Young Winds Program


$65 (Including a $15 non-refundable registration fee)

Online Registration Deadline
January 11, 2024 (in-person registration only after the deadline)

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Registration is not considered complete until payment is received (link at end of form)


Talbot College
Western University
1151 Richmond St
London ON N6A 3K7


January 13-April 6, 2024

Jan 13, 20 & 27
 | 9-11am
Feb 3, 10 & 17
| 9-11am
Mar 2, 9 & 23
 | 9-11am
Apr 6
 | 10-10:30am | Final Concert 

Young Winds PostcardWestern’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.

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, Bass Clarinet, Saxophone (all types), Horn, Trumpet, Baritone Horn/Euphonium, Trombone, Tuba, and Percussion.

Register and pay Now
Registration is not considered complete until payment is received (link at end of form)

In grade 10, 11 or 12? Join us for the (new!) Western Youth Wind Ensemble program!

2023-24 Performances

Joining us on campus for an in-person event? For always-up-to-date health and safety protocols, check our Audience Information webpage before you leave home.

Download concert programs in advance.

Saturday, Apr. 6 | 10-10:30am
Paul Davenport Theatre
Young Winds Program - Final Concert
Western’s Young Winds participants are proud to present their culminating concert for the winter 2024 session. The public are welcome to join family and friends for a short concert to showcase the work these young musicians have done since their session began in January.


Mar 20, 2016 | 8pm
Young Winds on "Western Revealed" - ROGERStv

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.

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Contact Us 

Western Young Winds
c/o Dr. Kevin Watson

Talbot College, Room 116
519-661-2111 x85896