Faculty of Music

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.

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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. Register online here.


The Western Young Winds program will meet in Talbot College on the campus of Western University, located at 1151 Richmond St N. London, Ontario, N6A 3K7 DIRECTIONS


In 2017, Western Young Winds will meet from 9:00 - 11:00 a.m. on the following Saturday mornings:

  • January 14
  • January 21
  • January 28
  • February 4
  • February 11
  • February 18
  • March 4
  • March 18
  • March 25
  • April 1 (Final Concert)

Program Coordinators:

Kevin WatsonDr. Kevin Watson teaches undergraduate and graduate courses in music education, and is the Artistic Director of the Western University Jazz Ensemble.
Colleen Richardson
Dr. Colleen Richardson teaches undergraduate courses and graduate courses in music education, directs the Western University Wind Ensemble, and is Coordinator of Bands.
Online Registration:

Register now

Please register online by December 3, 2016 in order to assure your student a place in the program. (Depending on enrolment numbers, students may be accepted into the program up until the first Young Winds meeting on January 14).

Western Young Winds c/o Dr. Kevin Watson
Western University, 
Don Wright Faculty of Music
Talbot College, Room 122

1151 Richmond Street

London, Ontario
N6A 3K7

Phone: 519-661-2111, ext. 85896

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