Posted by Jessica Brennan on Jul 30, 2019
On Tuesday evening, July 30, 2019, 14 members (and 12 guests) of the Dundas Valley Sunrise Rotary Club were at the Dundas Driving Park for a sunset event rather than a sunrise gathering. And that was to hear the Dundas Concert Band.
Our very own Tom McLeod is a saxophonist in the band. Kathy Starodub’s sister although not at Tuesday’s performance, plays flute.
The concert began with O Canada. We were then entertained for an hour and a half with a variety of music from opera to soundtracks -- from Puccini’s Nessun Dorma to highlights from Game of Thrones.
Along the way, Conductor Bill Rolfe introduced the music with delightful tidbits. We heard several medleys, including Frank Sinatra’s hits and selections from the movie Aladdin. A special treat was Oscar Peterson’s 1962 Hymn to Freedom which was this year’s 2019 Music Monday Anthem.
Throughout the concert, Conductor Rolfe took special moments to extensively promote the work of the DVSRC, especially the Driving Park Project. He noted that the new bandshell is a gem, possibly the best of its kind in the area. Mr. Rolfe also outlined many of the other projects that DVSRC does for the community.
In recognition of the Dundas Concert Band’s long service to the Dundas community (since 1873) and as a means to support their activities, our club President Grant Armstrong presented a cheque to Martha Sears, the President of the Dundas Concert Band to support their activities.
Tuesday evening was a very enjoyable event with wonderful music and lovely words about DVSRC’s impact on the community. Many thanks to Kathy Starodub and Tom McLeod for putting this opportunity together.  
The Dundas Concert Band has its last concert of the summer in the Driving Park next Tuesday, August 8 at 7:30pm. Their Christmas Concert is on Sunday, December 15 at St. Paul’s at 3 pm.