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Norman Bearcroft

Wrong Norman Bearcroft?
Canadian Staff Band
2 Overlea Blvd
Toronto, Ontario M4H 1P4

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Personnel, 18 May 2013 [cached]
1969-76 (Norman Bearcroft)
Bearcroft Years (1969-1976) [cached]
1969-76 (Norman Bearcroft)
Norman Bearcroft After an absence of more than 50 years, it is interesting to note that the possibility of reforming a Canadian Staff Band was discussed on the waters of the Atlantic as Major Norman Bearcroft and his wife, Jill, made their way to Canada in 1968. Norman had been appointed as Territorial Music Secretary, and following a number of interviews with the Territorial Commander, Commissioner Clarence Wiseman, the concept soon became a reality.
Article: 41st Anniversary Festival [cached]
1969-76 (Norman Bearcroft)
The band commenced with James Curnow's scintillating Hallelujah!, followed by the congregation joining in heartily on Norman Bearcroft's Happy Song, led by Deputy Bandmaster Major Ken Smith.
Then, after some brief devotional comments by Colonel Bearcroft, more than 20 former CSB members joined the present band to sing The Calvary Track, Bearcroft's male-voice setting of Albert Orsborn's song, "I know thee who thou art.
Article: Anniversary Weekend with NYSB [cached]
1969-76 (Norman Bearcroft)
Following remarks by Commissioner William Francis and Dr. Ronald Holz, they then played Stephen Bulla's festival march Diamond Jubilee, written for the 75th anniversary of Star Lake Musicamp, before presenting a dazzling rendition of Children of Sanchez, featuring Andrew Garcia on flugel horn. (Another tie-in, as Andrew's father Norman, a Canadian officer, has played in both bands over the years.) Later in the program, the NYSB chorus presented the song Heaven by Los Lonely Boys, and the band played an energetic arrangement of Ol' Man River with scintillating drum solos by Bob Jones which brought the house down.
Article: CSB Visits Kitchener [cached]
1969-76 (Norman Bearcroft)
The band had last visited here in January 2000 to open the new corps building with then territorial leaders Commissioners Norman and Marion Howe, and were quite happy to be sharing in this return visit.
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