Welcome to the home of the Orillia Silver Band. We are a community band in the traditional British Brass Band style who perform diverse concerts across the region ranging from the Orillia Jazz Festival to fundraising events to the Mariposa Folk Festival.
An Important Message from the OSB
The Orillia Silver Band's season is currently on hold until we are able to resume our regular rehearsals and performances. We miss playing for you and we hope that all of our members, friends, followers, audience members and community partners stay safe during this difficult time. Please look after yourselves and your loved ones and we will look forward to seeing you at a concert or event later this year.
While we've been isolating....
The OSB decided that we needed to spend some "together" time so we recorded our own parts to Jamaican Rhumba for Neil. He created this fun compilation video that we shared on social media. Just in case you haven't seen it yet.....
Our latest recording... Couchiching Classics
The band released our newest CD at the Sleighbells and Brass Concert in December. Couchiching Classics with the Orillia Silver Band was recorded in October at the Orillia Opera House. The CD features Symphonic Highlights from Frozen composed by Kristen Anderson-Lopez, Robert Lopez & Christophe Beck; the theme from Out of Africa by John Barry and Lake of the Moon by Kevin Houben. In 2017, the band commissioned Ty Watson to composed A Life Well Lived, and we are delighted to include this work on the CD.
The CD is available at Manticore Books, Mariposa Market and the Orillia Museum of Art & History or at all of our concerts.
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We send out an E-newsletter about 3 times a year to keep you up to date on OSB happenings and upcoming concerts. We also send out concert reminders for each of our concerts. Don't miss and OSB event. Join our newsletter list today!
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2019 Season News
This year, the Orillia Silver Band is marking its 70th anniversary. To celebrate the occasion, the Band is partnering with the Orillia Museum of Art and History and Mariposa Arts Theatre to produce a show, SHINE!-70 Years of Orillia. The show will run on Sunday, March 22 and Saturday, April 4, 2020, at the Opera House so mark your calendar for this future celebration!
2018 Harry Peacock Scholarship Winner
The Orillia Silver Band was formed in 1949 under the direction of Harry Peacock. The Band established the Harry Peacock Scholarship after his passing, recognizing students pursuing post-secondary music education. The 2018 Harry Peacock Scholarship was recently awarded to trombonist Mackenzie Walsh of Coldwater who graduated recently from Orillia Secondary School and is studying music and education at the University of Windsor.
Christmas Time is Here CD
It is never the wrong time of year to enjoy Christmas music so if you didn't already get one, you can still pick one up either in town or at our next concert. Click on our Listen page above to hear some samples. The CD sales help support the organization so your purchases are greatly appreciated.
Check out our Upcoming Events page for details on all of our performances.
What people are saying about us....
Entertainment writer John Swartz was at our December 16, 2018 "Sleigh Bells and Brass Concert" in Orillia and said in SUNonline/Orillia:
For the last couple years I’ve had only good things to say about the OSB.....what more can I say without boring you.
Well, it was in the Opera House and it’s been years since they played there. There was a good crowd, 350, largest of the Christmas concerts I’ve been to this year....They warmed up with O Canada. I wondered why they always open with the anthem. Considering the next tune and how well they played it, its genius.
Oh boy, the second tune was James Curnow’s Christmas Tryptich, a suite of Christmas tunes everyone knows, but not the way Curnow arranged it, or the way the OSB played it. It would be absolute suicide to begin a concert with this tune without warm up. I thought - if this is how they start, we’re in for a trip.
The rest of the show was fantastic, as usual. I have to say the Russian Christmas Music piece, which has been done here before – and by the Orillia Wind Ensemble too – was the absolute best ever. Last year was great, this year was better. It made me cry. Honestly, the OSB played with such control, majesty and grace, it took me back to when, where and with whom (the girl from Port Huron) I first heard it.
Click on Upcoming Events above for a complete list of our upcoming performances.
Orillia Silver Band Box 352 3-200 Memorial Avenue Orillia, ON L3V 5X6
The Orillia Silver Band is a registered Charitable Organization