West Valley Winds Concert Band Workshop Canmore February 26, 27

Come and enjoy this fun and challenging weekend workshop!

Don’t miss out. Register Now. It’s almost full!

This is the fifth annual West Valley Winds Workshop, hosted by the Valley Winds Music Association (Canmore) and Westwinds Music Society (Calgary). Geared to Grade 3.5-4.5 players, the entire workshop (Friday evening and all day Saturday) will be held in full ensemble under the direction of our guest conductor, Clinton Marshall.

West Valley Winds Workshop Concert 2010

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Previous guest conductors for the workshop have been Dr. Mark Hopkins (University of Calgary), Dr. Dale J. Lonis (Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra), Dr. Gillian Mackay (University of Toronto) and Mr. Patrick Winters (Eastern Washington University).

After the Friday evening sight reading session, everyone is invited to the Communitea Café 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.

Hotel accommodations are available at a special rate for the workshop. Simply indicate on the registration form that hotel accommodations are needed and you will be emailed the phone number and reservation code.

On Saturday at 5pm, the workshop will close with an informal concert offered to the community. If you can’t attend the full workshop, drop in to the free concert to join in the fun and hear some great music!

No rehearsals week of Feb 15

Just a reminder to all ensembles that there are no official rehearsals the week of February 15. This would be a great week to get in some extra practicing on your own, or to set up an informal rehearsal with the other members of your section!

Rehearsals kick off for the winter session

Just a reminder that rehearsals resume this week. The Choral Waves return Tuesday, Jan. 5 at 7 pm,  Band on the Bow and Riverside Jazz return Wednesday, Jan. 6 starting at 7 pm, and the Undercurrents start up again Thursday, Jan. 7, also at 7 pm.

If current members know of folks who’d like to join us for the winter/spring season, be sure to have them get in touch at cochranemusicsociety@gmail.com