Music at OTHS

About the Concert Band

The OTHS Concert Band is a talented group of students who meet after school for band practice every Wednesday. All students who are in the music program for a music class, also earn a credit for Band. Students are highly encouraged to join this fun group of musicians.

About the Jazz Band

The OTHS Jazz Band is an exceptional group of Grade 10-12 students who meet every Tuesday and Friday morning at 7:00a.m. in the Music Room. Auditions are held in June for the following year. The instruments included in Jazz Band are trumpets, alto saxophones, tenor saxophones, baritone saxophones, trombones, basses, guitars, a drum set and the piano.

About the Band Council

The Band Council is made up of interested students in all grades who participate in either Concert Band or Jazz Band. They meet every Tuesday at lunch in the Music Room to plan and organize many fundraisers and events for the Music Department. The students in Music Council this year are creative, energetic, and represent every grade. If you have any questions or suggestions for Music Council, please talk to a member of the Council or to Mr. Sheridan.

Band Director

Mr. Sheridan has been the music teacher and band director at Osgoode Township High School since September 2006. He has been teaching in the Ottawa Carleton District School Board since 2004. Outside of school, he enjoys performing with various musical ensembles in the Ottawa area including The Centralaires Concert Band and the Manotick Brass.

Over the past few years Mr. Sheridan has taken the Concert Band to music festivals in New York City, Boston, London, Ontario, and Toronto. In 2010, the band hosted an international band - Sedgehill School Band- from London, England. Several years later, OTHS students visited Sedgehill students in England.