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