Join CMS

If you would like to become a member of one or more of the Cochrane Music Society ensembles, you are welcome to attend a few rehearsals to meet us, play or sing with us, and get a feel for the level of music.

Rehearsals for the 2017-2018 season begin:
Concert Band: Tuesday, September 5
Concert Band and Jazz Band:  Wednesday, September 6

For the directors to develop the musical ability of the ensembles, and for all to enjoy the group experience, membership requires your personal commitment to practice at home and attend as many rehearsals and concerts as possible.

Rehearsal Times


    Choral Waves         7:00 – 8:45 pm


    Band on the Bow    7:00 – 8:40 pm

Riverside Jazz       8:50 – 10:30pm

All rehearsals take place at Bow Valley High School in Cochrane (about 20 minutes from the edge of Calgary).

2017-2018 Fees (Same as last year!)

All bands and choir fees for 2017-2018 are $250 for a single ensemble,
with a cascading fee structure for multiple ensembles.

Ensemble Combinations
1st 2nd 3rd Total
250 $250
250 100 $350
250 100 0 $350

Joining in September: Fees must be paid in full in September (one current or 1/2 current + 1/2 postdated cheque to January 2, 2018).

Joining in January: Fees are one-half the full season fee.

Fees are used to fund the directors, accompanist, clinicians, music, insurance, venues and some instruments. The operation of the society is handled entirely by volunteers. Each member is expected to contribute time to some of the many tasks that make the organization function effectively for all.

Here is the current member registration form.

Questions about what it’s like to sing in our choir or play in one of our bands?

For more information, please be sure check the Frequently Asked Questions page and/or contact us using the form below.

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