Which syllabus do I use?

Every year our teachers go through the understandable confusion of not knowing what syllabus to consult when selecting repertoire for the Golden Horseshoe Music Festival.  And with the growing number of titles on both the MusicFest Canada national list and the Ontario Band Association (OBA) list, it can only get more confusing.  Participants are welcome to select repertoire from either list and are encouraged to consult both sylllabi.  Please note:

  • If you have plans to take your ensemble(s) to the National festival, MusicFest Canada now requires one Canadian piece for the competition.
  • To keep our costs down, the Golden Horseshoe Music Festival will no longer be providing syllabus conductor’s scores for adjudicators.  We ask that educator provide two (2) scores for every selection to be presented at the Festival for use by our adjudicators.  All scores will be returned.

Click on the icons below to review the most up-to-date sylllabi from MusicFest Canada and the OBA.