Getting to play with such a high level band made me appreciate music much more. I learned things that I can now use for the rest of my life both musical and not. I also had the opportunity to meet people who share the same passion for music as I do, and I will now know them for the rest of my life.
- Mackenzie Knowlton, Trumpet 2015
Performing in the Ontario Provincial Honour Band was an unforgettable, life changing experience. It was extraordinary to be around so many talented individuals as I learned great amounts from them during the hours of rehearsals and performances together. This once in a lifetime opportunity to perform with the renowned percussion quartet, TorQ, while being conducted by Dr. Donald McKinney was absolutely amazing and aided my growth as a musician. My OPHB experience is one I will never forget, holding incredible memories I will cherish forever.
- Anabelle Ng, Flute 2015
The experience I had at OPHB surpassed my expectations. I met talented people who I got to learn so much from and had an incredible experience working with such a fantastic conductor. The OPHB is definitely a highlight of the year.
- Emily Minard, Clarinet 2015
Honour band was a whirlwind of fun, laughter, music, performances and everlasting memories with amazing people who have as much passion for music as me. Though there were lengthy and tiring rehearsals, I have learned many new things about playing and made a whole lot of new friends! As well, the band had the opportunity to play under the direction of Dr.Carolyn Barber and play alongside the True North Brass! The Ontario Provincial Honour Band was an experience that I will never forget! If I had the chance to go back, I would in a heartbeat!
- Kristie Nakamura, French Horn 2014
OPHB 2014 was another fulfilling experience. Everything from the level of music played, to the incredible opportunity of playing with True North Brass was something that I will take away and cherish as one of my favourite high school moments. The thing that amazes me every year is that it is so easy to make strong connections and friendships at OPHB, as we are all musicians looking the same escape from reality and just to play some solid music. We killed it this year, and I am totally looking forward to seeing you guys perform next year!
- Keith Rajkumar, Trombone 2012, 2013, 2014
OPHB was an amazing experience! Being around so many talented musicians from all over Ontario was incredible. The music was challenging, yet very interesting and enjoyable to play. The final performance was one of the highlights of the experience; performing in front of hundreds of music teachers from all across the province. I would definitely recommend all high school students to audition for OPHB 2015; it is truly a worthwhile experience.
- David Pau, Euphonium 2013 2014