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OSB better than ever
"The (Band's) quality of playing in the past two concerts I've seen have been like night and day under the arm waving of Neil Barlow compared to the already good reputation the band has."
"I got to the (Orillia Silver Band concert) in time to hear the last four tunes, starting with Paul Lovett-Cooper's The Dark Side of the Moon (not the Pink Floyd tune). This is a chart no part-time, amateur band has any business playing. It’s too complex for many full-time music groups to tackle. I know this tune well and the Orillia Silver Band played like it could do it in its sleep. Then they sailed through Opus One and Sing, Sing, Sing like they’d been playing it all their lives. Getting four musicians to swing together is not easy, and the Orillia Silver Band was swinging like it was the last time it would ever get to. Then the band pulled out a fairly sophisticated arrangement of 76 Trombones for an encore that I liked."
"The Orillia Silver Band has jumped several rungs on the greatness scale this year. I heard several instances of music making by the band I thought I'd never hear in Orillia played by Orillians, not the least of which was its contribution to the Jazz Festival."