In 2010 the Wellington Wind Symphony (formerly the Wellington Winds) received grants from the both the Ontario Trillium Foundation and the Region of Waterloo Arts Fund in order to make a visual record of the group. At the same time it received a substantial bequest from a former member, Harvey Gleiser. The total of these funds enabled a project of considerable scope.
The focus of the project was threefold:
- to highlight performances of music for winds by Canadian and international composers
- to provide insight into community music-making and the commitment and hard work it takes to perform at the level that the Winds has achieved
- to provide an educational resource: an entry point for students to explore their musical aspirations
A DVD, Appassionata is available that documents the WWS’s activities in a single source. This Music in a Lifetime learning resource draws on videos from our YouTube Channel and puts them into an inquiry framework for students.
Project Leader: Michael Purves-Smith
Project Team: Members of the Wellington Wind Symphony Board of Directors
Music in a Lifetime Learning Resource
Project Leader: Anita Brooks Kirkland
Project Team: Michael Purves-Smith, Susan Follows
Constantin Videos: www.constantinvideos.com
Additional Sound Recording
Chestnut Hall Music: www.chestnuthallmusic.com
Wellington Wind Symphony Online Resources Development
Anita Brooks Kirkland: www.bythebrooks.ca