CMS Spring Concert Celebrates Canada 150

May 5, 2017  |  Choir, Concert Band, Jazz Band, Public  |  No Comments

cms-spring-concert-2017-posterThe Cochrane Music  Society Spring Concert, Celebration of Music,  is set for Tuesday, May 16 at 7:30pm in the Bow Valley High School gymnasium.

The CMS members are excited to celebrate Canada 150 in a program packed with music by Canadian composers. From the show opening 2016 arrangement of O Canada by Allan Gilliland (Edmonton) to “Stompin” Tom Connors’ The Hockey Song (arranged by Larry Nickel – associate composer of the Canadian Music Centre) and Wildrose Jamboree by Robert Buckley (Vancouver), the ensembles will showcase just a portion of the incredible array of Canadian music  available to choirs and bands.

The Band on the Bow concert band is especially anticipating their premier performance of City on Stilts by their very own member,  composer Corey de Baat!

Bring your family and friends, and a donation to the Cochrane Food Bank, and join us at BVHS for a fun and entertaining program as Band on the Bow, Riverside Jazz and Choral Waves alternate performance selections. Mingle with the musicians  during intermission where refreshments will be provided.

Let’s celebrate Canada 150 and music together!

WCAMS Summer Music Camp 2017

March 16, 2017  |  Choir, Concert Band, Jazz Band, Public  |  No Comments

WCAMS (West Coast Amateur Musicians Society) Summer Music Camp registration is open.  It is a fantastic camp held at Quest University (Squamish, BC).

Do you sing? Play an instrument? Play or sing Celtic? Guitar? Rock? SATB choir? Wind ensemble? Orchestra? Are you learning a new instrument? Are you at least six years old? They have it all!

Go here  to see the vast array of activities. You are only limited by what you can fit into the schedule. Then browse the website to see the faculty, etc. The actual day schedule will come out later and you don’t pre-register except for chamber groups. You just turn up at the first rehearsals. You can change your mind on Tuesday but after that you have to stay with your choice.

This page has a link to the brochure.

I highly recommend this camp. You need to register NOW because it fills up very quickly. Registration is online After you apply, they will process your application and then ask for a non-refundable deposit. The full fee is due later. All details on this page.

This is a fantastic family camp with children, junior youth, senior youth and adult programs.

Hope to see you there!

Cochrane Dollar Project

March 7, 2017  |  Choir, Concert Band, Jazz Band, Public  |  No Comments

Message from Robert Kalinovich, Town of Cochrane

The Cochrane Dollar project is growing closer to launch on May 19, 2017 and the design of the bills is now underway.

Because of Canada’s 150th birthday this year, we’ve decided that it would be great to print one special collectable bill to commemorate this occasion.  For this collectable bill, we would be thrilled to have a work of local art to feature on the back.  We’re inviting local artists to submit a work that they would like to be considered for this.

The conditions are:
–          A work by a local artist.
–          The painting would preferably be of something recognisable as part of current or historical Cochrane, however, we are open to other scenes from the area as well.|
–          The artist will not receive financial compensation for the use of their work on the Cochrane Dollar commemorative bill.
–          The artist will retain ownership of the work.  We will only require a good photograph or scan of the painting.

The dimensions of the Cochrane Dollar will be the same as Canadian bills. It is possible to use a portion of the art work in order to have it fit within the dimensions available.

Please send a photo of the work you would like to be considered, by Thursday March 16th, to  The photo for submission doesn’t need to be professionally taken.  This can be arranged later for whichever work is chosen.

I apologise for the very short notice on this, however, the idea to produce a commemorative bill as part of the greater Cochrane Dollar project only recently came forward.

This Cochrane Dollar project is being put together by Cochrane Economic Development, the Cochrane Monetary Foundation and ATB Financial, Cochrane branch.

Robert Kalinovich
Economic Development Officer
Town of Cochrane

Choral Waves at Airdrie Rotary Festival

March 1, 2017  |  Choir, Concert Band, Jazz Band, Public  |  No Comments

Airdrie Rotary FestivalTake a short drive to Airdrie to enjoy Choral Waves as they perform at the Airdrie Rotary Festival of Performing Arts! Our enthusiastic choir is very excited to participate in the festival for their very first time.

Bert Church High School Theatre
1010 East Lake Boulevard, Airdrie
Thursday, March 16    6:45pm

The Festival, now in its sixth year, serves musicians and performers in the Rockyview County in the following disciplines: Piano, Vocal, Musical Theatre, Choral, Band, Strings and Speech Arts. It’s goal is to help participants learn through performing and receiving feedback in a non-competitive environment.

Come on out and cheer on the Choral Waves!!



Jazz Night at Killarney’s 2017

February 27, 2017  |  Choir, Concert Band, Jazz Band, Public  |  No Comments

Reserve your spot for a great evening of food, friends, and most of all…jazz!

On Saturday evening, March 18, Cochrane Music Society’s Riverside Jazz will host our 4th Annual Jazz Night at Killarney’s, joined by the Hippocratic Oath Big Band and the Valley Winds Big Band. It’s always a sold out show so reserve your seats now by making a dinner reservation.

Dinner: Starts 5:30pm (A la carte)
Music: 7:00 – 10:00pm

Reservations: Killarney’s 587-362-2552
To be assured of a seat, come for dinner!

$10/person Door Fee in appreciation of the great live music will be added to dinner bills or collected at the door from those without reservations.
For more information about the bands see our Jazz Night webpage