What's a festival without some live music?
And what better music for a "WindFest", than a band of wind instruments?
We are excited to annouce that Toronto's own Royal Canadian Legion Band (branch 344) will be performing at WindFest from 1pm to 3pm, beside the Boardwalk restaurant.
For over 78 years, the Royal Canadian Legion Band has been performing and charming audiences in and around the GTA. This continuing musical group has a membership of over 30 performers which was originally founded in 1931 under the name ‘The Toronto Originals Concert Band.’
Shortly after the band's foundation, monthly performances at the Prince George Hotel began, under the direction of Captain W.J. Holden. For the next 35 years the Toronto Originals Concert Band performed in a variety of public locations which included park concerts, dinner dances, and military events.
In 1967 many of the original band members had passed away and the band changed its name to ‘The Royal Canadian Legion Concert Band,’ and affiliated itself with the Legion Branch 344.
In 1983, the Royal Canadian Legion Concert Band relocated to the old Navy League building at 1395 Lakeshore Blvd. West in Toronto where it remains today, still maintaining its affiliation with Legion Branch 344.