Music in the Park returns Thursday at Gyro

The Trail Maple Leaf Band is scheduled to open the Kootenay Savings Music in the Park series this Thursday night.

The sweet sounds of music are about to fill Gyro Park again.

The Trail Maple Leaf Band is scheduled to open the Kootenay Savings Music in the Park series this Thursday night.

Joe Fuoco will be orchestrating a series of show tunes and marching band standards at 7 p.m. in Gyro Park.

The 2012 concert series is  held every Thursday night until Aug. 30, except for Tuesday night performances on July 3 and 17.

“The highlights would certainly be the July 3rd concert which is by the St. Albert Community Band,” said Ray Masleck the president of the Trail District Arts Council. “They’re a well established community band and there’s going to be about 50 players.”

The St. Albert Community Band has been on tour and in order to secure a show with this band, the Trail District Arts Council opted out of doing its’ typical Canada Day performance.

“We’re looking forward to it,” said Masleck, “it’ll be a good concert.”

The St. Albert Community band was co-founded by Trail native Gerry Buccini, a member of the band who still plays clarinet with the group.

“Another highlight is the Kootenay Fiddle Camp instructors,” said Masleck.

“It’s a long-standing camp that will return for a one-week workshop at Selkirk College with musicians from across the country (and) the workshop series will end with a final jam at the Music in the Park series on July 17.”

Admission is by donation at the gazebo in Gyro Park. For more information, visit www.trail-arts.com.