Currently our beginning band is on hold. We hope to begin again when we have access to a rehearsal facility, with less concerns about potential infections.

Learning to play an instrument is fun! We learn to play together with others on a team and the results of practicing are a sense of community and belonging, as well as a new musical skill. It is fascinating to hear how all the different sounds come together to create recognizable music.

In September we start our beginners with how to hold the instrument, clean the instrument, breathing, posture and how to make a sound.

In November our second year players join our first year players.

Our first performance will be at a Christmas concert! Our second performance will be at a spring concert in May.

If you are interested in joining the beginning band please complete our Google Form.

Click here to begin.

Purchasing an Instrument

Many cheaper instruments are produced with inferior metals and materials. These are often difficult to repair, and quick to break.

Please consider purchasing an instrument with a brand inscribed on the instrument such as:

Armstrong, Selmer, Yamaha, Jupiter, Bach, Benge, King, Buffet, Conn-Selmber, Boosey & Hawkes, Shilke, Zildjian, Sabian

We recommend purchasing from a reputable music store such as:

Cosmo Music Warehouse – Richmond Hill

Long & McQuade – Guelph or Brampton or Toronto or Waterloo

Local Repairs:

“The Trumpet Guy”, Jan (for brass or woodwinds)

Paul Ormandy for Percussion