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Quadmester 1

Quadmester 2

 
 

Sep 13, 20, 27 Oct 4, 18, 25

Nov 1, 8, 15, 22, 29 Dec 6

 

10-11am

M51 Q1 21 20th Century Music Mon 10-11:00 am  – Donna

M52 Q2 21 Popular Music History Mon 10:00am-11:00am – Donna

 

12-1 pm

M47 Q1 21 Renaissance History Mon 12:00-1:00 pm – Dan

M50 Q2 21 Romantic History Mon 12:00-1:00 pm – Dan

 

2-3 pm

M09 Q1 21 Beginner Theory Mon 2:00-3:00 pm – Dan

M49 Q2 21 Classical History Mon 2:00-3:00 pm – Dan

 

4-5 pm

M48 Q1 21 Baroque History Mon 4:00-5:00 pm – Garry

M11 Q2 21 Intermediate Theory Mon 4:00-5:00 pm – Marianne 

4-5:30 pm

NOTE Dates and Day

M54 Q1 21 Duets Thurs 4:00-5:30 pm – Maggie and Craig

Sep 23, 30 Oct 7, 14, 21, 28

M54 Q2 21 Duets Thurs 4:00-5:30 pm – Maggie and Craig

Nov 4, 12, 18, 25 Dec 2, 9

 

7-9 pm

Music for Life

Music for Life

 
    
 

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

T1

Sep 21, 28 Oct 5, 12, 19, 26 Nov 2, 9, 16, 23, 30 Dec 7

Sep 22, 29 Oct 6, 13, 20, 27 Nov 3,10, 17, 24 Dec 1, 8

Sep 23, 30 Oct 7, 14, 21, 28 Nov 4, 11, 18, 25 Dec 2, 9

10am-12pm

B09 T1 21 Symphonic Band Tues. Morn 10:00am-12:00pm – Donna

J01 T1 21 Beginner Big Band Wed 10:00am-12:00 pm – Pat

B05 T1 21 Concert Band Thur Morn – 10:00am–12:00pm – Marianne

1-3pm

B13 T1 21 Wind Ensemble Tues Aft 1:00-3:00 pm – Donna

J03 T1 21 Intermediate Big Band Wed 1:00-3:00 pm – Pat

B03 T1 21 Beginner II Thur Aft – 1:00pm–3:00pm – Marianne

4-5:30 pm

B02 T1 21 Beginner I Tues Aft – 4:00pm–5:30pm – Donna

  

7-9 pm

B11 T1 21 Symphonic Band Tues. Eve 7:00-9:00 pm – Donna

B07 T1 21 Concert Band Wed Eve – 7:00pm–9:00pm – Garry

B04 T1 21 Beginner II Thur Eve – 7:00pm–9:00pm – Donna

 

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

T2

 Jan 18, 25, Feb 1, 8, 15, 22 Mar 1, 8, 22, 29 Apr 5, 12, 19, 26 May 3, 10, 17, 24, 31Jan 19, 26 Feb 2, 9, 16, 23 Mar 2, 9, 23, 30, Apr 6, 13, 20, 27 May 4, 11, 18, 25 Jun 1Jan 20, 27 Feb 3, 10, 17, 24 Mar 3, 10, 24, 31 Apr 7, 14, 21, 28 May 5, 12, 19, 26 Jun 2

10am-12pm

B09 T2 21 Symphonic Band Tues. Morn 10:00am-12:00pm ~ Donna

J01 T2 21 Beginner Big Band Wed 10:00am-12:00 pm ~ Pat

B05 T2 21 Concert Band Thur Morn  10:00am-12:00pm ~ Marianne

1-3 pm

B13 T2 21 Wind Ensemble Tues Aft 1:00-3:00 pm ~ Donna

J03 T2 21 Intermediate Big Band Wed 1:00-3:00 pm ~ Pat

B03 T2 21 Beginner II Thur Aft 1:00pm-3:00pm ~ Marianne

4-5:30 pm

B02 T2 21 Beginner I Tues Aft  4:00pm-5:30pm

  

7-9 pm

B11 T2 21 Symphonic Band Tues. Eve 7:00-9:00 pm ~ Donna

B07 T2 21 Concert Band Wed Eve 7:00pm-9:00pm ~ Garry

B04 T2 21 Beginner II Thur Eve 7:00pm-9:00pm ~ Donna

 

Monday

Tuesday

Thursday

 

Jun 6,13, 20, 27

Jun 7, 14, 21, 28

Jun 9, 16, 23, 30

10-11:30am

 

M30 Sight Reading (in-person) Donna

M58 Pop Music (hybrid) Marianne

12-1 pm

  

M56 How to Improv (online) Maggie

NOTE June 16 & 23 only

1-2 pm

M34 Intermediate Theory (online) Marianne

  

1-2:30 pm

 

B13 Wind Ensemble (hybrid) Donna

M59 Flute Ensemble (hybrid) Marianne

3-4 pm

 

M55 History of  the Wind Band (hybrid) Donna

 

7-8 pm

M42 Transposition and Arranging (online) Donna

 

M57 How to Improv (online) Maggie

NOTE June 16 & 23 only

7-8:30 pm

 

M26 Repertoire (hybrid) Donna

 

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Band Events

COVID-19 Policy Updates as of Feb 27, 2022

Complete the NHBT Covid-19 Screening form every time you enter the SNI building.

Dear Members:

The health and safety of our members and directors is our highest priority.  With the province now in Step 3 and with NHBT set to begin fall classes in September, I would like to update you on our policy as approved by our Board of Directors on August 18, 2021.  I have summarized a few of the major points listed in the policy, the complete policy is contained below for your review.

Vaccinations:

Anyone planning to attend in-person classes (members, guests, band directors) must be fully vaccinated: proof of vaccination is required. This requirement also extends to any person on the NHBT premises conducting business for NHBT or using the NHBT office space. 

If an individual cannot be vaccinated due to valid medical reasons or is exempt on grounds protected by the Ontario Human Rights Code, an accommodation can be requested.  To ensure the on-going health and safety of all participants, the accommodation that will be offered will be to participate in the class virtually.  Virtual classes are available for all who are unable or unwilling to attend in-person classes.

Please note that partially vaccinated individuals may still register for in-person classes with the assumption that they will be fully vaccinated within 4 weeks of the start of the program.  They will be required to participate virtually until they are fully vaccinated.

As always, we ask that anyone who feels unwell for any reason must not attend any in-person classes or enter the NHBT premises: the classes can be attended virtually until the participants are well.

Building protocols:

All members   will need to fill out a Covid-19 screening form every time they enter the building.  This is done by either scanning the QR code which will be posted on all outside doors or visiting the website (NHBT Screening Form).  You can complete the survey from the comfort of your own home before leaving for class, or just before you enter the building upon arrival if you have a smartphone.  Please contact me should you have any trouble using this app.

Washrooms:  The two main washrooms have been updated as follows:

  • Soap Dispenser:  New contactless dispensers have been filled with an eco-friendly (non-chemical) soap, both of which are manufactured in Canada.
  • Paper Towels: Contactless dispensers will release a premeasured sheet of natural, brown paper.  These are very absorbent towels, so please use only one towel at a time.  A garbage can has been placed below each dispenser to ensure that used towels do not end up on the floor.

In addition, new state-of-the-art air filtration units have been installed in the washrooms, office, hallway, and band room to further ensure your health and safety.

Band Room:  During lockdown, we purchased new easy-to-clean plastic chairs, designed specifically for musicians.   The band room floor will be marked to space chairs two meters apart.  All members will be required to bring their own cloth/towel to prevent any spit from landing on the floor or the chair.   Protocols for entering and exiting the band room will be sent to you in the next few weeks.

Masking:  Masks must be worn unless you are playing a woodwind and/or brass instrument.  Masks can be removed only temporarily to drink during break and outside of rehearsal space. 

Bell Covers: Bell covers are now mandatory for all woodwind and brass instruments.  You can purchase instrument bell covers through many online sellers like Amazon, in addition to retail outlets.  If you are unable to purchase bell covers in time for the beginning of classes, there are many YouTube videos that provide instructions on how to make your own.  For smaller bells, regular face masks will work well and for the instruments with larger instruments, consider using some old sheets, pillowcase covers, or one of those T shirts that you have neglected to throw out.  

Flutes:  Flutes are temporarily exempted from this requirement until a masking/filtering device is found that provides protection without affecting the instrument functionality.

Social Distancing at Break:  To ensure proper distancing, in addition to our hallway, we have made arrangements with SNI for members to use the SNI office foyer, located on the main floor Infront of the double doors.   Please be respectful of those working in the SNI office as well as anyone in the sanctuary.  You will receive more info on this at your first band class.

 Please note that these policies may change as health recommendations from the government change.  It is unfortunate that Covid is still forcing us to implement measures that nobody enjoys, but it is essential that we take all reasonable precautions to maintain a safe, healthy environment for everyone.  More detailed cleaning schedules and protocols will be made available before classes begin.

I hope you enjoy the rest of your summer, and we look forward to seeing you again soon.

Sincerely,

Randy Kligerman

President

New Horizons Band of Toronto

“It’s Never Too Late!”

Policy

Anyone planning to attend in-person classes (members, guests, band directors) must be fully vaccinated: proof of vaccination is required. This requirement also extends to any person on the NHBT premises conducting business for NHBT or using the NHBT office space.  

If an individual cannot be vaccinated due to valid medical reasons or is exempt on grounds protected by the Ontario Human Rights Code, an accommodation can be requested.  To ensure the on-going health and safety of all participants, the accommodation that will be offered will be to participate in the class virtually.  Virtual classes are available for all who are unable or unwilling to attend in-person classes.

Partially vaccinated individuals may still register for in-person classes with the assumption that they will be fully vaccinated by March 21, 2022.  They will be required to participate virtually until they are fully vaccinated. 

This updated version of the Vaccination Policy is effective March 21, 2022.

Definitions:

In-Person Classes – a class where all participants (students, guests, band directors) are physically in the same band rehearsal space.  This may be a music performance class or any other in-person class.

Fully Vaccinated – participant has received their third dose of a 3-dose vaccine series (2 shots plus booster) or their second dose of an approved 1-dose plus booster vaccine.  The participant has also observed the 2-week waiting period after vaccination during which time the body’s immune system mounts a full response to the vaccine.  All vaccines must be Health Canada approved. 

Partially Vaccinated – participant has not received the full course of vaccination shots including the booster and/or has not observed the 2 week waiting period after their last shot.

Unvaccinated – individual has not received any doses of a Health Canada approved vaccine.  

Proof of Vaccination – the Ministry of Health proof of vaccine with QR code is the only valid proof of vaccination or Ontarians.  People from out of province or out of country must show proof of full vaccination along with photo ID.

Approved by the Board – February 27, 2022

The following safety protocols will be in place effective September 1, 2021:

  • As per the In-Person Class Vaccination policy, all participants in in-person classes or on the premises for NHBT business must be fully vaccinated.

  • Bell covers on woodwind and brass instruments are mandatory. Participants must provide their own bell covers. We are currently investigating viable options for flutes.

  • Masks must be worn unless you are playing a woodwind and/or brass instrument. Masks can be removed only temporarily to drink during break and outside of rehearsal space.

  • Participants must provide their own cloths and ensure no “spit” is left behind on the floors or chairs.

  • Mandatory screening (questionnaire) prior to entering the NHBT premises will be required. Anyone failing the screening questionnaire will not be allowed access to the NHBT premises that day.

  • In the event someone does contract COVID, all classes will be cancelled for the week and a thorough cleaning of the building will take place. The impacted class will be presented in a virtual setting only for 2 weeks and all participants will be restricted entry to the NHBT premises during that time. Everyone in the impacted class must follow local public health guidelines regarding self-isolation and self-monitoring. Participants may return to class after 2 weeks assuming they are feeling well and do not exhibit any symptoms of COVID.

  • Participants who feel unwell for any reason must not attend any in-person classes or enter the NHBT premises: the classes can be attended virtually until the participants are well.

  • Air filtration units will be in operation during class and breaks to ensure adequate air exchange.

  • Chairs will be placed (and must be maintained) at 2 meters apart. Markings have been placed onthe floor.

  • Rehearsal space will be cleaned between classes. This includes wiping of door handles, high touch surfaces and chairs.

  • No beverages or snacks will be provided during breaks. Please do not bring or consume any food on the premises.

  • Teaching staff remaining on the premises for multiple classes in one day may eat and drink on the premises but must do so in the NHBT office by themselves. All other participants must leave the rehearsal space and move to the foyer by the double doors or exit the building.

  • Social distancing must be observed at all times. During break, access to the main door foyer has been granted to minimize congestion in the hall area by the rehearsal room.

  • Please be mindful of social distancing in the washrooms and in the NHBT office space.

  • As the office is no longer available to store instrument cases, small instrument cases (flute oboe, clarinet, trumpet) should be placed directly underneath the member’s chair, together with any bags or purses. There will be designated areas outside the band room for larger instrument cases.

    Approved by the Board – August 18, 2021