EASTERN ONTARIO ELEMENTARY HONOUR BAND
Due to the recent updates from Ottawa Public Health regarding the Covid-19 pandemic the Eastern Ontario Elementary Honour Band will be cancelled in May 2020. Refunds will be processed in the coming weeks.
Thank you for your understanding and stay safe and healthy.
The Ontario Band Association is proud to announce the fifth annual Eastern Ontario Elementary Honour Band! This ensemble will draw students from Kingston to Renfrew to Ottawa! The band will run on Friday, May 1 to Sunday, May 3, 2020.
Students from Grade 7 & 8 can be recommended by their teachers to be in the ensemble. The teacher recommendation form will be available in the new year. Please note that a limit of seven (7) students can be recommended from any one school. Recommendations must be completed by February 28, 2020. Complete registration is due to be completed by parents by March 3, 2020. The participation fee for the weekend will be $55.
Honour Bands are a great chance for students to meet other like-minded individuals and work towards a common goal. The EOEHB is an educational, high-level, 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.
For more information please contact Lani Sommers at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Fri, May 1
Sat, May 2
Sun, May 3
Recently retired from the OCDSB, JF has more than 30 years experience as Band Director and Music teacher from Jr. Kindergarten to grade 12 levels. Throughout his career, he's received of the Ottawa-Carleton District School Board Fine Arts Recognition Award, both at the Elementary and Secondary levels & the CJMJ-FM Majic 100‛s Golden Apple Award. In 2004, his elementary school wind ensemble won the Capital Region MusicFest‛ Most Outstanding Concert Band Award.
His school Jazz bands have previously won the CRMF's Most Outstanding Jazz Ensemble Award and for the fourth time in the last 15 years. He is also a three-time nominee for the OCRI Capital Educators' Award. JF is also the recipient of the Ottawa-Carleton District School Board's 2015-16 Director Citation Award.
Jean-Francois is the founding Director of Dovercourt Band Camp, the only non-overnight band camp for students at the primary or intermediate level in North America. He is also the co-founder of the Nepean All-City Lab Band, a community youth Jazz ensemble based in Ottawa. Last year, the band was invited to perform at last year's Ottawa and Montreal Jazz festivals.