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 !!!

Thursday, June 21, 2007

Itinerary for Grand Falls YP Band Visit

Here is the current Itinerary for the visit of the Grand Falls Band to Edmonton. If any changes are made to the itinerary 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
> Play Concert at Band Shell
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
9:00 AM
Travel to Calgary
> Meet at church and pack up for trip to Calgary and Banff.
1:00 PM
Tri Group Practice
> Unload at Glenmore
> Practice for Evening Concert
> Meet young people from Calgary
> Practice Joint pieces
6:00 PM
Tri Band Concert
> Combined concert at Glenmore Temple with Grand Falls, Edmonton and Calgary YP Bands.
8:00 PM
Youth Meet and Greet
> Youth Group type event at Glenmore with all young people.
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
3:00 PM
> Take Gondola up Sulfur Mountain
5:00 PMTravel To Edmonton > Load in Bus and travel back to Edmonton
9:00 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
9:00 AM
Chapel Service ARC
> Meet at Corps to travel to ARC
> Grand Falls Band to participate in the Chapel Service.
11:00 AMTour ARC > Have guided tour of ARC facility
12:00 NOON
Serve Lunch
> Have lunch at the ARC and help serve the people.
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

Wednesday, June 20, 2007

Now The Fun Begins !!

Well Now the fun begins. It is June 20th and all our forms are in, including the itinerary for the Grand Falls group when they arrive in August.

We will try and keep this blog up to date so people can check in and keep informed.

A BIG THANK -YOU to SEVEC for making this exchange trip possible.

I will post the itinerary tomorrow so stay tuned.

Maybe I will even Tell George about this blog :-)

Happy reading.