Top Hat

Marching Orchestra

“Entertaining Audiences Since 1982”

Audiences Love It

On parade the Top Hats stroll, saunter, dance, and interact with the crowd. Heads turn and toes start to tap when their unique street sound is heard. In concert they play it all, from big band to rock, jazz, and classical favourites. The Top Hats love to entertain and, since 1982, have had rave reviews from audiences in cities across Canada, the US, and even Bermuda.


Join Us

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Community Spirit

Each year the Top Hats play free community concerts, award the Eric Ford Scholarship to promising young musicians, and share their time and passion with a variety of charitable events such as the Chidren’s Wish Foundation’s (Air Transat) Flight to Find Santa, and the Canadian Cancer Society’s Relay for Life. 

Want More Top Hats?

Tired of the same old marching band in your parades? Ready for some fun? The Top Hats are the band for you! Email us at

What's New

Applications are currently being accepted for the Eric Ford Scholarship - CLICK HERE for more information.

Discover why people are selecting Top Hat Marching Orchestra for that special event...

The Top Hat Marching Orchestra, or Top Hatters, can be seen on parade and in concert. Their signature sound, musical excellence and fun loving approach to everything they do makes them one of the areas most popular and loved bands

Upcoming Events

Burlington Concert In The Park


Port Dover Canada Day Parade


Dundas Cactus Festival Parade


Southside Shuffle


Burlington Farmer's Market


Walk to the Lighthouse


Niagara Grape and Wine Grande Parade


Oakville Santa Claus Parade


Burlington Santa Claus Parade


Bolton Santa Claus Parade