ONYX Vocal Band

Onyx News
Spring 2012

It’s always amazing just how we move from one season into another so quickly.  Here we are in May already and heading toward another glorious Ontario summer….backyard barbeques, trips to a lakeshore, cottage or a community park will be the order of the day.

Over the past two seasons, in addition to our usual run of performances, ONYX has been making ‘house calls’ to some of our not-so-fortunate friends who are experiencing health-related difficulties. It has been a humbling experience to share our time in this way. Our thoughts are with those friends and their families during these difficult times.

In the last issue of ONYXnews, we introduced a new theme, that of featuring one of our special ‘friends’. This time it’s the Heart & Stroke Foundation.

Nancy Bodi


Today, heart disease and stroke take 1 in 3 Canadians before their time and it is the number one killer of women. The Heart and Stroke Foundation, a volunteer-based health charity, leads in eliminating heart disease and stroke and reducing their impact through the advancement of research and its application, the promotion of healthy living and advocacy. When you donate to the Heart and Stroke Foundation, participate in an event such as Big Bike, Ride for Heart, Jump Rope for Heart, Hoops for Heart and any other of your local Foundation events, you are helping the Foundation fund vital research, support health education and advocate for change. To find out how you can become involved in an event right here in York Region, contact Taylor Jewitt at (905) 853-6355 or tjewitt@hsf.on.ca Together we can make death wait.

Scheduling time to keep a large repertoire up to date is always a challenge in a busy group like ONYX. And, so is adding new songs that will strengthen that repertoire and enhance our marketability; however, our regular weekly rehearsals ensure that we stay on top of it all. Among our more recent additions are “Peaceful, Easy Feeling” (Eagles), “L-O-V-E” (Cole, Buble) and “At Last” (Etta James, et al); the latter two always favourites at weddings and anniversaries. We never know when we will be asked to fulfil a request for a special occasion.

In case you missed the Winter 2012 edition, you may want to take a minute to check out the new look of our web site, particularly our new Media Kit   OnyxVocalBand.com/MediaKit.html

Keep an eye on future issues for exciting details about ONYX’s third stage show, Spring 2013, as well as details about the Barbershop Harmony Society’s 75th Anniversary Convention and Competitions in Toronto, July 2013. They are going to be incredible!!!!

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