NHBT Band Fest 2019 - Photo: Gary Christie

New Horizons Band of Toronto is a music education and performance program for mature adults who wish to play a concert band instrument in a friendly group setting 

Concert band instruments: flute, oboe, bassoon, clarinet, saxophone, trumpet, French horn, euphonium, trombone, tuba,  bells, xylophone, drums & many other percussion instruments 

What We Offer: Concert band classes ranging from absolute beginner to advanced levels, conducted by experienced, professional music directors. We also offer classes in big band performance directed at more experienced players. 

When and Where: The two-hour classes are held once per week in the daytime or evening. All classes are held at 662 Victoria Park Ave (North-West corner of Victoria Park and Danforth Ave) immediately south of the Victoria Park subway and bus TTC station  

Weekly agenda, class descriptions and our teacher biographies: See Join Us

Have questions?: About membership or which band to join – please Contact Us or visit our Frequently Asked Questions

Music Classes!

Membership and Class Registration for Term 1 of the 2023-2024 season

Our Term 1 Classes have began with professional instruction at four levels of concert band and two levels of big band

Our members join in-person or via our live-streaming

What have we been up to?

We offer in-person Concert Band and Big Band classes, now with the option of joining remotely

Online Musicianship and Workshop classes continue

These are offered at different class levels to meet your needs

We provide lots of other ways to engage with others while you continue to develop your musicianship

It’s never too late to join us, and it has never been easier to take part in learning music

We're Prepared for the first term of our 2023-24 Regular Program

Our instrument “Petting Zoo” on Sept 14th was a chance to try any or all of the concert band instruments. It was a great success and many new members ‘found’ their instrument. 

If you missed out on this experience, Contact Us, to see if we can find another way help you get started.

Instrument Loan Program for Beginners

For those just starting with NHBT as beginners, loaner instruments can be provided to each new registrant in a Green Band (beginner) class. Participants can choose from concert woodwind, brass, and percussion instruments.

Not sure which instrument to choose? Join one of our workshops where you can learn about and try playing all instruments, under the guidance of our music professionals!  

Loaner instruments are offered on a first-come, first-served basis to new members, and class sizes are capped at twenty people.

Already own a concert band instrument? Bring your instrument to our workshop, where a representative from Long and McQuade will assess and make any repair recommendations.

Click on Contact Us to start a conversation or for further details.

Here’s some recent media coverage on our music program:

 City News ~ A Band for Adult Music Students

 For insight into how music and NHBT can enrich your life, watch the TVO documentary about our band entitled The Beat Goes On

Registration for Summer 2020 Online Classes
Summer classes start at the beginning of July 2020. All classes will be offered online this year.
Members of the Regular Program for 2019-2020 can register for our summer classes via the Members page (login required). 
New to NHBT or returning from past years?  We welcome you to our summer program of online classes.

New or returning to music?

NHBT has 5 levels of concert band plus enrichment classes in jazz and theory.

It's Never Too Late

Find out more about New Horizons Band of Toronto
About Us

The Beat Goes On Concert ~ June 1, 2019

New Horizons Band of Toronto is a member of New Horizons International Music Association

The New Horizons movement was founded more than two decades ago by Dr. Roy Ernst, professor emeritus at the Eastman School of Music at the University of Rochester. The reach of this movement is now truly international.  Find out more about the New Horizons International Music Association.

We're one of Canada's many Community Bands & Orchestras

New Horizons Band of Toronto is a not-for-profit organization and a registered charity

BN# 74898 4721RR001

Online Class Schedule