As the popularity of RMG Fridays–a night of free music and culture at the RMG every first Friday of the month–can attest, Oshawa’s music scene is thriving. The current Thomas Bouckley exhibition, Music to Our Ears: Oshawa’s Music History, looks back at Oshawa’s history of producing both homegrown talent as well as musical instruments.
Included in the exhibition is a bulletin board where visitors can post and share their musical memories of Oshawa. The response has been great! Here are a few examples of memories shared on the bulletin board:
Busker Bros. performance @ RMG blew me away with their talent & use of delay pedals.
I got my first black eye at a Sloan concert at the Moon Room when I was 13.
I have fond memories of both performing and listening to music at the Memorial Park Band Shell.
I saw Mendelson Mainline at the Polish Hall in the 60s.
Oscar Wilde said that “Music was the art which is most nigh to tears and memory.” We invite you to continue to share your music memories of Oshawa either online here in the comments section or in person at the gallery, on our bulletin board.
Join us on Thursday, 7 June at 7pm for a lecture about the history of music in Oshawa, followed by a performance by the Oshawa Civic Band—the earliest musical group in Oshawa’s history (formed in 1870). Free to attend.