that was fun, solemn and wonderful. In attendance was the Lieutenant Governor of the province of Alberta, the Honourable Colonel (Retired) Donald S Ethell and his wife Linda as well as a number of officers from the Base here in Edmonton. As well there were many veterans from locations throughout the Greater Edmonton Area and just regular citizens who wanted to listen to some excellent music.
As usual the Band put on an excellent show, bringing history, the ability to prepare a mix of appropriately styled music with a couple of extra surprises into the mix. They took us back to the music of World War I and then we started to work our way forward to the modern era. Along the way we were introduced to some dancers doing swing dances, some of the musicians who have been seconded as singers including their version of the Andrews Sisters the RCA Band Pipes and drums as well as a guest Irish Dancer. It was a joy to
behold listen to and was at times moving people to tears – Amazing Grace particularly when the Band started singing as a group.
- Royal Canadian Artillery Band Presents Musical Salute: A Tribute to Our Veterans (blogs.ottawacitizen.com)