Wind Ensemble

Wind Ensemble: MUSC 115, 215, 315, 415/1.5 units

Director - Dan Tremblay

The Queen’s University Wind Ensemble (winds, brass & percussion), directed by Dan Tremblay, is open to all members of the University community by audition. The Wind Ensemble usually meets twice a week and performs approximately three times a year. In past years, conjunct concerts with other high-calibre Canadian wind ensembles and conductors was encouraged. Past collaborations included performances with the McGill Wind Symphony (Alain Cazes), Western University (Colleen Richardson), UofT (Gillian MacKay), and the Central Band of the Canadian Forces (Capt. Fullerton).

For this year, the ensemble will be performing an exciting program under the theme of the Francophonie. The audition excerpts are coming from one of the cornerstone pieces written for Wind Ensemble: Darius Milhaud’s Suite Française.

Other pieces included in this French thematic concert will include:

Scènes from the Louvres by Dello Joio

Suite Provençale by Jan Van der Roost

The highlight of this concert will feature Concerto Competition finalist, Hayden Landolt on saxophone, in his interpretation of beautiful Henry Tomasi’s Ballade.


Concert dates: Friday November 17, 2023, at 7:30pm, Sunday March 24, 2024, at 2:30pm. Plans of a conjunct concert are underway and will be announced soon.

NOTE: Students will be registered into the course number that matches their current level of study. (i.e: if a student is in third year they will be registered in MUSC 315). 

Audition Information for 2023/2024

To audition for the 2023/2024 year please prepare an excerpt (provided below) and submit a video recording of their excerpt (uninterrupted, no splicing). Violinists should choose excerpts for either first or second violin depending on their preference. Percussion and timpani auditions will be held in person at the beginning of September. In person auditions will be scheduled in August.