The longevity of Evolutionary speaks volumes of a highly successful rock teenaged band (Rhythm section, Vocals and a Rock Horn Section) that has spanned more than 3 decades. Evolutionary is a 26 piece band consisting of: 4 vocalists, 8 piece rhythm section, 4 trumpets, 4 trombones, 2 alto saxes, 4 tenor saxes and a 13 to 16 member stage crew. Band members are from 13-19 years old. Evolutionary is completely self sufficient with their own staging lights, special effect lighting, sound system and 10 person tech crew. Their performance season starts in March and they are currently booked for 14 venues in high schools and elementary schools locally and throughout Ontario. They are now hoping to expand all the way to Eastern Canada.
Evolutionary 3515 Rhythm Section
Evolutionary 3515 Horn Section
Evolutionary 3515 Vocal Section
Schools throughout Ontario are under the Ontario governments Bill 31 bullying legislation. “EVO” is proud to be the official No Drinking and Driving Band and ambassadors for Anti-bullying.
The fact sheet applauds the many accomplishments, honours, testimonials and visits by Canadian Recording Artists and music industry personnel.
Evolutionary has, in the past, been the subject of articles in the following magazines: Canadian Musician, Education Today, Sudbury Living, Our Canada, Teaching Music.
Music teacher/producer, Norman McIntosh has previously won a Juno Award (pictured left) and was 2005-2006 MusiCounts Teacher of the Year.
Set # 1
Burn It to The Ground – Nickleback
Pour Some Sugar On Me – Def Leppard
Don’t Stop Believin’ – Journey
Jumpin’ Jack Flash – The Rolling Stones
Everything I do – Bryan Adams
Bully – Shinedown
Smooth – Santana/ Matchbox 20
Jump – Van Halen
Set # 2
Bad Girlfriend – Theory of a Deadman
Bring Me To Life – Evanescence
Moulin Rouge – Pink, Mya, Lil Kim, Christina Aguilera
The Lion – Monster Truck Band
Stairway to Heaven – Led Zeppelin
Billie Jean – Michael Jackson
Tom Sawyer – Rush
Back In Black – AC/DC
Enter Sandman – Metallica
School’s Out/ Another Brick In The Wall- Alice Copper
“One might think a teen angel dreamed up with the idea of playing rock music for a high school credit, but the idea belongs to Norm McIntosh, a conservative music teacher with the heart of an aging hippie. He started the Evolutionary band 30 years ago at Confederation Secondary School. It is still rocking.”
- VICKI GILHULA, Sudbury Living Magazine
“An award-winning filmmaker will be making a documentary of Confederation Secondary School’s Evolutionary Band and he is looking to launch the production at France’s Cannes Film Festival, the Toronto Film Festival and Sudbury’s own Cinefest. Rob Heydon will be in the audience at the band’s annual Mother’s Day concert on May 10 at 7 p.m. in the school’s gymnasium. “I will be flying in to witness Evolutionary for the first time,” Heydon said. “I have heard from contacts and associates in the music industry about the revolutionary show that Evolutionary performs, blowing audiences away. “I love the story about this band and crew and see this as a great documentary.””
- Shane Bazinet, Sudbury Star
“Local artists and songwriters gave their time to a cause that will help keep many Greater Sudbury residents from going hungry in the coming months…. Artists performing on the compilation include Terra Cain, The Evolutionary Band, Miner Wylie & Andrew Lowe, Jeff Wiseman, Dan Mac Donald, Bluez Brotherz Showband and Review, Cities Collapse, Vicious Cycle, The Birthday Cakes, Shaft Bottom Boys and Ron Whitman.”
- Sudbury Northern Life Staff, Northern Life
“Evolutionary Band received a formal certificate Tuesday for holding a Guinness World Record for playing the deepest underground concert. The Confederation Secondary School music students performed an hour set 2,434.4 feet below sea level at the 3,400 level of CVRD Inco Ltd.’s North Mine in Copper Cliff. The April 27 rock concert was broadcast live on Canada AM.”
- Laura Stradiotto, Sudbury Star