What’s in a Name?

Wellington Wind SymphonyBy now we suspect you’ve noticed that the Wellington Winds is now the Wellington Wind Symphony. A small change, but an important one. Here’s why we changed our name, and why we chose the one we did:

  • The name Wellington Winds was a bit confusing to people unfamiliar with who we are. It did not describe our size or instrumentation in any direct way. The name required too much explanation for potential new audience members.
  • Wellington Winds did not give a hint about the style of music one might expect to hear at a concert.
  • Wellington Wind Symphony more clearly describes the instrumentation and the style of music one might expect to hear.
  • The name Wellington Wind Symphony honours our strong history and reputation as one of Canada’s finest wind ensembles.

So you can expect the same great repertoire and music from the Wellington Wind Symphony as you received from the Wellington Winds. We’re hoping that our new name will strengthen our identity as we move forward in bringing the best in wind ensemble music to the region.

Come out and see for yourself! Our first set of concerts are coming soon.

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