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Concert Band


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The University of Saskatchewan Concert Band under the direction of Dr. Glen Gillis is comprised of approximately 65 members that includes both music and non-music majors. The ensemble performs a wide variety of artistic repertoire for this medium in various Saskatoon area and campus venues. The Concert Band was the first instrumental ensemble sanctioned in the Department of Music in 1961. As the program grew, a second group was formed in 1974, first known as the Wind Ensemble and now the Wind Orchestra. 2011 marked the 50th anniversary of Bands at the University of Saskatchewan. Click here to view pictures, videos, and program from the June 23-25, 2011 re-union weekend. Stay tuned for future band alumni events.

Concert Band Conductors (1961-present):

Dr. David Kaplan 1961-1967; Professor Dwaine Nelson 1967-1980; Dr. Thomas Staples 1980-1982; Professor Marvin Eckroth 1982-1995; Mr. Darrell Bueckert 1995-2006; Mr. Brian Unverricht 2006-2010; Dr. Glen Gillis 2010-present.

For the Concert Band, no audition is required and open to any on-campus students who play a wind or percussion instrument. Rehearsals are Wednesdays from 4:30 to 6:00 p.m. in Quance Theatre. For further information please contact Dr. Glen Gillis.

Concert Band Schedule 2014-15:

September 3 - 1st rehearsal Term 1

November 28 - School Concert

Dec 1-5- Playing Evaluations (for students taking 1 c.u. course)

Dec 5 - Final Concert, Quance Theatre 7:30 pm

January 7 - 1st rehearsal term 2

March 20 - School Concert

March 30 - April 2 - Playing Evaluations (for students taking 1 c.u. course)

April 2 - Final Concert, Quance Theatre 7:30 pm



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