Keep checking this space as I will be adding a band every single night!! See you there!!
This celebration parade includes live bands, freebies, and a sea of red and white down Bridge Street! Don’t forget to join us at the Market Square Pavilion after the parade for family entertainment & activities as we gear up for Canada Day!
Marked Orange Parade Almonte 1963 with Lloyd Hughes. Is this Lloyd Hughes from Carleton Place?
What band is this? Faye Campbell thinks it is the Young Bretons of Richmond
Randy Townend thought these lads were the Carleton Place Orange Young Britains Marching Saints. They dropped the OYB in 1968. But M. Terry Kirkpatrick said they were Smiths Falls OYB Lampliters from Smiths Falls
There is nothing that makes me weep more than the strains of a bagpiper or the sounds of Sousa. My late father introduced me to military music when I was still in diapers. Every Sunday morning he would be crouched down with his ear inches away from the old HiFi listening to Sousa and the Grenadier Guards at a death defying volume. Arthur also went to every Pipes and Drums Tattoo that came to Montreal. He insisted that we understand that any of the music that came out of the film “The Music Man” was not really what Sousa had intended.
So trust me when I found a video of music from the Carleton Place Marching Saints I listened it to twice.
The Marching Saints were a JR B Drum and Bugle Corps in the 60s and 70s with a excellent horn line in 1971. Musical horn repertoire composed and instructed by Bill Cross. For 21 horns they had an amazing sound This was the last year for this group of players who had been together for years. In 1972 the corps started over with all new kids.
The Saints actually have a small site! with one thing on it- someone should take this job on for 2016 and expand it.