• Competition

    Solo Competition 2024-25

    Applications are now open for the 2024-25 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.


    Deadline Extended! Friday, May 17, 2024.

  • Competition

    Meet the Soloist!

    Isabel Misquitta-Yip is currently completing her bachelor’s degree in music and concurrent education in the studio of Katherine Dowling at York University, having previously studied with acclaimed Canadian concert pianists Michael Berkovsky, Andre Laplante, and Christina Petrowska-Quilico. She has been a featured young artist in concerts at the Orford Music Festival, the Brampton Chamber Music Concert Series, and the Ontario Registered Music Teachers’ Association music festival, and was the first-prize winner of the York University Concerto Competition where she had the opportunity to perform as a soloist with the York University Symphony Orchestra. She is a recipient of the Ron Weinberg Memorial Scholarship, The Spedding Memorial Scholarship, Thomas W. Doherty Prize, and Nancy Scoular Underhill Piano Award, and is the youngest two-time recipient of the Gold Medal from the Royal Conservatory of Music for having twice achieved the highest exam marks in all of Ontario and Quebec. In addition to her solo appearances, Isabel is also an active chamber musician and is regularly featured in various concerts in the Toronto area. A passionate advocate for artistic outreach, Isabel founded the Dynamic Centre for Education, a charity with a mission to provide educational opportunities in the creative arts for youth in marginalized communities. In the 2023-24 season, Isabel will be appearing as soloist with the Rouge River Winds and the York Region Symphony Orchestra.

    Isabel is a winner from our 2023-24 Solo Competition, and will be performing Saint-Saens’ Piano Concerto No. 2 in G minor, Op. 22, Mvt. 1 with us at our concert on April 13, 2024.

  • Concert

    Second to None

    Saturday, April 13, 2024 @ 7:30pm
    Scarborough Citadel, 2021 Lawrence Ave. E

    Tickets at the door: $20 Adults; $15 Students/Seniors/Arts Workers

    Program Highlights:

    • Symphony No. 2 (Ticheli)
    • Piano Concerto No. 2 in G minor, Op. 22, Mvt. 1 (Saint-Saens)
      with soloist Isabel Misquitta-Yip
  • Program

    Second to None

    April 13, 2024

    Jubilateo, Hazo, Samuel R.
    Nulli Secundus, Curnow, James
    Piano Concerto No. 2 in G minor, Op. 22, Mvt. 1, Saint-Saens

    Nerve & Verve, Hammell, Evan
    Symphony No. 2, Ticheli, Frank

  • Program

    Italian Vacation

    June 17, 2023

    Vesuvius, Ticheli
    The Garden of Proserpine, Reed
    Italian Rhapsody, Giroux, Julie
    The Call and Awakening, from The Glass Bead Game, Beckel

    Italian Polka, Rachmaninoff
    Angelo del Cielo, Puccini, arr. de Meij
    Symphony No. 3, Giannini, Vittorio

  • Program

    RRW Family Christmas!

    December 17, 2023

    Overture to a Winter Celebration, Stephenson, James M.
    Symphonic Variations on In Dulci Jubilo, Smith, Claude T.
    C’est Noel, Jutras, Andre
    Cantique de Noel, Adolphe, Adam arr. Davis, Chip & Longfield, Robert
    A Christmas Festival, Anderson, Leroy

    Ukrainian Bell Carol, arr. Saucedo, Richard L.
    The Concert Suite from Polar Express, Silvestri, Alan arr. Brubaker, Jerry
    Jing, Jing, Jingle, Pierpont, James Lord arr. Sharp, Chris
    You Better Sleigh!, Hall, JaRod
    A Holly Jolly Christmas Medley, Schwalgin, Stefan

  • Program

    In Motion

    November 10, 2023

    Free Running, Buckley, Robert
    October, Whitacre, Eric
    On the March, Knoener, Ronald C.
    Melodious Thunk, Biedenbender, David
    Mouvement Frenetique, Dagenais, Jonathan

    Ride, Hazo, Samuel R.
    A Walk in the Morning Sun, La Plante, Pierre
    A Mother of a Revolution, Thomas, Omar
    Remembrance, Choi, D.I.D.
    Danzon No. 2, Marquez, Arturo arr. Nickel, Oliver

  • Program

    Summer Serenade

    August 26, 2023

    Carnegie Anthem, Owens
    English Folk Song Suite, Vaughan Williams
    The Promise of Living, Copland, arr. Moss
    Grand Serenade for an Awful Lot of Winds and Percussion, Schickele

    March of the Resistance, Williams, arr. Lavender
    Selections from Wicked, Schwartz, arr. Bocook
    Howl’s Moving Castle, Hishaisi, arr. Goto
    Irish Washerwoman, Anderson
    Rakes of Mallow, Anderson

  • Concert

    Summer Serenade

    Saturday, August 26th, 2023 @ 3:00 pm
    St. Dunstan of Canterbury Anglican Church

    Tickets 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
  • Program


    April 15, 2023

    A.B.A. Symphonic March (Kitty Hawk), Cheetham
    After Rain, Hughes
    Brook Green Suite, Holst
    Piano Concerto in A minor, Mvt. 1, Grieg, arr. Oliver

    Winter Sun, Macdonald, arr. Sulyma
    Quebec Mosaic, Buckley
    I. Autumn’s Garland
    II. Winter Light
    III. Spring Awakening
    IV. Summer Festivals