Join your musical friends at the 10th Annual West Valley Winds Workshop held in beautiful Canmore March 6,7 2015!
Two 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. Mark Hopkins (Acadia University) and Dr. Gerard Morris (University of Puget Sound).
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 run from 9:00am to 4:30pm. 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 $55!
Click here for WVW Workshop 2015 Registration form and full information
Register soon! This is a popular workshop and space is limited.
A group block of hotel accommodations has been arranged for the workshop.
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
• The music selection was superb, and made for one of the most enjoyable workshops/concerts I’ve ever attended.
• Both conductors were excellent providing so many learning opportunities. Their teaching styles were similar so they really complimented one another. They were fun, gentle – provided much learning for all of us. They have inspired me to continue playing and learning and enjoying music!
• RE: The Jazz Jam – Wow what a great venue this year! Had such a great time, the acoustics were much better, and everyone was comfortably seated. Much preferred this jazz jam to any others I’ve previously attended, and it looked like more people were enjoying themselves. Oh, and dancing! Such a great time with friends.