Friday, October 12th & Saturday, October 13, 2018
Western University's Don Wright Faculty of Music
The Ontario Band Association is proud to announce the formation of a
regional honour band for Grade 8, 9, and 10 students in Southwestern
This two-day event will be a great opportunity for musical enrichment
and provide 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.
Highlights of the Honour Band:
- Students must have at least five months of playing experience on
- Students must be familiar with both B-flat and E-flat concert major
scales. The E-flat major scale may be performed as a split-octave.
- If percussionists do not have access to mallet percussion
instruments, the scale requirements will be waived.
- 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 chamber groups.
- Receive a T-shirt to commemorate the event.
- Meet new friends from all over the region.
- Make some great music and create some great memories!
Music will be sent out to the participants in advance of the Intermediate
Honour Band weekend.
- Recommendation Form Deadline: September 21, 2018
- Registration Form Deadline: October 1, 2018
Our music sponsor,
Harknett Musical Services
, is graciously providing us with a huge
discount on black leatherette folders. Regular retail price of the folder
with the “Western/OBA Intermediate Honour Band” embossing would cost
upwards of $30 but we are offering them for only $22. This is truly a
great price and I am very appreciative to Harknett Music for this discount.