• Bandology – More music for more kids

About Us

Bandology was willed into being by people who understand the multiple life-long benefits that music provides.

United by common goals while participating in a high school music parent association, the co-founders were inspired to go beyond the classroom and into the community to help spread the love of music.

Click here to learn about the Bandology team.

Click here to learn about our Board of Directors.

Click here to read our 2022 Impact Report.

Click here to read our 2021 Impact Report.

Bandology’s co-founders: Peter VanDuzer (left); Lisa Michaels (third from left); Brian Vincent (second from right).

Founded in 2017 by parents who have witnessed the long-term benefits of music education, Bandology’s goals are to:

  • Enrich the music experience of youth across Halton and beyond, and help build transferable skills via band camps, performance opportunities, workshops and community band partnerships.
  • Help music teachers engage their school community to build capacity in their extra curricular program by developing plans and programs for concerts, festivals and competitions, band trips, fundraising events and more.
  • Provide advice and resources for parents and share both anecdotes and research about the value of music education.
  • Connect with community music programs to help find places for young musicians to participate and thrive.
  • Advocate for music education and experience by sharing resources and research with community leaders and organizations.

Click here to learn about the services we offer.

Music makes a difference in children’s lives by improving self-confidence and focus; learning important transferable skills such as collaboration, leadership, time management and organization; helping get into university and college and earn scholarships; getting part-time and summer jobs; all leading to future careers, including as an astronaut, a judgeOlympic athletesprime minister or even as a working musician. The skills kids get in music last a lifetime!

Music isn’t just training for one career – it’s training for all of them!

Land Acknowledgement

Halton, as we know it today, is rich in the history and modern traditions of many First Nations and the Métis. From the lands of the Anishinabe to the Attawandaron, the Haudenosaunee, and the Métis, these lands surrounding the Great Lakes are steeped in Indigenous history. As we gather today on these treaty lands, we are in solidarity with our Indigenous brothers and sisters to honour and respect the four directions, lands, waters, plants, animals and ancestors that walked before us, and all of the wonderful elements of creation that exist. We acknowledge and thank the Mississaugas of the Credit First Nation for being stewards of this traditional territory.

Bandology is a member of the Oakville Chamber of Commerce.

Bandology is a proud recipient of Town of Oakville Grants administered by the Oakville Arts Council in 2023, 2022, 2021, 2020 and 2019.

Oakville Arts Council Cultural Grants

Bandology is the proud recipient of Canada Summer Jobs grants in 2023, 2022, 2021, 2020, 2019 and 2018.

Bandology is a proud recipient of multiple Ontario Trillium Foundation grants from the Resilient Communities Fund, Community Building Fund and Capital Grant in 2023, 2022 and 2021.

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