HAPPY 150th ALL!
I hope everyone is enjoying the summer. The Tomatosoup Band had a Great parade on July 1st in Sarnia for Canada`s 150th ! The crowds were incredible and singing O Canada whenever the band played it. The rain held off just long enough that everyone stayed dry.
Sarnia was great. but the upcoming schedule for the band will offer many dates to see the T-soup in action. Dundas, Ontario on Aug. 17 for their Cactus Parade is always a favorite and a reminder of the Big Blackout, the first year we performed there in 2004. One of the bands favorite trips each year is down to Port Rowan for `Bayfest`. This quaint town on the shores of Lake Erie will come alive on Sunday September 3rd for an 11 am parade. Lambeth will be holding their annual `Harvest Festival` on Saturday Sept. 9th and Soup will be served during the parade.
Then, we are very excited to be apart of London`s `150 Big Band` celebrations being held at Victoria Park on September 16th and 17th. The Tomatosoup Band will look forward to playing for all on Sunday at 5pm in the band shell.
As summer slowly slips away, the soupcan (bus) will take us to Fall Fairs, and then, dare I say, Christmas Parades but lets enjoy for now. Glencoe on Saturday September 23 will be our first Fall Fair parade, followed by Dorcheste'rs parade on Saturday October 7. These are normally morning parades staring between 10 and 11 am.
The Tomatosoup is looking to Oktoberfest already and have joined up with both the Portuguese Club and the German Club to put on shows October 14 and 20. respectivley. Enjoy a toast to loved ones, and have a beer for me!
Keeping the Soup Hot