Musical Director – Randy Hoover

The Orillia Concert Band (OCB) is pleased to announce Randy Hoover has been named the band’s new Musical Director.

Randy Hoover has been a contributor to the Orillia music community for many years.

Randy has a Bachelor of Music and a Bachelor of Education from the University of Western Ontario as well as a Master’s of Education degree from St. Mary’s University. He holds an Associate Diploma from the Royal Conservatory of Music in Trumpet Performance.

Randy taught Secondary School Music in Nova Scotia, Shelburne Ontario and Orangeville; and has directed several concert and jazz bands in music festivals including Boston, Quebec City, Winnipeg, and Austria.

Locally, Randy has played trumpet in the Orillia Concert Band, solo cornet in the Orillia Silver Band, trumpet in the Sensations Rhythm and Blues Band, and trumpet with the Mariposa Arts Theatre. He is founder of the Leacock Brass Quintet and has been conductor of the Orillia Silver Junior Band. He continues to perform in church and community functions as well. He is the founder of the Jazz Standards Trio and is also the music director of Orillia’s Little Big Band.

Randy is looking forward to assuming the full time directorship of the Orillia Concert Band and wishes to thank the OCB for affording him this opportunity.

The Orillia Concert Band has been blessed with outstanding Music Director’s since it was formed by Stan Passfield in 1986: Bob Plunkett; Roy Menaugh; James Hilts; and now Randy Hoover. The Orillia Concert Band looks forward to entertaining audiences from Orillia and area under Randy Hoover’s inspired, experienced leadership.