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Reminder, registration starts today. Don't forget to check the website for band descriptions, session dates, rehearsal dates and times. You may want to review the information about registration that we sent you on July 2, 2018, which is reproduced below.

 

Hello ONHB Members:

This email contains important information on how registration for ONHB bands will work for the fall session.  Please read this note carefully, as the process will be different from what you’re used to in some significant ways.

As you no doubt know, the number of ONHB members grew last fall from previous years, despite some big changes to our organization and operations.  All four concert bands were over 50 members and approached the capacity of some of our rehearsal facilities, particularly at Brookfield High School.  The jazz bands also maintained or increased their numbers despite the establishment of a new band, Jumpin’ Jazz.  While we can’t know if our numbers will continue to increase this fall, we do have to plan for the possibility to ensure that all bands continue to offer a rewarding musical experience.

So here’s how registration for the fall will work.  The registration page on our website (ottawanewhorizons.com) will appear on August 1.  Members who played in any ONHB band in the Fall 2017 or Winter 2018 sessions and wish to continue in the program are strongly encouraged to register by August 10, after which date registration will be opened to the general public.  If you are travelling or otherwise occupied during that period, it is strongly recommended that you make registration a priority or find a friend to register for you.  Each band leader will monitor registrations as they arrive.  Bearing in mind the size of their rehearsal space, each band leader will make a judgment as to when to alert new registrants that the band is filling up and that their registration cannot be guaranteed.  Every effort will be made to ensure that all musicians have an appropriate band placement.  Band leaders will give highest priority to those returning to the same bands who have registered early.  Depending on numbers, access to the band of choice may not be guaranteed to others, including existing ONHB members who wish to switch bands or add a band.  Band leaders will do their best to accommodate everyone’s first choices as to bands and instruments, but equally, nobody benefits if a rehearsal space is over-crowded.
 
The ONHB Team
 
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