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 Top Hats News Archive Article

 (Hamilton Spectator, 198?) - This article may be outdated, however may of the sentiments expressed hold true today.
We welcome any new members to the Top Hats. We encourage you to visit us at one of our rehearsals which are held on Wednesday evening at 7:30 pm at the Burlington Legion. We have positions available for the following instrumentation:
  • Percussionist
  • Sax (tenor and alto)
  • Flute
  • Trumpet
  • Tuba
The Top Hats are all about entertaining our fans and playing lively but challenging music both parade and concert. Top Hat Membership Expectations:
  • Potential members are expected to play their instrument of choice at an intermediate to advanced level. Top Hat music is challenging. It should be noted that we do not provide musical instruction.
  • Potential members should own their own instrument.
  • Regular attendance at rehearsals is expected
  • Members must be 19 years of age or older
Parades and Concerts
  • members are expected to attend most parades and concerts during the year
  • members uniforms are expected to be maintained in good presentable condition at all performances
  • members are expected to check the website regularly to update attendance, to check upcoming events and download their parts for rehearsal
Applications for membership must be approved by the Executive and Music Director
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