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Windjammers at Centre in the Square, Kitchener, September 2000

Windjammers at Centre in the Square, Kitchener, September 2000

Formed in 1993 to play “pops” music at a professional level, this 35 piece group is the most versatile wind ensemble in the country, and was dubbed “the finest” at the 1997 Guelph Spring Festival.  The release of their first CD in 2000 sponsored by The Record called Swingphonic, resulted in numerous invitations to play to wider audiences.  More recently, a variety of Pops concerts (each with a specific theme), performed each Spring and Fall, have become fixtures in Southern Ontario.  The concert is enhanced by a narrator and synchronized multi-media presentation to complement each musical selection performed.  Audiences love it.

Windjammers at Waterloo MB Church, Waterloo, October 29, 2016

Windjammers at Waterloo MB Church, October 29, 2016

Our second CD, Hollywood – The Canadian Connection, is available now and made possible by a grant from the Region of Waterloo Arts Fund,

This CD contains the songs played by Windjammers as a tribute to each Canadian highlighted during our live performance at Waterloo MB Church, Waterloo, ON

To order CDs, use the Contact page and leave your information.

Recorded in October 2016 in preparation for Canada’s 150th year, this performance in a style unique to Windjammers, draws attention to the contributions of more than 200 inspiring and talented Canadians over the years who played integral roles in the making of Hollywood.

Watch parts of our tribute performance on youtube to be “wowed” by our own Canadian artists’ success stories.

 

Harry Currie

Artistic Director and Conductor

HarryCurrie Originally from Moncton, NB, Harry has music degrees from four British and Canadian universities. Becoming a Canadian Army Director of Music, he served in regular and reserve units of both Canadian and British armies for 25 years.  A lead soloist in BBC TV’s Black and White Minstrel Show, he had an HMV recording contract, performing with many stars as widely varied as the HiLo’s, the Beatles, Frank Sinatra, Joan Sutherland, Woody Herman, Buddy Rich, and Julio Iglesias.  Head of Music in schools in the UK, Montreal, and Ontario, he retired from Cameron Heights Collegiate and became an arts journalist for the K-W Record, all the while working as a conductor and performer. Invited to Thailand to conduct a concert for the Royal Family, he taught music at 3 Thai universities and remains there in semi-retirement, writes novels, and returns to Canada twice a year to conduct concerts with Windjammers and music for University of Waterloo  convocations.

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