The Sir Winston Churchill Music Program consists of three bands and a choir; Concert Band, Symphonic Band, Blue Jazz Band and the Concert Choir
The Sir Winston Churchill Music Program Directors are Mr. Philip Rounding and
Ms. Nicole Hounjet.
The Sir Winston Churchill Band Parents Association is a group of parent volunteers who assist with fund raising and general band duties (behind the scenes)
Mr. Rounding holds his Bachelors of Music and Bachelors of Education from the University of Calgary. He is proud to be currently serving as the Learning Leader of the Fine Arts Team at Sir Winston Churchill High School, and as the Director of the SWC Symphonic Band and Jazz Ensemble.
Ensembles under Mr. Rounding’s direction have consistently received high praise for their musicality and high energy. He strives to always create a strong community within the program and the ensembles, where students share and celebrate in both individual and group achievements. Mr. Rounding truly loves sharing his passion for music with all students, no matter their level of experience, and believes that music students truly develop into leaders in all facets of their lives through their hard work, dedication, and positive attitudes.
Ms Nicole Hounjet has been a music director with the CBE and Foothills School Divisions for the past 20s years. During her teaching career she has built, developed, and grown programs based on community, culture, and artistry. Ms Hounjet also conducts with the Westwinds Music Society - an organisation focused on adult music education. Ms Hounjet is the former Vice President of Programs and Projects for Choir Alberta and in 2021 was the recipient of Choir Alberta's Con Brio Award, which recognizes the spirit and dedication of individuals and their commitment to choral music in their local community. An accomplished musician, Ms Hounjet completed her music degree at the University of Alberta and education degree at the University of Calgary. Since her time at the U of A, Ms Hounjet has continued to develop herself as a musician and artist by studying with choral leaders including James Jordan, James Whitbourn, Gregory Boers, Richard Nace, and Rodney Eichenberger.
As an educator and conductor, Ms Hounjet empowers her musicians to fully engage in the music by building a community of mutual trust, respect and empathy within the ensemble. She believes that by setting high expectations and providing the tools to ensure success, musicians of any age can find their voice.
President - Dawn Moore
Vice President - Alicia Bjarnason
Treasurer - Ida Hui
Secretary - Kim Mathison
Purdys Fundraising Coordinator - Jackie Trowbridge
Auditors - Torey Mcleish / Erin Ford
Band Assistant - Jackie Trowbridge
Web Administrator - Kenrick Leung
All parents of music students are encouraged to attend the monthly meetings