To pay tribute to the 2017 Invictus Games Toronto, the Royal Canadian Military Institute, in partnership with the Roy Thomson Hall, will be hosting a Massed Military Band Spectacular, entitled “Unconquered,” on Sunday, Sept. 24.
Hosted by famed CTV news anchor Lloyd Robertson, the musical spectacular will feature some of the best Canadian military bands in the Toronto area. It will also feature performances by the Canadian Military Wives Choir.
Unconquered will pay tribute to the 100th anniversary of the Battle of Vimy Ridge and the Battle of Passchendaele, and will also introduce Toronto as the host of this year’s games.
The show will be a musical salute to the spirit of the Invictus Games, the spirit of the athletes taking part and the philosophy behind the games.
“First of all, they’re [attendees] in for a very entertaining afternoon, on a basic level. It’s also showing support for these very brave young people that have literally put their lives on the line for all of us. We probably don’t give enough thought to what these people do,” said Gil Taylor, the immediate past president, and longest serving president, of the RCMI.
A producer by profession, Taylor was personally contacted by Michael Burns, the head of the Invictus Games Toronto Organizing Committee, to put on this musical event.
Taylor highly encourages Torontonians and those in town to see the games to be sure to attend the Massed Military Band Spectacular “to show that we care and are proud to see them achieve what they’re achieving, not only with the games themselves, who some of them are quite amazing, but in their own lives. The fact that they’re able to give us all a life lesson by coming back from something horrendous and putting it behind them and making productive and valuable lives within our communities.”
To purchase tickets for the Massed Military Band Spectacular visit the Roy Thomson Hall website