In 2009 Manotick Brass played at a summer barbeque held at the Prime Minister’s summer residence at Harrington Lake PQ. The occasion was the summer reception and barbeque for members of the conservative government and their spouses. Prime Minister Stephen Harper is an accomplished musician who sings and accompanies himself on the piano. He is an avid fan of the Beatles and Manotick Brass expanded their repertoire of Beatles tunes for the program at Harrington Lake. Following the concert each member of the ensemble had the opportunity to meet the Prime Minister.