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• learn how to read music?

• play an instrument in a band?

• sing in a choir?

• refresh forgotten music abilities

From beginner to advanced; Concert Band, Choir, Jazz Ensemble or Percussion. Meet new friends and perform.

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What's New?

Summer Program 2018 and Symphonic Band Pre-Registration are now available. Click the Register/Shop button in the menu or here to go to the Westwinds Shopping Cart.

NEW!! Westwinds Music Society introduces the Westwinds Symphonic Band:

Commencing September, 2018, Westwinds is expanding its concert band offering to include the Symphonic Band. This ensemble is specifically designed for musicians who have been part of their high school band, are under the age of 30 and love to play! There are no auditions for this band. Standard wind band instrumentation will be utilized in this ensemble. Repertoire will be selected from the finest wind band offerings will cover a range of styles and difficulty levels according to the needs of the ensemble.

The Symphonic Band will be directed by Westwinds Artistic Director, Kevin Willms and will rehearse Thursday evenings from 7:00 – 9:00 at Central Memorial High School.

We will be pre-registering this ensemble starting May 13 in order to ensure its viability and to assist with planning. Watch the Westwinds website and Facebook page for further announcements.

Please join us in spreading the word to possible members.

CHORAL ENSEMBLE AUDITIONS

Auditions will be held at the Westwinds Open House on September 12. Please contact Tina in the Westwinds office if you are interested.

THANK YOU to everyone who attended our 30th Anniversary Banquet and Gala Concert!

Get a friend to join Westwinds and earn $50! Westwinds started a new membership referral program in our 2017-2018 30th Anniversary year. Learn more in our Member Referral Policy

Reasons why you should join the Percussion group?

• Looking for Private Lessons? Check out our Resources page where you can find a listing of local Teachers

• Now online: our new Music Resources page! Music Theory, local Music Stores and more. (Members > Resources)

Upcoming Events

Check out these upcoming events

(and those in our Calendar below)

Saturday, May 26th -  Bow Valley Blowout!  Silver Jazz and Bronze Jazz perform with other community jazz bands in Canmore at the Stan Rogers Stage (Centennial Park), 12-6pm, Hosted by Valley Winds Music Association
 
These events end our Regular Season for 2017-2018. Please watch this space for Symphonic Band Pre-Registration, Summer Program 2018 Registration and 2018-2019 Regular Season Registration updates.

Media Updates

Check out our Mega Photo Update! Visit our Photo Albums hosted by flickr

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  • May 10, Jazz at the Black Swan
  • May 5, Spring Choral Concert
  • April 25, Jazz at Ironwood
  • April 18, Variety Concert
  • March 11, 30th Anniversary Gala Concert
  • March 10, 30th Anniversary Banquet

Special Thanks to our outgoing Promotions Coordinator Albert Louie for all of his hard work coordinating a small army of volunteer photographers to capture these wonderful images of our events!

 NEW Audio from our 2018 Winter Choral Concert is available in our Audio Gallery

pressplay16 Watch our 2017 Open House Slideshow

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pressplay16 Audio from the 2017 Winter Choral Concert is now online in the Audio Gallery

pressplay16 Westwinds own commissioned piece "Two Five" is now available for your listening pleasure. Please go to the Audio Gallery to access the file.

Westwinds is a not-for-profit ADULT community organization operated by and for its members. You must be 18 years of age to join Westwinds.

  Check our "Who We Are" and "Westwinds History" pages to find our how Westwinds began, and how we grew into the organization we are today.

  Our "Rehearsal Schedule" page will tell you a little bit about all our groups, as well as when and where they rehearse, and the Director's name.

  Speaking of Directors, we have some of the very best in Calgary. Check out the "Music Directors & Accompanists" page to access Director and Accompanist biographies.

  Westwinds is managed by an elected board, our Executive Assistant, and volunteers. The "Organizational Structure" page will explain those positions, and the "Executive Board" page will tell you who's currently in them.

  Here's some "Frequently Asked Questions" and the answers to them.

  If you've decided you want to join us, you'll want to know about "Fees & Registration". Oh, and you can use PayPal if you'd like.

  We hope you'll join us. We'd love to have you!

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