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Attending the one of our community Band Weekend?  Here's all the information you required to plan and prepare for the event.



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BAND WEEKNDS

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The CBA-Ontario Community Band WEEKEND is Back.....IN PERSON!!

After two very long years, we are very excited to announce the return of our Community Band Weekend!! Together with our host ensemble, Milton Concert Band, we're excited to offer you the opportunity to learn and develop your skills with like minded musicians who are equally passionate about wind band music.  The event will be held over the October 29-30 weekend in Milton's First Ontario Performance Hall, and promises to be an exciting experience. Bring along your fellow band mates, and enjoy rehearsing and performing in a massed wind band setting featuring known guest conductors from across the province.  

HOTEL RESERVATION:

For those who are commuting from further distances, or who would prefer to stay overnight, we have reserved a select number of rooms at the:

BEST WESTERN - MILTON
161 Chisholm Drive Milton, Ontario L9T 4A6 Canada
https://goo.gl/maps/vXNUtxYytCjkX2917

CHECK-IN: 3:00 P.M. EST  -  CHECK-OUT: 11:00 A.M. EST

Cost: $160 CAD / night for Deluxe Room (Queen Bed) for single or double occupancy.  
Guarantee this rate by booking your room before October 2nd, 2022.

RESERVATIONS:
Toll Free Central Reservations (US & Canada Only) 1(800) 780-7234
Hotel Direct Number (905) 875-3818
Note: Callers must identify themselves as being part of the "Milton Concert Band Group"

Online Booking:
https://www.bestwestern.com/en_US/book/hotel-rooms.66101.html?groupId=I92CN0V3



EVENT SCHEDULE:

Meet & Greet Social Gathering
Date: Friday, October 28th, 2022 @ 7pm

Location: Kelseys Original Roadhouse
45 Chisholm Dr, Milton, ON L9T 4A6
https://goo.gl/maps/rdRpCRCCbp9ML4WLA/


WEEKEND DRESS CODE

Saturday Rehearsal:
We encourage members to wear their summer/informal band golf shirt for the Saturday rehearsal as a way of sharing which band you regularly perform with. This is completely optional. Outside of this there is no formal dress code required other than wearing appropriate comfortable and casual attire.

Sunday Concert:
We ask that members wear a White Dress Shirt / Blouse, Black Pants, Black Socks, and Black closed toe dress shoes (no running shoes please). Note: Ties, Bowties, Suit jackets/blazers are NOT required.


FULL DAY REHEARSAL
Date: Saturday, October 29th, 2022 
Location: First Ontario Arts Centre
1010 Main St E, Milton, ON L9T 6H7
https://goo.gl/maps/b8gsydWgPS7Xgneu7

Schedule:
8:30am - Registration
9:00am - Introductions
9:05am -12:00pm - Morning Rehearsal (with scheduled breaks)
12:00pm - 1:00pm - Lunch (prepaid option available, see below)
1:05pm - 5:00pm - Afternoon Rehearsal (with scheduled breaks)

6:00pm - DINNER GATHERINGKelseys Original Roadhouse (see address/link above)
Second Floor Reserved for CBA participants


SATURDAY LUNCH: 
An optional prepaid catered lunch is available for purchase through our online registration.  Lunch will include 1 wrap, 1 garden salad with dressing, 1 cold beverage (pop, or bottled water).  Each person can choose their sandwich and dressing options within the registration form.  


CONCERT DAY
Date: Sunday, October 30th, 2022 

Note:
The following warmup times are to be confirmed, and may be changed in order to accomodate the Performance hall staff and scheduling.

12pm - 1:00pm - Warmup / Sound Check
1pm - Break
2pm - CONCERT

Concert Tickets:
Bring your family and friends!  Tickets may be purchased in person, or online using this link:
https://secure1.tixhub.com/milton/online/b_otix.asp?cboPerformances=1657&cboEvent=1028&perfcount=1&width=1550



FAQS 

Is there minimum age requirements to enter the event?

The event is recommended for adults, however high school students are more than welcome to attend provided they are of legal age, and/or accompanied by a parent.


Is there a dress code required for the weekend?

Saturday Rehearsal: We encourage members to wear their summer/informal band golf shirt for the Saturday rehearsal as a way of sharing which band you regularly perform with.   This is completely optional.  Outside of this there is no dress code required other than comfortable and casual attire. 

Sunday Concert:  We ask that members wear White Dress Shirt / Blouse, Black Pants, Black Socks, and Black closed toe dress shoes (no running shoes please).  No ties, bowties, or jackets required.


Can I register as a member of CBA-Ontario?

Members who are currently an individual member of CBA-Ontario, or belong to a member ensemble of CBA-Ontario in good standing can register for our events as a 'CBA-Ontario Member' ($30).  Check here to see if your band has renewed their membership, making you eligible for our discounted membership rates.  


What do I bring into the event?

  • Your Instrument with all accessories, mutes, tuners, and accessories
  • Music Stand & Instrument stands
  • Pencil
  • Stand Light (just in case!)
  • A refillable water bottle, or coffee mug (water stations are available throughout the hall)  
  • Your Band Golf Shirt for the Saturday Rehearsal (not mandatory)
  • Copy/print of your registration (for online registrants)


How can I contact the organizer with any questions?

email us at info@cba-ontario.ca


Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?

Yes please!

 

Is it ok if the name on my ticket or registration doesn't match the person who attends?

Yes.  In many instances one person will register for multiple participants under one name.  So long as you bring a copy of your 'ticket', you will be able to participate at the event.


I'm not certain yet if I can attend.  Can I register on the day of the event?

Yes.  In most cases, we accept walk-ins who register on the Saturday morning.  In the rarest of occasions, our rehearsal or performance space limits the number of participants we can include.  In such cases, we will post any registration limitations and closures on our website.


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