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Wind Ensemble [MUSC 115/215/315/415 (003)]

MUSC 115/215/315/415 (003)/1.5 Wind Ensemble

Director, Dan Tremblay

Open To: B.Mus. and B.Mus./B.Ed. students, non-B.Mus. students

PREREQUISITE Registration in a B.Mus. Program, or permission of the School upon audition. NOTE: Placement is made at the discretion of the School, after audition.

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).

The Wind Ensemble is performing a repertoire of classic, contemporary and newly composed music. Wind offers a high level of musical challenge and opportunities for large group and chamber for one-on-a-part performance experiences. This year repertoire examples can be listen here, enjoy:

Give Us This Day by David Maslanka: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1A5FEtHIxvI

Divertimento for Band by Vincent Persichetti: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=do8nJ-BFSew

Old Wine in New Bottles by Gordon Jacob: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_uIluT2ZSho

Weekly Rehearsal Times
Monday: 5:30-7:00 pm
Wednesday: 5:30-7:00 pm

Concert Dates for the 2022/23 Academic Year :

Saturday, November 26, 2022, 7:30 pm Saturday, April 1, 2023, 7:30 pm

Learning Hours: 168 (72Pc;96P)

Prerequisite: Permission of the School upon audition.

Application & Audition Information

Excerpts from three different works (listed by instrument below) to be recorded for the audition will be posted. Students are required to submit a video recording of those two excerpts (uninterrupted, no splicing) following the information provided on the Ensemble Auditions webpage.

Placements will be done conjunctly by the large ensemble directors after assessing the video recording. Other factors for placement in an ensemble are contingent upon the number of positions available.

All auditions/applications will be submitted through the 2022-23 DAN SCHOOL ENSEMBLE APPLICATION AND AUDITION FORM. Applications due date is August 22, 2022 at 8 pm. 

Audition excerpts:

Bassoons: Bruckner, Maslanka, Persichetti  

Clarinets: Bruckner , Maslanka, Persichetti

French Horns: Bruckner, Maslanka, Persichetti

Oboes: Bruckner, Maslanka, Persichetti

Percussion: Bruckner (timpani), Maslanka (mallet), Persichetti (snare)

SaxophoneMaslanka, Persichetti

Trumpets: Bruckner, Maslanka, Persichetti

Flutes: Bruckner, Maslanka, Persichetti

Trombone: Bruckner, Maslanka, Persichetti

Euphonium: Maslanka, Persichetti

TubaMaslanka, Persichetti