Thursday, February 14, 2008


MAR 21ST- MAR 31ST, 2008

FRIDAY, MAR 21ST, 2008
Ø 7:30AM
Travel Day
Ø Travel to St. John’s, NL
Ø 10:45PM
Welcome to NL!!
Ø Arrive in St. John’s, NL and go to hotel

Ø 8:30AM
Be ready to leave hotel
Ø Bus will pick up group from hotel and bring to Signal Hill
Ø 9:00AM
Signal Hill National Historic Site,
St. John’s, NL

Ø See a spectacular view of North America’s oldest city!!
Ø View the most easterly point in North America
Ø 9:30 AM
Johnson GEO Center – World Class Geological Center,
St. John’s, NL
Ø Visit exhibits, rock formations
Ø Lots of interesting geological findings

Ø 11:00AM
Leave for Grand Falls-Windsor
Ø Board bus and head for GFW. Stop for lunch along the way!!!
Ø 5:00 PM
Arrive at Grand Falls Citadel
Ø Have supper at Corps!
Ø Get re-acquainted!!
Ø Billet assignment

Ø 7:00-7:30 PM
Go to billets
Ø Time to go to your new home and get some sleep!

SUNDAY, MAR 23RD , 2008
Ø 11:00AM
Easter Sunday morning worship @ Grand Falls Citadel
Ø Edmonton Temple Youth Band
to participate in morning

Ø 3:00 PM
Rehearsal time for both Bands- combined and/or individual
Ø Time for both Bands to get in some practice time.

Ø 6:30 PM
Easter Sunday evening worship
@ Bishops Falls Citadel
Ø ETYB and SRB to participate in Sunday service-combined Band will be on-duty Band for that service: 3 area Corps combining!

MONDAY, MAR 24TH, 2008
Ø 8:00 AM
Free Day with Host family
Ø Host family to plan an event
Ø Spend time with host family and friends
Ø 4:00 PM
Glow-in-the-Dark Mini-Golf
Ø Try a round of 18-hole mini golf (in the dark!!)

Ø 6:00 PM
Newfie pot-luck @ Corps
Ø Try a variety of Newfie dishes, as well as traditional ones!

Ø 7:00 PM
Newfie Night @ Corps
Ø Newfoundland music, skits, games, honorary inductions
Ø Lots of Newfoundland fun!

Ø 7:00 AM
Travel to Marble Mountain
Ø Board bus and leave for a great day of skiing and snow-boarding!
Ø 10 AM
Arrive at Marble Mountain
Ø Time to hit the slopes ( or the bunny hill for those less

Ø 4:00 PM
Leave Marble Mountain
Ø Leave the slopes, pack up gear and get some supper.

Ø 5:30 PM
Ø Supper at Pizza Delight @ Deer Lake (own responsibility)
Ø 7:00 PM
Leave for Grand Falls-Windsor
Ø Time to board bus and travel back to GFW!
Ø 10 PM
Arrive at Grand Falls Citadel
Ø Billets to pick up guests at the Corps

WEDNESDAY, March 26th, 2008
Ø 9:00 AM
Tour of Abitibi Consolidated Paper Mill
Ø Learn how paper is made and how GFW was built on the paper industry
Ø 11:00 AM
March March Museum
Ø Learn about native/local cultures
Lunch @ billets
Ø Grab a quick lunch before heading to Buchans
Ø 1:00 PM
Travel to Buchans
Ø Board bus and leave for Buchans
Ø 2:30 PM
Arrive in Buchans

Ø 3:00 PM
Ø Prepare and rehearse for concert
Ø 5:30 PM
Supper @ Red Ochre Inn

Ø 7:00 PM
Band Concert
Ø Concert featuring Edmonton Temple Youth Band and Solid Rock Brass

** This schedule for travel to Buchans may change. May have to rehearse in GFW and leave for Buchans later in the afternoon!!

THURSDAY, March 27th, 2008
Ø 10:00 AM
Practice/ Rehearsal @ Corps
Ø Both groups meet for practice
Lunch @ Corps
Ø Get lunch before heading to Max Simms Camp
Ø 1:00 PM
Leave for Lion Max Simms Camp
Ø Both groups board vehicles and head for Max Simms Camp
Ø 1:30 PM
Arrive @ Lion Max Simms Camp
Ø Settle in, find bunks and prepare for a great overnight stay
Ø 1:30 PM - ???
Have winter fun @ Lion Max Simms Camp
Ø Activities to include:
Snowmobiling, snow-shoeing, Karaoke Part 2, Outdoor winter fire,
and fun, fun, fun….

FRIDAY, March 28th, 2008
Ø 9:00 AM

Ø 10:00 AM
Morning Devotional
Ø Devotional time/ Praise and worship time
Ø 12:00 NOON

Ø 2:00PM
Leave Max Simms Camp
Ø Board vehicles to travel back to billets for the afternoon. Get some R&R
Ø 7:00 PM
Youth Event @ Bishop’s Falls Citadel
Ø Exploits Youth Bash sponsored by GF Citadel featuring guest Teen Worship Team and surrounding Corps youth!!

SATURDAY, March 29th, 2008
Ø 10:00 AM
Practice / Rehearsal time / Rogers TV taping??
Ø Rehearsal time for Seniors Home and Sunday services
Ø 12:30 PM
Lunch @ billets
Ø Return to billets for lunch
Ø 2:00 PM
Chapel services at local Senior’s Homes
Ø Both bands break up into 2-3 smaller bands and entertain Seniors
Ø 7:00 PM
Bowling @ Memory Lanes

Ø Both groups meet for a night of bowling and fun!! Fellowship to follow afterwards!

SUNDAY, March 30th, 2008
Ø 11:00 AM
Sunday morning service
Ø Edmonton Temple Youth Band to participate in morning worship

Ø 1:00 PM
Ø Return to billets for cooked Sunday dinner- yummy!!
Ø 2:30PM
Final Practice
Ø Both Bands rehearse for afternoon concert
Ø 4:00 PM
Afternoon program
Ø Youth to the Front service featuring Edmonton Temple Youth Band and Solid Rock Brass
Ø 6:00 PM
Farewell Potluck Supper @ Corps
Ø Time to gather for one last get-together before exchange ends!!

MONDAY, March 31st, 2008
Ø 6:00 AM
Depart for travel back to Edmonton

Wednesday, September 26, 2007

Let the fund raising begin

Well it is September and we just finished our 1st big fund raising event.

The Garage sale was a big success. We raised over 4000.00 for the trip and we are quite happy.

A big, big thank-you to Wendy MacWilliams who was the organizer of the event. There was a big team of workers from Band Kids to Parents, to outside help and Wendy managed them all.

Here are a couple of pictures of the event for your enjoyment.

Keep your eyes opened for the next awesome event.

Tuesday, August 28, 2007

Stage One Over :-(

Well it is the morning of August 28th and the Grand Falls band is traveling back to the "ROCK". We had a fantastic time over the last week, and we will get some pictures and stories up for people to see, read and remember.

Now it is time to plan for the Edmonton trip to Grand Falls and do some fund raising. We will keep you posted as the time goes along.

Just to let you know Jason Wombold has started a Facebook group called,
"Solid Rock Brass and Edmonton Temple Youth Band Exchange". It is a closed group so you need an invite. If anyone is on face book let Jason know and we can get you an invite.

Hope the group from Grand Falls has a good trip back. Let us know when you get there.

Have a great day (and a good rest)


Tuesday, August 7, 2007

Updated Itinerary

There are a few changes in the Itinerary for the visit of the Grand Falls Band to Edmonton. The main changes are dealing with the trip to Calgary. The concert will now be outside at one of the other Army facilities and we will be going to the Calgary Zoo :-) If any other changes need to be made I will update the blog ASAP.

Itinerary for Grand Falls YP Band Visit
Monday, August 20, 2007
Time Type of Activity Description
7:30 AM Travel Day > Travel to Edmonton
11:00 PM
Host Family Assignment
> Meet at Church, Introduce group to their Host Families
Tuesday, August 21, 2007
Time Type of Activity Description
10:00 AM
Welcome Meeting
> Both groups meet at the church to do a formal introduction and walk through the schedule for the week.
12:00 NOON
West Edmonton Mall
> Water Park
> Shopping
6:00 PM
Night with Host families
> Time for host and participant to get to know one another and share stories.
Wednesday, August 22, 2007
Time Type of Activity Description
9:00 AMPractices
> Both groups meet at the church to have individual and group practices for upcoming events
11:00 AMFort Edmonton Park > Explore the Park and Edmonton History
6:00 PMKaraoke Night > Karaoke and social at the church.
Thursday, August 23, 2007
Time Type of Activity Description
9:00 AM
Day with Host family
> Time to get to know host family.
> Host family can plan some event with Participant
4:00 PM
Joint Practice
> Prepare for upcoming Concerts
> Music Workshop type setting with each director taking lead.
6:00 PM
Family BBQ
> BBQ at the church with fun and games to build relationships, involve host families and all participants.
Friday, August 24, 2007
Time Type of Activity Description
8:30 AM
Travel to Calgary
> Meet at church and pack up for trip to Calgary and Banff.
11:30 AM Church Drop Off > Unload at Glenmore / get keys for later
12:00 Noon
Calgary Zoo > Go to the zoo, break into groups and have fun.
6:00 PM
Concert at the Salvation Army Jackson Willan Seniors Residence > Outside concert featuring Grand Falls and Edmonton YP Bands.
7:00 PM Meet with residents > Have refreashments and meet the folks.
8:00 PM
> Travel back to Glenmore Temple for the night. (some board games, movie, etc..)
Saturday, August 25, 2007
Time Type of Activity Description
9:00 AMTravel to Banff > Pack up for trip to Banff.
12:00 NOON
Downtown Banff

> Explore Downtown Banff (in groups)
> Check some downtown parks (in groups)
> Have Lunch

3:30 PM Travel to Gondola> Head out to Sulfur Mountain
4:00 PM Gondola
> Take Gondola up Sulfur Mountain
6:00 PMTravel To Edmonton > Load in Bus and travel back to Edmonton
10:00 PM
Unload at Corps
> Unload at Corps and head home for a good nights sleep.
Sunday, August 26, 2007
Time Type of Activity Description
10:00 AM
Morning Service
> Sunday Morning Service
> Grand Falls Band to participate.
1:00 PM
Potluck Dinner
> Have potluck Lunch and get ready for afternoon concert
2:30 PMFinal Practice > Final practice to get ready for Concert
4:00 PM
Musical Concert
> Concert featuring the Grand Falls YP Band and the Edmonton Temple YP Band
Monday, August 27, 2007
Time Type of Activity Description
9:30 AM Travel to ARC > Meet at Corps to travel to ARC
10:30 AM
Chapel Service ARC
> Grand Falls Band to participate in the Chapel Service.
11:30 AM
Serve Lunch
> Have lunch at the ARC and help serve the people.
1:00 PMTour ARC > Have guided tour of ARC facility
2:00 PM
Family Services
> Tour family Services
> Pack some food hampers
5:00 PM
Windup Party
> Pool Party and BBQ (Petersen's)
> Chance to say goodbye and share one last time.
Tuesday, August 28, 2007
Time Type of Activity Description
6:00 AM
Travel Day
> Meet at the church and load into bus
> Leave for Airport and travel home

Friday, June 22, 2007


We are now known as SOLID ROCK BRASS. We decided that we needed a name change and chose Solid Rock Brass for two reasons - one, we believe we have a rock solid faith in God and two, we hail from the 'rock' (NL). Hence, the name. We also have a logo which I will post later!!

God Bless,

George Skeard
Bandmaster, Solid Rock Brass


Exciting Concert Plan for it Now !!!

The Best concert of the summer is coming in August, make sure you check your calendars and plan to attend NOW !!!