‘Music gives soul to the universe, wings to the mind, flight to the imagination and life to everything’ – Plato
It’s a sad day in the neighbourhood. We have a band that practices in our garage and in the summer they sometimes leave the door open. We like it when they have the door open, but not everyone does. We have had two letters now from the city in the past year advising us that we are breaking the noise bylaw. We are guilty, but it is the way this has come about that is sad.
The musicians that make up this nine piece band went through the school system of Terrace and most (if not all) went through the superb music programs in this town. As young people, they could have gone in many different directions, but in this case they chose music for a big part of their life.
When they play the Legion, they sell out. When they play George Little Park, they fill that too. And when they play on stages in Smithers, Prince George, Jasper, Edmonton, Calgary and Canmore they are loved there too. The thing is, the King Crow Band has to practice somewhere. Their appreciative audiences know that.
All we ask is before running to the city, come see or call us, and come meet these impressive young people who write most of their own music and are all excellent musicians. We are approachable and accommodating. It’s the neighbourly thing to do.
Jill and Drew Mackay