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Seaway Winds rehearsals:

 Seaway Winds rehearsals ARE NOW RUNNING at the Salvation Army Building as of Wednesday, August 30, at 6:45pm. 

SEAWAY WINDS CONCERT BAND invites musicians of all ages who own concert band instruments and play, at least at the intermediate level, to join the band.

Rehearsals are Wednesday evenings, 6:45 - 8:45pm

at The Salvation Army Building, 500 York Street, Cornwall.

For more info or if you are interested in joining the band, contact:

  Ralph Bough 613-362-4881 or

Seaway Winds

"To Mom, with Love"

  • "Hi, mom!" Please join us for our 2024 May concert, honoring all the mothers we hold dear!

  • Friday, May 10th, 2024 @ 7:00 PM 

  • St-Felix de Valois Church, 620 Glengarry Blvd. Cornwall

  • General Admission is $20; $10 with a valid student ID; Children under 10 get in FREE! (Accompanied by an adult)

  • Bring the family and escape the "frigid" air with an evening of celebration, reflection...and of course, MUSIC!

Thank you to our 2024 Concert Season Sponsors : 

  • Vinctus Technologies Inc.

  • Dr. Natalie Samson, D.C. - Chiropractor

Barb Hunter

Barb and husband Brian moved to Long Sault in 1999. She retired from teaching the following year and became the founding director of the Seaway Winds Concert Band in 2001. As a performer, Barb has played in Glen Theatre production orchestras, at various churches in the Cornwall area, and also performs in Ottawa in the Maple Leaf Brass Band.

Barb Hunter grew up in a musical family in South Bend, Indiana. At age 4 she started playing the piano, followed by flute at age 8 and then cornet at age 9. While still in high school, Barb was a church organist and choir director and played trumpet in the South Bend and Elkhart (Indiana) Symphony Orchestras. At age 16 she was trumpet soloist with the Indianapolis Symphony and South Bend orchestras. After graduating from Indiana University with BMus.Ed (Honors) and M.Mus degrees she played in the Phoenix Symphony and taught junior high school band in Tempe, Arizona.

In 1971, she began teaching instrumental music at Montreal West High School (now Royal West Academy) and also taught trumpet and Music Pedagogy Methods at McGill and Concordia Universities. She played in various ensembles including the Montreal Symphony Orchestra and the Encore Brass Quintet, and conducted the 306 Maple Leaf Wing Concert Band in Montreal from 1996-2007.

Seaway Winds


For over 20 years, the Seaway Winds Community Concert Band has presented annual concerts and performed a wide range of instrumental music across different genres.

In 2002, Seaway Winds began offering an annual concert series at Aultsville theatre, performing a fall concert in October and a Spring concert in May. In addition, the band presents an annual community Christmas concert at a local Cornwall church every December.

Guest soloists performing with Seaway Winds have included Graham Greer, Therese Motard, Lacie Petrynka, Raymond Lacroix, Katie Ditschun, Steve E. And The Pacemakers, The Moe Lemieux Quartet, Helen McAlear and Danielle Vaillancourt.

Board of Directors
President:  Jeananne Wirachowsky 
Vice President: Charles Bourget
Secretary:  Sherry Thompson
Treasurer:  Ralph Bough

Non-Elected Board Members

Past President: Dan White

Ticket Master:  Cheryl McDonald

Librarian:  Judy Hart

Conductor:  Barb Hunter

Web Master:  Luc  Vaillancourt

Non-Board Volunteers

Archives/Programs: Cheryl McDonald

Dropbox:  Deborah Tottle

Facebook, Social Media:  Sherry Thompson

Fund Raising:  Charles Bourget

Membership/Inventory/Seaway News Publicity:  Judy Hart

Posters, Tickets, Rackcards:  Ralph Bough

                                   Sunshine: Jeananne Wirachowsky                                                                                                         


Flute:  Sheila Bailey, Mickey Pearson, Sandy Marsolais

Oboe:  Francis Lougheed

Clarinet:   Sam Schroeter, Anita Savage, Louise Regnier, Luc Vaillancourt

Bassoon:  Brian Timms

Alto Sax:  Nancy Beehler,  Francine Hart, Mary Lalonde,

Tenor Sax:  Deborah Tottle,  Sophie Tasse

Bari Sax:  Mathieu Bourbonnais

French Horn:  Jeananne Wirachowsky, Rachel Duplantie

Trumpet:   Gerry Griggs, Lloyd KIng, Steve Kemp, Sherry Thompson, Tim Mills, Renee Rozon

Trombone:  Alain Laplante, Father Marc Piche, Charles Bourget

Euphonium:   Michael Mersereau

Tuba:  Cheryl McDonald

Percussion:  Sandy Szirtes, Ralph Bough

Christmas gallery

Photos from our 2023 Christmas Concert