Announcing the 2017/2018 ONHB Board of Directors and Other News
Annual General Meeting held October 15, 2017
Congratulations and thanks go to Brian Carr, David Chaplin, Leslie Scott, and Steve Snell. There will be a fifth director named shortly, selected from band leaders who wish to serve as a director.
Thank you to all who attended the first Annual General Meeting of ONHB Inc., and for the many messages of support from those of you who could not attend. The event took place at Woodroffe United Church, and over 35 people enjoyed refreshments and a sneak preview of the items that will be sold during the October 21 Woodroffe United Church Bazaar, as well as presentations about the proposed by-laws, this year’s budget, the appointment of an auditor and a few words from the board of directors-elect.
The meeting included excellent comments and questions to do with the by-laws, an explanation of the 2017-2018 draft budget, and the election by acclamation of our first board of directors. The meeting adjourned at 3:30.
Updates for upcoming special events:
Potsdam Band Event on November 4. We’ve got more information about the Potsdam event we mentioned in our note of October 6. We received the following invitation from Ron Berry, Music Director of the New Horizons Band of Northern New York:
INTERNATIONAL BAND FEST IN POTSDAM NY, 2017
WHEN: Saturday, Nov 4, starting at 1 PM, until 4:30 PM
A SIGHT-READING EXTRAVAGANZA!
WHERE: SUNY Potsdam, Crane School of Music, Bishop Hall on Barrington Dr.
Rooms C123 (cases & coats), C107 (where the fun is)
WHO: New Horizons Bands from Potsdam, Ottawa, Montreal, West Island/Montreal, Cornwall, and Oswego
DINNER: We are pleased to invite you to a dinner prepared by some of the finest chefs in northern New York, to be held at New Hope Community Church, 33 Grant St., Potsdam (approx 0.5 miles from our band venue). Starting at 5 PM. We regret that adult beverages will not be permitted in that facility.
In order to ensure that they have enough music and food for those attending, we have to let them know how many people from ONHB will be going, as well as instrumentation. Please click here to add your name and the instrument you will be playing to the list of musician-participants. You may indicate if you need a ride or can offer a ride, and will also find maps to the location. Alternatively, you can contact Jackie Scheffel with the same information. The deadline for signing up is 11:59 pm October 24.
Finale Music Notation Software – on September 22, we told you about a possible presentation about using Finale. A presentation by composer and arranger Lloyd Hiscock on using the pro version of FINALE for composing and arranging music will take place on Friday, November 17 at 6:30 – 8:30 pm. Location TBA. Contact Cathy if you wish to add your name to the waiting list for this presentation.
Beginner Jazz Band is very close to becoming a reality for Wednesday evenings in January! If you missed adding your name to the list, please send your name and instrument, as well as any questions you have, to Art Stewart.