Hello Band Members,
It is great for all of us that activities are moving toward some form of normalcy as we all share the sentiment that music is good for the soul.
As you know, the band has had to forgo fundraising activities with the cancellation of the spring concert and yard sale. The fundraising committee has decided to boost revenues by having a yard sale and we need your help!
** First, we need your stuff and we are targeting the following:
– any sports equipment (skates, skis, snowshoes, winter boots and winter coats/ski jackets
– books, jigsaw puzzles, CDs, movies
– art, mirrors, wall decor
– any decor (Thanksgiving, Halloween, Christmas)
– gardening supplies and tools, shovels including snow shovels
– small furniture (no upholstered items)
-kitchen stuff
-car supplies: window scrapers, floor mats
– kids toys, games
Ask your friends and family for contributions too!

** Second, we need volunteers (please contact Kristine Hatch)
** Third, we need you to help advertise by telling your friends and family. Load our poster on your Facebook or any other social media site. We will put the poster on the band’s website and place an ad in THE NEWS.
** Lastly, we need tables as we no longer have access to ones from the School Board

Friday Sept. 11 th, 3 – 6 p.m.

Avril Bull-Jones
Cathryn Glover
Karen McBurney
Kristine Hatch


Order A New Ventures Hat

Get your fully-loaded, black hat with NV logo on the front and your instrument name on the back – $22.50
As above but with no instrument name on the back – $18.00
To place an order contact Neil Holtby  or text:  416 206 2737

Shirt ordering info coming soon!

On behalf of your Board members I’m writing to you with some exciting news!  We have found ourselves a HOME….

…  a larger place for all of our rehearsals!

…  a place to store our instruments, even the timpani!

…  a place to set up on Wednesdays and leave until Fridays!

…  a place that offers extra rooms to use!

…  a place that offers the opportunity to use the building other times during the week!

…  a place that offers us opportunities for social gatherings!

So, as of April 1, we have entered into an agreement and will begin using Old Scout Hall, a.k.a. The Orange Hall, at 397 Ontario Street, Cobourg.  Preferential and Handicapped parking is in the Orange Hall lot, regular parking in the church lot next door, and, of course, street parking.  As always, carpooling is encouraged!

After rehearsals, on both April 1 and April 2, we are offering a Celebration of our new location.  Please plan to remain for a while following rehearsal to celebrate our new location and to chat with other band members.

Many, many things were considered, discussed, hashed, and rehashed before making this important commitment and decision.  Lots of time has been taken on your behalf!

Many thanks goes to Glenn who scouted the county for the best location for us.  We also thank Patricia Rogerson who efficiently crafted the agreement with our landlords.  Special thanks to the Board, plus a couple band members, specifically Brian Clarkson, Neil Holtby, Brian Board, for attending extra meetings to discuss these important matters. 

We have appreciated the use of the D’Arcy Street Band Room for many years and most recently St. Mary C.S.S. Music Room.  We are thankful for the encouragement we have received as we spread our wings.

This will affect you, as members, in terms of fees for next year, since we now have to pay rent.  We want to give you lots of notice for this!  The yearly fee, payable by mid September 2020, will be $150.00.

But, what a deal you are getting…

… professional instruction (from 3 former educators) while learning and perfecting the playing of an instrument!  How lucky are we?

… a chance to perform in a concert!

… an opportunity to learn and execute music theory!

… new friends with similar interests!

… a chance to volunteer in this organization!

… and the list goes on….

For the immediate future we ask that ALL members bring their own music stands (unless you decide to share with another person) for rehearsals.  We are considering the purchase of stands that will remain in the hall but that will not happen immediately. 

Stay tuned to your Music Directors as to arrival times and duties for each night.

If you have any questions or concerns or accolades, any member of the Board would be pleased to entertain them.

Join us in our excitement of our new home!