Andrew Chung

WWS Appoints Andrew Chung as Music Director

Andrew Chung
WWS Music Director Andrew Chung

The Wellington Wind Symphony Board of Directors is very pleased to announce the appointment of Andrew Chung as our new music director.

Andrew’s appointment comes after a year-long search. During our 2018-19 season we had the privilege of working with three excellent finalists, and we thank Pratik...   read more

WWS News

Music Director Search

The Wellington Wind Symphony is undertaking a search for a new music director.

Are you an exceptional musician and conductor with outstanding qualifications and leadership skills?

Are you able to lead and collaborate with musicians to foster musicianship and increase a group’s level of artistic excellence?

Do you see yourself as a passionate and...   read more

Daniel Warren

Thank You, Dan Warren

Daniel WarrenIt is with regret that the Wellington Wind Symphony announces our Music Director Daniel Warren’s resignation from this position, effective at the end of the current season.

Daniel Warren is a highly sought-after conductor, arranger and trumpet soloist, and has conducted many of Canada’s leading orchestras. He is well-known in Kitchener-Waterloo as a member of the KW Symphony and the conductor of musical ensembles in the region. Dan leaves the WWS in order to pursue new musical opportunities.

In my ten-year tenure with the Wellington Winds I have come to love and appreciate this wonderful group of musicians. I will always remember fondly the exquisite music-making, dedication and friendship of the members

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Featuring Slide by Slide

Slide by Slide
Slide by Slide (L-R): Susan Follows, Dave Davidson, John Monkhouse, Bob Phillips.

The first pair of concerts of our 2015-16 season features the Slide by Slide trombone quartet, performing Jan Koetsier’s Concerto for Four Trombones and Wind Orchestra.

The Trombone Concertino was originally written for string orchestra and trombone quartet. It recently was transcribed for wind band, which is a perfect for the Wellington Wind Symphony. We speculate that this could possibly be a Canadian premiere! Certainly Koetsier writes very well for brass, and his music is familiar repertoire for Slide by Slide. In their recent tour of Germany, they performed his Max and Moritz and The Town Bremen Musicians, with narration from Ted Follows, also a familiar name to WWS concert-goers!

About Slide by Slide

Slide by Slide trombone quartet was formed in 2003. John Monkhouse, Dave Davidson and Bob Phillips play tenor trombone and Susan Follows plays bass trombone. All of the players are Western alumni and have known each other for many years. John runs a  spring manufacturing business in Guelph and Dave, Bob and Susan are retired music educators.

Slide by Slide, Bonn
Slide by Slide (with L. van Beethoven) in Bonn, Germany.

In 2008 the quartet recorded  their  first  CD called “Between Friends”.  They  completed  their  third successful  concert tour  in Germany  last summer, where they  enjoy performing  eclectic  programs  of traditional trombone works and arrangements of standard jazz tunes.

The quartet is the trombone section of Brassroots, the ten-piece brass group from London. They are all very active in many  other music groups in the region. Some of the  places where you may see the players appear individually are the  Wellington Wind Symphony, an Oktoberfest band, the Kitchener Musical Society Band, Stratford Symphony Orchestra, Guelph Symphony Orchestra,  Royal Canadian Artillery Band and the  48th Highlanders.

Hoping to see you at the concert!

This promises to be an exciting performance, and we are hoping to see you there. Here is some more information about our first pair of concerts for this season.

On the Road Again!

Daniel Warren, Conductor, Keith Hagerman, Baritone, and Slide by Slide, Trombone Quartet. Travel with the Winds! Grainger’s Lincolnshire Posy, Reed’s El Camino Real, and Samuel’s Hazo Ride. Our own Keith Hagerman will perform Mahler’s Songs of a Wayfarer. Slide by Slide will perform Koetsier’s Concerto for Four Trombones and Wind Orchestra.

Sunday October 18, 2015, 3 pm, Knox Presbyterian Church, Waterloo

Sunday November 1, 2015, 3 pm, Grandview Baptist Church, Kitchener