Canadian Junior Honour Band

MusicFest Canada, “The Nationals” invites you to audition for the Canadian Junior Honour Band, an honour group for students in grades 6-9.

The 2023 “virtual’ CJHB will partner with esteemed university music educators from across the country in the virtual preparation and presentation of concert band works, under the direction of Cheryl & Darryl Ferguson. All CJHB musicians will receive a masterclass from an esteemed University of Ottawa instructor:

Carolyn Christie, flute
Chip Hamann, oboe
Kimball Sykes, clarinet
Richard Hoenich, bassoon
Victor Herbiet, saxophone
Lawrence Vine, horn
Steven van Gulik, trumpet
Douglas Burden, trombone
Chris Lee, tuba/euphonium
Andrew Harris, percussion

This experience culminates with the international release of a professionally mastered performance, compiled using student recordings, under the auspices of the Coalition for Music Education on Music Monday May 1, 2023.

Auditions close on March 1, 2023.  The fee for successful applicants is $35.

If you have questions about this program, please email and/or

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