March 2023 Update
The Valley Winds Music Association is a successful recipient of the 2023 Rotary
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
January 2023 Updates
The Valley Winds Music Association is pleased to accept new members for the remainder of the 2022/2023 program year. VWMA programs are structured on an annual calendar for membership fees, rehearsals and concerts. On a trial basis, VWMA will now accept new member registrations for the remainder of the 2023 season (January - June). New musicians should go to the Join Us link above.
Prospective new members may attend up to three rehearsals before joining a group. No auditions are required. Please check the Groups link above for rehearsal dates.
Choir CHORDillera and Men of the Mountains rehearsal dates, concert dates and venues have changed. See Groups or Events for updated information.
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.
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.
About Valley Winds Music
Registration for the 2022-23 season is open!
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 130 members and consists of three community musical groups – a concert band, two choirs and big band style jazz band. 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.
In 2019 VWMA celebrated 25 years supporting music in the Bow Valley. After a year of missing making music together, we are really excited about the 2022/2023 programs.
This year we 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!