Elevate Music Workshops

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

elevate music 2017Johnny Summers and the Calgary Jazz Orchestra have started an education initiative called ELEVATE MUSIC. To start, they have developed 3 courses that will elevate your enjoyment of music through listening and appreciation, to improvising and performing, and composition. They will be adding new courses soon to cover different topics.

These courses will be taught by award winning jazz artist and director of the Calgary Jazz Orchestra, Johnny Summers

Each course is an intensive 11 hours over 2 days in a comfortable retreat type environment that will allow you to learn in an effective, supportive and fun way. Lunches and snacks included.

Beginner – Intermediate Improvisation  July 22-23

Composing & Composing/ Songwriting  August 26 – 27

Music Appreciation/Jazz Appreciation  September 2-3

Cost per course  $250  For more information on each course see Elevate Music

To register and reserve your place call 403.239.8545

Reminder: Music Mentors International Workshop August 2017

July 3, 2017  |  Choir, Concert Band, Jazz Band, Public  |  No Comments

Calling all community concert band and jazz band members!If you forgot about the MMI Workshop August 17-19 in Cochrane, register now!

People who attended last year said it was totally different from any workshop they had previously attended. It was all about improving musicianship rather than worrying about preparing repertoire for a concert.

MMI logoAre you looking for a fun weekend with your musical friends during the summer? Music Mentors International is holding a concert band/jazz band workshop in COCHRANE  August 17-19, 2017 (Thursday evening to Saturday evening).

This event runs parallel with a workshop for music teachers/band directors August 13-19.

Music Mentors International provides the very best teachers and conductors who understand and appreciate why you choose to be in a community band. They know that you choose to participate for the sheer joy of playing. You value being part of a group of people who are not professional musicians, but love making music and sharing that love of music with others through your performances.

Registration $90
(Accommodations not included.)

For all the information and to register go to the MMI website

Westwinds Summer Music Program 2017

June 30, 2017  |  Choir, Concert Band, Jazz Band, Public  |  No Comments

Westwinds Music Society is planning to run a summer program, consisting of one concert band, one jazz band, and one mixed-voice choir, none of which are restricted to Westwinds members.  They are taking registrations up until July 7, and the program goes from July 26 until the end of August.

For details (venue, dates/times, directors, fees, music level, etc) and to register see Westwinds Summer Program.

Please note that a few registrants have reported having problems with the PayPal payment on the web page.  If that happens please contact the office at 403-255-3485

MRU Jazz Intensive 2017

June 26, 2017  |  Concert Band, Jazz Band, Public  |  No Comments

MRU Jazz Intensive 2017For all students of all jazz instruments, ages 13+. Adults welcome.

The MRU Conservatory Jazz Intensive immerses students in a fun and supportive environment that focuses on the skills needed to play jazz and improvised music.  The program allows instrumentalists of all ages an opportunity to study with a faculty of professional artists and educators while making music with other motivated peers.

July 3-7  $425

For all information and registration MRU website

Rocky Mountain Symphony Orchestra in Cochrane June 2

May 23, 2017  |  Choir, Concert Band, Jazz Band, Public  |  No Comments

RMSO Cochrane PosterJoin the RMSO for a family-friendly, accessible concert of orchestral music, right in Cochrane!

Virtuoso Fireworks
Schubert “Great” Symphony

Saint Saens: Morceau de Concert (with Rosalee Morrison)
C.M. Weber: Bassoon Concerto (with Jonathan Gresl)

Friday, June 2nd, 7:30pm at the Ranchehouse.
Adults $25   Seniors $20   Students $15   <6 yrs $5

The Rocky Mountain Symphony hopes to satisfy a desire among Albertans for accessible programming of excellent live orchestral music, regardless of where they live. They believe that the vast repertoire of Western Art Music should be accessible to all, not only to those lucky enough to enjoy the thriving artistic and cultural scenes of urban centres.

The symphony  aims to challenge and change the misconception that Classical Music is elitist. Orchestral music is for everyone.

The RMSO performs under the direction of Carlos Foggin whose high-energy, passionate performances have received enthusiastic reviews from many publications including the Calgary Herald and Opera Canada magazine.

  •  Tickets purchased prior to May 28 will be entered in a draw to sit IN the orchestra, a unique opportunity to sit in a professional ensemble for a bit.
  • There is no dress code! Anything that makes you feel comfortable is fine. Most people will be wearing business clothes or slightly dressy casual clothes, but you’ll see everything from jeans ‘n T-shirts to cocktail dresses.
  • Plan to arrive 20 minutes before concert time, so you can find your seat, turn off your cell phone, take a look at your surroundings, absorb the atmosphere, and have time to glance through the program book. Most concerts start on time. If you’re late, you may end up listening from the lobby! If that happens, you’ll need to wait for a suitable pause in the program, so your arrival won’t disturb other patrons.
  • For answers to many other questions see the First Time Visit page of the website.

Reserve your seats now at www.rockymountainsymphony.ca

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!