The University of Saskatchewan Concert Band
The University of Saskatchewan Concert Band under the direction of Dr. Glen Gillis is comprised of approximately 50 members that includes both music and non-music majors. The ensemble performs a wide variety of artistic repertoire for this medium in various Saskatoon area and campus venues. The Concert Band was the first instrumental ensemble sanctioned in the Department of Music in 1961. As the program grew, a second group was formed in 1974, first known as the Wind Ensemble and now the Wind Orchestra. 2011 marked the 50th anniversary of Bands at the University of Saskatchewan.
Concert Band Conductors (1961-present):
Dr. David Kaplan 1961-1967; Professor Dwaine Nelson 1967-1980; Dr. Thomas Staples 1980-1982; Professor Marvin Eckroth 1982-1995; Mr. Darrell Bueckert 1995-2006; Mr. Brian Unverricht 2006-2010; Dr. Glen Gillis 2010-present.
For the Concert Band, no audition is required and open to any on-campus students who play a wind or percussion instrument. Rehearsals are Wednesdays from 4:30 to 6:00 p.m. in Quance Theatre. For further information please contact Dr. Glen Gillis.
Concert Band Schedule 2016-17:
September 6 - 1st rehearsal term 1
November 25 - School Concert
Nov 28 - Dec 1 - Playing Evaluations (students taking for 1 CU)
December 2 - Final Concert, Quance Theatre 7:30 pm
January 4 - 1st rehearsal term 2
March 24 - School Concert
March 27 – 29- Playing Evaluations (students taking for 1 CU)
March 30 - Final Concert, Quance Theatre 7:30 pm