WESTERN/OBA Intermediate honour band

ABOUT

After a two year hiatus, the Ontario Band Association in partnership with Western University, is once again thrilled to present the annual Intermediate Honour Band for students in Grades 9, 10, and 11 from across the province. The 2022 honour band will take place at the Don Wright Faculty of Music on Western’s campus in London ON on October 14th and 15th.

 

This two-day event is a phenomenal opportunity for musical enrichment and provides memories that will last a lifetime! 

 

Acceptance into the ensemble is through teacher recommendation, not audition. Please note that there are some playing requirements that will be enforced for this year's recommendations.

While the Intermediate Honour Band has catered to students from grades eight to ten in the past, we have adjusted our programming to meet the needs of students who missed out on this experience due to pandemic related interruptions. The 2022 band will therefore be open to students in grades nine, ten and eleven as a result. 

 

Music will be sent out to the participants in advance of the Intermediate Honour Band weekend. The Overall Event Price is $65 and includes a t-shirt, lunch on both days as well as music. .

SCHEDULE

Our event runs over two days in October. 9:30 AM to 4:45 PM on Friday, October 14th and from 9:30 AM to 3:30 PM on Saturday, October 15th. 

 

There will be a concert for friends and family on Saturday, October 15th at 2:45 PM.

Recommend your students!

  • Rehearse at Western University’s Don Wright Faculty of Music in their new building!

  • Perform for family and friends in the Paul Davenport Theatre on the Western Campus.

  • Learn from some of Ontario’s most distinguished music specialists.

  • Enjoy a free concert by Western University students.

  • Receive a T-shirt to commemorate the event.

  • Meet new friends from all over the province.

  • Make some great music and create some great memories!

highlights

  • Rehearse at Western University’s Don Wright Faculty of Music in their new building!

  • Perform for family and friends in the Paul Davenport Theatre on the Western Campus.

  • Learn from some of Ontario’s most distinguished music specialists.

  • Enjoy a free concert by Western University students.

  • Receive a T-shirt to commemorate the event.

  • Meet new friends from all over the province.

  • Make some great music and create some great memories!

Playing Requirements

  • Students must have at least a year of playing experience on their instrument.

  • Students should be able to comfortably play the following scales ascending and descending:

  • Concert F Major

  • Concert B-flat Major

  • Concert E-flat Major

  • If percussionists do not have access to mallet percussion instruments, the scale requirements will be waived.

  • No audition is required.

EVENT UPDATE
OCTOBER 2022

October 14th and 15th, 2022

Western University

Teacher Recommendation Deadline: Sep 30, 2022

Student Registration Deadline: Oct 1, 2022

Please email the event director Matt Rodnick at mattrodnick@gmail.com with any questions/concerns.