Saturday, February 16, 2019 7:30 pm - St. Paul's Centre
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.
2019 Season - Concerts and Events
“Falling in Love” With the Orillia Silver Band
On Saturday, February 16, 2019 at 7:30 pm, the Orillia Silver Band will launch its 70th year, performing a Valentine’s concert of music inspired by Love. The concert will take place at St. Paul’s Centre, 62 Peter Street, Orillia.
Tickets are $20 Adults, $10 students/children and are available from Eventbrite.ca or at the Door. To save our guests time in the line-up we are now offering tickets through Eventbrite, a secure online ticketing process. It's fast and easy to use. Click here to get your tickets from Eventbrite. They will send you a confirmation email when you complete the transaction so you can print your tickets.
“The concert will feature the music of Love, with everything from Mozart to the Beatles”, according to Music Director and Conductor Neil Barlow. Music from the Marriage of Figaro to The Lion King to My Fair Lady will be highlighted in the first half. The first half will also include other favorites including the Monkees’ Daydream Believer and I Know Him So Well, from the musical, Chess.
In the second half of the program, the Band will perform the theme from the 1985 American epic romantic drama film Out of Africa, starring Robert Redford and Meryl Streep. This will be followed by the hauntingly beautiful theme from the 1990 Oscar Award-winning Italian film, Cinema Paradiso. Other love songs include Something, by George Harrison, and I Don’t Know How to Love Him, from the musical Jesus Christ Superstar.
The Band will wrap-up the evening with Symphonic Highlights from the 2014 Oscar-award winning animated feature film, Frozen.
So make a date with your sweetheart and join the Orillia Silver Band for some of the best love songs ever written!
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
We hope everyone enjoyed a restful holiday and we'd like to thank everyone who bought or recent Christmas CD. The CD sales help support the organization so your purchases are greatly appreciated. We hope you enjoyed the music! And of course, 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.
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.
We Would Love to See You at a Concert!
Orillia Silver Band Box 352 3-200 Memorial Avenue Orillia, ON L3V 5X6
The Orillia Silver Band is a registered Charitable Organization