Horton Music

Donation of Instruments

Recently, HCYO has was the recipient of over 40 violins, violas, and cellos from String Music Atlantic (SMA)! SMA, an instrument lending co-op,  has down-sized it's lending library and Horton Music is the lucky beneficiary. We are very thanking for this generous donation, and have plans to start beginning string clinics in the local elementary and middle schools. Thanks SMA...your instruments are in good hands!

About Horton Community Youth Orchestra


Come join us as an HCYO member and experience the thrill of playing in orchestra!  We play a great variety of music, and our ensembles offer a great chance to learn and perform with other musicians from the Annapolis Valley region.  You will have a chance to work with faculty from Acadia University in this new and dynamic program.  The Senior Orchestra is made up of advanced players and performs challenging repertoire.  The Junior Orchestra is a perfect place to get started with a string instrument or develop your skills if you have been playing for a few years! Our weekly string clinics offer and opportunity to learn violin, viola, cello, or bass.  The orchestras collaborate with the Horton High Band and Choir ensembles every year and are an integrated part of the excellent Horton High Music Program.  We will be offering monthly wokshops with visiting artists and special performances by leading Nova Scotian musicians.  Be part of something new and exciting at HCYO!

Contact Information

Gillian Smith - Directorgsmithvln@gmail.com

The Director

Kay Greene has been teaching music, either privately or within the public school system, since 1993. She started studying music in 1971, when she first picked up the oboe, and has never looked back. She has Bachelor degrees in both Music and Education, as well as a Masters degree in Education, focusing on secondary music education. She is currently finishing a Masters of Education in Information Technology from Memorial University of Newfoundland. Kay has performed with the Acadia University Wind Ensemble and is frequently called upon to perform in ensembles in the Valley and in Halifax. She loves to play with community theatre groups and can often be heard in the pit orchestra during productions by Stage Prophets Theatre Company and Qwick as a Wink Theatre. She has four adult children, two dogs, and lives in Centre Burlington, Hants County with her very hard working, supportive husband, Jim.


You can contact the director by emailing kgreene@gnspes.ca

Music Parents Association

The Music Parents Association is the driving force behind the very successful music program at Horton High School. The group meets on the first Monday of each month, planning and executing fund-raisers, developing support systems for the music director, and supporting the students in any way possible. The current Chair of this committee is Jeff Newbery. Every parent of every music student is a member of the Music Parents Association. Please consider volunteering to help on the executive; it is indeed a worthwhile endevour.


You can contact the Chair of the Committee through email, at jeff.newbery@avrsb.ca

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