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

West Valley Winds Workshop March 1-2, 2019

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
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!

Calgary Wind Symphony Concert October 28, 2018

Join Calgary Wind Symphony Sunday, October 28, 2018 at 2:30pm for Angels and Demons. Jeremy Brown premieres Faustusa new concerto for alto saxophone and wind symphony. 
Eckhardt-Gramatte Hall
Rozsa Centre, U of C
Tickets: $20 ~ 12 & under are free

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CIAS Kickstart Party Saturday September 29, 2018

You’re Invited to the Cochrane Integrated Arts Society Kickstart Party!

Come to the Showcase Display and explore the arts Cochrane has to offer Saturday, Sept 29, 2-5 pm at the Cochrane Ranche Clubhouse Activity Centre.

Pick up a Passport at any of the participating venues in Cochrane  or print it here,  (includes all instructions/map) and travel to as many venues as possible to collect your stamps. You have to get it back to the Clubhouse before 4pm for the Prize Draw! (Note: The Passport Conctest starts Friday so you can get a jump on those stamps!)

See the CIAS website for more details about the Passport Contest, the Showcase Display, live music, the Interactive Wall of Arts and more. Refreshments included.

Cochrane Music Society members will be busy Saturday afternoon at their Jumpstart Workshop but we are supporting the Kickstart Party in three ways:

  1. Choral Waves is having their workshop at the Nan Boothby library as a Passport Contest venue
  2. CMS has a booth in the Showcase Display at the Clubhouse
  3. River Reeds will entertain at the Clubhouse 2:45-3:15pm.

Thanks so much to all the CMS members who are helping to make this CIAS event a success!