Upcoming Westwinds Courses

Westwinds Music Society is pleased to offer two courses:

Musicianship 101 –  5-week course with Nicole Hounjet
Enrichment opportunity for band and choral folks
January 13, 20, 27, Feb. 3, 10, 2020
Lakeview United Church, Calgary

$75/5 sessions
Sign Up here

Jazz Fundamentals Day – with Jeremy Legault
The “5 Pillars of Jazz Interpretation” used by the Westwinds Silver Jazz Band
• an introduction to improvisation techniques
• learning the blues scale
• decoding the 12-bar blues and reading chord changes
Sat, January 25, 2020
10am – 3pm
Saint Mary’s High School, Calgary

Sign Up here


2020 Red Deer Adult Concert Band Workshop

Red Deer College logoThe 2020 Red Deer Adult Concert Band Workshop will be held January 24, 25, 26.

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 Ken Rogers (Lethbridge) and Cheryl Ferguson (Canadian Mennonite University).

  • 2 levels of bands offered – Grade 2/3 & Grade 4/5
  • Full band rehearsals with top notch professional guest conductors
  • Social events – welcome reception, coffee breaks and lunch is included
  • Final performance on Arts Centre Mainstage
  • CD recording of final performance available

Fee: $150 + GST | Register by January 6 to receive a 10% discount

Register on-line here (you have to create a student profile and then register) or by phoning 403-356-4900. After registration you will receive a confirmation email asking your details (instrument/band choice).

All the information is here.


Early Music Voices presents Handel’s Messiah

Early Music Voices and their partner group Voicescapes  –  are holding two Messiah events this December!

December 21, 2019 at 7:30 pm
Christ Church Elbow Park
Pre-concert talk at 7:00 pm
Our intimate and beautiful, period-instrument Messiah returns after last year’s sell-out. A full performance of Handel’s beloved work with Rosa Barocca on period instruments led by Claude Lapalme. They will be joined by soloists and an elite 16-voice choir made up of VoiceScapes and local professional singers.

Single Tickets: $60 General, $50 Students/Senior
Single Tickets Online!

December 22, 2019 at 3:00 pm
Knox United Church

VoiceScapes Sing Along Messiah

The Calgary tradition lives on – its 18th year! Auditioned young soloists along with VoiceScapes and Friends will sing the arias. And you, the audience, can join the professional choir and orchestra (Rosa Barocca) to sing along with the choruses if you wish…or just sit back and enjoy! All conducted by Claude Lapalme.

NOTE: Scores are available to use on-site for a small fee.
Tickets: $30, 15 and under Free
Single Tickets Online

More information about Early Music Voices 2019-2020 Season

Calgary Wind Symphony Concert December 8

Medieval Feast
The Calgary Wind Symphony presents both seasonal and medieval music featuring their own Lilac Gilad performing de Meij’ trombone concerto!

Sunday, December 8 at 2:30pm
Eckhardt-Gramatte Hall, Rozsa Centre
University of Calgary

Tickets: $22 (12 & under free)

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Westwinds Concert Band Workshop December 7

One Day Concert Band Workshop – with Scott Campbell & Paul Brown

2 levels of instruction: Approx Grade 2-3 and Grade 3-4
Saturday, December 7
9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Lord Beaverbrook High School


Information and Registration

This workshop includes:
• Instrument Specific Masterclass
• Sectionals
• Optional theory lesson
• Rehearsal
• And Short Concert