Wellington Winds

Conductors of the Wellington Winds

Dave Davidson
Founding Conductor

Since graduating from the University of Western Ontario Dave has pursued an active freelance career. Currently, he conducts the Kitchener Musical Society Band and the New Horizons band of Guelph and has also performed in or conducted many local musicals. A long time music educator, he is in demand as a guest conductor and clinician. When not performing and/or recording with Brassroots, Windjammers, and the Slide by Slide Trombone Quartet, Dave freelances, teaches and pursues the solo repertoire for trombone.

Michael Purves-Smith
Artistic Director 1987-2009

Music Director Michael Purves Smith is a member of the Faculty of Music at Wilfrid Laurier University where he directs the University Wind Ensemble and the baroque programme. Well known as a conductor, adjudicator, composer, arranger and performer, he brings a deep commitment to the development of fine community music-making.

Daniel Warren
Artistic Director 2009-present

Daniel Warren, newly appointed Music Director of the Wellington Winds, is Resident Conductor and trumpet in the Kitchener-Waterloo Symphony and Canadian Chamber Ensemble. He is in frequent demand as a guest conductor of orchestras across Canada. For a number of years Daniel has also been conductor of the Westben Arts Festival Theatre in Campbellford and of the Kitchener-Waterloo Community Orchestra.