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About the Waterloo Concert Band.
The Waterloo Concert Band was created in 1858 to service the growing community of Waterloo's need for music. As a non-profit, charitable organization, it has grown from its roots into a 30-piece ensemble. Performances range from formal concerts to nursing home events, Christmas Parades, and civic events such as Remembrance Day.

The unique feature of this Band, which sets itself apart from other local ensembles, is its work ethic and membership. There are no auditions to join, nor are there membership fees or regulations. The Band itself is a cross section of the population of the local area: we have students, both high school and university age, music enthusiasts as well as professionals, and retirees. Everyone is welcome to come out and join the Band, for just one night or longer!

The Waterloo Concert Band practices most Monday nights throughout the year, from 8 p.m. until approximately 10 p.m., at the Waterloo Adult Recreation Centre. (Visit the map, or their website which has driving directions and more.) If you would like more information about our upcoming events, or wish to contact us, please do!

Special Note: As a charitable organization, The Waterloo Concert band is always looking for sponsors from the local area. If you are interested in becoming a patron of the Band, please contact us. We can issue tax receipts for monetary donations.

About the Director
Trevor Wagler is Director of Renaissance School of the Arts ("Waterloo's Finest Art Education Centre") and Vice President of Flamingo Soup Music Publishing and Productions, Inc., as well as a freelance musician, composer, arranger, conductor and writer.

As a hornist, Trevor has performed with many Canadian orchestras and chamber ensembles, including the Kitchener-Waterloo Symphony, the Canadian Chamber Ensemble, Tafelmusik, Orchestra London, the Hamilton Philharmonic, the Nota Bene Period Orchestra, Ossia Classical-Romantic Period Instrument Chamber Ensemble, the Windsor Symphony, the International Symphony, and the North Bay Symphony.

In addition to regularly performing on horn and piano (and organ), Mr. Wagler is a skilled composer and arranger. His work has been performed throughout Canada and the world by dozens of orchestras and ensembles, and has been broadcast nationwide on CBC radio. While a self-taught arranger, he studied composition with Canadian composers Peter Hatch, Glenn Buhr and Melissa Hui. He has conducted his own works for both live concert and recording studio engagements.

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