About Northumberland New Ventures Band

Our Season:

September to June – no rehearsals or performances in July and August.

Our Bands:


Our Intro Band welcomes anyone who is interested in learning to play an instrument, whether they have played before, or have never even held an instrument. We are always in search of new players and we start from the beginning every Fall. Mezzo and Avanti Bands complete the trio of our main bands, and offer the opportunities for Intro Band members to progress, once they are comfortable doing so. Our Big Band focuses on the swing/jazz genres and offers opportunities for more accomplished players to solo with that group. Members must be in one of the three main groups in order to play in the Big Band.

Rehearsal Schedule:

  • Intro (beginner) Band – Thursday 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. 
  • Mezzo (intermediate) Band – Thursday 7:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. 
  • Avanti Band (advanced) – Wednesday 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. 
  • Big Band – Friday 1:30 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Our Music: From classic to pop, jazz, swing, blues, other genres as driven by the interests and abilities of its members.

Our Membership: Adults learning to play a music instrument in a fun, no pressure, social group setting. Many of our members have had no musical experience; some may have played many years ago in high school.

Our Charitable Status: A not-for-profit registered Charitable Organization, registration number 83167 3389 RR0001.

Karen and Lesley - Venturing Forth 2023


Venturing Forth June 3, 2023

Join Us

Our Open House is held annually in September soon after Labour Day to provide information and invite potential new members to join us. If you have ever thought of learning to play a music instrument, be it woodwind, brass, electric bass, percussion and more, please get in touch. It is never too late. Contact us at info@newventuresband.com, or plan to come to our Open House in September. Watch for info on the website about date and time.

Our Social Times: ALL band members are welcome at our post-rehearsal socials, usually at a local pub. In addition we have our Holiday Season get together in December.

Our Fundraising: We have an active fundraising program which is lots of fun and includes several annual Events, such as our Yard Sale, Bottle Drive, and Empire Cheese sale near Christmas. We also hold two annual concerts – Celebrate the Season in December, and Venturing Forth in June. The efforts of the Fundraising Team and the inspiring support of our band members helps to keep our member expenses low.

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