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What Happened to John Liddle?

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What Happened to John Liddle?

 

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Photo- Encore Band— Marching Saints- Carleton Place

Top Photo- Carleton Place and Beckwith Heritage Museum 1970s

According to Tom Edwards  used to live beside Barkers Funeral Home on MacArthur Ave. in Carleton Place. The photo above was taken at a Marching Saints practise. Robert Brown said that John Played first soprano with Paul Simpson and myself . I think this picture was taken in 1977-1978.

 

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Carleton Place home-Photo- Encore Band

So what happened to John? According to Jonathan Tyson on the Tales of Carleton Place he now is the Encore Symphonic Band’s conductor in Toronto, and has been called the heart and soul of the band.

John E. Liddle has been a prolific Trumpet player: jazz bands (with leaders Steve Garrick, Paul Grosney, and Eddy Graff), classical groups (North York Symphony, Etobicoke Symphony), and 12 years with the 7th Toronto Regiment Royal Canadian Artillery. John has also had many solo appearances with The Chinese Symphony, The Etobicoke Philharmonic, and the Counterpoint Orchestra, to name a few.

 

 

John Edward Liddle is one of the most experienced and talented individuals on the podium today. He loves to have fun with both the music and the musicians and it is his great honour to conduct the Encore Symphonic Concert Band.

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Photo- Encore Band

A photo video biography below.

 

 

arranged by Johnny Cowell, trumpet soloist – John E. Liddle

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Robert Brown John Played first soprano with Paul Simpson and myself . I think this picture was taken in 1977-1978

 

John T Sidney Marched with John in 76 in Kingston Grenadier’s also with Chris Pye and Johnny Corneal. Rick Cole organized a van for us from Smiths Falls. Brent Hill from Almonte was also part of the group. I think we were around 14 travelling from Smiths Falls.

In 75 they had tried to form a senior corps in Ottawa. We went all winter but folded in the spring and someone (I’m sure it was Rick Cole) said since we got back in shape we should play with somebody. Some of the names escape me but it was fun Rick had an apartment in Kingston so that solved the overnight stays.

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Wendy Tilley John Corneil That’s definitely John Liddle, but it’s not a Marching Saints practice. We used valve, rotor G bugles, and not three valve trumpets.

 Agreed – was thinking the same thing – may have been a high school band practice

 

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Just so you do not forget.. and this has been sent to Jennifer Fenwick Irwin of the museum and Joanne Henderson of the arena.. we have more hockey fame in Carleton Place–Thanks to Rick Schnaufer​ here is today’s quiz.

Did you know this Canadian Hockey Hall of Famer comes from Carleton Place? I know I had no idea. It’s James Cooper Smeaton (July 22, 1890 – October 3, 1978) was a Canadian professional ice hockey player, referee and head coach. He served as the National Hockey League (NHL)’s referee-in-chief from 1917 until 1937. Smeaton served as a Stanley Cup trustee from 1946 until his death in 1978. Smeaton was inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame in 1961.Smeaton was born in Carleton Place, Ontario. read more –Click here—https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cooper_Smeaton

 

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Information where you can buy all Linda Seccaspina’s books-You can also read Linda in The Townships Sun and Screamin’ Mamas (USA)

Come and visit the Lanark County Genealogical Society Facebook page– what’s there? Cool old photos–and lots of things interesting to read. Also check out The Tales of Carleton Place.

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Christopher Gower — The Baryshnikov of Carleton Place

The Fred Astaire of Carleton Place — John Stanzel

Donald Cram — Nobel Prize for Chemistry

More Tidbits on the Marching Saints

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Some photos I found this week thanks to the Carleton Place and Beckwith Heritage Museum

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The Carleton Place Marching Saints at the 1974 Ottawa Winter Fair.. Clipped from The Ottawa Citizen, 18 Oct 1974, Fri, Other Editions, Page 3

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More Photos and NOW Music! Memories of the Carleton Place Marching Saints

When the Saints March By Howard Johnsons

When the Saints Marched Down Bridge Street?

The Carleton Place Santa Claus Parade 2003

 

Carleton Place Loves a Parade!

Photos of the Orange Parade Almonte 1963 — Name that Band?

The Night Santa Claus Came to Town – Holiday Parade Photos! 2012

When the Saints March By Howard Johnsons

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Play this while looking at photos of the Marching Saints of Carleton Place marching down Bridge Street past Howard Johnson’s (now Wisteria) so graciously lent to us to post by Bev Hurdis from Carleton Place! They were featured on the Marching Saints Facebook Page.

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Photos from  Bev Hurdis from Carleton Place! They were featured on the Marching Saints Facebook Page.

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Photos from  Bev Hurdis from Carleton Place! They were featured on the Marching Saints Facebook Page.

 

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Clipped from The Ottawa Journal, 30 Jun 1973, SatPage 29

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Myrna Lorrie (b. Myrna Lorraine Petrunka, August 6, 1940, Cloud Bay, Ontario) is a Canadian country singer/songwriter/musician. She is known as the First Lady of Canadian Country Music.

 

RELATED READING

The Carleton Place Santa Claus Parade 2003

 

Carleton Place Loves a Parade!

Photos of the Orange Parade Almonte 1963 — Name that Band?

The Night Santa Claus Came to Town – Holiday Parade Photos! 2012

More Photos and NOW Music! Memories of the Carleton Place Marching Saints

When the Saints Marched Down Bridge Street?

Bridge Street V.E. Day Parade Photos- Carleton Place and Beckwith Heritage Museum

When The Friendly Giant was King on Televison

You “Gotta Shop Around” in Carleton Place — Wisteria

 

 

When the Saints Marched Down Bridge Street?

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Photo from the Carleton Place Canadian Files from the Carleton Place and Beckwith Heritage Museum

December 1979– What do you see? I see the Woodcock’s Bakery sign on the corner of Allan Street- The Queen’s Hotel. What other businesses were there?

 

More Photos and NOW Music! Memories of the Carleton Place Marching Saints

Photos of the Orange Parade Almonte 1963 — Name that Band?

Where Did the 257 Telephone Exchange Come From in Carleton Place?

The Marching Saints Now Has a Facebook Page

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Bill Brown has created a Facebook page!!!

Join the Facebook group today!

CLICK HERE

Marching Saints Drum Corp

 

The Marching Saints were a Carleton Place 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.

 

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The Saints actually have a small site with one thing on it- and I suggested someone should take this job on for 2016 and expand it.

So someone has. Bill Brown has created a Facebook page!!!

Join the Facebook group today!

CLICK HERE

Marching Saints Drum Corp

 

More Photos and NOW Music! Memories of the Carleton Place Marching Saints

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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.

 

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The Saints actually have a small site! with one thing on it- someone should take this job on for 2016 and expand it.

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1969 program page Carleton Place Marching Saints

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Pictures from the files of the Carleton Place and Beckwith Heritage Museum (Carleton Place Canadian files)

Thank you Robert Blakeley for this!!