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.
In 2017, Western Young Winds will meet from 9:00 - 11:00 a.m. on the following Saturday mornings:
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
Phone: 519-661-2111, ext. 85896