Requirements for Membership
To become a New Ventures Band member you need:
• A desire to learn a musical instrument and perform with the band.
• A musical instrument — rented or owned.
• A commitment to attending a weekly rehearsal held at 612 D’Arcy Street, Cobourg.
• Time for some regular home practice.
• Your membership investment as noted below.
Learn to play:
- Clarinet, Bass Clarinet
- Saxophone (Alto, Tenor & Baritone)
- French Horn
- Baritone/Euphonium Horn
- Electric String Bass
- Percussion: drum kit, auxiliary, timpani and keyboard percussion
* the band provides some instruments
Make new friends
As of September 2019, the bands (Intro, Mezzo and Avanti) have over 90 members.
If you have ever wanted to learn to read and play music, contact us. It’s never too late!
ALL band members are welcome at our post-rehearsal socials, usually at a local pub.
- Rental or purchase of an instrument.
- Method book (about $10) for skill development.
- Annual dues – $100 (2018 – 19) (*May be subject to change annually).
- Band uniform shirt for performances; ($35 – $40).
- Name badge (about $10) worn at performances and rehearsals.
- Black pants, black socks and black shoes for all performances.
We have five bands:
The “Intro” Band
Beginner Band rehearsals are held on Thursday evenings
from 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
The “Mezzo” Band
Intermediate Band rehearsals are held on Thursday evenings
from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
The “Avanti” Band
Avanti band rehearsals are on Wednesday evenings
from 7:15 p.m. to 9:15 p.m.
The “Swing” Band
Swing Band rehearsals are held on Wednesday evenings
from 5:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
The “Piccola” Band
(A “little” big band)
Piccola Band rehearsals are held as required for daytime performances in the community.