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.

Welcome to our 2023-24 Concert Season!


 

Aquatheatre Concert

with the Orillia Silver Band

Neil Barlow, Conductor

Sunday, July 14th, 2024 at 6:30 pm

The Orillia Silver Band is returning to the Orillia Aquatheatre situated right on Lake Couchiching in beautiful Couchiching Beach Park on Sunday, July 14th at 6:30 pm.

The band will delight you with something for everyone. You'll get to tap your feet  to Eric Osterling's fun march Bandology and listen to the Music of Hollywood with Goff Richards' original work called Hollywood! and well as The Old Gumbie Cat from the musical Cats! Two of our soloists will play for you - Rita Arendz will play Phil Harper's The Beauty Within on tenor horn and Debbie Silverthorne will reprise her version of Chuck Mangione's Children of Sanchez on Flugelhorn. And for those who like the classics you will hear The Battle Suite, music of the Renaissance written my Samuel Scheidt and Evelyn Glennie's gorgeous piece, A Little Prayer.

A summer concert wouldn't be complete without a little taste of swing so we will also play Ty Watson's new piece Together Again that was commissioned by our bass trombonist, Howard Lee, in memory of his parents and maybe even a little Opus One and  Caravan in case anyone wants to dance!

You won't want miss this fun concert in the park.




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OSB Recordings

The OSB has recorded several CDs and videos for your enjoyment. You can hear our commissioned works that include Mariposa Sketches, A Life Well-Lived and the Railroad Trilogy on our 3 CDs (Mariposa Sketches, Christmas Time is Here, and Couchiching Classics). You can also follow us on our YouTube Channel (and Facebook too!!) where you can see A Life Well-Lived by Ty Watson and numerous videos recorded "at home" during the pandemic. If you are interested in purchasing a copy of a CD, just send us a note an we will give you the details.

Click here to listen to some samples.

​ What people are saying about us....

Entertainment writer John Swartz was at our May 28th "Serenade in Brass" concert in Orillia and said in SUNonline/Orillia (10 June 2023): 

"This time my seat was not in the usual part of Gord’s Room I like to be, but in the third row. I’d sit up front all the time if I could. The change in perspective allowed me to zero in on sections of the ensemble and I have to say, even though I’ve often said the group plays extremely well, my angle of listening and view put the lower brass and middle voices in the line of fire and holy cow are they ever good. I think the best example of their exceptional playing was in a transcription for band of Beethoven’s Adagio from Sonata No. 8 (Pathetique). Getting the right tone from a section and playing with the sensitivity demanded of the work is not easy to do. It only takes one player to mess it up. The whole program was good. Each tune had elements most of the audience would be familiar with. I especially liked they put Robert Redhead’s arrangement of Gord’s Canadian Railroad Trilogy in the mix. I understand it was added for obvious reasons, which meant they didn’t have a ton of time to rehearse it. Robert was in the audience too. The band has a concert in Huntsville at the Algonquin Theatre July 15 and 16. They’ll be performing with Kyung-A Lee who has been the accompanist for the Cellar Singers. She’ll be playing Rachmaninov’s Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini with the band’s arrangement by Neil Barlow. You can get tickets for that online. Otherwise we’ll have to wait until the fall to hear the band again."

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