Wednesday, 12 April 2017

Spring Concert Tickets are On Sale Now

Tickets are on sale for the annual OTHS Spring Concert "Swing Into Spring".  The concert will take place Thursday, May 4th  in the OTHS theatre and tickets cost $10.00 per person.  This concert will feature performances from the Nationally ranked Wind and Sr. Jazz Ensembles as well as the Concert Band, Intermediate Jazz Ensemble, Concert Choir, Chamber Choir and semester two Music classes.  Early purchase of tickets is advised since we have traditionally sold out all of our concerts well ahead of the performance date due to limitted seating in the theatre.

To purchase tickets click HERE

Tickets will be distributed the week of the concert.

Friday, 7 April 2017

Guest Conductors in April

 Each of the OTHS bands that qualified for Nationals in May will have the opportunity to work with some terrific guest conductors this month as they prepare to go represent OT at Nationals in Niagara Falls.

The Sr. Jazz Ensemble will be working with Canadian Trumpeter Howard Leathers on April 27.  Mr. Leathers is a well known musician in the city of Toronto and has performed with the TLC Jazz Trio, The Starlight Orchestra, Matt Dusk and Colin Hunter.  Please note that this rehearsal will run from 3:00-5:00

For a full bio click HERE
The Wind Ensemble and Concert Band are happy to welcome back Colin Clarke who will be working with them in the month of April to help them prepare for Nationals.  Colin is currently the Artistic Director and Symphony Conductor for the Hamilton Youth Orchestra and has adjudicated many Musicfest festivals in the past. Below are the dates that he will be working with us:

Concert Band - Wednesday, Apr. 19 from 3:00-5:00

Wind Ensemble - Tuesday, Apr. 25 from 3:00-5:00

For a full bio click HERE

Tuesday, 4 April 2017

Rooming List for Nationals

Students that are attending Nationals in May must sign up in rooms of 4.  Those who do not sign up for a room by April 5th will be placed in a room.  Please do not write or erase anyone's name without their permission.

Rooming List for Nationals

Wednesday, 8 March 2017

Musicfest Canada's Nationals Information


Planning is underway for all three of the qualifying bands at OTHS to go to Nationals which is held this year in Niagara Falls

Where:  Niagara Falls, ON

When: Monday, May 15 to Tuesday, May 16th

What is included:  Transportation in a coach bus, hotel stay for one night, one breakfast, one dinner, a Musicfest concert, individual registration cost of $90 per student

Cost: $315.00 per student


Regional Musicfest Results

Last week the Sr. Jazz Enemble, Wind Ensemble and Concert Band competed in the GHMF which is Musicfest Canada's regional festival. They earn the following rankings:

Concert Band B200 - GOLD

Sr. Jazz Ensemble 18 and under - Silver Plus

Wind Ensemble B400 - Silver Plus

All three bands have be invited to competed at Nationals this May.

Congratulations goes out to members of theses bands!!!!!!!

Thursday, 19 January 2017

Wind Ensemble Guest Conductor - Tuesday, Feb. 7 from 3:00-5:00

Following exams, the Wind Ensemble will be working with a guest conductor in preparation for Musicfest in February.  This will be taking place on Tuesday, February 7th from 3:00-5:00.  All members of the Wind Ensemble should make arrangements to be in attendance.

Colin currently conducts/directs the award winning Toronto Youth Wind Orchestra as well as the Halton Mississauga Youth Orchestra and has received the prestigious Clifford Evans Award for Conducting.  For Colin's full bio click the link below

Colin Clarke's Bio

Regional Musicfest Competition

The OTHS Concert Band, Wind Ensemble and Senior Jazz Ensemble will be competing at Musicfest Canada's regional competion this February at Reedemer University in Ancaster.  The dates for each group are listed below:

Wind Ensemble - Wed., February 22

Senior Jazz Ensemble - Wed., February 22

Concert Band - Thursday, February 23

Permission forms and information will be handed out when rehearsals resume following exams the week of Feb. 6th.