Percussion Performance

Percussion soloists Julie Strom and Mike Bronson with the Winds (April 2014).

Formed in 1981 and based in the Waterloo Region, the Wellington Wind Symphony is a symphonic band of Central Ontario’s finest musicians. Formerly known as the Wellington Winds, in 2015 we changed our name to better reflect the kind of music we perform. The new name honours our long history as the Wellington Winds.

This is the Wellington Wind Symphony’s 33nd season of outstanding, entertaining concerts. We present varied programs of the best of familiar music and also new music that has appeal to a wide audience. Our concerts are known for their informal approach and enjoyable commentary.

The Wellington Winds released a DVD in 2012.¬† Appassionato: The Wellington Winds Story. The DVD includes performances of many works for symphonic wind¬† ensemble, many of them Canadian, Appassionato DVD coverinterviews with their composers, Winds members and audience, and sections in rehearsal. The Appassionato recordings form the core of our new YouTube Channel, which includes additional content from the project, as well as recordings from the Wellington Wind Symphony’s archive.

We are grateful to the Ontario Trillium Foundation and the Waterloo Region Arts Fund for supporting the Appassionato project.

4.2.3The Wellington Wind Symphony has released a number of CDs, including a studio-recording of works by local composers, An Artist’s Neighbourhood. Please have a look at our Recordings page for information about these and other recordings.

In addition to their annual series of the best in band music, they have performed with the Grand Philharmonic Choir, at MusicFest Canada in Toronto, at the Guelph Spring Festival, as co-host of the Music Is For Life Symposium, in workshops for students, and for the Canadian Music Educators’ Conference.