Please join us for our annual Christmas Concert, featuring cozy classics and toe-tappers alike!
Sunday, December 3rd, 2023 @ 2:30 PM
St-Felix de Valois Church, 620 Glengarry Blvd. Cornwall
General Admission is $20; Children under 10 get in FREE! (Accompanied by an adult)
Bring the family and escape the frigid air with an afternoon of warmth, comfort, joy...and of course, MUSIC!
Thank you to our Concert Sponsors
Medical Arts Pharmacy
Village Pawns - Montreal Road
Dr. Natalie Samson DC
and husband Brian moved to Long Sault in 1999. She retired from teaching
the following year and became the founding director of the Seaway Winds Concert Band
in 2001. As a performer, Barb has played in Glen Theatre production orchestras,
at various churches in the Cornwall area, and also performs in
Ottawa in the Maple Leaf Brass Band.
Hunter grew up in a musical family in South Bend, Indiana. At age 4 she started playing the piano, followed by flute at age 8 and then cornet at age 9. While still in high school, Barb was a church
organist and choir director and played trumpet in the South Bend and Elkhart (Indiana) Symphony Orchestras. At age 16 she was trumpet soloist with the Indianapolis
Symphony and South Bend orchestras. After graduating from Indiana University with BMus.Ed (Honors) and M.Mus degrees she played in the Phoenix Symphony and taught junior high school band in Tempe, Arizona.
In 1971, she began teaching instrumental music at Montreal West High School (now Royal
West Academy) and also taught trumpet
and Music Pedagogy Methods at McGill and Concordia Universities.
She played in various ensembles including the Montreal Symphony Orchestra and the Encore Brass
Quintet, and conducted the 306 Maple Leaf Wing Concert Band in
Montreal from 1996-2007.
ABOUT SEAWAY WINDS
For over 20 years, the Seaway Winds Community Concert Band
has presented annual concerts and performed a wide range of instrumental music
across different genres.
In 2002, Seaway Winds began offering an annual concert
series at Aultsville theatre, performing a fall concert in October and a Spring
concert in May. In addition, the band presents an annual community Christmas
concert at a local Cornwall church every December.
Guest soloists performing with Seaway Winds have included Graham
Greer, Therese Motard, Lacie Petrynka, Raymond Lacroix, Katie Ditschun, Steve E.
And The Pacemakers, The Moe Lemieux Quartet, Helen McAlear and Danielle