Go Fund The Oxford Winds

Covid has profoundly changed how we all have to live our lives, and band life is no exception. All of us in The Oxford Winds dearly miss the opportunity to come together and indulge in our love of music. The rules may have changed but we are hard at work in finding new ways to share the music! That’s where you come in…

Help Keep the Music Playing in Oxford County
Become a Patron of the Oxford Winds

When you donate to the Oxford Winds, you provide core funding to sustain the organization throughout the year. Your contribution will help us get back on our feet quickly once the pandemic is over. So that we can once again host concerts, repair instruments, rent rehearsal space, build our sheet music library, and provide secure storage for our equipment. 

Your donation and patronage will enrich the artistic lives of musicians in Oxford County by giving them a welcoming space to learn and grow through the arts. By becoming a patron of the Oxford Winds you are elevating arts and culture in our local community, a key component of economic development.

Become a Patron

You will receive a charitable tax receipt for your generous donation.

Thank you for your support!

Oxford Winds 2020 AGM

Date: Tuesday, September 15, 2020
Time: 6:30pm
Location: St. David’s United Church, 190 Springbank Ave., Woodstock

Although this meeting is open to all Oxford Winds members and to the public, we would very much appreciate an RSVP if you plan to attend, so that the board can plan the layout of the room accordingly. If you will be attending, please RSVP to info@oxfordwinds.ca by September 13.

  • Attendees must wear a face mask.
  • The Friendship Room at St. David’s will be thoroughly sanitized before the meeting and after.
  • Physical distancing of 2m between each attendee will be implemented.
  • Please do not attend if you or members of your household are experiencing symptoms of Covid-19 or if you feel unwell.
  • Please do not attend if you have travelled out of province within the last 14 days.
  • Please do not attend if you think you have come into contact with the virus within the last 14 days.

Refreshments will not be provided; attendees are encouraged to bring their own water bottle if needed.

Proposed bylaw amendments are available here.

2019/2020 Financial Statement is available here.

Agenda is available here.

2019 AGM Minutes are available here.

Elections for the board of directors will be held at the AGM. Nominations are now being accepted. Should you wish to join the board or nominate someone for the board, please complete and submit the nomination form to info@oxfordwinds.ca (or by mail) no later than 6:30pm on September 13, 2020.  Open positions are: President, Secretary, and general directors.

Season cancelled

This week, the board of directors met (virtually) and had to make some tough decisions. Given the current situation regarding the COVID-19 pandemic and directives from all levels of government, the board unanimously decided to cancel the remainder of the season for the Oxford Winds and Oxford Breeze.

There will be no further rehearsals, performances, or social gatherings until at least September, 2020. At this point in time, we have every intention of launching a new and amazing season for 2020/2021.

YES we are still accepting electronic applications for the Oxford Winds Award! More information here.

The board is still reviewing plans and dates for our Annual General Meeting, and more information will come regarding that event.

Adventures with the Winds

We’re busy working hard to put together our next concert this May – Adventures with the Winds! So get ready to have an adventure with the Oxford Winds! Featuring exciting music that will take you through space and time, around the world, and deep into folklore. You’ll soar, dive, and dance all evening long.

When: May 8th at 7:30pm
Where: St David’s United Church, 190 Springbank Ave, Woodstock
Tickets: $10 in advance or $15 at the door. Children 12 and under are free.

Attention 2020 Graduates!

Part of our mission is to help educate and provide opportunities to musicians in Oxford County. Each year the band recognizes and contributes to the future education of a local student pursuing an education in music with The Oxford Winds Award.

Who’s eligible: All graduating high school students in Oxford County who will be continuing their musical education at the post-secondary level are eligible to apply. Deadline for the 2020 award is April 30th at 5pm.

Download an application for here.