Through excellent artistic and educational performances for musicians and communities, the WSB seeks to promote the brass band tradition as an important part of the cultural heritage of this province as well as a dynamic and unique voice for contemporary composers and arrangers.
We offer an opportunity for musicians and audiences to foster life long learning through the arts and to contribute to the culture of creativity in Canada.
About THE WESTON SILVER BAND
Now in its 98th season, The Weston Silver Band (WSB) traces its continuous history back to 1921, when it was created as the Weston Boys’ Band by George Sainsbury. Under the baton of Music Director Larry Shields, the bands membership is made up of accomplished brass players from the GTA and surrounding areas.
Three-time North American Brass Band Champions, the WSB has recently gained international recognition as a performing ensemble and is ranked as one of the top 200 Brass Bands in the world (4barsrest.com World Rankings). In June 2017, Weston SilverBand appeared in one of the preeminent arts festivals in North America, Luminato Festival, in the stage production of En avant, marche! , a musical performance praised by the Toronto Star as “poignant (and) captivating” and “spine-tingling” by The Globe & Mail.
All donations, gifts and bequests directly benefit the operation of Weston Silver Band including instruments, rehearsal space costs, music purchases, transportation and operational costs. All of the musicians in the organization are volunteer. Our annual operational costs are supported by membership fees (musicians), appearance fees and by fundraising.
What People Are Saying
" “poignant (and) captivating” "
— Toronto Star
— Globe and Mail
""I ❤️ Weston Silver""
— NOW Magazine