Transcript: They Really Liked Us! | Jun 29, 1988

[marching band music]

A fast clip shows the E.L Crossley Marching Band performing in a parking lot.

Joan says A FEW DAYS AFTER THE E.L.
CROSSLEY MARCHING BAND
RETURNED FROM EXPO 86,
SOME OF THE BAND MEMBERS
HELPED CELEBRATE THE
UNVEILING OF A HEINZ GAUGEL
MURAL AT THE SEAWAY
MALL IN WELLAND,
THE NEIGHBOURING CITY TO THE
BAND'S HOME BASE, FONTHILL.

A caption reads "People Patterns. They really liked us!"

A male voice says I THINK NOW THAT WE'RE
BACK, WE HAVE TO SORT OF,
PLAY AT ALL THESE
DIFFERENT COMMUNITY
ACTIVITIES TO THANK
THE COMMUNITIES,
ALL THE DIFFERENT
ONES AROUND
FOR CONTRIBUTING
TO THE BAND.
A LOT OF THE PLACES
HAVE DONATED MONEY AND
DIFFERENT RESOURCES
SOMETIMES AND THAT REALLY
HELPED OUR TRIP TO EXPO.

A female voice SAYS WELLAND HAS ALWAYS BEEN
A FORERUNNER FOR US
AND THEY'VE DONE A LOT
WORKS, AS HAS FORT ERIE,
THEY'VE DONATED
US A LOT OF MONEY.
WITH THE UNVEILING
OF THE MURAL TODAY,
ALL THE PEOPLE
WERE JUST SUPER.
I HAVEN'T HEARD A
CROWD CLAP SO WARMLY
AND SEE US SO WELL
AS THEY DID TODAY.
IT WASN'T OUR BEST SHOWING
BECAUSE WE ONLY HAD
A QUARTER OF OUR BAND THERE
AND THAT'S BECAUSE OF
A LOT OF OUR KIDS WORKING
AND A LOT ARE AWAY
AT CAMP AND SO FORTH -
THEY'RE TEENAGERS,
THEY'RE YOUR
TYPICAL TEENAGERS,
THEY DON'T MAKE A
CONTRACT WITH US.
AND SO A LOT OF THEM
WERE BUSY FOR TODAY,
BUT THE GROUP THAT DID
COME OUT DID A SUPER JOB
AND THEY WERE VERY WARMLY
APPRECIATED IN WELLAND
AT THE UNVEILING.

Joan says AFTER THE PARADE, TIME
FOR SHARING EXPO MEMORIES.

Joan Elliot is in her seventies, with short wavy blond hair. She wears a blue T—shirt.

She says I'VE BEEN ON MANY BAND
EXCHANGES AND BAND TRIPS
AND PERHAPS THE
ONE TO EXPO WILL BE
THE ONE MOST
MEMORABLE TO ME.
I THINK IT WILL BE FOR THE
KIDS THAT WERE INVOLVED
BECAUSE IT BROUGHT
THEM TOGETHER.

A woman in her mid-twenties says WE'RE REALLY PRIVILEGED
TO BE ABLE TO GO TO EXPO.
WE WENT TO WASHINGTON
LAST YEAR BUT,
IT'S A BIG THING TO GO TO
WASHINGTON BUT, I THINK,
REPRESENTING ONTARIO
AT A WORLD'S FAIR,
I THINK IT'S EVEN
BIGGER AND BETTER.
IT'S SORT OF LIKE ALL
THE LITTLE TRIPS AND
THE PARADES WERE JUST LIKE
PRACTICE AND GOING TO EXPO
WAS SORT OF LIKE
THE REAL THING
AND IT WAS
REALLY GOOD.

A woman in her late teens says IT STILL AMAZES ME, LIKE
IT'S BEING AT EXPO AND
EVERYTHING LIKE THAT,
I LOVE BUT IT'S LIKE
WHEN THE BAND GOES AWAY,
EVERYBODY BECOMES
SUCH A CLOSE-KNIT
GROUP.
THE WHOLE BAND, EVERYBODY
BECOMES SO MUCH CLOSER
AND BETTER FRIENDS.
IT STILL AMAZES ME HOW
THAT HAPPENS ALL THE TIME
ON TRIPS AND IT'S GREAT,
IT'S JUST A GREAT FEELING.
IT'S LIKE A
NATURAL HIGH.
I LOVE IT.

A caption reads "Joan Elliot. Band secretary."

Joan Elliot says PERHAPS THE FIRST
PERFORMANCE,
THEY WERE A LITTLE
BIT - A LITTLE NERVOUS.
BUT WHEN THEY REALIZED
IT WASN'T AS BAD AS THEY
THOUGHT, THEY GOT INTO
THE SWING OF IT AND
THE PATS ON THE BACK AND
THE APPLAUSE AND THE NICE
COMMENTS FROM EVERYBODY
MADE IT ALL WORTHWHILE.
[marching band music]

The band plays "La bamba."

A young man with curly blond hair says THE TIME WE SPENT THERE,
IT WAS SHORT AS COMPARED
TO WHAT MOST OF US
WOULD'VE LIKE TO HAVE SPEND.
MOST BAND MEMBERS DID GET TO
SEE A LOT OF ACTIVITIES
IF THEY SORT OF
PLANNED THEIR TIME RIGHT.

A young man with wavy blond hair says I ALWAYS GET A GOOD
FEELING WATCHING
THE MOUNTIES, ANYWAY, BECAUSE
I KNOW THEY REPRESENT CANADA.
THEY WERE, WELL
THEY'RE ALWAYS GOOD,
I MEAN, I SAW THEM
ABOUT FIVE YEARS AGO,
THAT'S THE LAST TIME I'VE
SEEN THEM AND IT WAS
THE FIRST TIME I'D EVER SEEN
A WOMAN WITH THE MOUNTIES,
WHICH I GUESS IS OKAY.
SHE DID JUST AS WELL AS THE
GUYS, SO THAT WAS ALL RIGHT.
BUT, I THOUGHT THEY DID
KIND OF A BETTER JOB
THAN WE DID, AS A WHOLE.

Another young man in a printed T-shirt says I WOULDN'T GO THAT FAR.

The man with the wavy blond hair says WELL, I WOULD.
THEIR PINWHEEL WAS A LITTLE
BIT BETTER BUT MAYBE
THAT'S BECAUSE THEY HAVE
TWICE AS MANY LEGS
AS BEING ON THE HORSES.
AND DON'T HAVE TO PLAY
MUSIC AT THE SAME TIME.

The other young man says AND SOME OF THE THINGS
THEY DID ARE REALLY
QUITE COMPLICATED.
LIKE, YOU COULD REALLY GET
LOST OUT IN THE MIDDLE
IF YOU DIDN'T KNOW
EXACTLY WHERE TO GO.

(music plays)
[applause]

A fast clip shows the mounted police fiving a show.

(music plays)
[applause]

(music plays)

The man with the curly blond hair says THE AMOUNT OF ENTERTAINMENT
THEY HAVE BOOKED.
THEY HAVE ACTS
FROM ALL OVER,
JUST ABOUT ALL
OVER THE WORLD
THEY HAVE PEOPLE
COMING IN.
THEY HAVE NATIVES COMING
IN DOING NATIVE DANCES
AND THEY HAVE JUGGLERS,
THEY HAVE COMEDIANS,
THEY HAVE JUST YOUR MIMES
AND STUFF LIKE THAT.

The caption changes to "Jane Howard Baker. Supervisor. Street Entertainment."

Jane is in her thirties, with long straight blond hair with bangs in a low ponytail. She wears a striped blouse and a gingham vest.

THE STREET THEATRE
PROGRAM IS ONE OF THE MORE
POPULAR THEATRE PROGRAMS
HERE AND WE KNEW IT WOULD BE
BECAUSE OF PAST EXPERIENCES
WITH EXPOSITIONS
AND WE DID DO A LOT
OF RESEARCH.
WE WENT TO EUROPE AND SAW
THE CONVENT GARDEN BUSKERS,
WHICH IS A BIG THEATRE
ENTERTAINMENT PROGRAM
THAT HAPPENS IN LONDON.
WE WENT TO NEW YORK
AND VISITED THE CLOWN
FESTIVALS, THE STREET
ENTERTAINMENT FESTIVALS THERE,
PUT ON BY VILLAGE VOICE.
AND THIS IS WHERE WE
MET ALL OUR PEOPLE
AND THEY'RE ALL
HERE NOW.
[laughing]

Two men juggle with clubs on a fair.

The caption changes to "Chris and Alex."

Chris is in his late twenties, clean-shaven and with short wavy brown hair. HE wears a black suit, white shirt, a beige tie, a pink flower in his pocket and a pair of glasses.

Alex is in is late twenties, clean-shaven and with short straight blond hair. He wears a tuxedo and a pair of glasses.

Chris OKAY, I'LL PUT IT
DIFFERENTLY, GO AWAY!
[laughing]

Alex one says I'M NERVOUS.
[laughing]
OKAY, LADIES

Chris says AND GENTLEMEN,
PLEASE NOTE YOU ALL
HAVE BEEN FILMED,
YOU'RE ALL ENTITLED
TO EXTRA PAYMENT.
[laughing]
IF YOU SEE EITHER OF
THESE TWO GENTLEMEN HERE
AFTER THE SHOW, THEY WILL
GIVE YOU A LOT OF MONEY!
[laughing]
OKAY.
[banging]
[laughing]
SIX!
[laughing]
GET IT OUT!
[laughing]
ARE YOU READY?

Alex says READY!
EVERYBODY READY?
[shouting]

Chris says OKAY, WE'LL WAIT.
[laughing]
OKAY, HERE IT COMES!
[applause]

Alex juggles with 4 clubs.

Chris says THANK YOU!
THANK YOU VERY MUCH.
[laughing]
IT WAS LOVELY!
[laughing]

The second man says HURRY UP AND
GET THE CLUBS!

Chris says KEEP GOING,
YOU'RE DOING WELL.

Alex says I'M NOT GOING
ANYWHERE!
WHY DO YOU TELL
ME TO KEEP GOING?
I'M NOT GOING
ANYWHERE!

Alex says I HAD A FEELING WHEN I
WAS ASKED TO COME OUT
TO EXPO, THAT THE AUDIENCES
WERE GOING TO ADD
A POSITIVE FEELING ABOUT
VANCOUVER AND ITS PEOPLE
AND THE AUDIENCES
HAVE BEEN EXTREME-

Someone throws two clubs at them. Chris grabs them and throw them back.

[juggling pins crashing]

Alex continues EXTREMELY RESPONSIVE.
EXTREMELY RESPONSE.

Chris says EXTREMELY RESPONSIVE.

Alex says WE'RE VERY PLEASED
WITH THE WAY
THEY HAVE
TREATED US IN EXPO.

Chris says YOU CAN SEE SOME OF THEM
BEHIND US, HERE, LOOK.
THEY'VE ALL GOT
UMBRELLAS.

Alex says OUR AUDIENCE.

Chris says WE DON'T HAVE
ANY UMBRELLAS.
THE PEOPLE OF CANADA!

Another person says YAY!

Jane says THIS IS ONE COMPONENT
OF THE THEATRE INDUSTRY
THAT EXISTS IN
CANADA TODAY.
IT'S NOT AS BIG
HERE AS IT COULD BE,
AND IT'S CERTAINLY
NOT AS BIG HERE
AS IT IS IN EUROPE.
I THINK THAT, HOPEFULLY,
WE WILL BE FOSTERING
SOME SORT OF GROWTH
IN THAT WAY.
IT'S CERTAINLY A VIABLE
FORM OF THEATRE
AND IT'S HIGHLY, HIGHLY
ENTERTAINING AND POPULAR.

Joan Elliot says WE HAVE NEVER STAYED
IN A SCHOOL GYM
TOGETHER BEFORE.
WE'VE STAYED AT
HOTELS, MOTELS,
AND BEEN BILLETED, BUT
STAYING TOGETHER IN A GYM
BROUGHT THEM TOGETHER AND
THEY'VE MADE FRIENDSHIPS
THAT THEY WILL VALUE
ALL THEIR LIVES.

The caption changes to "Catharine Demczuk."

Catharine is in her mid-thirties, with short wavy blond hair. She wears a white T-shirt with blue stripes.

She says SLEEPING IN THE SCHOOL
GYM REALLY BROUGHT
A LOT OF THE
KIDS TOGETHER.
I THINK THAT SOMETIMES
THE KIDS FEEL SEPARATED
A LITTLE BIT FROM THE
CHAPERONS AND THEY FEEL
A LITTLE BIT OF
DISTANCE BETWEEN THEM.
HAVING THE CHAPERONES AS WELL
AS THE KIDS SLEEP TOGETHER,
EAT TOGETHER, DRIVE ON
THE BUSSES TOGETHER
REALLY BROUGHT THE
WHOLE GROUP TOGETHER
A LOT CLOSER AND THE KIDS
REALLY APPRECIATED
THE FACT THAT ALL THE
CHAPERONES STAYED
WITH THEM AND THEY
SLEPT THERE TOO.
[chattering, laughing]
[rhythmic drumming]
[chattering, laughing]

The band gets dressed in a gym.

A girl in the band says DO WE HAVE TO PUT
OUR STUFF ON HERE?

Another girl says YEAH.

Catharine says WELL, WHEN I SEE THE BAND,
I SEE IT AS A MIXTURE
OF MUSIC AS WELL
AS PRECISION.
WHEN THE KIDS ARE
MARCHING DOWN THE STREET,
THEIR LINES HAVE TO BE
PERFECTLY STRAIGHT,
BOTH VERTICALLY AND
HORIZONTALLY AND ON TOP
OF THAT, THEIR INSTRUMENTS
HAVE TO BE THE SAME LEVEL.
THEY HAVE TO
KNOW THEIR MUSIC.
ALL OF OUR KIDS MEMORIZE
THEIR MUSIC AND HAVING
TO MEMORIZE FOUR PIECES
AND PLAY IT PERFECTLY,
IS A FAIR FEAT FOR ANY KID
AND I DON'T THINK A LOT
OF PEOPLE REALIZE THE
LITTLE NITPICKY THINGS.
EVEN THINGS SUCH AS
THE AMERICAN FLAG
IS TECHNICALLY SUPPOSED TO
BE A FEW INCHES LOWER
THAN THE CANADIAN
FLAG WHEN ON PARADE.
MOST PEOPLE DON'T REALLY
CARE AND MOST PEOPLE
DON'T NOTICE BUT IT'S A LITTLE
BIT OF PARADE ETIQUETTE.
THERE'S ALSO
BEFORE PARADES,
ALL THE SHOES HAVE TO BE
SPARKLING AND WHEN THEY'RE
STANDING AT ATTENTION YOU
CAN'T SEE LIGHT BETWEEN
THEIR HEELS AND ALL THESE
LITTLE THINGS THAT I HAVE
TO LOOK FOR AND MOST
PEOPLE ON THE STREET
WOULD NEVER EVEN
THINK ABOUT.
BUT WE WOULD LOSE POINTS
IN A COMPETITION
BECAUSE OF IT.

The band tunes their instruments and the baton girls practice their craft.

[practicing, tuning]
[women chattering]
[practicing on instruments]
[chatter and practicing music]

At an expo, a street vendor says EXPO 86, OFFICIAL
SOUVENIR GUIDEBOOK!
[marching band drumming]

Joan Elliot says I THINK THAT FOR
MOST OF THE STUDENTS,
THEY PERHAPS DIDN'T REALLY
KNOW HOW IMPORTANT EXPO WAS
OR WHAT A BIG EVENT
IT WAS IN THEIR LIVES.
I THINK ONCE THEY GOT
THERE AND REALIZED
THEY WERE PERFORMING
TO, LITERALLY,
A WORLD STAGE, AND THEY
COULD DO IT ADEQUATELY
AND WELL, AS WAS OBVIOUS
BY THE COMMENTS
WE RECEIVED THE WHOLE
TIME WE WERE THERE,
MADE THEM REALIZE JUST
HOW PRETTY GOOD THEY ARE
FOR AN EXTRACURRICULAR
GROUP IN A SCHOOL.
AND I THINK THAT HAS
TO BE EMPHASIZED,
THIS IS ALL DONE
ON THEIR OWN TIME.
NONE OF IT DONE
DURING SCHOOL TIME,
SO THAT'S AN EXTRA
COMMITMENT ON THEIR PART.
AND I THINK AFTER
PERFORMING SEVEN TIMES
IN TWO DAYS, WHICH
WAS A LOT OF WORK,
THEY SUDDENLY REALIZED
THAT THEY WERE PRETTY GOOD.

A boy in his mid-teens says I LIKE EXPO ACTUALLY
BECAUSE OF THE MOUNTAINS
IN THE BACKGROUND
AND ALL THE COLOURS
OF THE NATIONS AND
IT'S JUST GREAT.

The young man with curly blond hair says I THINK THE BIGGEST
THING WOULD'VE BEEN
THE ENTERTAINMENT
THAT THEY DO HAVE.
THEY HAVE
EVERYTHING THERE.
IF YOU LIKE MUSIC, LIKE
I DO, I LOVE MUSIC,
THEY HAVE EVERYTHING FROM
CLASSICAL TO JAZZ
TO ROCK TO POP, THEY
HAVE EVERYTHING.

A band plays ragtime music.

The man with curly blond hair says FOR CATCHING A LOT
OF THE ENTERTAINMENT,
ALL YOU HAD TO DO WAS WAIT
IN LINE FOR THE PAVILIONS
AND MOST OF THEM HAD
ENTERTAINMENT STATIONED
RIGHT AS YOU
WAITED TO GO IN.
THEY HAD EITHER BANDS
OR SPECIFICALLY,
AN EXAMPLE, NORTHWEST
TERRITORIES;
THEY HAD A PAVILION THERE
AND THEY HAD GROUPS
PERFORMING AS YOU WAITED
THAT EITHER SANG,
TOLD STORIES ABOUT THE
NORTHWEST TERRITORIES,
SORT OF FILLED YOU IN DETAILS
ABOUT WHAT IT WAS LIKE
TO LIVE IN THE
NORTHWEST TERRITORIES.
YOU DIDN'T REALLY GET
BORED WAITING IN LINE
TO GO INTO THE PAVILIONS
BECAUSE THERE
WAS SOMETHING THERE TO
ALWAYS ENTERTAIN YOU.
[rock music]

The woman in her late-teens says WE WERE GOING TO
VICTORIA FROM VANCOUVER.
IT WAS A LONG TRIP BECAUSE
WE WERE REALLY TIRED
AND WE HAD A BIG PILLOW
FIGHT THE NIGHT BEFORE,
NOT MUCH SLEEP.
IT TOOK FROM ABOUT
A QUARTER TO NINE
IN THE MORNING UNTIL ABOUT
ONE O'CLOCK IN THE AFTERNOON
JUST TO GET OVER
TO VICTORIA.
AND THEN WE JUST HAD A
LITTLE BIT OF TIME THERE.

Another teenage girl says YEAH, ABOUT
TWO-AND-A-HALF HOURS.

The woman in her late teens says AND THEN WE HAD TO TAKE
THE BOAT BACK TO VANCOUVER
AGAIN WHICH WAS
ANOTHER TWO HOURS.
FROM THERE, WE PROCEEDED
TO CATCH THE PLANE
BACK TO TORONTO THAT NIGHT
AT A MIDNIGHT FLIGHT.
SO, IT WAS
QUITE A LONG DAY.

The other girl says HAVING NO SLEEP
THAT NIGHT.
[laughing]

The woman in her late teens says BUT, IT WAS
WORTH IT.

The other girl says YEAH, IT WAS.
IT WAS FUN.

The boy in his mid-teens says IT WAS WORTH
THE MONEY.
I WOULD'VE LOVED TO
HAVE STAYED LONGER
BUT, TIME FLIES.
[laughing]
[laughing]

A fast clip shows part of the band on a ship. A young man tries to take a picture of a group.

A man with a moustache says GIVE HIM A SAXOPHONE,
HE'LL KNOW WHAT
HE'S DOING.
GIVE HIM A CAMERA
AND I DON'T KNOW.
[laughing]
[chattering]

The man that takes the picture says THANK YOU VERY MUCH!
[laughing]

The caption changes to "Dave Colonico. Music director."

Dave is in his mid-forties, with short wavy brown hair and a moustache. He wears jeans, a gingham shirt and a white Members Only jacket with the band logo.

He says THE BAND PLAYED WELL,
REALLY WELL ON THIS TRIP.
WE HAD A LOT OF
COMPLIMENTS FROM EVERYONE.
PEOPLE WERE SURPRISED TO
HEAR THAT THE BAND
WAS ACTUALLY FROM
CANADA, ONTARIO.
BECAUSE USUALLY IN
PARADES MARCHING BANDS
ARE FROM THE STATES.
THE STATES ARE KNOWN FOR
THEIR MARCHING BANDS.
AND WHEN THEY HEARD WE
WERE FROM ONTARIO,
THEY COULDN'T
BELIEVE IT.
YOU COULD SEE A SURPRISING
LOOK ON THEIR FACE,
YOU KNOW, "OH, REALLY?
ONTARIO, THERE'S
MARCHING BANDS?"
AND THEY WERE REALLY
PLEASED WITH IT.
A LOT OF POSITIVE
COMMENTS.
[water rushing]

The caption changes to "Marie Moores. Uniform Co-ordinator."

Marie is in her late fifties, with short wavy white hair. She wears a white T-shirt, a pendant necklace and a white Members Only jacket with the band logo.

She says WELL, WE WENT WITH THE
SCHOOL COLOURS BECAUSE
WE THOUGHT THEY WERE VERY
STRIKING, AND THE ONLY
THING IS THE WHITE IS
RATHER HARD TO KEEP CLEAN,
BUT WE DO TRY VERY HARD.
WE'VE GOT SOME DEDICATED
WORKERS BACK AT THE SCHOOL.
AND WE PUT IN MANY HOURS
BRUSHING PANTS AND HANGING
THEM UP AFTER EVERY
PARADE AND SEEING THAT
THEY LOOK FAIRLY REASONABLE,
BECAUSE WE CAN'T
SEND THEM TO THE
CLEANERS EVERY TIME.
I THINK IT COST US
SOMETHING LIKE $780 THIS TIME
TO GET EVERYTHING
CLEANED AND THAT WASN'T
THE ENTIRE BAND
BECAUSE THEY DIDN'T
ALL COME WITH
US THIS TIME.
AND WE DID A SHOW AT THE
ONTARIO PAVILION AT EXPO
AND THEY DID IT IN THE
POURING RAIN AND GOT
ABSOLUTELY DRENCHED AFTER
SPENDING ALL THIS MONEY
TRYING TO MAKE THEM
LOOK 100 PERCENT.
THEY LOOKED LIKE DROWNED
RATS AND THEN THEY
HAD TO DO A REPEAT
PERFORMANCE AGAIN IN THE WET.
THEY DIDN'T LOOK TOO
BAD THE NEXT DAY,
I WAS QUITE SURPRISED,
ACTUALLY, AND THEY DID
A REALLY FANTASTIC JOB.
I THINK IT WAS
GOOD SHOWMANSHIP.

(music plays)

A fast clip shows a baton girls performance.

The caption changes to "Alisa Gram. Drum Major."

Alisa is in her early twenties, with mid-length slightly wavy light brown hair with side swept bangs. She wears thick glasses and a red and white striped sweater.

She says THERE HASN'T BEEN
ANY PROBLEMS SO FAR,
EVERYTHING'S GONE
REALLY SMOOTH.
OUR PERFORMANCE AT
EXPO WAS A LOT OF FUN.
IT WAS A LITTLE CROWDED
BECAUSE THE PEOPLE WALKED
RIGHT IN FRONT OF YOU AND
THEY JUST DON'T WANT TO MOVE.
I FELT THAT WE WERE
WELL-RECEIVED BY THE CROWD.
EVERYTHING WENT FINE.
OUR PERFORMANCE LEVEL WAS
THE BEST IT'S EVER BEEN.
I WAS VERY PROUD.
[boisterous shouting]

In a bus, the passengers sing a song.

The song goes HE SAID TO ME
WHY DON'T YOU RUN
WHY DON'T YOU RUN
I SEE YOU AIN'T
I SEE YOU AIN'T
GOT ANY GUN
GOT ANY GUN
HE SAID TO ME, WHY
DON'T YOU RUN
I SEE YOU AIN'T
GOT ANY GUN
AND SO I RAN
AND SO I RAN
AWAY FROM THERE
AWAY FROM THERE
BUT RIGHT BEHIND
BUT RIGHT BEHIND
ME WAS A BEAR
ME WAS A BEAR
AND SO I RAN
AWAY FROM THERE
BUT RIGHT BEHIND
ME WAS A BEAR

Catharine says THESE KIDS
ARE SPECIAL.
THEY LIVE OUT
IN THE COUNTRY,
THEY DON'T HAVE AS MANY
ACCESSES AS THE CITY KIDS.
THEY DON'T HAVE
THE BUSSES,
THEY DON'T HAVE
A THEATRE NEARBY.
THEY HAVE NO SOURCE OF
ENTERTAINMENT WHATSOEVER.
AND THE BAND IS SOMETHING
WHERE THEY CAN GET TOGETHER
AS A GROUP AND GO OUT
AND HAVE A GOOD TIME.
AND THEY WORK HARD AND
THEY ENJOY IT AND I THINK
THE BAND ITSELF IS A
SERVICE TO THE YOUTHS
OF FONTHILL AND THE
PEOPLE OF FONTHILL
SEE IT THAT WAY AS WELL.

The bus makes a stop to take some pictures.

A man says SHOULD WE ROLL
A LITTLE BIT?
[group chatter]

Three male members show a tattoo of an eagle on their chests.

A male voice says WELL YOU SAW THE TATTOO
AND IT LASTED FOR A GOOD
TEN DAYS LIKE THEY
TOLD ME IT WOULD.
MY ENTIRE RELATIVES,
THEY COULDN'T BELIEVE
I'D EVER DO SOMETHING LIKE THAT
AND SAME WITH MY FRIENDS
SO I GOT ALL MY MONEY'S
WORTH OUT OF THAT TATTOO.

He group sing a song that goes HEY, MOM, I WANNA
GO HOME
HEY, MOM, I WANNA
GO BACK TO ONTARIO
HEY, MOM, I WANNA
GO HOME
HEY, MOM, I WANNA
GO BACK TO ONTARIO

The caption changes to "Ann Culp. Chaperone."

Ann is in her late twenties, she wears short puffy curly brown hair. She wears a white tip and an unbuttoned pastel coloured blouse on top.

She says WE'VE ARRIVED HERE
IN VICTORIA TODAY.
WE GOT THEM UP
BRIGHT AND EARLY.
THEY HAD ABOUT AN HOUR
SLEEP LAST NIGHT.
THEIR LAST NIGHT HERE THEY
HAD A ROYAL PILLOW FIGHT
AND KEPT ALL THE
CHAPERONES UP HALF THE NIGHT.
I THINK MOST OF THEM
SLEPT FROM THE TIME
WE GOT OFF THE FERRY
UNTIL THE TIME WE GOT
TO VICTORIA AND THEY WERE
RARING TO GO WHEN WE GOT HERE,
OFF AND RUNNING TO SEE
THE DIFFERENT THINGS.
I THINK MOST OF THE GIRLS
HAVE GONE SHOPPING.
[bagpipe playing]
AS A CHAPERONE, YOU'RE
MORE A FRIEND OF THE KIDS.
THEY COME TO YOU IF
THEY HAVE A PROBLEM,
BUT YOU REALLY DON'T WANT
TO BE IN THEIR WAY
OR RESTRICT THEM
IN ANY WAY.
AND YOU WANT THEM TO
HAVE A GOOD TIME
WHILE WE'RE ON
THE TRIP AND IF...
YOU HAVE TO BE ABLE
TO SPEAK TO THEM
AND GIVE THEM DISCIPLINE
WITHOUT COMING DOWN
ON THEM IN A BAD WAY.
AND AS LONG AS YOU'RE ON
THEIR GOOD SIDE, REALLY,
THEY LISTEN TO YOU.
IF YOU CAN HAVE
FUN WITH THEM,
THEY LISTEN TO YOU
ALL THE MORE
AND THE TWO JUST GO
HAND IN HAND.

The caption changes to "Harland Young, President of the Band Steering Committee."

Harland is in his mid-forties, with short wavy red hair and a moustache. He wears a blue and white polo T-shirt.

He says YOU KNOW, ABOUT A YEAR OR
A YEAR-AND-A-HALF AGO
I GUESS I THOUGHT IT'D BE
A NICE IDEA TO GO EXPO
AND THAT IT WAS REALLY
NOT A LONG WAYS AWAY
AND IT WAS A LOT OF MONEY
AND A LOT OF OTHER SERVICES
IN THE COMMUNITY ARE
MAYBE MORE WORTHWHILE
THAN GOING TO EXPO.
WE STARTED TO PLAN IT, WE GOT
APPROVAL TO GO TO EXPO,
THE PROBLEM THEN
BECAME ONE OF BASICALLY
RAISING THE MONEY
AND I REALLY BELIEVE,
TO HAVE THE POPULATION OF
APPROXIMATELY 20,000
IN PELHAM AND IN WAINFLEET,
TO RAISE 20,000 DOLLARS
FROM 20,000 PEOPLE, I
THINK IT'S AMAZING.
AND IT'S THE COMMUNITY
SPIRIT AND WHAT IT DOES
FOR THE COMMUNITY, I
THINK, MEANS AN AWFUL LOT.

Joan Elliot says GOING TO EXPO, OF COURSE,
WAS A VERY EXPENSIVE
PROPOSITION AND BECAUSE
OUR BAND IS NOT FUNDED
IN ANY WAY, WE HAD TO
RAISE IT PRIVATELY AND
THE COMMITMENT OF THE COMMUNITY
AND THE GENERAL PUBLIC
HAS TO BE MENTIONED.
BECAUSE HAD THEY
NOT RESPONDED,
IT WOULDN'T
HAVE BEEN POSSIBLE.
THAT'S PERHAPS WHY WE
HAD TO STAY SUCH A BRIEF
LENGTH OF TIME BECAUSE
IT WAS A COSTLY VENTURE.
HOWEVER, IN FIVE DAYS WE
DID PERFORM SEVEN TIMES,
ALTHOUGH WE WERE ONLY AT
EXPO THREE OF THOSE DAYS.
THROUGH THAT TIME WE
PERFORMED SEVEN TIMES
WHICH IS A PRETTY
HEAVY LOAD.
BUT, PERHAPS BY
THE SEVENTH TIME,
WE WERE BEGINNING TO FEEL
QUITE PROFESSIONAL AND
THE KIDS WERE REALLY ENJOYING
WHAT THEY WERE DOING.

The caption changes to "Barbara Culliford. Fundraiser and chaperone."

Barbara is in her late thirties, with short puffy curly brown hair. She wears a blue T-shirt and a yellow pin.

She says IT WAS A BUSY, VERY
BUSY TIME FOR US BUT,
JUST TO BE IN B.C.
AND IN VANCOUVER,
THE SETTING ITSELF
WAS GORGEOUS.
WAY BACK IN
JANUARY, YOU KNOW,
IT WAS A DREAM AND I
THINK WE DIDN'T KNOW
IF WE REALLY COULD MAKE IT,
IF WE REALLY COULD RAISE
THAT MUCH MONEY AND I THINK
JUST THE WORK OF EVERYONE
AND THE SUPPORT FROM THE
COMMUNITY WAS FANTASTIC
AND OUR DREAM CAME TRUE.

Fast clip shows images of an amusement park.

[marching band music]

The end credits roll.

Editor, David Bevan.

Production manager, Rodger G. Lawson.

Producer-director, Joan Reed-Olsen.

A production of TVOntario.

Copyright. The Ontario Educational Communications Authorities. 1986.

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