Westwood Community Band

Join Us

The Band welcomes adults, beginners through to accomplished musicians, who play woodwind, brass, or percussion instruments. This is a friendly environment, new members are welcome to sit-in for a couple of nights with no commitment necessary. You will soon feel at home!


Thursday Evenings, 7:15 to 9:30 p.m. The Band Room John Taylor Collegiate 470 Hamilton Ave, St.James Assiniboia Google Map to John Taylor Collegiate


The Band averages 40+ members from all parts of Winnipeg and from all walks of life: ages range from 18 to 80+. Band Season is from September to June. Annual fee $80.00. Students $40.00. Westwood Community Band Polo Shirt $15.00.

Musical Director

Ginny Helmer has been a music teacher in the Pembina Trails School Division for 31 years, working with students from grades 5-9, and has been a guest conductor for several community groups including the Winnipeg Wind Ensemble. She holds a Bachelor’s degree in Music Performance from the University of Western Ontario, a teaching certificate from the University of Manitoba, and has successfully completed the Canadian Wind Conductors’ Developmnent Program and Level III of the Orff Certificiation Program. She recently completed a Masters’ Degree in Education. As of 2015, Ginny has been the Music Consultant of the Pembina Trails School Division and the band teacher at Linden Meadows School.