ABA Summer Student Position & Alberta Wind Symphony Nomination

Message from Kimberley Denis,

We’re happy to announce that we are seeking a summer student to fill the position of Summer Band Librarian with the Alberta Band Association.  This is an 8-week position for an undergraduate or graduate student and the deadline to apply is Tuesday, May 22.  If you could kindly forward the attached job description to any and all that may be interested, the ABA would certainly appreciate your help!

We are also seeking recommendations for able high school instrumentalists to play in the Alberta Wind Symphony for the following instruments:

  • Flute
  • French Horn
  • Euphonium
  • Bass

The recommendation package is available at the link above.  If you have any interested students, please let me know by Wednesday, May 16, 2018.

I hope that your spring concerts are a huge success!


Kimberley Denis (M.Mus, B.Mus, B.Comm, M.Dip. Ed.Dip)

Managing Director, ABA

Alberta Winds Concert May 6

Alberta Winds May Concert Give us this day
Musical worlds of David Maslanka

Sunday, May 6th 7:00 pm
Christ Church – 3602 8 Street SW Calgary

Alberta Winds’ season finale presents works by David Maslanka (1943-2017). Born in New England, he spent a large part of his career under the big sky of Montana. He wrote over 150 works in a variety of genres, with his works for winds being especially notable. His pieces often depict the inner lives of humans, the world of dreams, and the unconscious mind.

Alberta Winds are thrilled to present several Maslanka masterworks in tribute to a giant of the band world.

“Vibration is the core of everything, and musical Vibration is the element that allows for transformation of every level of our being — spiritual, emotional, physical.”
David Maslanka

Adults $20   Students $15     Tickets

LaVIe Mother’s Day Concert

LaVie Concert May 2018La VIe is one of Calgary’s premiere vocal ensembles featuring six of Calgary’s most exciting female voices and performs music from Baroque to contemporary and everything in between.
Their upcoming performance focuses on Canadian female composers and songwriters with many arrangements created by La VIe to reflect the spirit of Mother’s Day. This concert is guaranteed to have music for every musical taste.

Starring: Melanie Baux, Aoife Bonaventura, Celia Lee, Catherine Lippitt, Sara Staples and Lauren Woods

Featuring: Aurora Claire Borin (Piano), Barry Mason (Guitar), Rachel MacDonald (Cello, Calgary), Nigel Boehm (Cello, Banff)

Tickets $30  ($25 for Mothers)
Saturday May 12  7:00pm
Rundle United Church, Banff
Banff Tickets    (or at the door)
Sunday May 13  3:00pm
St. Stephen’s Anglican Church, Calgary
Calgary Tickets   (or at the door)

CMS Logo Design Contest

CMS Logo Contest

The Cochrane Music Society is holding a logo design contest!

CMS invites local artists and community members to design a logo that will be used for the society as a whole as well as the individual ensembles. The logo may be used in all media – including online, print, on merchandise and other visual collateral.

The logo design competition is an opportunity to demonstrate your artistic ability and creativity, and communicate the society’s theme.

Win $200!

View the Contest Rules , download the Contest Entry Form and submit up to two entries by June 1, 2018.

The decisions of the Selection Committee will be final. Only the winner will be notified.

Note: The Selection Committee reserves the right not to select a winner if, in its sole discretion, no suitable entries are received.


Calgary Welsh Society Concert

Calgary Welsh Society Concert May 2018The Calgary Welsh Society presents an evening of popular opera arias, musical theatre and Welsh songs.

St. Stephen’s Anglican Church
Saturday, May 12  7:00pm
1121 14th Ave SW Calgary

Admission Free

The Calgary Welsh Society has been in existence since 1906 and is one of the oldest such societies in Alberta. As a society, they encourage individuals to take pride in their Welsh heritage and culture, and to perpetuate the traditions and customs that are unique to Wales by organizing and celebrating a number of social and cultural events throughout the year.