Ontario Provincial Honour Band

Every year, the Ontario Band Association invites high school students to participate in the Ontario Provincial Honour Band, an auditioned youth band featuring talent from across Ontario. The experience includes four days of intensive music-making, concerts and a special annual performance at the Ontario Music Educators’ Association conference, this year to be held in Toronto, Ontario.  This year’s ensemble will be conducted by celebrated conductor Dr. Jason Caslor  and will also feature special guest artists, Robert Miller.

We are pleased to announce that a record 27 of our Symphonic Winds (SW) and Wind Orchestra (WO) musicians are participating in this year’s Honour Band.

Dhruv Bhatt, oboe (WO)
Pierre Elliott Trudeau High School

Kannan Bloor, alto saxophone (WO)
Newton’s Grove School

Julia Callahan, flute (SW)
Holy Name of Mary College School

Colin Chan, trombone (SW)
Richmond Hilll High School

Max Chen, trombone (SW)
Nelson High School

Julian Cimer, tuba (WO)
Pierre Elliott Trudeau H.S.

Samantha D’Alessandro, flute (SW)
Unionville High School

Christopher Fan, horn (SW)
Father Michael McGivney Catholic Academy

Peter He, trumpet (SW)
Richmond Hill High School

Michael Husu, clarinet (WO)
Newton’s Grove School

Roman Josevski, trumpet (SW)
Pierre Elliott High School

Ruth Lim Yeo, bassoon (SW)
Richmond Green Secondary School

Victoria Lin, flute (SW)
Alexander Mackenzie High School

Nicole Magirias, clarinet (SW)
Unionville High School

Andrew Neagoe, clarinet (WO)
St Robert CHS

Marissa Noble, trombone (SW)
Newton’s Grove School

Aryan Patteril, trumpet (SW)
Pierre Elliott Trudeau High School

Grace Qiu, bassoon (WO)
Unionville High School

Daniel Qu, horn (WO)
Bayview Secondary School

Mya Salawu, horn  (SW)
Pierre Elliott Trudeau High School

Piper Shiels, horn (WO)
Aurora High School

Rachel Shim, percussion (WO)
Newton’s Grove

Blake Smith, alto saxophone (WO)
Richmond Green Secondary School

Matthew Taekema, trumpet (WO)
Unionville High School

Jaclyn Yee, flute (SW)
Pierre Elliott Trudeau High School

Justin Yeung, trumpet (WO)
Newton’s Grove School

Keren Zhang, flute  (WO)
St. Robert Catholic High School

See the full personnel list for the Ontario Provincial Youth Band as well as information about this year’s concert at OPUS 100 in Toronto, marking the 100th anniversary of the Ontario Music Educators Association. The Toronto Youth Wind Orchestra is a proud member of the Ontario Band Association.