With the support of a MyPG grant  we gave free recorder classes ( and instruments) for seniors on Monday afternoon from 3:30 pm. to 4:30 pm. The classes will began on September 12, we gave three concerts at seniors care homes; Simon Fraser, Jubilee Lodge & Laurier Manor

Feedback from participants:

"We have been fortunate to participate in a Senior's recorder group with Erica as our instructor and mentor.

Erica is an excellent teacher --- kind, gentle, pleasant, positive and encouraging, really smart, knows her students and their audience. She is skilled at encouraging, all the while cheerfully challenging one to move forward.

Erica is very community -minded, even arranging opportunities for the group to entertain others. She is very skilled at setting up the program and encouraging the participation of her own students and of everyone.

And that is a GOOD thing!"

The class


Hi Erica,

I just want to say I have thoroughly enjoyed learning to play and hopefully

you will be able to offer class again.

Thanks again,

Sue LeFebvre

"Thank you so much for doing this, Erica, as you can
tell by the attendance, it is much loved by us seniors
as well as by those in homes."

Thank you

Band fees

Band fees $200 per term (generally 12-15 weeks) or 540 for the year for both band (not pro-rated in either case).

The band provides professional instructor(s), sheet music, pays liability insurance, rent, NHBA membership fees, purchases and maintains some instruments and of course all the additional work needed to maintain a non profit.

Terms: September -December, January 9-March, April-June. Concert at the end of each term plus other concerts