The WSB extends an invitation to young musicians currently attending high school  to become involved in our Youth Mentorship Program.   The program provides young students a venue to observe and interact with more advanced musicians.  Playing alongside experienced WSB members on selected works in concert provides a growth experience for the younger, developing musicians.

For the student musicians of WSB, working with Mentors has many benefits, as the Mentors provide strong examples of musicianship in every way: the elements of music (rhythm, pitch, dynamics, etc.), rehearsal etiquette, performance practice, and more.

WSB Mentors not only lead sectionals and provide direction for rehearsals, they teach by example. In addition, youth musicians have the opportunity to be featured in solo presentations during one or more of our public performances throughout the year.

If you are a music educator and have a student who you feel would benefit from this experience, please contact the WSB!

Past Participants

Josef Rand

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Josef Rand, Grade 8, John English Jr.Middle School

Guest (Tuba) on May 14, 2016 – Made in Canada – Glenn Gould Studio

Jacob Slous

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Jacob Slous, Grade 11, Cawthra Park Secondary School

Guest (Percussion) on March 5, 2016 – March Madness – Glenn Gould Studio

Anna Lina Litz

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Anna Lina Litz, Grade 10, De LaSalle College ‘Oaklands’

Guest (Euphonium) on October 10, 2015 – Brass Britannia – Glenn Gould Studio

Kiara Go-Ho

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Kiara Go-Ho, Grade 9, De LaSalle College ‘Oaklands’

Guest (Tuba) on March 7, 2015 – Cornet-copia Concert with special guest, Paul Duffy – Cornet. Glenn Gould Studio

Carling Pang

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Carling Pang, Grade 12, Havergal College

Guest on May 3, 2014 – Extravabandza Concert with special guests The Salvation Army Divisional Youth Band, Glenn Gould Studio

Christian Mele

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Christian Mele, Grade 11 – Bayview Glen School

Guest (Trombone) on March 8, 2014 – Jubilation Concert with special guests: The Toronto Mass Choir, Glenn Gould Studio

Stephen Manion

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Stephen Manion, Grade 12 – De La Salle Oaklands Collegiate

Guest (Trumpet) on April 27, 2013 – Swing into Spring Concert with guests Heather Bambrick Quintet, Glenn Gould Studio