Community Bands/Orchestras - Waterloo/Wellington, Ontario, Canada
Here is a list of the community bands/orchestras that rehearse in the Guelph/Cambridge/Kitchener-Waterloo area. There are other bands which are also close by but I have limited this list to bands that are within a 30 minute drive from Guelph. Other bands which are a bit further away can be found on my community band/orchestra resources page.
Trying to find a band/orchestra that suits your playing style and schedule can be tricky sometimes. In order to help you out, I have listed what I consider to the local bands (that I know about about) along with when they rehearse. The conductors are also listed. All of this info is up to date as of March 2008 - I don't forsee any of the below information changing anytime in the near future.
Each of the below groups are different. Over the last few years I've played in most of them. Some play relatively straight-forward/easy music, others undertake more technical/challenging repertoire. Some of the groups are quite big (50+ members) and some are quite small (20ish members). Lastly, some of them are run very well, while others leave quite a bit to be desired in that department. But all in all, these is a very active music scene around Guelph that offers a lot of playing opportunities. Some of these are very good bands/orchestras. Check out the contact information provided by the below links and try them out for yourself. If you have any questions about any of these bands, and can't get a hold of them, just give me a shout and I will do my best to point you in the right direction.
List of local community bands & orchestras and what evenings they rehearse on:
Other Musical Groups
I have also heard about these other bands but don't know much about them. For most, I have no idea where/when they practice.
Finding Contact Information
For the above bands/orchestras that do not have websites (or websites lack contact information), contact information can usually be found from:
Best of luck!