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.
Parry Sound, ON P2A 1S3
Celebrate the Holiday Season with the Orillia Silver Band! Sleighbells and Brass Christmas Concert The Orillia Silver Band celebrates the holiday season with its traditional Sleighbells and Brass Christmas Concert. The concert takes place on Sunday, December 11, 2022, 2:00 pm at the Charles W. Stockey Centre for the […]Click here to find out more »
Orillia, ON L3V 3A6
Sleighbells and Brass featuring Tom Hutchinson By special arrangement, the band will host the world-renowned cornet soloist Mr. Tom Hutchinson on our traditional Sleighbells and Brass Christmas Concert. The concert takes place on Sunday, December 18, 2022, 2:00 pm at the Orillia Opera House. Mr. Hutchinson is the Principal Cornetist […]Click here to find out more »
Orillia, ON L3V 4Z1
Marche Joyeuse The Orillia Silver Band marches into spring with some wonderful music for brass band. Marche Joyeuse by Emmanuel Chabrier is a quirky and wonderful celebration of fun. The Rhapsody in Brass by Dean Goffin comprises one of the pillars of great music literature for brass band. And a […]Click here to find out more »
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Sleigh Bells and Brass
The OSB has a special guest artist this year at our Orillia Sleigh Bells and Brass Concert! Tom Hutchinson, Principal Solo Cornet player with the world famous Cory Band with be playing several solos with us. Mr. Hutchinson is considered one of the world's top cornet players and he never fails to entertain all audiences with his brilliant sound, incredible technique and style. This is a concert you won't want to miss! Check out some of his many amazing performances on YouTube.
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.
Click here to listen to some samples.
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."
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