We are thrilled to announce that we plan to return to in-person, indoor rehearsals for the 2022-2023 season!
Registration is now open for brass, woodwind, and percussion musicians to sign up for our novice, intermediate and senior level bands for this season. If you are interested in joining us this year, please complete our registration form and send us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org. We welcome musicians of all ages and skill levels!
Weekly rehearsals will be held in Woodstock on Thursday evenings. We look forward to seeing everyone again this season!
We know you are anxious to find out when the Oxford Winds will be returning to rehearsals and upcoming concerts. Unfortunately, The Oxford Winds has decided not resume in-person rehearsals this fall and have set a tentative in-person start date in January 2022.
This has been a very difficult decision, however, with case counts currently rising, and modelling showing the peak of the fourth wave still to come this fall, it seemed the best course was to refrain from gathering and playing our wind instruments indoors and in-person.
We are currently making plans for another Christmas video project! So stay tuned for upcoming information on how we will continue to bring music to Oxford County and beyond!!
Interested in joining the band in upcoming musical video projects and future rehearsal start dates? Interested in assisting the Band behind the scenes? Email us – or find us on Facebook
Date: Thursday, July 22, 2021 Time: 7pm Location: Southside Park Boathouse Pavilion (rain or shine, subject to change pending public health regulations)
Although this meeting is open to all Oxford Winds members and to the public, we would very much appreciate an RSVP if you plan to attend, so that the Board can plan for proper distancing and other logistics. If you will be attending, please RSVP to email@example.com by July 19.
Attendees must wear a face mask.
Physical distancing of 2m between each attendee will be implemented.
Please do not attend if you or members of your household are experiencing symptoms of COVID-19 or if you feel unwell.
Please do not attend if you have travelled out of province within the last 14 days.
Please do not attend if you think you have come into contact with the virus within the last 14 days.
Refreshments will not be provided; attendees are encouraged to bring their own water bottle if needed.
Attendees will be able to find the documents for the meeting at www.oxfordwinds.ca in the coming weeks to either print and bring with them or to view on a device (tablet, laptop or smartphone) during the meeting. If you are attending and require printed copies of the reports, please let us know with your RSVP.
Elections for the Board of Directors will be held at the AGM. Nominations are now being accepted.
We do have vacancies on the Board for the upcoming year. Should you wish to join the Board or nominate someone for the Board, please complete and submit a nomination form to firstname.lastname@example.org (or by mail) no later than 6:30pm on July 21, 2021. Open positions are: Vice President, Treasurer, and Directors at Large.
For anyone planning to attend, you can access the Oxford Winds’ 2020-21 year end financial statement here. And the agenda here.
Covid has profoundly changed how we all have to live our lives, and band life is no exception. All of us in The Oxford Winds dearly miss the opportunity to come together and indulge in our love of music. The rules may have changed but we are hard at work in finding new ways to share the music! That’s where you come in…
Help Keep the Music Playing in Oxford County Become a Patron of the Oxford Winds
When you donate to the Oxford Winds, you provide core funding to sustain the organization throughout the year. Your contribution will help us get back on our feet quickly once the pandemic is over. So that we can once again host concerts, repair instruments, rent rehearsal space, build our sheet music library, and provide secure storage for our equipment.
Your donation and patronage will enrich the artistic lives of musicians in Oxford County by giving them a welcoming space to learn and grow through the arts. By becoming a patron of the Oxford Winds you are elevating arts and culture in our local community, a key component of economic development.
You will receive a charitable tax receipt for your generous donation.