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For more information on any of these events, or to book the Band, please email secretary@ayrparisband.com

DATE EVENT
Wednesdays -- 7.00 pm Junior Band Practice -- no practices during July and August
Wednesdays -- 8.00 pm Senior Band Practice

2017-2018 SCHEDULE

Wed., Sept. 13 Concert at Telfer Place, Paris. 7:00 p.m. Ready to play at 6:45 p.m. Red Shirt, tie.
Wed., Sept. 20 BAND OPEN HOUSE. JUNIOR BAND BEGINS.
Sat., October 14 Waterford Pumpkinfest Parade. 12:30 p.m. Bus leaves Ayr at 10:00 a.m. Black/red jacket, red shirt, tie.
Wed., October 25 Children's Hallowe'en Party. 7.00-7.45 p.m. Free admission with donation to food bank, prizes, music, Ayr Centennials Players.
Sun., November 5 Ayr Remembrance Day Parade. 2:00 p.m. Meet at Christ Anglican Church by 1:30 p.m. Hat, black/red jacket, black turtleneck.
Sat., November 11 Paris Remembrance Day Service. Meet at cenotaph by 10:30 a.m. Hat, black/red jacket, black turtleneck.
Sun., November 19 Guelph Santa Claus Parade. Bus leaves Ayr at 12:15 p.m. Clown suit.
Wed., November 22 Christmas Benefit Concert for Cambridge Memorial Hospital. Meet at 6:45 p.m. Knox Church, Ayr. Black turtleneck
Sat., November 25 Ayr Santa Claus Parade. Meet at Premier Spring Lot, Inglish Street, Ayr at 12:45 p.m. Clown suit.
Sat., December 2 Bright Santa Parade. Meet near Bright Fire Hall by 1:45 p.m. Clown suit.
Sat., December 2 Paris Santa Claus Parade. Meeting near Paris Arena by 5:30 p.m. Clown suit.
Wed., December 20 Band Christmas Party. 6:30 p.m. Ayr Community Centre Hall. Junior Band performs before dinner.
Wed., January 17 Telfer Place Concert. Be ready to play by 6:45 p.m. Red shirt, tie or kilt
Wed., January 24 Winston Park Concert. Be ready to play by 6:45 p.m. Red shirt, tie or kilt
Wed., January 31 Annual Band Meeting. 8:00 p.m. No instruments.
Sun., March 17 Toronto St. Patrick's Day Parade. Bus leaves Ayr at 9:45 a.m. Black/red jacket, black turtleneck, hat.

2018

AYR-PARIS BAND TOUR OF ENGLAND AND WALES
Saturday, July 21 to Sunday August 5, 2018*
*Dates and route to be confirmed

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Band Practice

The Band is always happy to encourage new members and new talent.  Joining the Band couldn't be easier.  You're welcome to attend rehearsal at anytime, or contact Heidi, the band secretary for more information. Junior band members are encouraged to join during our September Open House but are also welcome anytime by contacting Heidi.  She can be reached by email or by phoning (519) 632-7433.

Rehearsal

Ayr Community Centre (upstairs at the Arena)

Church Street, Ayr, Ontario

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The Band offers two levels of rehearsal every Wednesday night:

Junior Band - 7:00 to 7:45 p.m. Conducted by Richelle Kocher (no rehearsals during July and August)
Senior Band - 8:00 to 9:30 p.m. Conducted by Merry Schmidt
Social night first Wednesday of each month after Band
Executive meeting last Wednesday of each month after band

Rehearsals are held at the Ayr Community Centre Hall (upstairs at the Arena, separate entrance)
Church Street, Ayr, Ontario

Instruments are usually provided, but it does depend on demand. Uniform's are provided at no cost to senior band members.  The Junior band wear their own black pants and shirts for performances. 

Individual Lessons

There are some senior band members who give private lessons.  These can be arranged with the members individually. Cost varies with each instructor.

This page was last updated October 11, 2017