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The Ontario Band Association, with the support of Long & McQuade and Yamaha Canada, is proud to invite you to the Annual Directors' Social!

This invitation is extended to all current members of the OBA, festival participants (adults), as well as adjudicators and Provincial Band Festival sponsors. We also invite you to bring a guest.

We will be celebrating the successful completion of our 21st Annual Provincial Band Festival and presenting the Festival Awards and Scholarships.

The evening will also include complimentary appetizers and bar, great music, the Festival Awards, a keynote address by Jeff Reynolds, and a special presentation by Dennis Beck.

Our goal of the Directors' Social is to provide a venue and atmosphere to celebrate our passion for education and our love of music. It is one of only a few opportunities that we music educators have to socialize during the academic year, and this year we have a lot of catching up to do!

Best wishes,

Mark Caswell

Provincial Band Festival Coordinator


Friday February 17th, 2023


Chinese Cultural Centre of Toronto

(518 Sheppard Ave. East, Scarborough

6:30 - 10:00 PM


keynote address

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Dr. Jeffrey Reynolds

Associate Professor,

University of Toronto

Jeffrey Reynolds teaches trumpet and conducting at the Faculty of Music at the University of Toronto, as well as conducting the Wind Symphony. For five years he was the Co-ordinator of the Performance Division, until 2015. He holds a Ph.D. in the philosophy of music education and an M.M. in trumpet performance.

Dr. Reynolds has performed and recorded as a trumpeter with the Calgary Philharmonic, Victoria Symphony, Hamilton Philharmonic, Hannaford Street Silver Band, the Stratford Festival Ensemble, and the Orchestra of the Royal Winnipeg Ballet, as well as many other orchestral, chamber, and solo performances. Prior to the University of Toronto, Dr. Reynolds taught at Malaspina College and McMaster University, and for several years was an instrumental specialist with the Scarborough Board of Education.

Dr. Reynolds is the author of a trumpet pedagogy book in the Dummies series, Trumpet for Dummies, has recently completed the compilation of trumpet repertoire for the Royal Conservatory of Music, along with Dr. Gillian Mackay, and contributes articles to several journals. He frequently conducts workshops in southern Ontario schools, and is in demand as an adjudicator at music festivals across the country.


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