Ottawa New Horizons Band

Ottawa New Horizons Band

Music for life

Ottawa New Horizons Band

Ottawa New Horizons Band

Cathy Wilcox has guided the Ottawa New Horizons Band program as founding band leader since 2008 at Dominion Chalmers United Church and continues to serve on the volunteer board of directors for the ONHB.  She is thankful for the many talented people who support the ONHB as volunteers, clinicians and band leaders.

Cathy studied piano in Bobcaygeon and with a dear friend and mentor Edythe A. Holmes Meekin in Lindsay.  She completed an Honours Bachelor of Music, as well as a Bachelor of Education at Western University, mentored by Marian MacLennan, Deral Johnson and others.  Soon after graduating, she joined the vocal Renaissance octet Vox Humana, where a passion for music of the Renaissance was ignited.  In her career as a teacher, Cathy directed musicals, choral ensembles, concert and jazz bands, and her school music program was selected for special projects, such as the pilot of Blues in the Schools and Listen Up!  In retirement, Cathy has taken up primitive rug hooking, tutoring newcomers to Canada, and French horn.