ONHB In-Person Bands

Fall 2022

Please note that links to the printable music parts will be sent to registrants by the band leaders the week before rehearsals begin, around September 12, 2022.

Procedures and protocols may be updated prior to the start of rehearsals.

Key Information Applying to All In-Person Band Rehearsals

  • Dates: Eleven consecutive rehearsals beginning the week of September 19 and running to the week of December 5, with the week of October 17 off. While eleven rehearsals are scheduled, nine are guaranteed in case of bad weather or COVID restrictions.
  • Time: See below for specific band times.
  • Rehearsal length: Two one-hour sessions separated by a 15-minute break.
  • Level: Four bands will offer music at an intermediate level. One band will offer easy concert band music, along with instrument- or section-specific clinics.
  • Location: Woodroffe United Church, 207 Woodroffe Ave, Ottawa; Brookfield High School, 824 Brookfield Rd., Ottawa (see below).
  • Registration: Registration is now closed for the Fall 2022 session.
  • Fees: The fee will be $190 with a registration limit of one in-person band – per member.
  • Refunds:  A member withdrawing from a band before the third rehearsal of a session will receive a full refund, minus a $25 administrative fee. Refunds will not be provided for later withdrawals.
  • Cancellation: If it is necessary to cancel an in-person band partway through the session due to issues arising from the pandemic, a partial refund will be given. If cancelled before the third rehearsal a refund of $165 will be given. If cancelled between the start of the third rehearsal and before the start of the sixth rehearsal, a refund of $100 will be given. If cancelled between the start of the sixth rehearsal and before the start of the ninth session, a refund of $60 will be given.  If cancelled after the start of the ninth session no refund will be given.
  • Concert: Due to the circumstances, there will be no concert.


In-Person Band Procedures and Protocols

  • All members of an in-person band must have two COVID vaccines, plus a booster. Proof of vaccination must be provided at the first band rehearsal.
  • Band size may be limited, depending upon space. Musicians will be spaced apart while playing.
  • It may not be possible to accommodate all band members who wish to play in-person.
  • If an applicant cannot be accommodated in their band of choice, they may be offered a place in another band.
  • Musicians will be expected to wear masks when they arrive and leave and when they leave their playing position during rehearsals. Musicians may wish to use masks, slitted masks or bell covers while playing.
  • More detail on ONHB procedures and protocols will be provided prior to the start of rehearsals. Please check back in September.

Please review all of ONHB’s COVID-19 Protocols for the Fall 2022 IN-Person session prior to registering.



Intermediate Jazz (Band Leader – Rocco Romeo)
Sanctuary, Woodroffe United Church
Tuesday evenings

/set-up: 6:15 – 6:45pm
Rehearsal: 6:45 – 9:00pm

  1. Free Ride  (arr.J Wasson)
  2. Flow Chart  (P Baker)
  3. Power Play  (R Woolworth)
  4. La Quema Del Diablo  (V Lopez)
  5. Honk  (J Jarvis)      
  6. Lush Life  (B Strayhorn, arr. M Kamuf)
  7. Gospel John   (J Steinberg, arr. A Clark)
  8. Los Reyes de Plata  (D Beach)
  9. Old Devil Moon  (B Lane, arr. D Wolpe)
  10. Backlash  (D Pickett, arr. M Kamuf)
  11. A Day in the Life of a Fool  (arr. T White)


Intermediate Concert (Band Leader – Colin Williamson)
Banquet Hall, Woodroffe United Church
Wednesday evenings

/set-up: 6:15 – 6:45pm
Rehearsal: 6:45 – 9:00pm

  1. Choose Joy  (R Standridge)
  2. A Kind and Gentle Soul  (J Swearingen)
  3. The Genius of Ray Charles  (arr. M Brown)
  4. Highlights from Mary Poppins  (arr. T Ricketts)
  5. Jimmy Buffet: The Hits  (arr. P Rozell)
  6. The Bare Necessities  (arr. P Murtha)
  7. A Song For Friends  (L Daehn)
  8. Gabriel’s Oboe  (arr. R Longfield)
  9. Ode To a Flash Mob  (arr. J Brubaker)
  10. The Peanut Vendor  (arr. J Moss)
  11. Camino del Sol  (S Hodges)



NEW – Easy Concert (Band Leader – Felicia Persaud)

* For the first several weeks, the rehearsal will offer one hour of instrument- or section-specific clinic followed by a second hour of full band rehearsal
Music Room, Brookfield High School
Wednesday evenings

/set-up: 6:00 – 6:30pm
Rehearsal: 6:30 – 8:45pm

  1. Ember Skies  (K Day)
  2. Carpathia  (W Owens)
  3. Bohemian Rhapsody  (arr. J Vinson)
  4. Amber Moon  (N Wada)
  5. Appalachian Whisper  (J McDonel)



Intermediate Concert (Band Leader – Sheila White)
Banquet Hall, Woodroffe United Church
Thursday afternoons

/set-up: 12:15 – 12:45pm
Rehearsal: 12:45 – 3:00pm

  1. March from “First Suite in Eb” (G Holst, arr S Stanton)
  2. William Tell Overture (arr D Bobrowitz)
  3. Ode to Joy  (arr S Stanton)
  4.  The Willow Tree  (P Ni Uallachain, arr M Sweeney)
  5. Blast from the Past  (J Compello)
  6. Storm Warning!  (R Sheldon)
  7. Where Mountains Touch the Sky  (R Buckley)
  8. Happy  (P Williams, arr M Sweeney) 



Intermediate Jazz (Band Leader – Peter Archibald)
Banquet Hall, Woodroffe United Church
Thursday evenings

/set-up: 6:15 – 6:45pm
Rehearsal: 6:45 – 9:00pm

  1. All Blues  (M Davies, arr. M Sweeney)
  2. Back in Time  (P Metheny, arr. B Curnow)
  3. Baroque ‘n’ Bones  (C Sharp)
  4. Blues in the Night  (H Arlen, arr. L DeSpain)
  5. Chilly Today, Hot Tamale  (R Hirsch)
  6. Contents Under Pressure  (V Gassi)
  7. Frim Fram Sauce  (J Wasson)
  8. Gospel John  (J Steinberg, arr. A Clark)
  9. Honk  (J Jarvis)
  10. Latin Satin  (L Niehaus)
  11. Out of the Doghouse  (E Morales)