Young Winds Program
Western’s Young Winds Program provides students from the local community with instrumental music education supplementary to that provided by the students' school bands. The program focuses on small group lessons as well as a full band experience. Primary teachers are a select group of students from the Western University instrumental music teacher program.
2018 Young Winds Postcard
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Young Winds on Western Revealed - ROGERS tv
(original air date: Mar. 20, 2016 - 8 p.m.)
Who can participate?
The program provides instruction for instrumental students in grades six, seven, eight, or nine. Students who are already studying one of the traditional concert band instruments and may not have the opportunity to participate in a formal ensemble at their school are also welcome. Students who have studied one of the following instruments for at least six months are eligible to participate in the program: Flute, Oboe, Bassoon, Clarinet (all types), Saxophone (all types), Horn, Trumpet, BaritoneHorn/Euphonium, Trombone, Tuba, and Percussion.
The tuition fee is $65, which includes staffing, materials, and administrative costs. Note: This includes a $15 non-refundable registration fee.
In 2018, Western Young Winds will meet from 9:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. on the following Saturday mornings:
- January 13
- January 20
- January 27
- February 3
- February 10
- February 17
- March 3
- March 17
- March 24
- April 7 (Final Concert)
Dr. Kevin Watson teaches undergraduate and graduate courses in music education, and is the Artistic Director of the Western University Jazz Ensemble.
Western Young Winds c/o Dr. Kevin Watson
Western University, Don Wright Faculty of Music
Talbot College, Room 116
1151 Richmond Street
Phone: 519-661-2111, ext. 85896