Honouring a retiree
On November 14, 2023 the Peterborough Concert Band members honoured Judy Carleton for her incredible 54 years of service to the band. Judy joined the PCB in 1969 when it was called the Peterborough Citizens' Band. She was one of the first women, if not the very first woman, to join the historically all-male ensemble. Judy, we will all miss your sense of humour, your infectious laugh, and your great stories about the band - events and people - over the course of more than half a century. You will be particularly missed by your colleagues in the French Horn section!
The photo at right shows Karen Acheson (left) presenting Judy with a bouquet of flowers and a card signed by everyone.
On October 15, 2023, the Peterborough Concert Band presented a special concert at Market Hall – entitled The PATH Forward – to benefit Peterborough Action for Tiny Homes (PATH). All funds raised at this event went directly to help provide resources for PATH’s “ready for home” program. Skills such as self-care, budgeting, vocational training, cooking and harm reduction will help people prepare for independent living.
The music program was comprised of a challenging and exciting lineup of tunes ranging from classical to contemporary, including three moving vocals by Peterborough’s own Kate Suhr. Mistress of Ceremonies Linda Kash guided the audience through the performance, and there was even a chance for our Music Director to take to the keyboard and accompany Kate on one of her tunes. Among the contemporary pieces the band performed were Sina Fallah’s “Transfiguration” with clarinet soloist Deanna Hawley, and Robert Buckley’s trilogy Portraits of the North, which captures the Arctic so remarkably through music.
Thank you to the many volunteers who helped make this event happen.