Hello Bytown Band Registrants,
Welcome to Ottawa New Horizons Band! We have over 40 registered members for the fall term, both returning members who love the format of focusing on four pieces and developing confidence and facility on their instruments, and new members, many of whom have no music experience. (You more experienced players will be great mentors, as you well remember the challenge of getting started!)
An introductory Music Theory Crash Course is this Tuesday, Sept. 5 from 6- 8 pm at Dominion Chalmers United Church, 355 Cooper St. You are all welcome, however this meeting is especially for our brand new musicians who do not read music (yet). No instruments or books are needed for this first session. This is a chance to meet others over refreshments and during the fun activities we have prepared. There is free parking at the church lot on Lisgar St.at O’Connor. We will meet on the main level in Woodside Hall.
The Fall Session will be at Brookfield High School on Tuesdays, from September 19 – December 4, 2017 from 6:30 – 8:45. During the first few weeks, the first hour from 6:30 – 7:30 will be group clinics where you learn to assemble and care for your instrument, produce a musical sound and read music under the direction of teacher-musicians. You will need your instrument, a portable music stand, and an Essential Elements method book 1. St. John’s Music offers a special rental rate and discount for ONHB.
To learn more about Bytown Beginners Band, visit our website at
You will find regular weekly updates, rehearsal notes and important dates under Band Notes. https://ottawanewhorizons.com/
Cathy and Felicia
NOTE: The ONHB has grown from being an outreach program of Dominion Chalmers United Church started in 2008, to a non-profit corporation as of June 2017, under the direction of an Advisory Committee made up of a member from each band, the band leaders and the board members ( 5 incorporators, with an election at our first Annual General Meeting on October 15 at 2 pm.