Rysons Titanic Rememberance 100 YearsBy
On a bitterly cold night in 1912 the liner Titanic struck an iceberg leaving only 705 survivors huddled in twenty lifeboats. All around them 15oo men, woman,
and children drowned or froze to death before rescue could come.
Rysons has been serving the Niagara Peninsula for 74 years teaching music and we wish to honour with a little memorial for the 100 year anniversary of the sinking of the R.M.S. Titanic .
A special tribute to the band : Leader Wallace Hartley, Bricoux Clarke, Hartlley, Hume. Krens, Percy Corneluis Taylor, and Wesley Woodward. Shortly after midnight lifeboats began to load, Hartley assembled his band in first class lounge and began to play. Many people in the lifeboats commented on how strange it seemed to be wearing a life jacket while the band continued to play. All eight band members were lost and the last song they played Nearer My God to Thee.
At 10.30 on Saturday April 7th we hope you’ll join us at Rysons’ where we will be remembering the Band and all the lost passengers and crew. If you wish to dress up or just join us in the history, music and social event which will be held at the studio which will be the boat for the day.
Many special guests and speakers will share stories of this historic, tragic event and tell us of the local Niagara connections. We’ll give away a movie , and book , and a scene from the movie framed package. to a lucky winner. The front of Rysons store will be decorated to look like the Titantic. There will be people dressed in periodical attire, and tables with historical materials, music and special guests.
Gone but not forgotten even after 100 years and the band played on.
Musically yours Anne.