2018-2019 Season Rehearsal Schedule

Rehearsals start the week of September 18, 2018

Westwinds uses the facilities of two Calgary High Schools and a Church on a rental basis:

Central Memorial High School (CMHS)

5111 21st Street SW

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Lakeview United Church (LUC)

3023 63rd Avenue SW

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William Aberhart High School (WAHS)

3009 Morley Trail NW

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Introduced in 2006 are the Westwinds Performance Standards. This is a guide to which level each Westwinds group will generally be rehearsing and performing. You can view the Performance Standards [Here]

Also new starting in 2006 are non-auditioned Placements. These are conducted in each group at the beginning of the season and provides an assessment of each member to determine their appropriate placement within each group.

For the 2018-2019 Regular Season, the Bronze Concert Band will move to Central Memorial High School.

Also new for 2018:  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.

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.

Choirs

Choir

Level

Director

Location

Time

Green Choir

For novice singers with little or no choral background.

Anita Perlau

LUC  Upper Hall

Tuesday
7-9pm

Mixed Choir

For Green Choir graduates and singers with some experience.

Anita Perlau

LUC  Sanctuary

Wednesday
7-9pm

Women's Choir

A performance ensemble for intermediate singers.

Nicole Hounjet

LUC  Upper Hall

Wednesday
7-9pm

Choral Emsemble

Experienced singers accepted by Audition.

Anne Gray

LUC
Sanctuary

Tuesday
7-9pm

Concert Bands

Band

Level

Director

Location

Time

Green Concert

First-time players, no experience necessary. Teaches the beginning basics, including how to read music, instrument and ensemble techniques.

Ross McIntyre

CMHS

Thursday
7-9 pm

Blue Concert

For Green Band graduates and players at Grade 1 - 2 levels.

Jane McLauchlin New

WAHS Band Room

Thursday
7-9 pm

Bronze Concert

Players at Grade 2.5 - 3.5 level.

Chris Herard New

CMHS New

Tuesday
7-9 pm

Silver Concert

For intermediate musicians playing a varied repetoire at Grade 3.5 - 4.5 level.

Ross McIntyre

CMHS

Wednesday
7-9pm

Symphonic Band New
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! Kevin Willms
CMHS Thursday
7-9 pm

Wind Orchestra

Westwind's highest level concert band for advanced musicians. Grade 4.5 - 5.5 level.

Kevin Willms

CMHS

Tuesday
7-9 pm

Jazz Bands

Band

Level

Director

Location

Time

Bronze Jazz

An ensemble teaching the introduction of jazz techniques, rhythms and articulation for musicians at a Grade 2 - 3 level.

Nathan Gingrich

WAHS
Room 216

Wednesday
7-9 pm

Silver Jazz

A performance ensemble for intermediate musicians. Grades 3 - 4.

Jeremy Legault

WAHS
Room 216

Thursday
7-9 pm

Gold Jazz North

A performance ensemble for advanced musicians. Grades 4 - 5. Placement by Audition.

Kevin Willms

WAHS Band Room

Wednesday
7-9 pm

Gold Jazz South

A performance ensemble for advanced musicians. Grades 4 - 5. Placement by Audition.

Andre Wickenheiser

 CMHS

Wednesday
7-9 pm

Jazz Orchestra

Westwind's highest level jazz ensemble for advanced musicians. Grades 5 and above.
Placement by Audition.

TBA

CMHS

Thursday
7-9 pm

Percussion

For anyone who is interested in playing Percussion. Must have some experience.

Rhonda Roedler

WAHS
Band Room

Thursday
6-9 pm

 

WESTWINDS MUSIC SOCIETY

MEMBERSHIP CODE

Ensemble playing and singing requires the ongoing attention and focus of every group member. Individual members of Westwinds are expected to make the commitment to attend rehearsals and to prepare diligently for performances.

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Westwinds is a volunteer-run Society in which the Officers of the Society are full participants in the music programs, elected to leadership positions by the membership. Members have a responsibility to abide by the rules of the Society, participate fully in the election process, and to support elected officials in their ongoing duties.

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Westwinds Members and Directors value this vision, encourage one another towards its goals, and treat one another with trust and respect.

 

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