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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.

WWinds_AppassionatoAppassionato Project

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

Video Production

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