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APRIL 19 - 21, 2024

Ashbury College

302 Mariposa Ave., Ottawa, ON, K1M 0T3


The Ontario Band Association is proud to announce the return of the Capital Region Junior Winds Honour Band! this ensemble will draw students from Kingston to Renfrew to Ottawa. The band will run from Friday, April 19 - 21, 2024.



Honour Bands are a great chance for students to meet other like-minded individuals and work towards a common goal. The Capital Region/OBA Honour Band is an educational concert band that will develop not only the participants' musical capabilities, but also their self confidence, team work and spirit, which they will bring home and to school to positively affect everyone who is around them.


Isabelle Brassard-Porte will be the conductor for the 2024 Honour Band. We are so excited to be back making music together!



Students from Grade 7 - 8 can be recommended by their teachers to be in the ensemble. Please note that a maximum of eight (8) students can be recommended from any one school. Recommendations must be completed by Feb 25, 2024


The participation fee for the weekend will be $50. This includes meals, snacks and a t-shirt.

2024 conductor




about isabelle brassard-porter

Isabelle Brassard-Porter has had a long musical career as a performer, conductor and educator. As a professional flutist and piccoloist, she had the chance to perform orchestral masterworks from the post romantic era for thirty-two seasons with the Ottawa Symphony Orchestra. 


Ms. Brassard-Porter was the head of the instrumental music program at the Béatrice-Desloges High School Specialized Arts Program where she conducted numerous ensembles including the Béatrice-Desloges Senior Wind Orchestra which has won the highest honors at numerous festivals in Canada, the United States and Europe.  In 2012, MusicFest Canada recognized Ms. Brassard-Porter with the Keith Mann Outstanding Director Award of Excellence.


Over the course of her career, Isabelle has inspired countless young people to discover the joy and benefits of making music and is happy to continue this mission as adjudicator, clinician and guest conductor at regional and national festivals as well as in schools in Ontario and Quebec.

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