News, Updates, and Appearances

Alexander's Public School Senior Concert Band to demonstrate at Ontario Band Association's 'Beginning Band Symposium'

The Senior Concert Band from Alexander's Public School, directed by Ryan Meeboer, has been invited to be the domonstration band at the Ontario Band Association's 'Beginning Band Symposium'.  The symposium will take place on Saturday, September 27th at Agincourt Collegiate Institute in Toronto.  The event will feature a keynote from clinician Sheryl Bowhay and an afternoon reading session with the Alexander's Band.  For more information, visit the Ontario Band Association's 'Beginning Band Symposium' website.

Handouts from Ryan's workshops from the Ontario Music Educator's Conference: 'Vibrations' available.

Click here for the handout on Programming and Rehearsal Techniques for Beginning Jazz Band.  Click here for the handout on Teaching Improvisation to Beginners.

Click here for the warm-up scales and rhythms sheet music.  Click here for the rhythm section vamps and chord changes sheet music.

Ryan Meeboer and David Marlatt direct commissioned pieces at Halton's Band Extravaganza.

Read the following article: Local Students Perform at Band Extravaganza, about how over 1000 students from 29 different elementary schools from the Halton District School Board work with both composers on two original pieces composed specifically for the event.

'Through the Eye of the Storm' featured in video supporting Ontario's new Arts Curriculum.

Follow the link to the Learning Through the Arts to watch a video demonstrating methods to teach grade 7 and 8 band students, using 'Through the Eye of the Storm'.

Premiere performance of 'Illuminations'!

Check out this video of the premiere performance of 'Illuminations' as performed by the commissioning group, the Burlington Concert Band at the Burlington Performing Arts Center.

'Illuminations' to light up the Burlington Performing Arts Center!

Read the article form the Hamilton Spectator about my latest piece 'Illuminations', a piece commissioned by the Burlington Concert Band for the opening of the Burlington Performing Arts Center.

'Illuminations' and education!

Ryan Meeboer makes the Halton District School Board's 'Spotlight on Schools', focusing on his achievements as a music teacher and a composer.

Ryan Meeboer will be at OMEA's PRIMO conference!

Ryan will be running a clinic at the Ontario Music Educator's Conference, PRIMO, on Saturday, November 5th.  This clinic will focus on the first steps to getting a Jazz Band Program up and running at your school and will feature several works from Eighth Note Publications' latest release, THE EMERGING JAZZ SERIESFor more information about the PRIMO conference, visit the OMEA website.

100 years and counting!

In 2008, the Burlington Concert Band celebrated its 100th anniversary in the city by commissioning Ryan to write a march to mark the occasion.  Read article the in from the Burlington Post, written by the composer himself.