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Great entertainment, learning opportunities at FYI show at Burlington's Royal Botanical Gardens May 6

May 02, 2012 - 5 comments

Looking for an opportunity to meet with with dozens of mature-market businesses under one roof?  Then mark your calendar right now for May 6, when FYI will hold its annual Lifestyle Show amidst the blooms and blossoms at Burlington’s gorgeous Royal Botanical Gardens.

Many of the the Golden Horseshoe’s leading health care specialty services, housing spokespeople and other exhibitors will be at their booths to answer questions.

Housing and investment exhibitors will include Remax Delmar, Broker Advantage, Investors Group, Remax Judy Shepalo, New View Windows, Sarnia Lambton, Bathfitters, TD, Amica – Dundas, Villages of Tansley and Bernie Electric.

Here are the coordinates:

• Sunday, May 6, 10 am to 4 pm

• RBG Auditorium, Plains Road, Burlington

• Free admission and parking

• Entertainment by the Toronto All Star Big Band and Michael Keyes.

Check out a highlights video on the FYI website, foreveryoungnews.com.

The All Star Big Band, long a favourite of FYI readers, is composed of music students aged 15 to 22 years old attending the Toronto Faculty of Music school in Etobicoke, under the leadership of band founder and artistic director Zygmunt Jedrzejek. Guests at the show can expect spirited performances of big-band tunes, with a dozen or more accomplished young professionals performing fronted by a handful of talented vocalists.

The band performs tributes to the titans of the legendary Big Band era such as Glenn Miller, Benny Goodman and Jimmy and Tommy Dorsey, with hits of the ‘30s and’40s complete with choreography and cultural nostalgia.

Artistic director Zygmunt Jedrzejek calls the unique band an “apprenticeship program” – all players and singers are youth with exceptional musical aptitude who are considering careers as musicians or music teachers.

“It gives them an extra leg up to see if it’s what they want to do,” he said. “It’s gruelling -– two or three shows a day, travelling to venues two hours away, acting like a professional every minute.

“It’s very different from a rehearsal band where you rehearse an hour a week and perform two or three shows a year.”

Band members rehearse weekly from September through June, then three hours a day at the height of performance season in July and August.

The RBG is a major attraction in itself. For over 80 years the RBG has been an ecological jewel at the western tip of Lake Ontario. Conceived and founded through the tireless efforts of early conservationist Thomas Baker McQuesten, RBG lands were set aside to create the region’s first botanical garden. Patterned after Kew Gardens in England, RBG was created to serve as both a regional botanical tourism site and an environmental agency.

Designated as a national historical site, RBG is revered world-wide for its extensive 400 acres of display gardens.

Keep checking foreveryoungnews.com for updated information about the FYI Lifestyle Show or call 800-693-7986.

Check out this highlights video from the 2010 show.

 

 

Local entertainer Michael Keyes has recently been added to the entertainment lineup. 

 

The All Star Big Band, long a favourite of FYI readers, is composed of music students aged 15 to 22 years old attending the Toronto Faculty of Music school in Etobicoke, under the leadership of band founder and artistic director Zygmunt Jedrzejek. Guests at the show can expect spirited performances of big-band tunes, with a dozen or more accomplished young professionals performing fronted by a handful of talented vocalists. 

 

The band performs tributes to the titans of the legendary Big Band era such as Glenn Miller, Benny Goodman and Jimmy and Tommy Dorsey, with hits of the '30s and'40s complete with choreography and cultural nostalgia.

 

Artistic director Zygmunt Jedrzejek calls the unique band an "apprenticeship program" – all players and singers are youth with exceptional musical aptitude who are considering careers as musicians or music teachers.

 

Keep checking foreveryoungnews.com for updated information or call 800-693-7986.

 

See you at the show!

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