Choral Waves Singing at Christmas Markets

A group of Choral Waves volunteers will be carol singing at Christmas Markets in Cochrane. Come (all ye faithful) and listen!

Sunday November 20
Cochrane Ranchehouse (Stockmen’s Library)
10:30am till 12pm

Saturday November 26
Hawthorne Christmas Market (60 Fireside Gate)
12:30pm to 1:15pm


While you’re shopping for cool artisan gifts, drop by to hear us as we spread tidings of comfort and joy!


It’s a Winter Celebration!

It’s cold outside but the music is hot!

The Cochrane Music Society ensembles are having a wonderful time rehearsing our exciting new music to be ready to share with our music loving friends at our Winter Celebration concert.

Cochrane Music Society has been bringing joy through music to the Cochrane community and surrounding area for over 20 years. Our three ensembles – Band on the Bow, Riverside Jazz, and Choral Waves – have been performing for our friends and neighbours at many local events, including Canada Day parades, Cochrane Culture Day celebrations, Christmas events and many more!

We have lots of new members who have joined our stalwarts and we are having so much fun!  Join us Sunday, December 11 at 7pm at the Bow Valley Baptist Church as we celebrate community, music and camaraderie.


Purchase online or at the door
Adult $15
Senior/Student $10
Children 12 and under Free


Get Ready! Get Set! Get Registered!

The 2022-2023 season of Cochrane Music Society is right around the corner! We are SO looking forward to regular rehearsals, new music and meeting new members. We already have five brand new members registered!

Tell your friends – WE HAVE FUN!

Riverside Jazz at the Cochrane Labour Day Parade!






We even enjoy working the casino!

If you are a returning member, how about registering now so that we know to expect you. If you have been thinking about joining, come try us out!

Our first rehearsals are Wednesday, Sept 14 (Band on the Bow and Riverside Jazz) and Thursday, Sept 15 (Choral Waves) at Cochrane High School music room. The music room is at the north end of the building and there is an exterior door right there on the east side of the building (north of the main entrance).

See you there!

It’s a River Town Jubilee!

The Cochrane Music Society ensembles are eager to present their first indoor concert since 2019, and it’s a  River Town Jubilee!

Saturday, June 11  7pm
Bow Valley Baptist Church
Adult  $15   Senior $10  Children Under 12 Yrs Free
Tickets online or at the Door

We maintained social distancing during the pandemic with summertime parking lot rehearsals and concerts. Now we are back to our regular program and can’t wait to share our music with you!

Band on the Bow has chosen music with themes of inspiration, renewal, and celebration that have excited us as we emerge from the pandemic.

The overarching message of Choral Waves music is peace and wholeness of spirit, performed in a variety of languages including Hebrew, Romanian, Swahili, Zambian, and English.

Every Riverside Jazz performance is a little bit of a history lesson. Our jazzers are playing music by great writers from Count Basie to Phil Collins!

Come out to enjoy an evening of great music and support Cochrane Music Society.

See the terrific article in Cochrane Now

Get your tickets here or at the door.

CIAS Launches Online Arts Courses

Cochrane Integrated Arts Society (CIAS) has relaunched their website and is rolling out their first online arts courses!

CIAS is the society that organized Cochrane Culture Days last September. Choral Waves, Band on the Bow and Riverside Jazz all performed and many members volunteered much time and effort to make the weekend a success. CIAS is planning another great CCD weekend September 11-12, 2021 and the CMS ensembles are invited again.

Starting the first week of May, they are offering a selection of Youth and Adult online courses in drawing, painting, sculpture, photography and creative writing. Youth courses run 4-5pm and Adult courses 7-8pm weekly for 4, 6 or 8 weeks. Check out their website, browse through the courses and discover something to spark your interest.

Inside scoop: Charlotte Nixon, the instructor of the creative writing courses, Pick up the Pen and Weaving Words – A Writers’ Workshop, is CMS Music Director Adam Mailman’s wife! She is an accomplished playwright and high school English and Creative Writing teacher. Read more about Charlotte and about the other engaging, professional instructors.

Class sizes are limited to ensure a great interactive experience, so you need to register right away!

To be the first to know as new courses come online, subscribe for Updates over in the sidebar of their website and they will send the news to your Inbox.