About

2019-20 U of S Concert Band Group Photo
2021-2022 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

2021 - 2022

September 7 – 1st Meeting Term 1 (just bring your instrument, music will be provided)

November 24 – Final Term 1 Concert – Quance Theatre 7:30 pm.

November 30 - Playing Evaluations based on the Recording Project

January 11 – 1st Meeting Term 2  

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

April 5 – Playing Evaluations based on the Recording Project

Due to the COVID-19 situation, rehearsals and performances are subject to change. All students will be notified in advance.

Potential Questions from Concert Band Members

Will all Department of Music ensembles be offered in the fall of 2021? YES

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.

Will Concert Band be offered remotely or in person or through some sort of highbred modality? Concert Band will be offered in person this fall.

Will CB perform public concerts in the fall 2021? Yes. We have planned for concerts. If developments arise due to the COVID-19 situation, contingency plans will be put into effect.