Bytown Beginner Concert Band

Rehearsals: Tuesdays 6:30 – 8:45 p.m.
Location:  Brookfield High School
Session Date: TBD once COVID restrictions are lifted
Band Leaders:  Felicia Persaud

Dreaming of learning to play a musical instrument or picking up that instrument you played in high school?

The Bytown Beginners is for all beginners and musicians who wish to refine skills at the level .5 to 1.5 (very easy/easy).  No experience is needed for the fall session. Experienced intermediate and senior ONHB musicians are invited to join to support new musicians, and do not pay a fee to play with the Bytown Beginner Band. 

Every rehearsal is two hours long plus a short social break, and can be made up of a full band rehearsal for the whole time or a mix of full band rehearsal and one-hour instrument-specific clinics or sectional groupings.  At the end-of-session concert, the band performs music ranging from classical to contemporary. 

We use Essential Elements Book 1 for instruction.  You will need an instrument, a pencil and a music stand.  If you don’t have an instrument, contact the band leader.

Instrument choices:  Flute, Oboe, Bassoon, Clarinet, Bass Clarinet, Alto Saxophone, Tenor Saxophone, Baritone Saxophone, Trumpet, French Horn, Trombone, Euphonium/Baritone, Tuba, Electric Bass Guitar, Percussion (snare, bass, concert bells, auxiliary percussion)

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