Letter: Music can and does bring people together

Editor:

We were delighted to see our band featured in a photo accompanying an article in the June 19 edition of KTW.

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The concert in the park was the culmination of an enjoyable day of music-making.

The group seen in the photo is made up of members of the Kamloops Community Band and our guests, the Sidney Concert Band from Vancouver Island.

We spent the morning in rehearsal, with each band joining the other to play through one another’s music.

The camaraderie that developed between us is a tribute to the power of music to bring people together.

In the interest of peaceful relations amongst the Kamloops music community, I should point out that we are the Kamloops Community Band (winds and percussion, no strings).

There are several fine orchestras in Kamloops — our professional Kamloops Symphony, the Thompson Valley Orchestra and the Brandenberg Orchestra, to name three.

All have violins, violas, cellos and string basses.

We don’t.

Cliff Noakes
Music director
Kamloops Community Band

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