Rocky Mountain Concert Band
RMCB: Canmore Bow Valley Blowout
Stan Rogers Stage, Centennial Park, Canmore
May 24, 2016 - 12:00pm
Based in Calgary, Alberta, the Rocky Mountain Concert Band encompasses a dynamic group of adult musicians ranging in age from 18 to 70+ who have a strong desire to play and perform music with style. Each piece is carefully selected to create a well-rounded repertoire. Our conductor chooses musical selections for concerts which usually have themes, most often suggested by the band members, to appeal to the audience, to feature specific instruments, to introduce musical challenges, and to explore various musical styles and moods. Our members come from all walks of life and have very diverse backgrounds. The spectrum of individuality is large: students in post-secondary education missing the camaraderie of the high school band; adults wanting a meaningful after-work outlet; those developing musicianship; and retirees wanting to return to playing a favoured instrument.
If you play or used to play an instrument and are looking for “an experience of a lifetime”, let us know! WE WORK HARD … AND ... HAVE A LOT OF FUN!
Rehearsals are on Wednesdays from 7:00pm to 9:00pm, starting on September 9th, 2015, in the St. Mary's High School Band Room. Note that the year is split into two: September through December, and January through June. Performances take place towards the end of each of these periods which may influence when you decide to check us out. If you don't want to be intimidated, show up earlier; if you want to be impressed by the musicianship of the organization you're about to join, check us out later!
Our next concert, Bandstand, is at 2:00pm on Sunday, May 8th, 2016 at the Eckhardt-Grammatte Hall, Rozsa Centre, University of Calgary. $15 adults, $10 seniors and students. Children under 12 are free. Tickets will be available from band members and at the door.