Spring Extension Bands

The standard Ottawa New Horizons Band (ONHB) season includes a fall session from September to December and a winter session from January to April.  Over the years, a variety of more informal spring extension bands, sometimes organized by volunteers, evolved to provide more playing opportunities after the final concert in April.

For 2019, all spring extension bands have been organized by the board of directors and will be 8-weeks long.  All registration will take place through the website.

The Spring Extension Bands for Spring 2019 will include:

Spring Extension Concert Band 1 (SECB1)

  • Level: beginner/intermediate level
  • Rehearsals: Wednesdays 6:30-8:45 p.m.
  • Dates: Apr. 24 – June 12
  • Location: Brookfield High School (and Woodroffe United Church in June)
  • Band leader – Sheila White

Spring Extension Concert Band 2 (SECB2)

  • Level: intermediate/advanced
  • Rehearsals: Tuesdays 6:30-8:45 p.m.
  • Dates: Apr. 23 – June 11
  • Location: Brookfield High School (and Woodroffe United Church in June)
  • Band leader – Adrian Cosstick

Spring Extension Jumpin’ Jazz Band (SEJJB)

  • Level: Introductory
  • Rehearsals: Tuesdays 6:30-8:45 p.m.
  • Dates: Apr. 23 – June 11
  • Location: Brookfield High School (and Woodroffe United Church in June)
  • Band leader – Cathy Wilcox

Spring Extension Downtown Jazz Band (SEDJB)

  • Level: Intermediate
  • Rehearsals: Thursdays 7-9p.m.
  • Dates: Apr. 18-June 6
  • Location: Nepean High School (and Woodroffe United Church in June)
  • Band leader – Rocco Romeo

Spring Extension Two Beats Ahead Jazz Band (SETBA)

  • Level: Advanced
  • Rehearsals: Mondays 7-9 p.m.
  • Dates: Apr. 15-June 10 (with 2 holidays and an additional final rehearsal/concert TBD)
  • Location: Nepean High School (and Woodroffe United Church in June)
  • Band leader – JP Lafleur
  • As for other sessions, anyone interested in joining TBA’s spring session should discuss with the band leader, JP Lafleur.

Registration:

  • Fees: $90 for one band, and $50 for each subsequent band
  • Refunds: withdrawal must take place before the second rehearsal to receive a full refund minus a $25 administrative charge.
  • Online registration will run from Mar. 25 – Apr 6 or until bands reach capacity.  Early registration is recommended.
  • Click here for registration