Badlands Passion Play Auditions – Actors and Musicians

The Badlands Passion Play is holding auditions in Calgary on January 27th for actors and musicians for the upcoming play.

Heading into it’s 26th year, The Badlands Passion Play (situated in scenic Drumheller) is a large scale outdoor, musical-based production depicting the life, death and resurrection of Jesus Christ, with a full band, over 120 actors and animals onstage, playing to up to 2000 people a night over 9 performances in July. The cast and band are made up of paid performers and a multitude of volunteer performers. They are currently looking for actors to fill a multitude of paid lead roles and paid band roles.

Rehearsals start: 
May 9th for lead roles and musicians
May 17th for ensemble roles.

Thursdays to Sundays for lead roles and band
Fridays to Sundays for ensemble roles.

July 5 – 7, 12 – 14 & 19 – 21

All ages and levels of experience are welcome to audition. PAID roles are available as well as volunteer roles.

Signup here:

Coming Soon! West Valley Winds Workshop March 1-2, 2019

It’s coming soon! Join your musical friends at the 14th Annual West Valley Winds Workshop held in beautiful Canmore March 1, 2, 2019!

The Event
The workshop runs two concert bands: Dolce (Grade 3-4) and Vivace (Grade 4.5-5).

The entire workshop (Friday evening and all day Saturday) will be held in full ensembles under the direction of our guest conductors, Dr. Wendy McCallum (Brandon University) and Dr. James Smart (University of Montana).

After the Friday evening sight reading session, everyone is invited to the Canmore Golf & Curling Club dining room for a closed party featuring our own jazz jam. Our rhythm section will lay down the beat and all are welcome to join in or simply listen and socialize with friends.

Saturday rehearsals will run from 8:30am to 4:00pm. Coffee breaks (with delicious snacks) are provided and everyone goes out to find lunch at any of the terrific Canmore eateries. The workshop will conclude with an informal concert at 5:00pm. For those who are having too much fun to stop, we’ll go out for supper together!

Cost: Just $60!
Click here for full information and registration form

If you are new to the workshop and would like more information, simply email the organizer.

Register soon! This is a popular workshop and space is limited.

A group block of hotel accommodations has been arranged for the workshop. Reservation details are on the registration form.

If you can’t attend the full workshop, drop in to the free concert to join in the fun and hear some great music!

Come and enjoy this fun and challenging weekend workshop!

Choral Waves at NW Calgary Carol Festival 2018

Ready for some Christmas spirit and song? Come out to the NW Calgary Carol Festival in Silversprings to hear a great lineup of Calgary choirs AND our very own Choral Waves!

Sunday, December 9  7:00pm
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints
6560 Silversprings Cres NW
Free Admission! Doors Open 6:30pm


Map to Venue

Red Deer Adult Concert Band Workshop 2019

Red Deer College logoThe 2019 Red Deer Adult Concert Band Workshop will be held January 18, 19, 20.

This is a great opportunity to meet concert band folks from all over the province and have fun making music together. The directors will be Low Chee Meng (University of Lethbridge) and Cheryl Ferguson (Canadian Mennonite University).

You can register for Grade 2/3 or Grade 4/5 band. Both bands will be directed by both guest directors.

Fee: $135 + GST | Register by January 4 to recieve a 10% discount

Register by phoning 403-357-3663. After registration you will receive a confirmation email asking your details (instrument/band choice).

All the information is here.

African Drumming Continues

Join Westwinds for some more African Drumming!

Although this is a continuation of the first class, NO EXPERIENCE is necessary. Bring your friends and loved ones! We’ll do a review of the concepts learned in the first class, which should be enough for newcomers, and then we’ll continue on by learning a traditional West African rhythm.

If you have your own djembe – please feel free to bring it – otherwise, drums are provided.

Don’t miss out! This will be the last class offered prior to the Christmas break. If there is enough interest, we will consider a ‘mini-series’ during the winter.

If possible, try to arrive a few minutes early so we can move the drums.

Cost: $20 available on or pay $20 at the door.

Monday, October 29
Sir John Franklin School
2215 8 Ave NE, Calgary