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Burlington Teen Tour Band
Inducted Into The Hall Of Fame

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News Release

May 18, 2017



Burlington Teen Tour Band Inducted Into
The Hall of Fame at The Burlington Performing Arts Centre

The Burlington Performing Arts Centre is pleased to announce its 2017 Hall of Fame Inductee:  Burlington Teen Tour Band.  

Canada’s Musical Ambassadors and the pride of Burlington since 1947, the Burlington Teen Tour Band is celebrating their 70th anniversary this year.  Since its humble beginnings, the Burlington Teen Tour Band has grown into Canada's oldest and largest youth marching band. They have had the honour and privilege to represent Burlington, Ontario and Canada around the world in such countries as: England, Republic of Ireland, France, Japan, The Netherlands, Belgium and Germany.  The band also participates in national and international competitions.  When the Band competes, it is not to win more trophies or awards, it is to support and encourage the efforts of the young men and women who will pass on information and lessons learned in the band as they march onward through their adult lives.

The Burlington Teen Tour Band cultivates an appreciation for the arts, an understanding of the importance of representing the Burlington community and Canada, with pride, while respecting all cultures.   Hundreds of Burlington teen’s lives have been enriched by their participation with the band and they each embody what the Hall of Fame stands for.

Multiple nominations for the Hall of Fame Award were received this year, a strong testament to the vibrancy of the performing arts community in Burlington.   The selection committee was impressed with the calibre of the nominations and had a difficult time selecting whom to honour. 

The Hall of Fame award, designed by Teresa Seaton, was presented to the Burlington Teen Touring Band at the 2017/2018 Season Launch at The Burlington Performing Arts Centre on Wednesday, May 17.    

Established in 2013, The Burlington Performing Arts Centre’s Hall of Fame recognizes people who have made significant contributions to the performing arts in Burlington. Recipients of this award demonstrate the diversity of artistic accomplishment that comprises the rich cultural tapestry of the City of Burlington.

The Burlington Performing Arts Centre recognizes that the individual and group artists are paramount and fundamental to cultural development. These individuals and groups contribute to Burlington’s reputation as a city with a strong and sustained commitment toward the development of cultural excellence.

Past Hall of Fame inductees include Bob Missen for his distinguished career in the Canadian music industry, Gordie Tapp, recognized for his years of service as performer and storyteller on radio, TV and on stage, Rainer Noack, Founder and Program Director of Burlington Student Theatre, Stuart Laughton one of the founding members of Canadian Brass and Lawrence Bonanno who introduced thousands of Burlington citizens to live theatre. 

Burlington Teen Tour Band