Large group of musicians in black clothes sitting on chairs with their instruments
2023-2024 U of S Concert Band Group Photo

The University of Saskatchewan Concert Band under the direction of Dr. Glen Gillis is comprised of musicians from across campus and community 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.

For Concert Band, no audition is required and open to any on-campus students or community players who play a wind or percussion instrument. Rehearsal/meeting times are Tuesday evenings from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. in Quance Theatre.  Participants can register for credit (MUAP 202.1 section 01) or for non-credit (MUAP 120.0 section 01). For members of the community there is a nominal fee ($50/term or $100/year).

For further information please contact Dr. Glen Gillis at glen.gillis@usask.ca

Concert Band Schedule

2023 - 2024

September 12 – 1st Meeting Term 1 (just bring your instrument, music will be provided)

November – High School Concert (Date and time TBA)

December 1 – Final Term 1 Concert – Quance Theatre 7:30 pm.

January 9 – 1st Meeting Term 2  

March – High School Concert (Date and time TBA)

March 26 – Final Term 2 Concert – Quance Theatre 7:30 pm.

Potential Questions from Concert Band Members

Can I still participate in Concert Band if I am a non-music major? YES

Can I still participate in the Concert Band if I am not a university student? YES

Can I get credit for participating in Concert Band? YES (MUAP 202.1 section 01 is for 1 credit; MUAP 120.0 section 01 is for 0 credit)

Can I rent an instrument through the Department of Music?  Yes, depending on availability, please contact Dr. Gillis for more details.

Does CB perform public concerts? Yes. We have a final concert for the end of each semester.