Summer Picnic July 23, 2018


Image by Danny de Jong – Unsplash

The Cochrane arts community is invited to a summer picnic at the Cochrane Ranche, Monday, July 23 starting at 6:00 pm.

Anyone involved or interested in the arts is welcome to come and join us for an evening of getting to know fellow artists and creatives.

We’ll also take a few minutes to update you on plans for the future.

Bring your own food, drinks and chairs.

We look forward to seeing you there!

Cochrane Tri-Site Concept Plan Project Survey

Town of Cochrane Public Engagement

The Town of Cochrane is asking for community members to provide input on the use of the three downtown pieces of land owned by the Town (old pool site and two lots on Railway Street W – one along the tracks (old bulk diesel station) and one across the street.

This survey just asks a few questions about your interests and choices of various services that may be provided in the downtown area. Cochrane Music Society is the one of the largest performance arts organizations in town so we need to provide our thoughtful input.

River Reeds Play Cochrane Art Walk July 14, 2018

Come on out to Cochrane Art Walk this Saturday, July 14! Cochrane Music Society’s own River Reeds will be performing at the Clubhouse Activity Centre at 12:00pm! It’s just a short stroll up from the Farmers Market to enjoy their fabulous sound!

Art Walk Map

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