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DFM News

26
Aug
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“East End Famous” for BuskerFest

Not only are we excited to be performing at Toronto BuskerFest this weekend, but apparently we are turning heads in the East End. Laura and Susan were both featured in a couple of lovely newspaper stories this week. The stories draw attention to the Beaches-residents as well as giving readers a tempting taste of what DFM […]

17
Jun
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Pride Shows 2015!

We have been busy little beavers getting ready for Pride this year and are VERY excited to announce that we will be featured in TWO stage shows!!!   Saturday June 27, 2015 at 6pm-7pm: We will be teaming up with the lovely Catherine Hernandez (Legs) for an USO style show, For the Noise: A Wartime Review […]

25
Mar
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Susan at the Junos

I was thrilled to play one of the coolest gigs of my life…so far…Back-up bassoon for the Arkells at the 2015 Juno Awards!!!! Yeah, so that bassoonist who scored all the camera time??? This girl. Exciting moments of the Junos for the entire Orchestra? Watching Arkells win Rock Album of the Year 5 minutes before […]

06
Mar

Meet the Team – Catherine – 1

Hey, I’m Catherine! I was a late-comer to the bassoon, having only started towards the end of high school. Up until then I was a flute player, with a special interest in the piccolo (of all things), and my family had resigned themselves to having an underemployed treble maker in the family. But my mother, […]

15
Jan

Planning meeting January 2015

We had a highly productive band meeting last week, and we are pumped for lots of prospective shows and events this spring. We are still nailing down dates with a few venues, but we promise to be busy as bassoonists the end of February through March. Sooooo, Here’s what we can disclose so far… On […]

12
Jan

One of the fagotts has a premiere!

Mannschaft member Catherine has an exciting concert coming up! Surprisingly, she’s not playing her bassoon– she has a new work premiering that she wrote with her partner in life and crime, Spy. It will be presented by the Scarborough Philharmonic Orchestra on Saturday January 17, 8PM, at St. Paul’s L’Amoreaux Anglican Church, 3333 Finch Ave […]

09
Dec

Big News in the Bassoon World

So, big developments in the Toronto bassoon world are happening…not only does DFM have a show on Friday December 12, 9pm….but Nadina Mackie Jackson has announced a huge event on her blog. The big development is a pet project that is being organized by Eric Macarios, Nadina Mackie Jackson and Susan Durnin. It is the […]

02
Dec
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Holiday Show 2014

We are absolutely pumped about our upcoming “A Very Mannschaft Holiday Show” at the Flying Beaver Pubaret. As always, the best way to get on Santa’s naughty list is one of our shows, because us bassoons are rebels without a Claus! On December 12 at 9PM, come in from the cold and warm up to your […]

18
Oct
Photo by Patrick Ross (2014)

Upcoming shows fall 2014

So we have been busy hustling venues and getting things organized and are pumped to announce our fall shows! Come on out and sport your DFM colours while singing along to your favourite bassoon covers! October 23 – playing a few tunes alongside other pop/rock bands. The theme of the night is “underrated bands” where […]

03
Oct

Flight Guidelines

Thanks to Air Canada’s policy members for creating the following air travel guidelines for bassoonists everywhere… http://www.aircanada.com/en/travelinfo/airport/baggage/music_inst.html#a-viola-bassoon That is straight from the Air Canada Website…no lies…we couldn’t make that stuff up. So, with this new folding policy we suppose that we could create some solid arguments for travelling with Maria if Das Fagott Mannschaft goes on […]

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