Winter Celebration Concert

We are excited to announce that the 2023 Winter Celebration concert will be Sunday, December 10 at the Cochrane Alliance Church at 7pm.

The Riverside Jazz band is putting on a little something for everyone to get us in the holiday spirit and ready to party! Come on a journey with us as we go from fond nostalgia to music to fall in love to, to a much desired hot weather vacation!

Songs whose titles and lyrics portray the various colours and lights that we experience in the winter provide the theme for Choral Waves‘ performance. These songs illuminate us with the fact that winter can be a source of beauty and truth that can be both startling and comforting.

Band on the Bow is bringing hope, optimism, conquering fear, and joy to the stage, with music that ranges from the familiar to deeply imaginative. Not to be missed!

The winter season is brim full of holidays and traditions. Come and celebrate the magic of this time as we warm you with fantastic music!

Remember your Food Bank donations!

Tickets: Adults $20  Senior $15 Children <12 yrs Free
Purchase Online HERE or at the door.

Give Your Input to Envision Cochrane 2050

There is still time to share your priorities for Cochrane’s future!

Whether your primary concern is performance spaces (for music, theatre, dance, and even high school graduation ceremonies), a connected pathway system, a major art gallery, preserving our natural environment, transit, a multicultural centre, an Indigenous centre, a downtown Senior’s centre, library expansion, affordable housing, preparing to take advantage of the Calgary Airport To Banff Rail, focus on cultural heritage, or another important need, this is a perfect opportunity to contribute your thoughts.

Envision Cochrane 2050 is an engagement process that will help update the Municipal Development Plan, a comprehensive planning document that shapes how our community grows and evolves.

You have just a couple more days – until October 2, to visit  www.letstalkcochrane.ca/envision to learn more about the project and take part in the online survey. Be sure to let them know what is important to you!

Registration Time Is Here Again!

The 2023-2024 season of Cochrane Music Society is right around the corner! We are SO looking forward to fun rehearsals, new music and meeting new members.

Choral Waves group pic 2016-SpringIf you are a returning member, how about registering now so that we know to expect you.

If you have been thinking about joining, you are welcome to come to a couple of rehearsals to try us out.

Our directors, Adam and Diego, have planned fabulous repertoire.

Our first rehearsals are Wednesday, Sept 6 (Band on the Bow and Riverside Jazz) and Thursday, Sept 7 (Choral Waves). We anticipate rehearsing at Bow Valley High School are just awaiting confirmation. Watch the website and Facebook for updates.

See you there!

Westwinds Summer Program 2023

Westwinds Music Society is very excited about their Summer Program this year! They have many enthusiastic players and singers joining the program, but do have a few areas that could use a few more participants:

Concert band: alto sax, trumpet, French horn, euphonium, and percussion
Choir: tenor, baritone
Jazz: piano

Rehearsals start next week!

The choir will sing a variety of Canadiana-inspired repertoire (Bruce Cockburn, Ian Tyson, Gordon Lightfoot, Tamarack, etc).
Director: Erica Phare-Bergh

The concert band will play a variety of styles and pieces to keep your chops happy and your spirit bright!
Director: Sarah Drew

The jazz band will be offering a fun, light-hearted and relaxed experience. The grade level will range between 2-4, which we will sort out together as a band during our first rehearsal.
Director: Jeremy Legault

Everything you need to know about summer programs and how to register can be found here: https://www.westwindsmusic.org/summer-program

 

Spring Showcase Concert

Saturday, May 13 7pm
Bow Valley High School, Cochrane

We are SO excited about our upcoming Spring Showcase Concert, one of the main events for the Cochrane Music Society! This concert is a Multicultural Music Event with a focus on Reconciliation and building bridges with all cultures.

Our special guests, Knowledge Keeper Kyle Snow and Gina Onespot, will perform with Band on the Bow, merging their own songs and drumming with two classically composed pieces – “Cardinal Elements” and “Mother Earth – Spring”.  The concert band will also perform Latin American and Chinese composed pieces.

Choral Waves choir will also be joined by Kyle Snow and Gina Onespot in their Indigenous songs. The choir will round out their music with Ukrainian and Czech tunes.

Of course, the Riverside Jazz band music is a culture of its own!

The new Indigenous Centre, Wazin Îchinabi Ti, will raise their tipi on the grass outside Bow Valley High School in tribute to this reconciliation effort. Thanks also to Cochrane Foundation and Treasures For Your Home Society for their generous support!

Come and join in the fun and help us celebrate the music of a variety of cultures Saturday, May 13!

Get your tickets online here  or at the door.