Musical Direction
Gordon Tapp started playing trumpet at the age of twelve in the Perth Legion Marching Band. He played through his high school years with the school concert and jazz bands as well as the Kiwanis Air Cadet Bugle Band. Since moving to Pembroke in 1981 he has played in the Pembroke Legion Community Band and is now its musical director and conductor.

He also formed, and for twenty years directed, played in and arranged for the Pembroke Legion Swing Band, later renamed the GT Swing Orchestra. This highly successful 18-piece group of some of the best musicians around Pembroke performed over an area that stretched from Deep River to Cornwall. At various times he has played with both the Deep River Symphony and the Pembroke Symphony. He has played in and also directed musicals with the Pembroke Musical Society. He now heads up a 12-piece swing/dance band called Eklectism as well as playing trumpet for the New Orleans Express jazz group. He amazes his musician friends with his ability to transpose the jazz classics for groups of differing musical abilities. Gordon has arranged and composed many pieces for the band and has several other pieces planned for the future.

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