Thursday, June 5, 2014

Burlington's Marching Ambassadors, The Teen Tour Band, Win "Best Youth Band" in Dublin St. Patrick's Day Parade

What’s the latest with the Burlington Teen Tour Band?

by Michelle Heshka. Photos by Andrea Carroll of the BTTB

After returning from a successful tour of Ireland in March, the Burlington Teen Tour Band (BTTB) keeps on marching. With upcoming performances in its hometown, this band is one display of heart and talent that nobody wants to miss.
Band Camp, May 2014

If you haven’t heard, the Burlington Teen Tour Band is the largest and oldest youth marching band in Canada. The band consists of youth from Burlington and the surrounding area ages 13-21. The band encourages all youth to join the band, including those who do not play an instrument; they welcome new colour guard members and majorettes. The BTTB is a fantastic way for young people to challenge themselves, represent their city and make some memories.

Band Camp, May 2014

The BTTB practices twice a week to prepare for their heavy volume of performances. The band has many Ontario-based performances throughout the year. Each year, the band embarks on one international tour. This year, the band ventured to Ireland.

Band Camp, May 2014

During their tour of Ireland, the BTTB participated in the Dublin St. Patrick’s day parade and won the title “Best Youth Band” over 16 other bands from across the world. They also picked up the “Best Overall Band” award at the All Ireland International Band Championship in Limerick.

Band Camp, May 2014

The band continues their success with many upcoming Burlington performances you won’t want to miss.

On June 8, the BTTB will be performing at the Car Free Sunday Street Festival in Burlington.

On June 14, the band will be performing at the Burlington Sound of Music Festival.

On June 15, they will be performing a concert in the Parks in Burlington.

Here's another great article about the BTTB.

For more information on the band and how to become a member visit www.teentourband.org

Michelle Heshka is a recent graduate of the photojournalism program at Loyalist College. She is currently pursuing a career in freelance photojournalism while continuing to explore her interest in music. Visit www.michelleheshka.ca for contact information.

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