The Ontario Band Association is inviting every high school student to
audition for the 16th annual Ontario Provincial Honour Band. 80 of the
province's high school musicians will be selected to take part in an
intensive four days of music making. The experience includes our
rehearsal camp, concerts and the annual performance at the Ontario Music
Educators' Association conference. Dr. Jack Stamp, conductor of the OPHB
2011, said, "Not only is the Honour Band an outstanding performance
opportunity, but it is also a wonderful sharing of experiences and goals
that create a strong community of musicians."
This sensational four-day event (October 31st – November 3rd, 2018) promises to give participants the experience of a lifetime. Based at the Salvation Army Shoreline Camp in Jackson's Point, Ontario, on the shores of beautiful Lake Simcoe, the 2018 Honour Band will be conducted by Dr. Darrin Oehlerking from the University of Saskatchewan, renowned conductor and educator. We continue our amazing work with Yamaha Canada Music and bring none other than TorQ Percussion Quartet back as our popular guest artists!
We have updated the unit design for every teacher to include the audition material as part of the curriculum in any music class. You can make it work for your students' specific needs as well! The auditions work very well for the musicality and technical range of any grade eleven student. Please check out the plan on our website. Online registration for auditions is open NOW so please don't hesitate to get your students practicing. The audition fee for the Ontario Provincial Honour Band is $10. If students are successful in auditioning for the ensemble, a $285 participation fee is required. We look forward to hearing your students' auditions. If you have further questions, please contact Scott Harrison ( firstname.lastname@example.org ). Thanks for your continuing support of OPHB and all other OBA activities and events!