About the Band
The North Toronto Community Band was formed in 1998 and consists of approximately 45 members ranging in age from 16 to 80. Brought together by a passion for playing concert band music, members come with diverse musical backgrounds and different skill levels.
Many people in the band loved making music in high school, took 5, 10 or 20 years off, and have returned to playing.
We are led by the illustrious Danny Wilks.
We are a concert band, a wind symphony, a symphonic wind ensemble, however you name it. We are made up of mostly wind instruments: trumpets, trombones, french horns, oboe, bassoon, euphonium, flutes, saxophones, clarinets, a few percussionists and a string bass to round it off.
The band rehearses from 7:30 - 10:00 PM on Mondays, September to June at Lawrence Park Collegiate Institute (near Lawrence and Avenue Road). We perform five or six concerts each season including performances for local seniors' residences.
The Spring Gala concert is our big gig of the year. It is our only "formal" concert, and a wonderful event for our friends and family.
This year the Spring Gala was held May 27, 2018 at York University, Tribute Communities Recital Hall, Accolade East Building, 83 York Blvd, North York.