Rouge River Winds Community Concert Band

Welcome!  The Rouge River Winds is a group of enthusiastic musicians who get together once a week to enjoy an evening making music with friends. Founded in the fall of 2010, the band has experienced rapid growth since its establishment. Under the direction of maestro Pratik Gandhi, the Rouge River Winds performs year-round at various community events, in addition to our five solo concerts per season.  Our membership consists of a widely diverse group of musicians ranging from high school students to professional adults, reflecting our commitment to life-long music making. We are a safe and positive space for every type of person!

Summer Serenade

Rouge River Winds, with Music Director Pratik Gandhi, presents:
Summer Serenade
Saturday, August 26th @ 3:00 pm; St Dunstan of Canterbury Church
Tickets available at the door
$20 Adults, $15 Students/Seniors/Arts Workers
Program Highlights:
Selections from Wicked by Schwartz, arranged by Bocook
Howl’s Moving Castle by Hishaisi, arranged by Goto
English Folk Song Suite by Ralph Vaughan Williams
Grand Serenade for an Awful Lot of Winds and Percussion by Peter Schickele

Solo Competition 2023-24

Applications are now open for the 2023-24 Solo Competition!

We are looking for a deserving soloist from our community to perform with our ensemble. There are no age or instrument restrictions for this competition. A concerto or other work arranged for solo instrument with wind band accompaniment is required. Piece or movement(s) must not exceed 20 minutes in length. 


Applications are due on Friday, June 16, 2023.

“Mosaic” concert recordings!

Thanks to all the friends and family who joined us last weekend for our concert.  Here are some select recordings from the show!


Rouge River Winds, with Music Director Pratik Gandhi, presents:
Featuring solo competition winner Christopher Yeung

Saturday, April 15th @ 7:30 pm 
Scarborough Citadel (2021 Lawrence Ave. East)
Tickets available at the door
$20 Adults; $15 Students, Seniors and Arts Workers

A.B.A. Symphonic March (Kitty Hawk) – Cheetham, John
After Rain – Hughes, Jack
Brook Green Suite – Holst, Gustav
Piano Concerto in A minor, Mvt. 1 – Grieg, arr. Oliver
Symphony No. 3, Quebec Mosaic – Buckley, Robert

Bright Lights

Rouge River Winds presents
Bright Lights
Saturday, December 10, 2023 | 7:30 PM
Dunbarton High School, South Campus
Tickets $10 at the door


Sparkling Lights (Conaway, Matt)
Lichtweg (Jolley, Jennifer)
Stella (Dagenais, Jonathan)
Let the Bells Ring! (Buckley, Robert)
The Holly and the Ivy (arr. Longfield)
Ding Dong Merrily on High (arr. Marlatt)
The Christmas Song (arr. Higgins)
Midnight on Main Street (Balmages, Brian)

City Trees

Rouge River Winds presents
City Trees
Saturday, October 22, 2022 | 7:39 PM
Scarborough Citadel, 2021 Lawrence Ave., E
Tickets at the door; $20 Adults, $15 Students/Seniors/Arts Workers


Skyline (Hammell, Evan)
City Trees (Markowski, Michael)
Wilderness (Nishimura, Cait)
River Poem (Grant, Tyler S.)
Earthdance (Sweeney, Michael)
Wolf Song “Takaya Slulem” (Baker, arr. Buckley)
Bluebell (Nishimura, Yukiko)
Of Sailors and Whales (McBeth, W. Francis)

A Casual Cafeteria Concert

Rouge River Winds presents
Thursday, June 16, 7:30 PM
Woburn Collegiate Institute cafeteria
Limited seats available!

* Click here to reserve your seat! *

Please note that:

  • TDSB’s permit policies require all permit users to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. We will be checking QR codes and IDs at the door for proof of vaccination (2 shots required).
  • We will email you a symptom check form to be completed on the day of the concert.
  • Masks must be worn inside the building.

Human vs Nature | Nature vs Human


The Rouge River Winds and music director Pratik Gandhi invite you to join us for our most ambitious concert to date: an exploration of humanity’s often-fraught relationship with nature. Alongside established masterworks such as Ticheli’s “Vesuvius” and McBeth’s “Of Sailors and Whales”, the band will present the beautiful and inspiring “City Trees” by Michael Markowski; “Skyline” by Toronto composer Evan Hammell; and the seldom-performed “Endurance” by Timothy Mahr. The program will also feature the title movement from Steven Bryant’s “The Automatic Earth”, which RRW helped to commission, as well as Solo Competition 2nd place winner Paolo Rosselli performing the first movement of James Beckel’s “The Glass Bead Game”.

Saturday, April 18 at 7:30 PM
Scarborough Citadel (2021 Lawrence Ave. East)
Tickets available at the door
$20 Adults; $15 Students, Seniors and Arts Workers

Snow Angel

Rouge River Winds with Music Director Pratik Gandhi presents, Snow Angel. This program features familiar holiday favourites including a new arrangement of Sarah Quartel’s “Snow Angel” for wind band. We are also bringing back our annual Christmas Market including baked goods and crafts!

Sunday, December 15 at 2:30 PM
St Dunstan of Canterbury Church
Tickets can be purchased in advance by emailing Sara at or at the door.
$15 Adults; $10 Students, Seniors and Arts Workers.