Spring Extension Bands

Due to the corona virus epidemic, the spring extension session may be cancelled or reduced. Please visit this page after March 30 for up-to-date information.

The standard Ottawa New Horizons Band (ONHB) season includes a fall session from September to December and a winter session from January to April. In order to provide more playing opportunities after the final concert in April, a shorter, more informal spring extension session is offered, often with a different array of bands.

Spring Extension Concert Band 1 (SECB1)

  • Level: Beginner/Intermediate

  • Rehearsals: Wednesdays 6:30-8:45 p.m.

  • Dates: April 22 – June 10

  • Locations: Brookfield High School (and Woodroffe United Church for the 4 final rehearsals)

  • Band leader: Colin Williamson

Spring Extension Concert Band 2 (SECB2)

  • Level: Intermediate/Advanced

  • Rehearsals: Tuesdays 6:30-8:45 p.m.

  • Dates: April 21 – June 9

  • Locations: Brookfield High School (and Woodroffe United Church for the 3 final rehearsals)

  • Band leader: Sheila White

Spring Extension Jumpin’ Jazz Band (SEJJB)

  • Level: Introductory

  • Rehearsals: Tuesdays 6:30-8:45 p.m.

  • Dates: April 21 – June 9

  • Locations: Brookfield High School (and Woodroffe United Church for the 2 final rehearsals)

  • Band leader: Colin Williamson

Spring Extension Downtown Jazz Band (SEDJB)

  • Level: Intermediate

  • Rehearsals: Thursdays 7:00-9:00 p.m.

  • Dates: April 23 – June 11

  • Locations: Merivale High School (and Woodroffe United Church for the 4 final rehearsals)

  • Band leader: Rocco Romeo

Spring Extension Two Beats Ahead Jazz Band (SETBA)

  • Level: Advanced

  • Rehearsals: Mondays 7:00 – 9:00 p.m.

  • Dates: April 20 – June 8 (with 1 holiday and an additional final rehearsal/concert TBD)

  • Locations: Merivale High School (and Woodroffe United Church for the 2 final rehearsals)

  • Band leader: JP Lafleur

  • As for other sessions, anyone interested in joining TBA’s spring session should speak with the band leader, JP Lafleur .

Spring Extension Europe Band (SEEB)

  • Rehearsals: Wednesdays 6:30-8:45 p.m.

  • Dates: April 22 – June 10

  • Locations: Brookfield High School (and Woodroffe United Church for the 2 final rehearsals)

  • Band leader: Cathy Wilcox

  • Please Note: The Europe Band is open to musicians pre-registered for the Europe Trip.

Registration:

  • Fees: $100 for one band and $70 for each subsequent band.

  • Refunds: Due to the shorter rehearsal period, withdrawal must take place before the second rehearsal to receive a full refund minus a $25 administrative charge.

  • Online registration will run from March 22 to April 3 or until bands reach capacity, so early registration is recommended.

  • Click here for registration