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Volume 10 Issue 1 - September 2004

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Here it is. To the best of my knowledge, this is the most complete list of bands in Southern Ontario you'll find in one place. The list is divided into four sections: Community Bands, Brass Bands, Youth Bands and "Etcetera". Within each section bands are listed in order of rehearsal day, starting with Monday. It's wise to make contact by phone or e1T1ail before heading out to a rehearsal, just in case the group you're interested in has an upcoming event or has changed its schedule. If you find a band listing is incorrect, forward the info to me at and I'll do an update in an ypcoming issue. COMMUNITY BANDS Cambridge Concert Band Conductor: Gerald Stepheson Contact: Liz Reed 519 653· 1055 info([ Website: Rehearsals: Mondays, 7:45pm at the Preston Legion, Br. 126, Westminster & Margaret Sts. in Cambridge Instruments needed: oboe, trombones and clarinets East York Concert Band Conductor: Ernie Walker Contact: Ernie Walker: 416-266 -1958 c onduc tor@east yo rk concert band. ea Website: Rehearsals: Mondays, 8pm starting Sept. 13 McGregor P.S. Coxwell & Mortimer, East York Instruments needed: horns, bassoon, alto/ tenor/bari sax, percussion, clarinets, flutes Kitchener Musical Society Band Conductor: Paul Schalm Contact: Paul Schalm: 519-742· 1137 Website: Rehearsals: Mondays at 7:30pm Victoria Park Pavilion, Kitchener Instruments needed: all The Koffler Concert Band Conductor: Resa Kochberg Contact: Resa Kochberg 905-731·4845 or Adrienne Cohen 416-636· 1880 ext.228 Rehearsals: Mondays, 8pm 8BJC 4588 Bathurst St., Toronto lnstnments needed: brass, but all are welcoo1! Markham Concert Band Conductor: Ooug Manning Contact: John Brooker 416-332·4639 or jbrooker@netstar .ea Website: Rehearsals: Mondays, 7:30 pm at Markham Community Centre Hwys. 48 & 7, Markham Instruments needed: all Niagara Falls Concert Band Conductor: Brenda Green Contact: Bob Ourst 905·935-3276 Rehearsals: Mondays, 7:30 pm Legion on Spring St., Niagara Falls North Toronto Community Band Conductor: Denis Mastromonaco Contact: Gale Bassett 416-481· 1978 Rehearsals: Mondays, 7:15 pm starting Sept. 13 at Lawrence Paik C.I. Auditorium, 125 Chatsworth Dr. Toronto Instruments needed: trombone, euphonium. horn, alto sax. flute The Regimental Band of The Lorne Scots (Peel, Duffarin and Halton Regiment) Conductor: Henry Verschuren CD Contact: Henry Verschuren 416-564·3126 henryver([ Rehearsals: Monday evenings · call for time and location Instruments needed: all, some supplied Scarborough Community Concert Band Conductor: Tom Dowling Contact: Tom Dowling 416·282·7973 band([ Website: Rehearsals: Mondays, 7pni at Samuel Hearne P.S., near Danforth and Pharmacy Instruments needed: all South Simcoe Concert Band Conductor: Major Don Embree Contact: Ron McKay 705-424·0312 Rehearsals: Mondays Oetiker Ltd., 203 Dullerin St. S., Alliston Instruments needed: all Waterloo Concert Band Conductor: Martin Lacoste Website: Rehearsals: Mondays at 8pm in the Adult Recreation Cen.tre, King St., Waterloo Instruments needed: all (esp. saxes, horn, tuba, double reeds) Barrie Concert Band Conductor: Daniel Johnston Contact: Earl Winter 705-721-6863 or Henry Bergsma 705· 721-4168 Rehearsals: Tuesdays, 8pm to 1 Om Allendale Recreational Centre, corner of Bayview and Little Ave., Barrie Instruments needed: all Brampton Concert Band Conductor: Darryl Eaton Contact: David Harmsworth 905·451-6389 (h), 905-451-0174 (b) Web: Rehearsals: Tuesdays, 7:30pm 55a Oueen St. E., Brampton (beside the library) Instruments needed: clarinets, auxiliary percussion. Dundas Concert Band Conductor: Bill Rolfe Contact: Kurt Schipper 905-628-8512 Rehearsals: Tuesdays, 8pm Dundas Town Hall, Main St. W., Dundas Instruments needed: euphonium, flute, clarinet, trombone, oboe, bassoon, percussion Festival Wind Orchestra Conductor: Gennady Getter Contact: Shelley Goodman 416-491· 1683. Website: Rehearsals: Tuesdays, 7:30pm Earl Haig S.S., room 163, 100 Princess Ave. North York Instruments needed: all, and principal clarinet Galt Kiltie Band Conductor: David Davidson Contact: Bob Fox 519-621-8707 Website: Rehearsals: Tuesdays, 8pm please contact for location Instruments needed: clarinets, bass clarinet, flutes, oboe, tuba Hart House Symphonic Band Conductor: Keith Reid Contact: Linda Oiiman 416-978-5363 Ii nda. off man([i ut o ronto. c a Website: Rehearsals: Tuesdays, 6:30pm Great Hall at Hart House (open rehearsals on Sept. 14 & 21) All welcome to audition. Hart House membership/student status required Newmarket Citizens' Band Conductor: Leslie Saville Contact: Carol Bracken 905-478-2530 gay Website: Rehearsals: Tuesdays, 8pm, Newmarket Lions Club, 375 D'Arcy St., Newmarket Instruments needed: all welcome, esp. bassoon, tuba, all bass instruments Oakville Wind Orchestra Conductor: Chris Arthurs Contact: Jacquie Holmborg 905-338·8114 Rehearsals: Tuesdays, 8pm Iroquois Ridge S. S., Glenashton Rd., Oakville lnstrul"(lents needed: tuba, clarinets, bassoon, euphonium, percussion Pickering Community Concert Band Conductor: Andrew Locker Contact: Brian Rose 905-683-9867 Website: Rehearsals: Tuesdays, 7:30pm East Shore Community Centre 910 Ljverpool Rd., Pickering Instruments needed: all Thornhill Community Band Conductor: Denny Ringler Contact: Joan or Lawry Sax 416·223·7152 or Website: Rehearsals: Tuesdays, 7:30pm Westmount C.I., Bathurst & New Westminster, Vaughan Instruments needed: all welcome, esp. bassoon, tuba, bass, percussion, flute, clarinet, horn Caledon Concert Band Conductor: Rob Kinnear Contact: Zandra Alexander Website: Rehearsals: W1dn11days, 7:30pm Caledon East Community Complex, behind OPP station on Old Church Rd. Caledon East Instruments needed: clarinets, trumpets, horns and percussion. All players · welcome, even rusty. Etobicoke Community Concert Band Conductor: John Edward Liddle Contact: Bob Dobson 416-621 ·4231 Rehearsals: Wednesdays, 7:30pm Etobicoke C.I., 86 Montgomery Rd. Etobicoke Instruments needed: bass clarinet, bassoon Frontenac Community Concert Band Conductor: Rick Cory Contact: Rick Cory 613-549-7436, - ab25/FCCB Rehearsals: Wednesdays, 7:30pm Loyalist Collegiate, Kingston Instruments needed: all Hamilton Concert Band Conductor: Gerald Stephenson Contact: Dave Pearson 905· 772-5205 paul([ Website: Rehearsals: Wednesdays, 7:30pm Emmanuel United Church Upper Ottawa & Mohawk., Hamilton Instruments needed: horns, percussion, euphonium, bassoon Mississauga Pops Concert Band Conductor: Denny Ringler Contact Allan Harris 905-681·2047 ' Website: Rehearsals: Wednesdays, 7:30 pm Eden United Church, NW corner of Winston Churchill & Battleford, Mississauga Peel Police Chief's Ceremonial Band Conductor: Lino Varano Contact: Band Manager, Leona Beck 905· 790·0171 Rehearsals: Wednesdays, 8pm Peel Police Headquarters, 7750 Hurontario St. . Brampton Instruments needed: all (minimum agel 71 Thorold Reed Band Conductor: Brian Williams Contact person: Brian Williams 905-227-0150 Rehearsals: Wednesdays, 7:30pm St. John's Anglican Church Ormond St., Thorold Instruments needed: all Clarington Concert Band Conductor: Barrie Hodgins Contact: Colin Rowe, President 905-697-8956 Web: concertband Rehearsals: Thursdays, 7:30pm Bowmanville Sr. P. S., 105 Oueen St., Bowmanville Instruments needed: all Fort Erie Legion Concert Band Conductor: Brian Williams Contact: Brian Williams 905-227-0150 Rehearsals: Thursdays, 7:30 pm, Fort Erie Legion, Garrison Rd., Fort Erie 30 WWW. THEWHOLENOTE.COM SEPTEMBER 1 - OCTOBER 7 2004

Instruments needed: all Lydian Wind Ensemble , Conductor: Mike Onyschuk Contact: William Patton 905-666-3169 . wpatt on@sympat i co. ea Website: main.wsi?group id-100 Rehearsals: Thursdays· at 7:30 pm, call for location in Whitby instruments needed: all, esp. horns, trombones, saxes; auditions within rehearsals North York Concert Band Conductor: John Edward Liddle Contact: Sidney Gangbar 416-781-6728 sydneygangbar@rogers. corn Website: Rehearsals: Thursdays, 8pm. Instruments needed: all Swansea Community Concert Band Conductor: Frank Evans Contact: Michelle Springer, 416-286-1045 Rehearsals: Thursdays, 7-9 pm Western Technical and Commercial School, 123 Evelyn Cres. Toronto (starting Sept. 16) All are welcome Bayfield Winds Concert Band Conductor: Hug McGregor Contact: Paul Oearlove 519-565-5611 Rehearsals: every 2nd Sunday, 1:30pm Goderich D.C.I. Instruments needed: low reeds, horns, oboe Guelph Concert Band Conductor: Colin Clarke Contact: Leslie MacDonald 519-837-0276 Website: Rehearsals: Sundays, 7pm at the Guelph Youth Music Centre, 75 Cardigan St. Guelph Instruments needed: all Northdale Concert Band Conductor: Stephen Chenette Contact: Laura Rosenfield 905-886-0858 laura Rehearsals: Sundays, 7:30 pm at Victoria Park. & Lawrence Ave., Scarborough Instruments needed: mallet percussion BRASS BANDS Fergus Brass Band Conductor: Bill French Contact: Peter Harris 519-843-5609 Website: Rehearsals: Tuesdays at 8pm Blair St., across from the Fergus Legion Instruments needed: all brass band instruments, reeds, woodwinds, sax Metropolitan Silver Band onductor: Fran Harvey Contact: Ken Allen 416-757-8697 or Website: Rehearsals: Tuesday evenings, 7:45pm Metropolitan United Church Oueen St. and Church St. Toronto Instruments needed: all brass band instruments Weston Silver Band Conductor: Larry Shields Contact: Dave Pearson·905-772-5205 Website: Rehearsals: Tuesdays, 8 pm, Central United Church, Weston Rd. N. of Lawrence Instruments needed: cornets YOUTH BANDS Burlington Teen Tour Band Conductor: Bill Hughes Contact: Rob Bennett, Music Programs co-ordinator, 905-335· 7807 Website: Rehearsals: Music Centre in Burlington's Central Park · call for times Instruments needed: all Etobicoke Youth Band Conductors: Les Dobbin and Ken Hazlett Contact: Michael Samotowka 416-239-9724 Website: Rehearsals: call All welcome to audition. Hannaford Street Youth Band Conductor: Larry Shields Contact: Larry Shields 416-503-8673 Rehearsals: Saturdays Instruments needed: all brass & percussion · · membership is by audition Toronto Youth Wind 0 rchestra & Concert Winds Conductors: Colin Clarke & David Lum Contact: Adrienne Pluim 519-835-0492 Rehearsals: Sundays, 1 :00 pm St. Michael's College 1515 Bathurst St. at St. Clair All players welcome to audition; call for info ETCETERA Argonotes, the Toronto Argonauts Band are always on the lookout for players to fill out their ranks for the remainder of the CFL season. If you subscribe to their philosophy "faster + louder - better", 'then contact the Musical Dictator !not a typo!) Steve Hayman at 416-769-2847., website: www.argonotes.coni. The band is currently looking for some sousaphones, as well as all other instruments. The Hamilton Tiger Cats are looking for musicians to join the Tiger Cat Band. You must be at least 18 years of age and own your own instrument (except drums.) The band will play at, parades and local events around the Hamilton area. Contact Rick Allen 905-388-8236 press #2 or 905-547-2418 x 552 or leave a short bio-resume at Woodwind doubler Merlin Williams is an Artist/C linician fo r Jupiter Music Canada. If you would like an upcoming band event to be featured in the Bandstand column, feel free to contact Merlin by phone at 416-803-0275 or by e-mail at HARKNETT MUSICAL SERVICES Instruments & Accessories Sales • Rentals • Lease to Own 100% of First Year's Rent Applied Towards Purchase Price! Largest Selection of Music for: *Band • Orchestra • Jazz *Instrumental Solos & Ensembles *Recorder Methods • Elementary & Choral Pop Piano/Vocal/Guitar• Classical Piano *Available at the Markham location only Harknett Musical Services Markham Location (905) 477-1141 2650 John St, unit 15 Markham Mid-Town Location (416) 423-9494 943 Eglinton Ave East Toronto • SEPTEMBER 1 - OCTOBER 7 2004 WWW. THEWHOLENOTE.COM

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