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Seaway Winds rehearsals:

 Seaway Winds rehearsals ARE NOW RUNNING at the Salvation Army Building as of Wednesday, August 30, at 6:45pm. 

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

Seaway Winds

"A Seaway Christmas"

  • 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

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.

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 Vaillancourt.

Board of Directors
President:  Jeananne Wirachowsky 
Vice President: Charles Bourget
Secretary:  Sherry Thompson
Treasurer:  Ralph Bough

Non-Elected Board Members

Past Presidents: Dan White, Kathleen Dixon

Ticket Master:  Cheryl McDonald

Librarian:  Judy Hart

Conductor:  Barb Hunter

Web Master:  Luc  Vaillancourt

Non-Board Volunteers

Archives/Programs: Cheryl McDonald

Dropbox:  Deborah Tottle

Facebook, Social Media:  Luc Vaillancourt

Fund Raising:  Charles Bourget

Membership/Inventory/Seaway News Publicity:  Judy Hart

Posters, Tickets, Rackcards:  Ralph Bough

Sunshine: Jeananne Wirachowsky

                                 Assistant Conductors:  Luc Vaillancourt                                                                                                             


Flute:  Sheila Bailey, Mickey Pearson, Sandy Marsolais

Oboe:  Francis Lougheed

Clarinet:   Anita Savage, Louise Regnier, Luc Vaillancourt

Bass Clarinet:  Maylee Larkin

Bassoon:  Brian Timms

Alto Sax:  Nancy Beehler,  Francine Hart, Mary Lalonde

Tenor Sax:  Deborah Tottle,  Sophie Tasse

Bari Sax:  Mathieu Bourbonnais

French Horn:  Jeananne Wirachowsky, Rachel Duplantie

Trumpet:   Gerry Griggs, Lloyd KIng, Steve Kemp, Sherry Thompson, Tim Mills

Trombone:  Alain Laplante, Father Marc Piche, Charles Bourget

Euphonium:   Michael Mersereau

Tuba:  Cheryl McDonald

Electric Bass:  Judy Hart

Percussion:  Sandy Szirtes, Ralph Bough

Assistant Conductors:  Luc Vaillancourt

Christmas Gallery

Photos from "Joyous Christmas" rehearsal at St.Felix Church, Dec 2022.