Your Community Concert Band

Serving the Scenic City since 1920

The Owen Sound City Band, directed by Julia Richards, is one of Ontario's oldest established community bands. We were founded by William Iles in July 1920, shortly after the city's incorporation. Through the years and through the changes we have continued to provide the soundtrack to the Scenic City, playing for parades, regular concerts in parks, radio broadcasts, fundraisers regional town fairs, schools and senior centres. We're available, and we ready to play; if you need a concert band, drop us a line!

Funded by the City of Owen Sound, band membership is open and free; musicians are welcome to join us at our regular rehearsals at East Ridge Community School (Monday evenings at 7:30 unless we are in concert or the school is closed) and we welcome visiting bands people from afar who may be traveling through and keen to play.

Do also check out our Facebook and our band blog for more photos and mp3 samples!

The Owen Sound City Band plays a wide range of concert band music, from Bach to Bacharach, Dixieland to Disco, Neal Hefti to The Beatles, and much more. Rehearsals are Monday evenings from 7:30 to 9:30 from Sept to June in the auditorium at East Ridge Community School.

Monday concerts in Harrison Park at at 7:30pm in July and at 7:15pm in August. Everyone is welcome