The Forté Wind Ensemble is geared toward second, third and fourth year musicians. It is a developmental band where players develop their skills on their instruments as well as increase their musicality. Adults and youth are welcome. The Forté Wind Ensemble rehearses 2 hours per week, Thursdays from 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm, in the gym at Richard McBride Elementary School.
The Forté Wind Ensemble is conducted by Mr. Kevin White
Kevin White is a music educator in School District 41 Burnaby. He currently teaches classes in music including choir, guitar, band, jazz band and jazz choir from grades 8-12 at Alpha Secondary School. He is a graduate of the University of Calgary Wind Conducting program, and has had opportunities to work with many wind conductors such as Glenn Price, Mallory Thompson, Paula Holcomb, Eugene Corporon and others. He has directed the Intermediate level Concert Band for the last 5 seasons. The Forté Wind Ensemble performs music from the grade 2-3.5 level in a wide variety of styles.