Well, it’s been 30 years since the original Orillia Concert Band was formed, and each music director brought new ideas and music to you, our audience. In May, musical visionary Roy Menagh, music director with the OWE for 17 years, retired from the podium and handed the baton to James Hilts. We’ll tell you more about James as the season progresses.
With the change in directors, you will also see a change in venue. As it gets closer to completion, the stage at St. Paul’s Centre will be our primary location for concerts this year. We’re looking forward to performing in the new space they are creating there.
Also look for changes to the OWE logo, website, facebook and quite possibly our name as we enter a new and exciting era of musical direction. Join us for our concert series this year, or come out and play with us – we’d love to have you!
See you soon!