Amongst Friends: the Mersey Band in Concert

Published on May 13, 2014

The Mersey Band is performing at Zion United Church on May 23. 

The Mersey Band, under the direction of Rod MacGillivray, is looking forward to presenting it’s Spring concert entitled “Amongst Friends” at Zion United Church, Liverpool, on Friday, May 23 at 7 p.m.

The band, made up of amateur and professional level musicians-will perform a wide-ranging repertoire from a powerful overture to marches and pop classics, from gentle ballads to energetic and familiar folk music and dances from Europe and the Americas. 

The musically related compositions explore the positive power that music has to evoke fond memories, connections, and friendships. The evening concert will feature a trombone solo by Rod MacGillivray (Song from the Myra) with the band in memory of past members Don Smith and David Meyer.

Also performing is the Mersey Swing Band, playing a wide variety of styles from Ragtime to Swing, from Funk to Rock arrangements.  The Swing Band was formed in 2012 to allow members an opportunity to play a different style of music; in particular, the music of the Big Band era.  The Swing Band is now in full “swing” with a concert planned on the grounds of Morton House Inn in Milton on Aug. 17 and dance at the Milton Hall on Sept. 20. 

The Mersey Band, the Mersey Swing Band and the Mersey small group ensembles welcome new members!   If you are interested, please contact Anne Dunlop at 354-3335 or Rod MacGillivray at 541- 7341. 

Proceeds for  the “Amongst Friends” Concert will go towards maintenance of Mersey Band instrumental instruction programs. Programs include a summer band camp and subsidized year-round instrumental lessons. Summer band camp this year will run from Aug. 25-29.  

Admission to the “Amongst Friends Concert” is by free-will donation.