Membership and Class Registration for Term 2 of the 2022-2023 season is now open!
Please see the Term 2 Weekly Agenda for the dates and times for upcoming classes on our Registration page
Our Term 2 Classes begin in January with professional instruction at five levels of concert band and two levels of jazz band
Our members join in-person or via our live-streaming
What have we been up to?
We offer in-person Concert Band and Jazz 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 Now Preparing for the second term of our 2022-23 Regular Program
Next Instrument Workshop is mid January 2023 - contact us for details
Inaugural Instrument Loan Program for Beginners
For those just starting with NHBT as Beginners, loaner instruments will be provided to each new registrant in the Beginner I program. 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 with our Head of Education for further details.
New or returning to music?
NHBT has 5 levels of concert band plus enrichment classes in jazz and theory.
#NHBTNotice Unfortunately, the York University Invitational Band Festival that our Wind Ensemble was scheduled to play at has been CANCELLED for tonight (Friday 3 March). Stay home and stay safe NHBT!Read More
#NHBTNotice Due to the severe weather today (Wednesday 22 February), Concert Band for this evening has been cancelled. Please stay home and stay safe!Read More
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
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.