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Concert Winds

University of Guelph Concert Winds

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Students from all disciplines come together to make the University of Guelph Concert Winds a successful, performing wind ensemble. For over twenty five years this concert band has attracted students dedicated to their former high school band programs with the desire to perform challenging band music at university. This ensemble of over forty members, rehearses once a week performing concerts each semester. The Concert Winds has developed a proud tradition of performing a variety of repertoire ranging from traditional marches to orchestral transcriptions to Broadway and contemporary works.

All new members must complete a successful audition. Audition dates occur in early September for the fall semester and early January for the winter semester.

The band performs a concert at the end of each semester. Some of the past material performed is listed below.

  • First Suite in Eb – G. Holst
  • Folk Song Suite – R. V. Williams
  • Jupiter and Mars from the Planets – G. Holst
  • A Bernstein Tribute – C. Grundman
  • Firebird Suite – Stravinsky arr. Curnow
  • Variations on a Korean Folk Song –  J.B.Chance
  • Africa – Robert W Smith
  • Lincolnshire Posey - Percy Grainger
  • Harry Potter Symphonic Suite - J. Williams / R.W. Smith
  • Godzilla Eats Las Vegas - Eric Whitacre


If you are currently a University of Guelph student you may be able to take band for credit. Contact your program advisor for more details.

The University of Guelph resides on the land of the Between the Lakes Treaty No. 3, the territory of the Mississaugas of the Credit. This land is part of the Dish with One Spoon, a covenant between Indigenous nations to live peaceably on the territories of the Great Lakes region. We recognize that today this gathering place is home to many First Nations, Inuit and Métis peoples and acknowledging them reminds us of our collective responsibility to the land where we learn, live and work.