Join your musical friends at the 8th annual West Valley Winds Workshop held in beautiful Canmore March 1, 2!
Cost: Just $50!
In response to the fantastic participation in the workshop, with the stage filled to the edges, we are expanding to two bands: Grade 3-4 and 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. Tony Mazzaferro and Mr. Ray Baril.
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.
Saturday rehearsals will run from 9:00am 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!
click here for WVW Workshop 2013 Registration
Register soon! A group block of hotel accommodations has been arranged for the workshop. A hot breakfast is included in the reservation. Simply indicate on the registration form that hotel accommodations are needed and you will be emailed the phone number and reservation code. (The group block is just held until February 1st, so register now and make your arrangements.)
If you can’t attend the full workshop, drop in to the free concert to join in the fun and hear some great music!
Comments About Previous Workshops
From Guest Conductors:
“The Adult Band Workshop that I did for you was the highlight of last year’s season for me. I don’t remember when I’ve had such a satisfying and rewarding experience. The band was so responsive and fun to work with. Thanks for allowing me to be a part of such a unique and wonderful venture.” Clinton Marshall
“I just wanted reiterate what a wonderful time I had this weekend. You have a fantastic thing going with that weekend. Thanks for having me in to be a part of it.” Gareth Jones
• Great conductor. He really raised the bar for this workshop and accepted no less than your best. Good choice!
• I thoroughly enjoyed the workshop. The director was fantastic!
• Very professional and very clear!
• A great sense of humour.
• Excellent workshop – director was awesome! Thank you!