LAURIER/OBA ELEMENTARY HONOUR BAND
Honour Bands are a great chance for students to meet other like-minded individuals and work towards a common goal. The Laurier/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.
We are grateful to Wilfrid Laurier University for hosting the annual LOEHB. Last year, we had 122 student participate, each receiving a bursary to Interprovincial Music Camp.
Dr. Jessica Kun will conduct the 2020 LOEHB. Our goal is to engage 150 students and have two performing ensembles.
Students from Grade 7 & 8 can be recommended by their teachers to be in the ensemble.The participation fee for the weekend will be $55.
Sharon Fitzsimmins, Mus. Bac., B.Ed, is a respected educator, international adjudicator, clinician and conductor. She is past president of The Ontario Music Educators’ Association (OMEA) and was co-editor of The Recorder for 8 years, examiner for The Royal Conservatory of Music and a conductor at the National Music Camp of Canada. She has received numerous teaching, professional development and leadership awards including Teacher of the Year. In November 2006, Sharon received the highest award from the OMEA, an Honorary Life Membership. Sharon is currently the Chair of the Concert Band Division for MusicFest Canada. Sharon is proud to have taught for thirty years at Barrie North Collegiate where she conducted award winning bands and choirs. She has written three teacher resources and a collection of stories called It Made Me Laugh, It Made Me Cry. Stories From the Music Room.