Dr. Paul Rathke will conduct the Oceanside Concert Band in its annual fall concert Nov. 15 at Knox United Church.

Locals to toot own horn

Oceanside Community Band slates annual Fall Concert Sunday

The 30-member Oceanside Concert Band will perform its annual Fall Concert under the direction of Dr. Paul Rathke beginning at 2:30 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 15, at Knox United Church in Parksville.

Rathke has lived in Parksville for the past six years. Prior to moving to the Oceanside area, he was a faculty member of Grande Prairie Regional College in Alberta. He holds degrees from the Eastman School of Music, Northwestern University, and the University of Kentucky. He is a former member of the United States Army Field Band of Washington, D.C.

Highlights of this weekend’s concert include Sing Sing Sing, featuring drummer Wayne Finucan; Basin St. Blues (featuring some great solos); Fats Waller; a beautiful rendition of A Trumpeter’s Lullaby; and much more.

The popular event is sponsored by the Parksville and District Music Association. Proceeds from the concert are used locally to support musical programs in the Oceanside area.

Tickets will be available at the door: $15 for adults, $8 for students. Accompanied children under 12 will be admitted free. Knox United Church is located at 345 Pym St. For more information call Jeff Bailey at 250-468-2700 or Wayne Finucan at 250-752-5909.

— Submitted by Oceanside Community Band

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