Based in Calgary, Alberta, the Rocky Mountain Concert Band Society consists of musicians who share their love of music through rehearsal and performance, embrace friendship and a sense of community through social engagement, and promote individual well-being through life-long learning in music.
The Rocky Mountain Concert Band encompasses a dynamic group of adult musicians ranging in age from 18 to 90+ 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.
Rehearsals are on Wednesdays from 7:00pm to 9:00pm, starting on September 14th, 2016, in the St. Mary's High School Band Room. The year is split into two sessions: September through December, and January through June. Performances take place towards the end of each of these periods. We generally play music at a grade 3.5 to grade 4.5 level. We are a self-auditioning band, so come out for a few rehearsals and see if it's a good fit! We are actively seeking percussionists, as well as bassoon and bass clarinet players. We also have spaces in other sections. If you are interested in joining, please email us at rockymtnconcertband(at)gmail(dot)com.
Our next concert is at 2:00pm on Sunday, December 4th, 2016 at the Eckhardt-Gramatté 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.
Eckhardt-Gramatté Hall, Rozsa Centre, University of Calgary
December 4, 2016 - 2:00pm