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 397 Ontario Street, Cobourg.
• Time for some regular home practice.
• Your membership investment as noted below.

Swing Band Brass Section

Learn to Play:

  • Flute
  • Oboe
  • Clarinet, Bass Clarinet
  • Bassoon
  • Saxophone (Alto, Tenor & Baritone)
  • Trumpet
  • French Horn
  • Trombone
  • Baritone/Euphonium Horn
  • Tuba
  • 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.

Your Investment

  • Rental or purchase of an instrument.
  • Method book (about $10) for skill development.
  • Annual dues – $150 (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
are held on Thursday evenings
from 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.

The “Mezzo” Band


Intermediate Band
are held on Thursday evenings
from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.

The “Avanti” Band


Avanti Band
are held on Wednesday evenings
from 7:15 p.m. to 9:15 p.m.

The “Big”

(special interest)

Big (formerly “swing”) Band
are held on Friday
from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.

The “Piccola” Band

(a “little” big band)

Piccola Band
are held as required for daytime performances in the community.