Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Upcoming Outdoor Big Band Jazz Concerts

Bob Liley's Sanctuary AllStars have two upcoming concerts for those who enjoy big band jazz. The first of these is at the Kitsilano Showboat by the Kits Pool in Vancouver on July 1st, Canada's 150th birthday. We are delighted to have been invited back here again to celebrate this auspicious occasion. The concert starts at 7:00 pm and goes 'till 9:00 pm. However, there are events for people of all ages going on throughout the day in this beautiful setting, so check them out.

The second concert takes place on July 5th, outdoors at the Trout Lake Community Centre on Victoria Drive in Vancouver. This concert starts at 6:30 pm and finishes around 8:30 pm. Again, this is a lovely setting with lots to do. Bring the family and have a picnic while listening to some great big band jazz. Both of these concerts are free, and you don't get a lot of that these days. We hope to see you all at these events. Make them part of your celebration of summer (finally!). And remember, It's Jazz for the fun of it!

Friday, June 16, 2017

Sanctuary AllStars Play South Delta Secondary School

On Monday, June 19th, Bob Liley's Sanctuary AllStars big band played a great concert to a terrific audience at Tsawwassen's South Delta Secondary School with three of the school's stage bands. It was amazing to hear the progress these students have made in their brief participation in the school's music programmes. Music is a very important feature of living, with many benefits attributed to participating in it. Many of us got our starts in high school bands. School boards who are thinking about slashing the budgets for their music programmes should give their heads a good shake.