Weston Silver Band
Music Director Larry Shields
Dundunnell (from Hymn of the Highlands) Philip Sparke
Ravenswood* William Rimmer
Gaelforce Peter Graham
Irish Blessing Joyce Eilers Bacak, arr. Stephen Bradnum
*This March has been entered into the ‘Best Performance of a March’ Competition at the Festival
Weston Silver Band (WSB) traces its continuous history for over a century back to 1921, when it was created as the Weston Boys’ Band. Under the baton of Music Director Larry Shields, the band’s membership is made up of accomplished brass players from the GTA and surrounding areas.
Three-time North American Brass Band Champions, the WSB has recently gained international recognition as a performing ensemble. In June 2017, Weston Silver Band appeared in one of the preeminent arts festivals in North America, Luminato Festival, in the DORA award-winning stage production of En avant, marche! In June 2019, the WSB embarked on their first-ever tour to Yorkshire, England, becoming the first Canadian Band to compete in the 134-year-old Whit Friday Brass Band Contest, placing 18th out of 122 bands. In November 2022, the WSB took 2nd place at the US Open Brass Band Championships and was presented with several additional recognition awards including Best Soloist and Best Individual Performer for WSB Euphonium virtuoso Robert Miller.
Through excellent artistic and educational performances for musicians and communities, the WSB actively seeks to promote the brass band tradition as an important part of the cultural heritage of the Province of Ontario as well as a dynamic and unique voice for contemporary composers and arrangers.
For more info visit westonsilverband.ca