MUSIC: Woodchopper’s Ball

Woodchopper’s Ball

Music by Woody Herman

1939: Pre-World War II but things were stirring, end of the Depression Era, Vancouver was already 52 years old… as is what was then called the Vancouver Fire Department… and the band was already 12… Fun to think about a snapshot in time like that, eh?

Date: June 12, 2011
Event: 125th Anniversary of the Vancouver Fire and Rescue Services
Place: Gastown, Vancouver, BC
Band: Full Swing Band

Photo Credit: Erin Anne Beirne

Recording Credit: Erin Anne Beirne, with iPhone 4 using iRecorder Pro. (Yes, we know, it wasn’t positioned in the best place to capture the whole band for the first few songs, including this one. We’ll work on getting better recordings when we reconvene next fall…)

About VFRS Band

Official firefighters' band for the City of Vancouver and Vancouver Fire and Rescue Services, serving Metro Vancouver since 1927.