Ottawa New Horizons Band

Ottawa New Horizons Band

Music for life

Ottawa New Horizons Band

Ottawa New Horizons Band

After studying piano in Bobcaygeon and Lindsay, Cathy completed an Honours Bachelor of Music, as well as a Bachelor of Education at Western University. 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 her retirement, Cathy has taken up primitive rug hooking and French horn.

As the founding director in 2008, Cathy has been a part of ONHB’s incredible success from one band to nine bands in 2019. In 2017, she played a significant role in the transformation of ONHB into a non-profit corporation. Since that time, Cathy has served on the volunteer board of directors as the band leaders’ representative and continues to lead one of the jazz bands.