Get Your Big Band Dance Tickets!

It’s almost here… 

    The bands are perfecting their tunes…  

        The bartender is polishing the glasses till they gleam…  

            The decorating committee is creating centrepieces with sparkle…  


Cochrane Music Society presents the 7th Annual Big Band Dance June 5th, 2010 and now you can buy your tickets online

Big Band Dance

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This event is extremely popular! It’s a night of big band swing, jazz, Latin, classic rock, and maybe even a polka or two. 

People return year after year to enjoy the enthusiastic players  of Cochrane’s own Riverside Jazz, along with Calgary’s Midnight Blue and Canmore’s Valley Winds Big Band.

Join us at the Cochrane Ranchehouse on June 5, and be sure to bring a few friends.  You’ll be dancing from 8pm to midnight (doors open 7:30pm) with a cash bar, free snacks, and comfortable tables to rest up between dance sets.  

Tickets are $21 and are also available from band members, at Bentley’s Books in Cochrane, or  by calling (403) 851-5556. 

Get your tickets now!
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Westwinds Summer Program

As the Cochrane Music Society ensembles prepare for their Celebration of Music concert and the Big Band Dance to end the season, many realize that despite best intentions, they likely will close their music folders and instrument cases until next September.

The best way to continue singing and playing through the summer is to register for an ongoing summer program. 

Westwinds Music Society offers a great summer program for choir, concert band and jazz band! 

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Location and Time for ALL ensembles: McDougall United Church, 8516 Athabasca St SE      7pm-9pm

Choir:                                       Thursdays July 22 – August 26

Concert Band:                                Tuesdays August 3 – September 7

Jazz Band:                                           Thursdays July 29 – September 2

REGISTER NOW! The registration deadline is June 1st and Westwinds will only run the programs if there are sufficient participants as of that date. 

Print the registration form and mail it in or register online at Westwinds Summer Program

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Cochrane Music Society at Trade Fair May 1, 2

The Cochrane Music Society has again reserved a booth at the annual Cochrane Trade Fair May 1st and 2nd. Come on out to the fair, wander through the many displays and be sure to stop by the CMS booth.

Bring your friends!

CMS welcomes new members and interested people can jot down their contact information at the Trade Fair booth so that we can get in touch with them before registration next September.

Win Tickets to the Big Band Dance!

All non-members are invited to join in the prize draw!

First Prize: 2 Tickets to the Big Band Dance

Second Prize: CMS Travel Mug

Third Prize: CMS Travel Mug

HornFest Workshop April 10-11

Calling all French Horn players! 

Come to Mount Royal Conservatory April 10-11 for a fun-filled weekend of horn playing.

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This is an informal workshop for students, amateurs, and interested professional horn players, focusing on horn ensemble music and skills.

Led by clinicians Heather Wootton, Jenniffer Frank-Umana, Laurie Matiation and Douglas Umana, the workshop includes ensemble coaching, ensemble masterclass and mass horn choir.   

Ensembles will be formed based on experience and ability to ensure each participant receives as much individual attention as possible.

For schedule and other information visit

Canmore Big Band Spring Soiree

Head to the Cornerstone Theater and Restaurant in Canmore Saturday, April 17, for the Big Band Spring Soiree!  

Valley Winds Big Band Soiree 2010 poster - Come dance to swing, jazz and rock

Let's dance!

Valley Winds Big Band shares the stage with Riverside Jazz to put on a night of dancing to swing, jazz, rock and more.

The doors open at 8pm and the music goes non-stop from 8pm to midnight. Tickets are only $20 and all proceeds will be donated to Canmore’s Rotary House.

Tickets are available by phoning (403) 678-1069 (Canmore) or (403) 985-0989 (Banff) or fill in the form below and we will contact you.

The Cornerstone Theatre and Restaurant is located at 125 Kananaskis Way in Canmore. (Here’s a map.)

And if you love listening and dancing to Big Band Music, you’ll also want to check out Riverside Jazz’s own Big Band Dance June 5th in Cochrane!