concert Band made the journey to Port Hope and preformed during the festival. A testament to Jon’s strengths, as a contributor to community, is his innate nature of helping others. Before his concert, one year at The Great Farini Festival, there was an urgent dilemma. The organizers had not been able to find a “human” to wear the Great Farini costume. It required a tall slender person, who had the courage to walk around greeting visitors and “kids”. The head of the costume was extremely large (made of paper mashie). Jon stepped right up to the plate and volunteered to wear the costume and “save the day”!
(To Be Continued)

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