BRASS-travaganza comes to the Mary Irwin Theatre in Kelowna with Fish on Five

The Kelowna City Concert Band presents BRASS-travaganza on Wednesday, March 7 at 1 :30 p.m. at the Mary Irwin Theatre - Contributed
The Kelowna City Concert Band presents BRASS-travaganza on Wednesday, March 7 at 1 :30 p.m. at the Mary Irwin Theatre
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Kelowna City Band will invite Fish on Five to play its BRASS-travaganza.

Fish On Five got its start about five years ago when four members of the Okanagan Symphony Orchestra brass section were planning a fishing trip in Bella Bella during the summer. They decided to take their instruments along to play quartets while anchored out overnight. They had so much fun, including an impromptu concert at Shearwater, that they decided to add another trumpet to complete a brass quintet.

Since then, they have been entertaining boaters and First Nations communities all around the Bella Bella area each year. They have played in Bella Bella, Klemtu and are a regular guest at the Shearwater resort.

Of course, their name comes from that magical time when a fish takes a line and they all yell 'Fish On', while they scramble to the lines.

While playing for a gathering of the elders in Bela Bela last year, they were honoured by being given a name in the Heiltsuk  language.

So now , Fish On Five is also known as Ski ouk meeya (the five fish).

EVENT:  Kelowna City Concert Band presents "BRASS-travaganza" with guests Fish On Five brass quintet and Rosemary Thomson

Date:  March 27, 2013

Time:  7:30 p.m.

Location:  Mary Irwin Theatre, Rotary Centre for the Arts, 421 Cawston Ave., Kelowna

Price:  $15 adults, $10 seniors/students Tickets available at the RCA or Select Your Tickets

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