NHBT Band Fest 2019 - Photo: Gary Christie

Our current term runs February to June – see Band Calendar 

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 music education and performance program for mature adults who wish to play a concert band instrument in a friendly group setting.  Concert band instruments are:  flute,  oboe,  bassoon,  clarinet,  saxophone,  trumpet,  French horn,  euphonium,  trombone,  tuba,  bells, xylophone,  drums & many other percussion instruments.  We offer band classes ranging from absolute beginner to advanced levels, conducted by experienced, professional music directors.  The two-hour classes are held once per week in the daytime or evening.  We also offer enrichment classes in jazz performance and music theory.  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.  For more information about our music program see About Us.

NHBT members perform regularly in the community in large and small ensembles.  To ask a question or to have us perform at your event, submit  a Contact Us form.

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

Being a “Super-ager”…

A New York Times article (December 2016) suggested that (re)learning to play a musical instrument will go a long way to keeping your brain as sharp as when you were 25!  So, take up a challenging activity…master a musical instrument!

Learning, Living, Laughing

You won’t only learn to play an instrument; you’ll be meeting and making new friends in and out of the band room.  Band is a great place to meet other adults who love music as much as you do.

Your best is good enough!

Dr. Roy Ernst, Professor Emeritus, Eastman School of Music, and founder of the New Horizons International Music Association

It's wonderful being a part of a band again, but even better being a part of this caring community.


Being in a band has been on my bucket list for over a decade. When I saw the notice for the New Horizons Band at Long and McQuade, I signed up on the spot. The band is such fun and band night is now definitely my favourite night of the week!


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: