The Downtowners Optimist Band Festival offers you an opportunity for a visiting clinician to come to your school for a 1 ½ hour clinic to help you and your band. You can tailor this clinic to your needs, that is between you and your clinician.
Details will follow but current planning is for this to happen in November. Registrations will be available by the time you return to school in September.
Following the trips to the schools during the week, there will be a play along (featuring our guest clinicians) and a social (read party!!) for the Directors in Regina on Friday evening (a little fun and some music!) and then PD clinics on Saturday!!
This is your opportunity to work with an expert on fundamentals or whatever you feel your program needs most! Make sure you take advantage of it!
After the fall program, we will hold our regular Band Festival in March ’22.
Details will be available at: Optimist Band Festival
The University of Saskatchewan Concert Band has a new rehearsal time and will meet on Tuesday evenings from 7:00 – 9:00 pm in Quance Theatre. The time change will provide students more flexibility in their academic schedule and also provide an opportunity for alumni and community players to come together to make music– an example of the community outreach initiatives offered by the U of S Department of Music.
The University of Saskatchewan Concert Band under the direction of Dr. Glen Gillis is comprised of music and non-music majors plus community members. 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. This upcoming year will mark the 60th Anniversary of the Concert Band at the University of Saskatchewan.
There is no audition required and open to individuals who play a wind or percussion instrument. Members will receive a new folder of music for each term.
For further information please contact Dr. Glen Gillis at firstname.lastname@example.org
Please visit the Concert Band Website for the schedule, updates, and other details: U of S Concert Band Website
Canadian Jazz & Concert Band Repertoire Features will be available monthly.
Simply click the link below to access the CBA website and you will be able to open the month of choice, read the reviews, and find links to the score and/or recordings.
CBA would like to thank Pauline Courcelles-Chabot for the translations that appear on the website.