Student Concert Series

“The kids were so engaged and inspired! One Grade 11 boy said on the bus, “I can’t wait to get back to school so I can do my trumpet warm ups!”

                                       – Shirley Madden, Bur Oak Secondary School

“My students who range in age from 13-17 really had a wonderful time and it was well worth the effort. This was without a doubt, one of the best field trips that we had attended in a while…well done!”

                                       – John Kaminsky, Our Lady of the Lake CHS

“We loved the concert! My students were talking about it all afternoon and into the next day. A couple of grade 9 students who were previously on the fence about taking music said they were taking it all four years for sure now – they were that inspired!”

                                         – S.B., Peel District School Board


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The Toronto Youth Wind Orchestra is pleased to present a series of educational concerts for music students. The TYWO Student Concert Series endeavours to provide an entertaining and educational experience geared towards junior-high and high school musicians of all ages. Participating schools are provided with accompanying classroom materials (“TYWO Student Guides”), written in accordance with the Ontario curriculum documents. In addition, the Student Concert Series boasts world-class guest artists. Past guest artists have included Canadian trumpet virtuoso Jens Lindemann, celebrated vocal ensemble Cadence, composer/conductor Johan de Meij, famed percussion quartet TorQ and the United States Army Herald Trumpets. TYWO Student Concerts take place in the George Weston Recital Hall at the renowned Toronto Centre for the Arts in Toronto. Map it  All concerts are approximately one hour in length and feature the award-winning Toronto Youth Wind Orchestra, under the direction of conductor Colin Clarke.

This year’s event will take place on Friday, April 29, 2016 and will feature the legendary Canadian Brass. Dubbed as the world’s most famous brass group, the Canadian Brass has developed a uniquely engaging stage presence and rapport with audiences. Each of their concerts show the full range from trademark Baroque and Dixieland tunes to new compositions and arrangements created especially for them – from formal classical presentation to music served up with lively dialogue and theatrical effects. The hallmark of any Canadian Brass performance is entertainment, spontaneity, virtuosity and, most of all, fun – but never at the expense of the music. Your students will thoroughly enjoy this unique presentation!  Click here for more information or to arrange for your class to attend this exciting performance!


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