By David Marlatt
Eighth Note Publications
This energetic overture was commissioned by a community group located in south west Ontario on the occasion of the 20th anniversary of the band's founding. It is an ensemble ranging in age from 11-81, sometimes with several family members all participating and making music together. There is a single theme that threads throughout the composition representing the collective enthusiasm and passion of the players over the years who keep the band strong and the music beautiful.