Sunday, September 15th @ 12:00 pm
Avenue Central Stage | 93 St & 118 Ave
Since our inception 41 years ago, the Edmonton Winds’ mission statement has always been “Performing the best in wind band literature.” We are dedicated to promoting the wind band as a serious art medium, through the performance of challenging, high-quality repertoire. We have developed a strong reputation, and augmented it with our standards of excellence in performing, musician’s experience, and bolstering the aspirations of young music students.
We have become one of Edmonton’s most important community resources in the field of music education, and a strong Canadian ambassador abroad. Edmonton’s music community has has shaped our direction, and we have contributed to the community in return.
Our membership is made up of accomplished musicians from all walks of life, including school teachers, professional composers, performing, or teaching musicians, university professors, advanced university students, and business professionals.
We have been featured throughout Alberta, at music conventions, festivals, and conferences including Music Conference Alberta, the Cantando Festival, the Alberta International Band Festival and the 2000 International Society of Music Educators (ISME) conference. Most recently, we performed at the 2015 World Association of Symphonic Bands and Ensembles (WASBE) in San Jose, California. We were one of only a few wind ensembles worldwide that were presented with this honour--a milestone in our history.
We are proud of our rich past, and the lifelong network of relationships and camaraderie that we have built. Our history is filled with musical excellence, a strong belief in music education, and the promotion of Canadian talent.