Congratulations to  Anita Schryder-Sabourin for winning  2 Tickets to our May 5th, 2023 Spring Concert at the Christmas Concert Draw !! 

Seaway Winds rehearsals:

SEAWAY WINDS CONCERT BAND  invites musicians of all ages who own concert band instruments and play, at least at the intermediate level,  to join the band. 

Rehearsals are Wednesday evenings, 6:45 - 8:45pm

at The Salvation Army Building, 500 York Street, Cornwall.

For more info or if you are interested in joining the band, contact:

  Ralph Bough 613-362-4881   or

Upcoming Concerts

Spring Concert "Movie Magic" 

May 5, 2023  @  7:30 PM

St. Felix De Valois Catholic Church, 620 Glengarry Blvd, Cornwall 

Summer Concerts - Arts in The Park

Three Wednesday Evening Concerts in July, Lamoureux Park Bandshell @ 7PM 

(Dates to be announced)

Barb Hunter

Barb 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.

Barb 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.


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 Vaillancourt.
Rehearsal at Cornwall's Salvation Army Citadel