Salsa Band


Denis Jiron


Audition required. Open to all Western University students.

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1:30-3:30pm | MB27

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Established in the fall of 2022, the Salsa Band is one of Western’s newest ensembles. The Salsa and Pop Bands are led by trombone faculty member Denis Jiron.

The Salsa Band—dubbed Los Gansitos ("the baby geese") in honor of Western's perennial guest stars—plays music from places like Cuba, Puerto Rico, Columbia, Venezuela, and New York, commonly called ‘Salsa.’

This course prepares musicians for professional situations they may encounter in their future, including composing adaptations and arrangements of famous tunes for the ensemble.

2023-24 Performances

Monday, November 6 | 7:30pm NEW DATE
Wolf Hall, London Public Library Central Branch
251 Dundas St, London, ON N6A 6H9
Salsa Band Concert
The Salsa Band presents an off-campus concert at Wolf Performance Hall in downtown London. Los Gansitos plays a lively program of dance music which includes salsa, timba, cumbia, chachacha, bolero and more. This 15 member Afro-Cuban orchestra includes voices, Afro-Cuban percussion, piano, bass and a large horn section creating a sound not often heard in London, Ontario.
Note this event's date has changed from its originally advertised date of Nov 13, 2023.

Sunday, November 26 | 5pm
Paul Davenport Theatre
Fall Salsa Band Concert

Monday, April 1 | 7:30pm
Paul Davenport Theatre
Salsa Band Concert


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