CMS Christmas Concert 2017

December 10, 2017  |  Choir, Concert Band, Jazz Band, Public  |  No Comments

Christmas Concert 2017 Our Christmas Concert is in just as few days! We’re excited to try out a new venue – the Bow Valley Baptist Church.

Be sure to remind your friends to pack a Food Bank donation and come to enjoy our Music of Christmas.
54 West Aarsby Road

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West Valley Winds Workshop 2018

December 5, 2017  |  Concert Band, Jazz Band, Public  |  No Comments

Join your musical friends at the 13th Annual West Valley Winds Workshop held in beautiful Canmore March 2,3  2018!

The Event
The workshop runs two concert bands: Dolce (Grade 3-4) and Vivace (Grade 4.5-5).

The entire workshop (Friday evening and all day Saturday) will be held in full ensembles under the direction of our guest conductors, Dr. Lawrence Stoffel (California State University, Northridge) and Dr. Michael Keddy (University of Victoria).

After the Friday evening sight reading session, everyone is invited to the Canmore Golf & Curling Club dining room for a closed party featuring our own jazz jam. Our rhythm section will lay down the beat and all are welcome to join in or simply listen and socialize with friends.

Saturday rehearsals will run from 9:00am to 4:00pm. Coffee breaks (with delicious snacks) are provided and everyone goes out to find lunch at any of the terrific Canmore eateries. The workshop will conclude with an informal concert at 5:00pm. For those who are having too much fun to stop, we’ll go out for supper together!

Cost: Just $60!
Click here for full information and registration form
Register soon! This is a popular workshop and space is limited.

A group block of hotel accommodations has been arranged for the workshop. Reservation details are on the registration form.

If you can’t attend the full workshop, drop in to the free concert to join in the fun and hear some great music!

Come and enjoy this fun and challenging weekend workshop!

Foothills Brass November 11 Concert

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

JOIN Foothills Brass Quintet in concert for an entertaining mix of swing, blues and
Foothills Brass Nov 11 Concert latin fire that recalls the struggles, victories and rebuilding of the 1940s.

Saturday November 11 2017  7:30pm
Scarboro United Church
134 Scarboro Ave SW, Calgary

Showcasing music of the bands from Ellington to Prima to Miller, songs from Ella Fitzgerald and Cole Porter, and a piano tribute to Count Basie! With well-known Calgary artists Allison Lynch on vocals, Mark Limacher at the piano, and an outstanding trio of young singers (Kate Stevens, Izzy Zenglitzky,Tyra Sanderson as The Andrews Sisters!)

Tickets $20, $15 Student/Senior, $40 Family
To reserve tickets call 403-508-2225 or email

Alberta Winds Concert November 12

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

Alberta Winds Presents

Alberta Winds Nov 11 2017 ConcertIn times of: ​War and Peace
Sunday, November 12th, 2017, 7:00pm
Christ Church – 3602 8 Street SW
Adults: $20  Students: $15

Acclaimed American composer David Del Tredici’s work In Wartime, a compelling abstract musical depiction of modern conflict.

Jacob De Haan’s Remembrance Day (Totengedenken), a chorale-like work in memory of those that died, originally composed for German National Remembrance Day ceremony, and Calgary composer Brian Garbet’s work that examines themes of family, duty, and the burden of both the World War II home front and battlefield as brought to the nation’s consciousness through the widely seen “wait for me, daddy” photograph.

Finally, the joyful nature of Darius Milhaud’s Wind band classic Suite Française hides a darker story behind its creation. Milhaud, having fled to the United States thought about addressing the young musicians of his adopted country with an appreciation of his homeland.

Jumpstart Workshop, AGM & BBQ 2017

September 9, 2017  |  Choir, Concert Band, Jazz Band, Public  |  No Comments

Mark your calendars for the Jumpstart Workshop Saturday, September 23, 1-5pm. The workshop is for concert band and choir. Riverside Jazz members are invited to join either ensemble.

The Cochrane Music Society AGM will be held during the break in the workshop and the event will be followed by a BBQ for participants and partners/friends.

Register for the event at rehearsal.

CMS members are asked to bring the following:
Band on the Bow: salad
Choral Waves: dessert

CMS 2017-2018 Season Start Up

August 27, 2017  |  Choir, Concert Band, Jazz Band, Public  |  2 Comments

CMS Season Start 2017
Summer is almost over and the CMS 2017-2018 season is starting very soon!

There will be no Registration Night this year. Just show up at the first rehearsal (or as soon as you can)!
First Choral Waves Rehearsal
Tuesday, September 5 at 7:00pm

First Band on the Bow and Riverside Jazz Rehearsals
Wednesday, September 6
7:00pm Band on the Bow
8:50pm Riverside Jazz

Registration Form and Fees
• Please print the registration form and bring it with you with payment(s) to the first rehearsal
• The fees have remained the same as last year.
• If you wish to pay your fees in two cheques (September and January), both cheques must be submitted with the registration form. If you are unable to continue in January, the second cheque will be returned to you or destroyed.
• Please be sure to complete all parts of the form, date and sign it.

See you there!