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!

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