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 firstname.lastname@example.org
Concert Band Schedule
2022 - 2023
September 6 – 1st Meeting Term 1 (just bring your instrument, music will be provided)
November 29 - Playing Evaluations based on the Recording Project
December 2 – Final Term 1 Concert – Quance Theatre 7:30 pm.
January 10 – 1st Meeting Term 2
March 28 – Final Term 2 Concert – Quance Theatre 7:30 pm.
March 31 – Playing Evaluations based on the Recording Project
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.
Will CB perform public concerts in the fall 2022? Yes. We have a final concert for the end of each semester.