Our members range from high school students to seniors and come from various backgrounds and lines of work. Brought together by a love of sharing music with the community, we are all individuals who play music in our spare time. Today the band has a membership of over 50 musicians who perform both challenging and varied repertoire. We are always happy to welcome new members, and if you are interested in joining the band or just checking us out, please visit the Join the Band page for more information and to let us know you are coming.
The band rehearses two and a half hours a week on Sunday nights, but achieves the sound and balance of a professional ensemble. We often have guests at our concerts, including choirs, dancers and soloists. If you or your group are interested in performing with the band, please send us your information and we will see if you or your group can be incorporated into one of our concerts.
The Guelph Concert Band invites you to become involved with this vibrant organization. Help is always welcome. Please feel free to contact us to enquire about sponsorship opportunities.
We hope to see you out at one of our many upcoming concerts, both in the park and in the concert hall!
Dr. Chris Cigolea was born in Romania and studied at the National University of Music Bucharest before moving to Canada in 1996. He completed his Master of Music in Performance in 2001 and his Doctoral of Musical Arts in 2014 at the University of Toronto. Currently, Chris is the Music Director of St. John’s Kilmarnock School and C.I.G. School of The Performing Arts and enjoys a busy performing schedule as a trumpet player, guest conductor, and clinician all over North America and Europe.
A musical leader extraordinaire, Cigolea is the recipient of the 2016 Mayor’s Award, founder of the CIG School of The Performing Arts, founder conductor of the Guelph Youth Symphony Orchestra and founder of Focsani Blues Festival.