Jottings from Maxville
Couldn’t imagine a better Maxville: perfect weather, just about everything ran on time, massive crowds, new buildings and landscaping, and several top-grade bands in top form.
Things I’ll remember:
Windsor Police dominating Grade 2. If they play as well as they did Saturday, the band should do very well at Glasgow Green.
The air that City of Washington played in its medley: terrific harmonies with overtones that were positively goose-bumpling.
78th Fraser Highlanders finish: the band’s rendition of Godon Duncan’s “Upside Down at Eden Court,” reprised from its ’04 World’s medley is riveting.
Glengarry’s medley: a great way of making older tunes new again. “Alan MacPherson of Mosspark” – all four parts – and “Lucy Cassidy” to open and to end in jig-time seem to strike the current musical retro-zeitgeist.
- Alistair Aitken – a knowledgable and honest gentleman. It was a pleasure to work with him.
There are many other things that I could list, but those are the ones that pop in to mind first. Your mileage may vary, as they say.