The Sound of Music Festival is looking for volunteers. The festival, well into its 4th decade has a volunteer base of of more than100 year-round committee members and an additional 800-plus onsite volunteers. The Sound of Music Festival has provided a platform for emerging local artists to perform as well as bringing higher profile acts to Burlington. The Festival is currently recruiting for year round planning committees such as Fundraising, Sponsorship and Security as well as seeking members to form a new Grande Festival Parade/Field Show Advisory Committee and a new Programming Advisory Committee. For more information visit or email

John Best had enjoyed a lengthy media management career, in television and radio and now print. As Vice President, News at CHCH in Hamilton, John oversaw a significant expansion of the news operation. He founded Independent Satellite News, Canada’s only television news service providing national content to Canadian independent TV stations. John is a frequent political commentator on radio and television, a documentary producer and author of a book and numerous articles on historical and political subjects. John is a past recipient of the New York Festival’s award for writing in the International TV category.

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