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

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. 

Concert Band Conductors (1961-present):

1961-1967 Dr. David Kaplan 
1967-1980 Professor Dwaine Nelson 
1980-1982 Dr. Thomas Staples
1982-1995 Professor Marvin Eckroth
1995-2006 Mr. Darrell Bueckert 
2006-2010 Mr. Brian Unverricht 
2010-present Dr. Glen Gillis 

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

2019 - 2020

September 4 - 1st rehearsal term 1

November 29 - School Concert

Dec 2-4 - Playing Evaluations

December 5 - Final Concert, Quance Theatre 7:30 pm

January 8 - 1st rehearsal term 2

March 27 - School Concert

March 30-31/April 1-2 - Playing Evaluations

April 3 - Final Concert with the U of S Wind Orchestra 7:30 pm (location TBA)