For the 2020-2021 season, the Toronto Concert Band has moved to an online format for rehearsals and sectionals on Tuesday nights. Find out more below on what our “regular” rehearsal schedule looks like.

The Toronto Concert Band rehearses at Lambton Kingsway Junior Middle School.  Enter at the south west door by the parking lot and you won’t be able to miss us.

Rehearsals are from 7pm to 9pm, with a short break.  Please try to arrive a few minutes early to be ready for downbeat at 7 sharp. Chairs and a few stands are provided. Please bring a stand if you have one as we have outgrown the number the school maintains. Lighting is not great. You might want to bring your own light (BYOL) if you have one. (We’re working on these issues.)

The rehearsal schedule is available on the Members’ Calendar, which you can add to your Calendar software or mobile device by subscribing with this link: ICAL

Unsure how to subscribe to the calendar so that your calendar is automatically updated?  This video walks you through it.

 

Most rehearsals are held at:

Lambton Kingsway Junior Middle School
525 Prince Edward Drive
Etobicoke, ON M8X 2M6

 

 

Alternate Rehearsal Locations

Once in a while our regular rehearsal venue is not available. The following locations come up from time to time.

Martin Grove Collegiate Institute – Band Room
50 Winterton Drive,
Etobicoke, ON M9B 3G7

Entry from parking lot: Turn right once you enter, and walk down the hall to the end. The band room will be on the left.
Entry from Winterton Dr: Walk straight towards the far set of doors, turn left down the second hallway (past the auditorium). The band room will be on the left.
Via TTC: from Kipling Stn, take the 46 and get off at Winterton Dr. The school is right there, walk east along Winterton towards the front door of the school.

 

John G Althouse Middle School
130 Lloyd Manor Rd.
Etobicoke, ON M9B 5K1

Enter from door #6. This door is located on the far west side of the school close to the portable, and is accessible from the paved schoolyard. You will enter by the music room. The door will be unlocked at 6:30pm. No other doors to the school are likely to be open at this time. Note that there is no need to bring a music stand – enough will be provided.

By TTC, take the subway to Kipling and then hop on the Martin Grove 46 or Kipling 45 or busses.

 

Royal York United Church
851 Royal York Road (Corner of Glenroy Ave & Royal York Road)
Etobicoke, ON M8Y 2V3

We are rehearsing in the basement in the Queensway Hall. Enter through the door off the main parking lot located on Royal York. Head downstairs and turn right.

TTC: take the subway to Royal York station and walk south 8 minutes, or hop on the Evans 15 or Royal . York 76A/B/C south for a 3 minute ride.

Parking is very limited at the church. You can park in the parking lot of Sunnylea School across the street 1 block east.

Please bring a music stand.

Post-rehearsal Fellowship

Following rehearsal, we gather at a local pub – St. James’s Gate (Dundas St. W. east of Kipling) – for post-rehearsal camaraderie. We’re there every week and everyone is always welcome.

Carpools abound and it’s never a problem getting to transit afterward. Need a ride? Ask around at rehearsal or leave it to the last minute at the pub and you’ll do just fine.