THE WHEATEN WAGTIME BAND
By A P
All rights reserved to A P, 2010
The idea for the Wheaten Wagtime Band was born back in 2001 when I thought up a fun topic on a Wheaten List, supposedly introduced by my Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier, Liam.
Liam asked if there were any dogs belonging to members of that list who would like to join the Brass Band he was forming. It was just a bit of fun, but many dogs 'responded' to the call and wanted to join up!
Several members discussed it, and it was decided to run with this idea and turn it into a fund raiser for Wheatens In Need and Wheaten Health. This was achieved by the team efforts of people writing stories; two members doing the graphics and one lady collecting the donations and keeping the books.
After this turned out to be a success, a second WWB Tour was done in 2002/3. It was produced by Ardith Eamer, and it was an even greater success.
Now it is time for the Wheaten Wagtime Band to strike up again, and this time they will be going to 'the land of the long white cloud' - NEW ZEALAND.
In this, the third Tour, Liam hands over his baton to his friend, Clancy, but though he is retired now, he will always hold the Wheaten Wagtime Band close to his heart.
The WWB continues now under the brilliant direction of Clancy Eamer, with Liam's blessing.
I wish to express my gratitude to Ardith E, who has kindly provided most of the pictures of New Zealand for this adventure. Without your help, Ardith, this third tour could not have become a reality.
LIST OF BAND MEMBERS AND PERFORMERS.
LIAM - The founder of the Wheaten Wagtime Band.
CLANCY - The new Director of the W.W. Band.
BOYS IN THE BAND
BUGSEY DUNCANSON (Treasurer/Sax)
WOODY CONRAD (Retired detective/Trombone)
GUINNY BOWMAN (Ex-FBI Agent/Trumpet)
DYLAN ZWEIFACH (Publicity Officer/Sax)
HENRY LOOEY LOFTUS (Photographer/Bass)
FINBAR THORING (Equipment Officer/Trumpet)
FINNEGAN BRUNKE (Tour leader/Dancer/Clarinet)
COOPER SCHMID (Boy with Sports Car/Guitar)
BARNEY KANAS (Most Likely Lad/singer/Trombone)
BAILEY HENRY (Most Likely Lad/Singer/Trumpet)
WHEATLEY JACKSON (Most Likely Lad/Singer/Trumpet)
CHESTER CONRAD (Trombone/Dancer)
BLUGHZ DUNBAR (Trombone/Dancer)
PHANTOM DUNBAR (Trombone)
TIGGER BRUNKE (Drummer)
TOBEY SELIG (Pianist/Dancer)
TEDDY MILLER (Trumpet/Dancer)
ARGYLE FOXMOORE (Trumpet/Dancer )
RIGGIE LOFTUS (Trumpet/Dancer)
BENNY CONRAD (Saxophone/Dancer)
AUGGIE KOGUT (Trumpet)
BRODY REUSSER (Trumpet)
DIARMUID BENNEMANN (Saxophone)
SPENCER SCHMID (Saxophone)
FBI Agents : LIAM, COLLEEN, CAELAN
GIRLS IN THE BAND
(ALSO Singers and Dancers)
SUNNY JACKSON (Secretary/Singer)
MADDIE HOFFMAN (Soloist/Composer)
KATIE McKEE (Tour Counsellor/Singer)
JACKIE KOPACHEVSKY (Nurse/Singer)
MAISY FOXMOORE (Make-up Artist/Singer)
KELSEY KANAS (Entertainment /Dancer)
VIJAY DUNCANSON (Wardrobe/Singer)
GRAINNE BENNEMANN (Choreographer/dancer)
BRIDEY HENRY (Folk dancer)
ZOE COOKE (Folk dancer)
KEEVA MILLER (Folk dancer)
MAGGIE BRUNKE (Folk dancer)
CHLOE LESHKO (Folk dancer)
HOPE CONRAD (Folk dancer)
ALLEY KOGUT (Folk Dancer)
KYSHA SCHMID (Singer)
BELLA GEE (Singer)
DOOZIE MAE LOFTUS (Singer)
MEGHAN DAHLQUIST (NZ Girl)
MAP OF WHERE THEY ARE GOING!
Come on the tour! Come on the tour!
It's the Wheaten Wagtime Band!
Come on the tour, come on the tour,
With the best Band in the land!
As we visit each new country, and go from shore to shore,
We'll raise some funds for WIN, like it's not been done before.
It was Liams fancy -
Now, it's over to Clancy!
Come on along! We'll play our songs,
It's the Wheaten Wagtime Band.
One and all, pin up your fall,
So you can give our Band a hand!
And if you want to hear great music being played in wagtime -
Come on the tour! Come on the tour!
With the Wheaten Wagtime Band!
Here are the words that our song-bird, MADDIE,
composed to the Title Tune.
You can all 'sing along' and join the song!
CLICK BELOW TO GO TO CHAPTER ONE.
This adventure is to support the work of Wheatens In Need.
To donate to WIN please click the link below.