The Leading Note has finally realized one of the dreams we’ve had since we opened and created a busking space just outside our front door. The idea is to invite youth chamber groups to busk – to perform in a public space and make some money!

The busking will take place on Saturdays between 11.00 a.m. and 4.00 p.m. throughout the summer*. We are inviting groups of various levels and ages to participate in this exciting new venture. The only thing we really insist on is that the music is well-prepared – this is not intended to be a sight-reading practice – as it is important that this platform is seen as a true music destination representing Ottawa’s young classical musicians.

We will be asking each group to donate 10% of their takings towards The Leading Foundation’s OrKidstra Youth Music Program.

If your group is interested in busking, please fill out the following forms and either send them to us or drop them off at the store**. Only one Ensemble Application form is required per group, but each player in the group must fill out an Individual Application form:

*Each group is required to book their Saturday busking time at least a week ahead – by 5.00 p.m. on the Saturday before – so we can advertise in the Ottawa Citizen and other media each week.

** Sorry, but we can’t simply let you fill out an on-line version of the forms, as we need to have a signed copy for liability purposes.

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