The program focuses on small group lessons (organized by instrument family) as well as a full band experience. On occasion, students may receive individual instruction. All activities will serve the purpose of strengthening students’ musicianship in a safe and positive environment.
Who can participate?
The program serves to provide supplementary instruction to that provided by the students' school band program. Students who are already studying one of the traditional concert band instruments but may not have the opportunity to participate in a formal ensemble at their school are also welcome to participate. Students who have studied one of these instruments for at least 6 months would be eligible to participate in the program.
When and where does it meet?
The Western Young Winds program will meet on Saturdays from 9am to 11am at Althouse College (Faculty of Education), located at 1137 Western Road, on the campus of Western University.
|January 11, (2014)||February 15|
|January 18||March 1|
|January 25||March 8|
|February 1||March 22|
|February 8||March 29 (Final Concert)|
Cost To parents
The tuition fee is $60, which includes staffing, materials, and administrative costs.
Note: This includes a $15 non-refundable registration fee.
There will be teachers involved in this program who are experts on each of these instruments. If registration permits, students may be grouped into two ensembles according to ability and/or years of playing experience so that instruction can be geared specifically to the level of your student’s performance. Each band will perform several full band pieces on the last day of the program.