ONHB In-Person Bands

Spring 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 March 28, 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 April 4 and running to the week of June 13
  • Time: See below for specific band times.
  • Rehearsal length: Two one-hour sessions separated by a 15-minute break
  • Location: Woodroffe United Church, 207 Woodroffe Ave, Ottawa
  • Registration: Open from March 10 – 20 at Registration – In-Person Bands
  • 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

  • Each of the four bands will offer music at an intermediate level.
  • Band size may be increased slightly from last fall, space permitting.
  • 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 will be contacted and other options discussed.
  • All members of an in-person band must be double vaccinated. Proof of vaccination must be provided at the first band rehearsal unless vaccination status was previously confirmed for the Fall 2021 session.
  • A full list of COVID-19 protocols can be found here. Please consult this list prior to the first rehearsal as some protocols may have changed.


Description of Bands


Intermediate Concert (Band Leader – Colin Williamson)
Banquet Hall
Wednesday evenings

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

  1. Little Suite For Band  (Randall D. Standridge)
  2. Rocketman  (arr. Johnnie Vinson)
  3. Canticle  (Douglas E. Wagner)
  4. I Dreamed a Dream  (arr. Michael Brown)
  5. Amparito Roca  (arr. Gary Fagan)
  6. Queen of Soul  (arr. Paul Murtha)
  7. Sea Shanty Saga  (Tyler Arcari)
  8. Eagles Among Us  (Brian Balmages)
  9. Children’s March  (arr. Douglas E. Wagner)
  10. West Side Story  (arr. Michael Sweeney)
  11. Sixties Gold  (arr. Douglas E. Wagner)
  12. Jimmy Buffett: The Hits (arr. Patrick Roszell)



Intermediate Jazz (Band Leader – JP Lafleur)
Wednesday evenings

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


  1. Come Fly With Me (Stitzel)
  2. Blue Bossa (Sweeney)
  3. Autumn Leaves (Berry)
  4. Cold Duck Time (Taylor)
  5. Train Reaction (Davis)
  6. Chase the Clouds Away (Lewis)
  7. Moten Swing (Stitzel)
  8. Old Devil Moon (Stitzel)


  1. Luck of the Draw (Yasinitsky)
  2. The Blues Walk

Challenge Issued:

  1. Fly by Nightfly (Zvacek)



Intermediate Concert (Band Leader – Laurie Hamilton)
Banquet Hall
Thursday afternoons

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

  1. Loch Lomond (arr. Jarod Hall)
  2. Three Czech Folksongs  (arr. Johnnie Vinson)
  3. Come Down Rain  (Jack Wilds)
  4. River Poem (Tyler S. Grant)
  5. The Lords of Greenwich  (Robert Sheldon)
  6. Spearfish Canyon  (Jared Barnes)
  7. Enigma Variations – Pastoral Symphony – Pictures at an Exhibition  (Elgar – Beethoven – Mussorgsky /arr. Paul Barker)
  8. Jump, Jive an’ Wail (arr. Johnnie Vinson)



Intermediate Jazz (Band Leader – Peter Archibald)
Lower Hall
Thursday evenings

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


  1. One for Daddy-O (arr. Vince Gassi)
  2. Don’t Get Around Much Anymore (arr. Michael Sweeney)   
  3. My Favorite Things  (arr. Paul Murtha)
  4. The Way You Look Tonight (arr. Mark Taylor)
  5. Fast Forward  (Howard Rowe)
  6. Dig Them Georgia Peaches (Ed Gaston)
  7. Sing, Sing, Sing (Louis Prima)

Past Favourites:

  1. Rock Island Express
  2. Out of the Doghouse

Extra Challenge:

  1. Gentle Rain (arr. Kris Berg)