October 31, 2006

Reagan Jones new Toronto Police leading-tenor

October 16, 2006

The Grade 1 Toronto Police Pipe Band has appointed Reagan Jones as its new Leading-Tenor. Jones takes over from Ian Gibson, who had to resign from the band after taking a job as a percussionist with a symphony orchestra.

Jones is best known for her work with the 78th Fraser Highlanders in the 1990s. A protégé of Tyler Fry and Craig Colquhoun – who were also in the 78th Frasers’ bass section – Jones hails from Kincardine, Ontario, a three-hour journey by car to Toronto.

“The Toronto Police are excited to be working with Reagan and are looking forward to the possibilities that lie ahead,” Doug Stronach, leading-drummer of the band commented.

Gibson had been with the Toronto Police for several years until taking the job with the Sudbury Symphony. The nearly six-hour one-way travel commitment to Toronto Police practices was the reason for his decision to leave the band. He also teaches percussion at Laurentian University and has frequently played with the Niagara Symphony Orchestra.


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