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“30 Years Making Music” featuring: Choir CHORDillera, Jazz Band, Concert Band, Men of the Mountains.

Thanks to everyone who attended our very successful concert. Also thanks to the Banff Center, to the Valley Winds Music Association Production team and to all our Music Directors.


The Valley Winds Music Association s a  successful recipiet of the 2023 Rota

The Valley Winds Music Association is the successful recipient of a  2023 Rotary Club Community Grant.   

The awarded grant of $5000.00 will be used to sustain the many musical initiatives of the Valley Winds choirs and bands.

We are very appreciative of the ongoing support from the Rotary Clu

Choir CHORDillera

Men of the Mountains, an all male choir

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The Concert Band is a non-auditioned group that welcomes all musicians who play wind or percussion instruments at the Grades 3-5 levels. It is co-directed by Shane Nizinkevich and Janell Toews, both talented and experienced music educators in the Bow Valley.

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The Jazz Band plays jazz standards, pop and Latin hits under the co-direction of Mark DeJong and Carsten Rubeling. Mark and Carsten are highly respected professional jazz musicians based in Calgary. The Jazz Band puts on community dances and its own 'Jazzy Christmas' in addition to other Valley Winds Association concerts.

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Valley Winds Music Association

Registration for the 2024-25 season will open soon!

Join Us

Have you always wanted to play an instrument, sing or refresh forgotten music abilities, then the Valley Winds Music Association (VWMA) is a wonderful way to experience the joy of music and learning in our community

The VWMA has over 110 members and consists of 4 community musical groups – the Concert Band, Jazz Band, Choir CHORDillera, and The Men of the Mountains Choir.  Located in the Canmore and Banff area of the Bow Valley in Alberta, Canada, the groups hold weekly rehearsals and periodic public performances throughout the fall, winter and spring.

We always are encouraging younger musicians to join us, so that they can, under the expert guidance of our musical directors, build on the musicianship they developed during their schooldays.

We welcome you to join us NOW for a fun, relaxed, and rewarding musical experience!


The Valley Winds Music Association gratefully acknowledges the support of the AFA

The Valley Winds Music Association gratefully acknowledges the support of the Rotary Club of Canmore

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