Membership and Class Registration for 2021-2022

COVID-19 Policy Updates

NHBT policies and safety protocols have been updated as of Aug 19, 2021 

See the Registration Information section for policy details. 

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Band and Jazz Class - In-person class limits

For our Fall in-person band and jazz classes, we are limiting registration to 25 people. Even when we reach this class limit, it will still be possible to join these classes as a remote participant. 

Based on demand, there will be wait lists for oversubscribed bands. Wait-listed registrations will proceed if you are joining only remotely or, in specific cases, where we need to balance instrumentation. 

Class registrations require that you have an account with NHBT and an active Membership  

A membership enables you to then register for corresponding classes, each at their own cost. 

Registration for classes requires purchase of an NHBT membership that is active for that period of time. We offer a range of membership levels and durations to match your interests.  

Memberships only become active after your order for your chosen membership option has been completed i.e. paid. 

Only classes that correspond to your active Membership appear for selection

Classes run for a defined period of time and are individually priced.

Class registrations only become active after your order for a chosen class has been completed i.e. paid.

  • Full Memberships: access to all live-rehearsal (in-person or remote) and on-line Musicianship and Workshop classes with annual or single term options
  • Quadmester Memberships: access to on-line Musicianship and Workshop classes ONLY with 4 quadmester options

If you don’t yet have an account with us, it will be created within the Checkout page and used immediately to compete your registration.

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NHBT is proud to offer a rich selection of classes

See the Weekly Agenda under Registration Information for class schedules


In-Person / Remote Live Rehearsal Band or Jazz Classes are offered Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays

In-person band and jazz classes are capped at 25 members and some classes have limited instrumentation, so early registration is recommended. 

Band and Jazz classes also offer attendance remotely via the internet using free software and technical support. We ask at the time of order – during the Checkout stage – if you will be using this remote option as our class lists and capacity reflect this. Options are: “no”, “sometimes”, or “always”. 

“Always-remote” band members are in addition to our in-person class size limit. In-person members can also participate remotely on those occasions when you cannot get to our rehearsal location. 

Live band and jazz rehearsal classes are $70 per term ~ whether in-person or remote and require an Annual or appropritate Term membership

Term 1 ~ September 21 – December 9

Term 2 ~ January – May


Online Classes are offered on Mondays in four 6-week quadmesters: 

Online Musicianship classes are $65 per quadmester and require an Annual or appropriate Term or Quadmester membership

Quadmester 1 ~ September 13  – October 25

Quadmester 2 ~ November  1 – December 6

Quadmester 3 ~ February  – March 

Quadmester 4 ~ April  – May 

Classes are grouped below by their quadmester under each category:

      • Class Code B ~ Multi-session Concert Band classes.  There are daytime and evening options for most levels
      • Class Code J ~ Multi-session Jazz classes 
      • Class Code M ~ Multi-session Musicianship classes.
      • Class Code W ~ Workshops are single session only 
      • Music for Life  ~ opportunities to hear stories, learn from experience and enjoy aspects of the life of professional musicians and teachers

Registration Information

Registration is a 2-Step Process: Select and order your Membership first, then once this order is paid and completed, return to this page and select and order your Classes. 

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    1. Please place one order per person. Do not combine orders. 
    2. Click on program names to read about them in more detail. If you want to select a program, add it to your shopping cart from either the class summary or the detail. 
    3. Review your shopping cart contents and total fees and adjust as needed by clicking on the Shopping Cart Total value. 
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    6. Enter or update your contact and other information, and place your order. 
    7. You will receive an email acknowledging your requests. 
    8. Your requests are reviewed and, if needed, someone will be in touch with you to discuss potential changes. If necessary, changes will be made by our NHBT volunteers and you will receive a new confirmation email – that is your invoice. 
    9. Wait until you receive confirmation of your band program selections before you pay. You may then pay by the method you selected (eTransfer or cheque)
    10. Once your payment has been received and processed you will get a final “order completed” email.

In the checkout process you are providing the contact and related information that will be used to create or update the NHBT membership records and to generate the class lists.  

The checkout form includes an option to discuss individualized payment options. Answer “yes” if this is an important factor that will make your participation in NHBT possible. 

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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 within 4 weeks of the start of the program. They will be required to participate virtually until they are fully vaccinated.

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 second dose of a 2-dose vaccine series or 1 dose of an approved 1-dose 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 only received their first dose of a 2-dose Health Canada approved vaccine.

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

Proof of Vaccination – at this juncture, the Ministry of Health vaccination slip is the only valid proof of vaccination.

Approved by the Board – August 18, 2021

COVID-19 self-declaration is accomplished during the order checkout process.

You will be asked to declare your vaccination status.

This yes/no question appears under the Band Registration Details when your order includes a band or jazz class.

Those who intend to participate in-person for band or jazz class rehearsals must be fully vaccinated ~ see NHBT Vaccination Policy for definition.

You will be required to present documentation to verify this status at the beginning of your first in-person class.

Participation in concerts will depend on your status, health guidelines in effect for the setting and prevailing NHBT policy.

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

Fees for classes reflect the break-even costs of operating NHBT which include a portion for class development and administration.

Our Code of Conduct helps us ensure a welcoming environment for all our band members. It is embedded below for ease of reference. All members are obliged to observe the elements of this code.

There are no refunds for online classes once confirmed. 

You have the option of sharing your email address for the class lists that are in the password-protected members area of the website. Addresses and phone numbers are not shared. 

You also have the option of letting us retain your contact information so that we can contact you about events and updates even if you are not currently playing in a band. 

With your authorization, NHBT may use photos or videos that include you during rehearsals, events, and performances on the public portion of our website, on the social networking sites we administer, or similar public outreach. Photos and recordings from band events may also be posted inside the secure members area of the website.

NEW HORIZONS BAND OF TORONTO (By-Law Number 1, Appendix “A”)Members’ Code of Conduct

The following information is provided to inform members of their responsibilities as committed members of the New Horizons Band of Toronto. This policy and practices outlined applies to behaviour during large band classes, sectionals or small ensemble rehearsals, concerts social events, or any other gathering of members participating in and/or representing New Horizons Band of Toronto.

If a member behaves in an objectionable manner, creates disharmony with other band members or with teacher-conductors or coaches during any related New Horizons Band of Toronto activity, then that member’smembership in the New Horizons Band of Toronto may be revoked without remuneration. The Board of Directors will review such situations, on a case-by-case basis and if necessary, ensure that appropriate action is implemented; whether that be remediation or to revoke membership.

Attendance

In fairness to other band members and New Horizons Band of Toronto’s desire to produce high quality performances, please make every effort to attend all classes/rehearsals. Individuals who miss numerous practices prior to a concert are to speak to the teacher-conductor involved to get their approval to play in any upcoming concerts.

If a member must take a leave of absence or is otherwise unable to perform, they are to make best efforts to inform the teacher-conductor(s) of their absence in advance.

Class/Rehearsal Decorum

Please observe appropriate and respectful class/rehearsal decorum, giving the teacher-conductor your full attention and avoiding conversation which is distracting to others. Save conversation for the break. If you need help, ask the teacher-conductor. If you ask your neighbour for help, do so quietly and not while the teacher-conductor is talking.

Playing your instrument when the teacher-conductor has stopped conducting is discourteous to the teacher- conductor and to those around you.

You are asked to refrain from using personal electronic devices (i.e. cell phones, iPads, etc.) for communication and/or entertainment purposes during classes and/or rehearsals. If you must absolutely use these devices, you are asked to leave the classroom/studio to do so. This activity is a distraction to you and to those around you.

Concert Decorum

Please conduct yourself in an appropriate manner at all times while at the concert venue. Remember that the performance begins when the band or ensemble walks on the stage. The audience will judge your performance from this point until you leave the stage at the conclusion of the presentation.

Distracting behaviours such as talking and excessive body and foot movements should be kept to a minimum.

Members are expected do their fair share in assisting with any needed set-up before a concert and clean-up after a concert. This could be in the form of stacking chairs, taking down stands, returning music, loading trucks, etc.

Members are to adhere to the then current concert dress code.

Music Management

As well as your prime resource during a class/rehearsal or performance, sheet music represents a significant cost to the band. Because of this, it is important that you take full responsibility for any original sheet music entrusted to you.

All original sheet music must be returned by the end of each class. Original music should only leave the classroom/rehearsal space with the permission of the teacher-conductor and must be signed out. This also applies to original scores.

When original sheet music is entrusted to you, it is to be returned to the librarian or your teacher-conductor in the same condition as it was received (i.e. no permanent markings, no holes punched, no highlighter, no tears, etc.). If the music is not returned in acceptable condition, you may be charged a fee to replace that part.

Equipment Management

New Horizons Band of Toronto’s equipment (i.e. percussion, instruments, stands, sound, amps, accessories,social, etc.) represents another significant cost to the band. Because of this, it is important that you take full responsibility for any equipment that is entrusted to you; whether borrowed or used.

If you borrow New Horizons Band of Toronto’s equipment, an Equipment Management Form must be completedand approved by your teacher-conductor and submitted to the Asset Officer.

The equipment must be returned to the Asset Officer at the agreed upon time or as requested. Should the equipment not be returned in the same condition as it was when you signed it out, other than normal wear and tear, you may be charged for the repair or replacement of that equipment.

Beginner I 

Woodwind, brass, and percussion instruments welcome
Open to anyone who wishes to learn a new instrument

What this band does: Basic instrument technique and music reading instruction are the focus of this group

Prerequisites: Willingness to learn both an instrument and notation. Rent/own an instrument or purchase a stick/mallet kit if playing percussion
No experience necessary

Beginner II 

Woodwind, brass, and percussion instruments welcome
Open to anyone who has a moderate amount of band experience on their instrument – 1-2 years playing in a Concert Band setting

What this band does:
The focus is on playing together as a group and following the conductor
A wide range of musical styles are explored in traditional concert band instrumentation.

Prerequisites: Rent/own an instrument or purchase a stick/mallet kit if playing percussion
Be able to read notes in the clef of your instrument, including above and below the staff.
Play the Concert B-flat Major scale, one octave
Read rhythms in 3/4, 2/4, and 4/4 time including whole, half, quarter, and eighth notes
Should not be writing in note names, fingerings, slide positions
For percussion: Vic Firth rudiments – single stroke roll, flam, paradiddle (both hands), scales as above on mallet instruments

Concert Band 

Woodwind, brass, and percussion instruments welcome
Open to anyone who has some band experience on their instrument – 2+ years playing in a Concert Band setting

What this band does:
The focus is on performing pieces with dynamics, articulation, and expression
This band is for those who wish to be challenged on their instrument
A wide range of musical styles are explored in traditional concert band instrumentation

Prerequisites: Rent/own an instrument or purchase a stick/mallet kit if playing percussion
Be able to read notes in the clef of your instrument, including up to two ledger lines above and below the staff
Be able to follow a conductor
Play the Concert B-flat Major scale, two octaves
Play Concert C, F, and E-flat Major scales (one or two octaves)
Play Concert g minor scale – all three forms
Read rhythms in 3/4, 2/4, 4/4, and 6/8 time including whole, half, quarter, eighth, and sixteenth notes and dotted rhythms
For percussion: Vic Firth rudiments – double stroke roll, ratamacue, paradiddle (both hands), scales as above on mallet instruments

Symphonic Band 

Woodwind, brass, and percussion instruments welcome
The focus is on developing a diverse repertoire and moving at a quicker pace while still creating enjoyable musical experiences
Open to anyone who has significant band experience on their instrument – 4+ years playing in a Concert Band setting

What this band does:
The focus is on performing pieces at tempo with good intonation, style, and expression
This band is for those who wish to be challenged on their instrument
A wide range of musical styles are explored in traditional concert band instrumentation

Prerequisites:
Rent/own an instrument or purchase a stick/mallet kit if playing percussion
Play with a characteristic tone.
Play the Concert B-flat Major scale and Concert g minor scale (all three forms) two octaves, from memory
Play Concert C, F, and E-flat Major scales (one or two octaves), and their relative minor scales
Read rhythms in simple, compound, and cut time. Mixed meter is used frequently
For percussion: Vic Firth rudiments – double stroke roll, ratamacue, paradiddle (both hands), scales as above on mallet instruments, timpani skills

Wind Ensemble 

Woodwind, brass, and percussion instruments welcome
The focus is on developing a diverse repertoire for performance and moving at a quicker pace while still creating enjoyable musical experiences
This ensemble is limited to players with significant band experience on their instrument – 4+ years playing in a concert band setting


What this band does:
The focus is on performing pieces at tempo with good intonation, style, and expression
This band is for those who wish to be challenged on their instrument
A wide range of musical styles are explored in traditional concert band instrumentation

Prerequisites:
Rent/own an instrument or purchase a stick/mallet kit if playing percussion
Play with a characteristic tone
Play Concert Major and minor scales from five flats to three sharps – two octaves where possible, minor all three forms – from memory
Read rhythms in simple, compound, and cut time. Mixed meter is used frequently 
For percussion: Vic Firth rudiments – double stroke roll, ratamacue, paradiddle (both hands), scales as above on mallet instruments, timpani skills

Beginner Big Band 

The ensemble is open to woodwind and brass musicians from the Beginner II through Symphonic Bands who would like to begin their exploration of the jazz idiom. 
Beginner II musicians who wish to participate are encouraged to contact Patricia Wheeler in order to discuss comfort levels. 

What this band does:  
This class introduces and develops rhythms, styles, and repertoire endemic to the jazz tradition, in a concert band setting, and is open to the full range of instruments found in a concert band.   
Material consists of studies, drills, games, and repertoire modelled after swing and dance band literature, such as that found in the Essential Elements Jazz Ensemble series.  
The class does not require improvisation, but notated solos will be played by the willing, not the forced.

Prerequisites:
Rent/own an instrument or purchase a stick/mallet kit if playing percussion. 
Play with a characteristic tone. 
Play Concert Major scales from three flats to three sharps. 
Read rhythms in simple and compound time signatures

Intermediate Jazz 

The ensemble has (must have) a rhythm section (piano and/or guitar, 2+bassists, drum kit, percussion) and is open to 30 woodwind and brass musicians from the Beginner II through Symphonic Bands who would like to begin their exploration of the jazz idiom 
Beginner II musicians who wish to participate are encouraged to contact Patricia Wheeler in order to discuss comfort levels 

What this band does:  
This class continues to develop rhythms, styles, and repertoire endemic to the jazz tradition, in a concert band setting, and is open to the full range of instruments found in a concert band 
Those who participated in the Big Band in the past may find this a fun and challenging next step   
Material consists of studies, drills, games, and repertoire modelled after swing and dance band literature, such as that found in the Essential Elements Jazz Ensemble series  
Notated solos are encouraged from all players 
This class will also encourage improvisation

Prerequisites: Rent/own an instrument or purchase a stick/mallet kit if playing percussion 
Play with a characteristic tone 
Play Concert Major scales from four flats to four sharps 
Read rhythms in simple and compound time signatures

Donna Dupuy is thrilled to be a part of the leadership team at New Horizons Band of Toronto in the role of Head of Education.  Donna has taught university, high school and New Horizons classes for over 27 years.  She holds a Bachelor of Music and a Master of Music degree from the University of North Texas with a double major in music performance and theory.  Donna is a bassoonist!  She has performed with the San Angelo Symphony and the University of North Texas Faculty Winds. 

Dan Kapp passionately oversaw the implementation and development of the New Horizons Band of Toronto program for its first 8 years as it grew from one band of 17 members to 13 band classes with 250+ members. He now serves as Director Emeritus, as well as teacher, to NHBT. Dan holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts from York University. He also holds a Bachelor of Education from Queen’s University and has studied at the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education at the University of Toronto.

Garry Page holds Honours music degrees in Trumpet Performance, Academics and Teaching from the Birmingham Conservatoire of Music and the Guildhall School of Music and Drama, London, England. He immigrated to Canada in 1997 at which point he became a member of the Stratford Festival Orchestra. Garry is active as a freelance performer, teacher, adjudicator, clinician, university lecturer, and examiner

Marianne Spilberg is a retired teacher from the York Region District School Board. She holds an Honours Music Degree from Western University and a Bachelor of Education from the University of Toronto. During her 32 years as a professional educator, she had the opportunity to teach all grade levels, kindergarten to grade 12; and has taught band, vocal, guitar, recorder and piano. She enjoys teaching students of all ages. 

Craig Thompson has recently retired after having taught instrumental music at Fairbank Middle School and De La Salle College Oaklands for over 27 years. He obtained a Bachelor of Musical Arts degree, a Bachelor of Education and an Honours Specialist in Music Education at Western University. He is a brass specialist and freelance trumpet player and has been on the faculty for the National Music Camp of Canada since 2001.

Maggie Thompson retired from classroom teaching and is proud to have taught Music at St. Clement’s School and for the Toronto District School Board.  She holds an Honours Music Education Degree and Bachelor of Education from Western University. She has served on the Board of Directors for the Ontario Music Educators’ Association and has been part of the National Music Camp of Canada family since 1981 as a camper, staff and faculty member.

Patricia Wheeler has performed throughout North America with artists that include Michael Burgess, Patty Page and Regis Philbin.  Patricia holds a B.F.A. (Honours), M.A. and a PhD in music and teaches at Centennial College and Ryerson University. Her compositions and arrangements have been performed by big bands, concert bands, choirs and soloists.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

M09 Q1 21 Beginner Theory – Mon 2:00-3:00 pm Sept 13, 20, 27 Oct 4, 18, 25 – Dan
Beginner Theory ~
Who this class is best for: Any members who have an interest in learning more about how music is created.
Open to anyone from any band level.
Ideal for those who are just learning how to read music (Beginner I and Beginner II).
What this class does: This class will teach members about the staff, note values and rhythms, time signatures, and the construction of Major scales.
This is a non-performance course.
Prerequisites: Have writing materials, including staff paper. No experience necessary.
Any Software Requirements? Breezin’ Thru Theory – access provided
M11 Q2 21 Intermediate Theory – Mon 2:00-3:00 pm Nov 1, 8, 15, 22, 29 Dec 6 – Marianne
Intermediate Theory ~
Who this class is best for: Any members who have an interest in learning more about how music is created.
Open to anyone from any band level.
Ideal for those who can read music and want to learn more about the notes on the page (Concert Band and up).
What this class does: This class will teach members about the intervals, chords, the minor scales, modes. Ear training is also a part of this course This is a non-performance course.
Prerequisites: Have writing materials, including staff paper. Have taken Beginner Theory or have a good understanding of music rudiments\nMust be able to read in treble and bass clef
Any Software Requirements? Breezin’ Thru Theory – access provided
M47 Q1 21 Renaissance History Mon 12-1:00 pm Sept 13, 20, 27 Oct 4, 18, 25 – Dan
Renaissance History –
Learning more about the music of any time period also includes learning about the social, cultural, and historical aspects of that time as well. In this course, you will learn about the characteristic music styles, important composers, and musical trends of the Renaissance period. The course includes listening to recordings, and learning in a non-performance setting with your instructor.
Open to all. No prerequisites.
M48 Q1 21 Baroque History Mon 4:00-5:00 pm Sept 13, 20, 27 Oct 4, 18, 25 – Garry
Baroque History –
Learning more about the music of any time period also includes learning about the social, cultural, and historical aspects of that time as well. In this course, you will learn about the characteristic music styles, important composers, and musical trends of the Baroque period. The course includes listening to recordings, and learning in a non-performance setting with your instructor.
Open to all. No prerequisites.
M49 Q2 21 Classical History Mon 4:00-5:00 pm Nov 1, 8, 15, 22, 29 Dec 6 – Garry
Classical History –
Learning more about the music of any time period also includes learning about the social, cultural, and historical aspects of that time as well. In this course, you will learn about the characteristic music styles, important composers, and musical trends of the Classical period. The course includes listening to recordings, and learning in a non-performance setting with your instructor.
Open to all. No prerequisites.
M50 Q2 21 Romantic Music Mon 12-1:00 pm Nov 1, 8, 15, 22, 29 Dec 6 – Dan
Romantic History –
Learning more about the music of any time period also includes learning about the social, cultural, and historical aspects of that time as well. In this course, you will learn about the characteristic music styles, important composers, and musical trends of the Romantic period. The course includes listening to recordings, and learning in a non-performance setting with your instructor.
Open to all. No prerequisites.
M51 Q1 21 20th Century History Mon 10:00-11:00 am Sept 13, 20, 27 Oct 4, 18, 25  – Donna
20th Century History –
Learning more about the music of any time period also includes learning about the social, cultural, and historical aspects of that time as well. In this course, you will learn about the characteristic music styles, important composers, and musical trends of the 20th Century. This includes an exploration of the development of band music during this time and an introduction to the different non-traditional harmonic systems that were developed in this time. The course includes listening to recordings, and learning in a non-performance setting with your instructor.
Open to all. No prerequisites.
M52 Q2 21 Popular Music History Mon 10:00-11:00 am Nov 1, 8, 15, 22, 29 Dec 6 – Donna
Popular Music History –
POPULAR! You will be in the know about what is fab and hip and rad and cool in the music world from 1900-NOW! Take a trip through time as we explore the music that was made for the people, by the people. Each week will focus on a different 20 year period with lots of recordings, links and fun facts about this history of popular music.
Open to all. No prerequisites.
M54 Q1 21 Duets – Thur 4:00-5:30 pm – Maggie and Craig
Duets –
If you have missed performing live with other musicians, this is your chance! In this course, you will have the opportunity to play duets with Maggie Thompson (alto saxophone). Each week, you will explore new pieces from various genres. Maggie will take you through a comprehensive warm-up routine, share interesting facts about the music and offer suggestions for further practice and listening throughout the week. The music will be sent to you in advance should you wish to practise ahead of time.
Best suited to Symphonic Band or Wind Ensemble members
M54 Q2 21 Duets – Thur 4:00-5:30 pm – Maggie and Craig
Duets –
If you have missed performing live with other musicians, this is your chance! In this course, you will have the opportunity to play duets with Maggie Thompson (alto saxophone). Each week, you will explore new pieces from various genres. Maggie will take you through a comprehensive warm-up routine, share interesting facts about the music and offer suggestions for further practice and listening throughout the week. The music will be sent to you in advance should you wish to practise ahead of time.
Best suited to Symphonic Band or Wind Ensemble members
 

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

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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

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Concert Band Classes

Full Year ~ Sept – June

Term 1 ~ Sept – Dec

Term 2 ~ Feb – June

Jazz Classes

Full Year ~ Sept – June

Term 1 – Sept – Dec

Term 2 – Jan – June

Online Musicianship Classes

Q1 ~ Quadmester One – Sept – Oct

Q2 ~ Quadmester Two – Nov – Dec

Q3 ~ Quadmester Three – February – March

Q4 ~ Quadmester Four – April – May

Online Workshops

Workshops to get ready for online band ~ These classes are on a drop-in basis during dates / times to be determined by the level of interest

Workshops on the use of information technology for online learning

Workshops to enhance musical technique

Music for Life ~ Online

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