Announcements

The holidays are coming up fast...

posted Dec 3, 2017, 10:28 PM by Tracie Larsen   [ updated Dec 5, 2017, 9:37 PM ]

And so is our Christmas concert! 

Many thanks to those who came out for the concert with the University Concert Bands! The concert went very well, and everyone enjoyed the music!

Now that the distraction of the Grey Cup is over (even our Pep Band members should be recovered by now), and with the University concert done, we a short time before our Christmas break.  That also means only one rehearsal before our concert, then the last performance for 2017 will be at Wascana Rehab. 

And remember to bring your loonies, twoonies and fives to BALFOUR COLLEGIATE for the 50-50 draw this Wednesday as it's the first one of the month (and the only one for December). For those who haven't been there before, park on the west side and come in the side door. 

Just a reminder: please let us know if you won't be able to get to rehearsal, and watch your email in case of nasty weather.

Upcoming Event Summary: 
Remember to watch for your weekly email update for more details! 
See Calendar entries for more info.
 Wed, December 6December 50/50 
 Sun, December 10Christmas Concert - poster attached below and to the calendar entry
 Wed, December 13Wascana Rehab performance (both bands)
 Wed, January 10 First rehearsals of 2018

Winter is okay, but who ordered the side of wind & snow?

posted Nov 14, 2017, 8:22 PM by Tracie Larsen

We seem to be getting back to the pattern of less-than-nice weather on Wednesdays. 
Please check your email when the weather gets a little "dicey" -  we will do our best to let you know by 5:00pm if band has been cancelled.  And please let us know if you can't get to band - either through email or leaving a message. 

Thanks to the senior band members who went out to Fort Qu'Appelle AND played the concert in Regina in the afternoon. All went very well. The comments were very positive, especially from the church committee. Thanks to the intermediate band members who helped out at the afternoon concert...it was greatly appreciated! 

The next event is the concert at the U of R for senior band. Brent will be at rehearsal November 15th to rehearse (Risk) Everything For A Dream, which he will be conducting at the concert. More information for this event will be coming next week.

Check the Music Links for example performances of some of our pieces! 

Upcoming Event Summary: 
Remember to watch for your weekly email update for more details! 
See Calendar entries for more info.
 Tue, November 28 University Band Concert - with guest band, Prairie Winds Senior band
 Wed, December 6December 50/50 
 Sun, December 10Christmas Concert 
 Wed, December 13Wascana Rehab performance (both bands)
 Wed, January 10 First rehearsals of 2018

What was blowing in the wind last night?

posted Oct 18, 2017, 5:24 PM by Tracie Larsen

Besides leaves, twigs and assorted other debris? 
Hope everyone was relatively unscathed! The power outage did delay this post, but not our rehearsals - they continue as usual. 

Reminders: 
Fees are due October 18th. Please remember that they pay for space rental, music and photocopying, directors, and all the little things that go into keeping the organization running.  
Please let us know if you are unable to attend rehearsal. 
Also, please sign up at rehearsal for the various events this fall - it's good to know how many chairs are needed and the instrumentation that will be available for each performance! 

Upcoming Event Summary: 
Remember to watch for your weekly email update for more details! 
See Calendar entries for more info.
 Wed, October 25Halloween Fun night - wear a costume to win prizes!  
 Wed, November 1November 50/50 
 Fri, November 3 Social/Fundraiser at Peg's Kitchen - see attached poster! 
 Sat, November 11 Remembrance Day Service at Fort Qu'appelle in the morning 
Remembrance Day Concert at Lakeview United Church (afternoon)
 Tue, November 28 University Band Concert - with guest band, Prairie Winds Senior band
 Wed, December 6December 50/50 
 Sun, December 10Christmas Concert 
 Wed, December 13Wascana Rehab performance (both bands)
 Wed, January 10 First rehearsals of 2018


Welcome to the 2017-2018 season!

posted Sep 26, 2017, 10:54 PM by Tracie Larsen   [ updated Sep 26, 2017, 10:54 PM ]

There were a few new faces among the trusty old reliables last week - that's a good sign.

Hopefully this last week in September will see even more at our Bring a Friend night, which coincides with the socializing night on Sept 27. 

Remember to let us know if you will not be at rehearsal for some reason - since we are just getting our music handed out, we'll do our best to make sure there's a copy for you as well. 

Upcoming Events: 
Sep 27:      Bring a Friend night & Socializing!  Intermediate will finish early and Senior will start late so we can mingle a bit
Oct 25:     Halloween Fun Night - costume contest! 
Nov 11:     Ft Qu'appelle performance followed by performance at Lakeview United Church
Nov 28:     Senior band is guest band at U of R Christmas Concert
Dec 10:     our Christmas Concert
Dec 14:     Performance at Wascana Rehab Center

For more info - see the handout from rehearsals! 


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