Conducted by Dr. Darrin Oehlerking, the Wind Orchestra is open by audition to all university students who play wind or percussion instruments. Established in 1974, they rehearse twice a week and perform a wide variety of wind repertoire and accompany internationally-known guest artists, both locally and across Canada. The Wind Orchestra has been chosen to perform at WASBE (World Association of Symphonic Bands and Ensembles) in 1989, 1995, and 2015, at the CMEA (Canadian Music Educators Association) in 1975, 1979, 1987, and the TMEA (Texas Music Educators Association) in 2006.
Canada 150 / 110th USask Anniversary Commission Project
Scenes of Plains Peoples
Scenes of a Prairie Peoples is a piece commissioned by the University of Saskatchewan in 2017 to commemorate Canada’s sesquicentennial, and the 110th Anniversary of the University of Saskatchewan. This 3-movement piece is a celebration of the land, and, of the different peoples that have inhabited it.
Audition information for 2019
Auditions will take place during the first week of classes. Returning musicians must complete auditions by September 5, 2019. First-time auditions are encouraged to sign up on Friday, September 6, 2019.