Known for instructing and inspiring players to perform beyond their usual level of technical ability, it has often been said that "Rob gets 110%" out of any group he conducts. To each rehearsal, Rob brings the benefits of a diverse musical background and a talent for helping players to visualize and communicate the composer's intent.
The Caledon Concert Band began with an advertisement placed in the Caledon Citizen newspaper in 1974 calling together area musicians for a rehearsal at Ellwood Public School. We started with a couple of violin players, a guitar, a handful of brass instrument players and a bass drum, salvaged from the ashes of the Bolton Arena that had burned down in the early 1970's.
For over 40 years, the Caledon Concert Band has been a great attraction at fairs, farmers’ markets, parades, civic events, memorials, openings and fundraisers. As a truly inter-generational ensemble with an eclectic repertoire, the Caledon Band presents programs that appeal to all segments of the population.