Concert Band rehearsals begin Thursday, Sept. 7 from 7:30 to 9:30 pm at the Canmore Collegiate High School
Shane Nizinkevich and Janell Toews and are the talented and knowledgeable co-directors of the Concert Band. They are both music educators in the Bow Valley, Shane at Banff Community High School and Janell at Our Lady of the Snows Catholic Academy. Shane has his Master's degree in Education and Curriculum focusing on Music Education and Janell was nominated for the MusiCounts Teacher of the Year Juno award this past spring. Their combined musical expertise makes Concert Band a fun and engaging learning experience for all.
The Valley Winds Concert Band is a non-auditioned group that welcomes all musicians who play wind or percussion instruments. It performs music at the Grades 3-5 levels. Currently there is a special need for low-brass and reed-instrument players. As with the Choir and Big Band, potential members are invited to attend the first three rehearsals free to see if the Concert Band is a good fit.