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Jamaica Military Band marches into Toronto Wednesday

In celebration of Jamaica’s 50th Anniversary of Independence, the Jamaica Military Band (JMB) will perform at two venues on Wednesday (Aug. 15): Nathan Phillips Square and BMO Field. The JMB is making a special visit to Canada with stops in Toronto and Ottawa. The Jamaica Military Band is the oldest continuous-service unit in the Jamaica Defense Force with over 80 years in service. Their musicianship, together with their precision and impressive uniforms, captures the pride and spirit of the island. The schedule is as follows: Nathan Phillips Square – City of Toronto’s “Fresh Wednesdays”: Aug. 15, event time: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. JMB performance: 12 p.m. (30 minutes). Cost: Free. (http://www.toronto.ca/special_events/wednesdays/2012/events.htm) BMO Field – Toronto FC Game. Date: Aug. 15, game time: 7:30 p.m. JMB performance: During Opening Ceremonies, 6:45 p.m. Cost: Discounted tickets are available for Jamaicans and friends of Jamaicans at torontofc.ca/ticketpass (password: Jamaica) – save up to 30% off your match ticket with no service fees. (http://www.torontofc.ca) “We are excited to welcome the Jamaica Military Band to Toronto,”said Philip Rose, regional director, Canada, for the Jamaica Tourist Board. “We invite Jamaicans and friends of Jamaica to come celebrate Jamaica 50 on Aug. 15. These are bound to be unforgettable performances by the Jamaica Military Band.”

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