Ontario Provincial Honour Band


The Ontario Band Association is inviting every high school student to audition for the 17th annual Ontario Provincial Honour Band. 80 of the province's high school musicians will be selected to take part in an intensive four days of music making. The experience includes our rehearsal camp, concerts and the annual performance at the Ontario Music Educators' Association conference. Dr. Jack Stamp, conductor of the OPHB 2011, said, "Not only is the Honour Band an outstanding performance opportunity, but it is also a wonderful sharing of experiences and goals that create a strong community of musicians."

This sensational four-day event (November 6th – November 9th, 2019) promises to give participants the experience of a lifetime. Based at the Salvation Army Shoreline Camp in Jackson's Point, Ontario, on the shores of beautiful Lake Simcoe, the 2018 Honour Band will be conducted by Dr. Jason Caslor from Arizona State University. We continue our amazing work with Yamaha Canada Music to provide the OPHB with a world-class soloist. The soloist for 2019 will be announced soon!

We have updated the unit design for every teacher to include the audition material as part of the curriculum in any music class. You can make it work for your students' specific needs as well! The auditions work very well for the musicality and technical range of any grade eleven student. Please check out the plan on our website. Online registration is open NOW so please don't hesitate to get your students practicing. The audition fee for the Ontario Provincial Honour Band is $10. If students are successful in auditioning for the ensemble, a $285 participation fee is required. We look forward to hearing your students' auditions. If you have further questions, please contact Scott Harrison ( honourband@onband.ca ). Thanks for your continuing support of OPHB and all other OBA activities and events!