Posted on May 20, 2010
Victoria Park Band Concert, Monday May 24, Noon, Roos Island
MONDAY MAY 24, 2010
JOIN THE KITCHENER MUSICAL SOCIETY BAND
FOR THEIR ANNUAL VICTORIA PARK CONCERT
AT THE BANDSHELL, ROOS ISLAND
(free admission ~ bring your own ground cushions or chairs for seating)
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When the Kitchener Music Society Band was officially established in 1876, Britain’s Queen Victoria had been on the throne for nearly four decades and would continue as reigning monarch of the Commonwealth for another quarter century. In total, she ruled for 63 years and 7 months – from June 20, 1837 through January 22, 1901.
During the Victorian Era, outdoor band music was popular and abundant, ranging from regimental marching corps, to church parades, to public concerts attracting thousands into city parks on summer afternoons.
What better place to recreate the pleasures of live outdoor music today than the picturesque Roos Island bandshell in our own Victoria Park, with the famous statue of the Good Queen within listening distance?
On Monday May 24, starting at 12 Noon, the Kitchener Musical Society Band, led by conductor Dave Davidson, will entertain one and all with an hour of music which (in the words of an old-time poster) promises to be “…fit for Queen, Country, and Citizens of all ages…”