Monday: The NHMNY Concert Band
The NHMNY CONCERT BAND meets on Monday nights, from 7:00 to 9:15 at Willowdale Middle School at 225 Senlac Road. The members of this group play at a minimum 200 Level—this is consistent with the completion of the second book in any standard Band Method series, and one to two years of experience playing in a novice instrumental ensemble. The band’s repertoire encompasses a wide array of music across many genres. If you are looking to build upon your existing musical skills in a exciting and collegial concert band, this is the group for you.
The intermediate concert band is currently the most advanced group hosted at New Horizons – North York. Most members have joined as beginners in previous years and are now capable of playing more complex music. If you already have musical and band experience, you may be able to join this group directly.
Wednesday: Intensive Band Class
The intensive Band Class meets on Wednesday nights from 6:45 PM to 8:45 PM at Long and McQuade at 2777 Steeles Avenue West in the Lesson Centre. This small group is geared to participants who have some basic skills in sound production and reading musical notation, and wish to improve their technical and ensemble skills, with the ultimate goal of joining the NHMNY Monday Night Concert Band. This class uses Books 1 and 2 of the ‘Essential Elements’ band method series, as well as additional musical selections chosen specifically according to the makeup of the class. The instructor for this class is Ari Skulko.
Thursday: You Can Ukuleke
The ukulele is BACK! Ukulele groups are the ‘new sensation sweeping the nation’. In our Thursday ukulele class we learn how to play the highly accessible ukulele, and we have a great time playing and singing a wide repertoire of songs from many genres and time periods. ALL playing levels are welcome in our collegial and supportive ukulele group. If you are eager to have some fun, and want to pick up the most ‘user friendly’ instrument out there, then this is the group for you!