Author Archive for Jody Gomber

N.B. Some session dates were changed on July 29. Check “Our Bands”

Registration for the fall session opens to the general public on August 11!

ONHB Info Night set for June 4!

An ONHB Info Night will be held on Monday, June 4 at Carleton Heights Community Center, 1665 Apeldoorn Ave. from 6 – 8 pm.

We will have instruments for people to try out, as well as information about our bands and instrument rental and purchase options.  Current musicians will be there to share their ONHB experiences.  Anyone interested in trying out concert band instruments and hearing about the ONHB program is welcome.

Rideau Cadences is proud to announce that at the Ottawa Kiwanis Music Festival in April 2018, they received a very high silver rating with a mark of 87.  They have been nominated to participate in the  Provincial Competition in the community band category, which is an honour accorded to a select few.  Listen to the performance here.

Registration for Spring Extension Concert Bands (two) and Jumpin’ Jazz Band ongoing from April 7 – 17.   For these and others, see Our Bands.

Concert is on today, April 15

After having carefully considered the Ottawa weather forecast, the all-band concert today at Woodroffe United Church is going ahead at its scheduled time of 2:00 pm.  In order to end a bit earlier, we will adjust the schedule by having the appetizers available in the Banquet Hall continuously from 3:15, and cut the 10th anniversary cake at 3:50.  No food is allowed in the Sanctuary, but audience members can pop out for a treat while jazz bands are transitioning.  We can be out of the church by 6:30.


Our Spring 10th Anniversary Concert is coming up April 15 – see Upcoming Events for details.

Registration for Spring Extension Concert Bands (two) and Jumpin’ Jazz Band will open April 7.   For others, see Our Bands.

Reminders & Two Beats Ahead at the Capital Region Music Festival

No rehearsal during March Break (March 12-16).


Spring 10th Anniversary Concert April 15 – see Upcoming Events for details.


Two Beats Ahead at the Capital Region Music Festival – click here to read story.

TBA receives Gold rating at Capital Region MusicFest






Note: Two Beats Ahead winter 2018 start date

Two Beats Ahead Jazz Band will be starting on January 8, a week before the other ONHB bands, due to the school being closed on Easter Monday, April 2.

Please Note Start Time of Concert

The concert is Sunday, December 10 at 2 pm.  This is an hour earlier than previous Sunday concerts, and we don’t want you to be late!

Updates on AGM, Potsdam Band Fest, Finale Workshop and Beginner Jazz Band

New Board of Directors for 2017/2018

Congratulations and thanks go to Brian Carr, David Chaplin, Leslie Scott, and Steve Snell, acclaimed at the AGM on Oct. 15.  There will be a fifth director named shortly, selected from band leaders who wish to serve as a director.

Potsdam Band Event Nov. 4, 2017

Click here for details and updates.

Finale Workshop

Click here for details.

A Beginner Jazz Band – this very close to becoming a reality for Wednesday evenings in January!  If you missed adding your name to the list, please send your name and instrument, as well as any questions you have, to Art Stewart.