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.
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The Orillia Silver Band's 70th Anniversary Year is here! Our 2019-220 Season is almost under way so mark your calendars with our concert dates.
McKellar Church Service and Concert Sunday, August 25, 2019; 10:30 am Waubamik Hall, 6 Hurdville Road, McDougall The Light Fantastic Sunday, October 20, 2019; 2:30 pm Gravenhurst Opera House 295 Muskoka Rd S, Gravenhurst Tickets Adults $25 Student/Children $10 Available from Opera House Box Office
Benefit Concert for Hillcrest Lodge Sunday, October 27, 2019; 2:30 pm Orillia Opera House 20 Mississaga St W, Orillia Tickets Adults $25 Student/Children $10 Available from Opera House Box Office
Orillia Santa Claus Parade Sunday, November 17, 2019; 1:00 pm
Sleigh Bells and Brass Christmas Concert Sunday, December 1, 2019; 2:30 pm Charles W. Stockey Centre Parry Sound Tickets Adults $25 Student/Children $10 Available from Stockey Centre Box Office
Coldwater Santa Claus Parade Saturday, December 7, 2019; 5:30 pm
Sleigh Bells and Brass Christmas Concert Sunday, December 15, 2019; 2:30 pm Orillia Opera House 20 Mississaga St W, Orillia Tickets Adults $25 Student/Children $10 Available from Opera House Box Office
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.
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The Orillia Silver Band is a registered Charitable Organization