All-City Senior Wind Ensemble
The Senior Wind Ensemble is made up of more than 60 members total; the students are mainly grade 11 and 12 from Porter Creek and FH Collins Sec. and more than 50% of this Band is composed of adults from our fine city. All the members are committed to the group for the whole school year – in fact, members not in a band class pay a yearly $100.00 participation fee (opportunities for fundraising occur at least 4 times per year)! We rehearse every Tuesday night from 7:00 to 9:00 pm alternating between PCSS and FH Collins Band Rooms.
As the group is mature in years and busy with life outside the Music Room, commitment is primary (on time, knowing your music & ready to work). The Directors have made every effort to balance the instrumentation, to play music between a grade 3.5 – 5 level and to keep the musical styles varied. On top of performing at the Yukon Arts Centre in early May and in December, this Band usually attends a Festival outside the Yukon, performs in 2 or 3 local Elementary Schools and twice at the Rotary Music Festival in April. This group has hosted Bands and Community Ensembles from across Canada and has successfully completed youth exchanges (Experiences Canada).