Hi. I just wanted to invite anyone who either has or has not sung with our choir. It's truly a highlight in the week for everyone involved. It's a place to go, forget the cares of the world, and just plain have fun! C'mon out and give us a try!
Hi. I just wanted to invite anyone who either has or has not sung with our choir. It's truly a highlight in the week for everyone involved. It's a place to go, forget the cares of the world, and just plain have fun!
C'mon out and give us a try!
The not-for-profit registered charity Valley Winds Music Association is funded by a combination of direct fund raising activities, performance admissions, plus participation fees. Musicians (singers and instrumentalists) pay one flat annual fee to participate in as many VWMA groups and ensembles as desired, based on the expected commitment to regularly attend rehearsals and performances as available. A comparative analysis against many other Southern Alberta groups showed this to be an outstanding value for the many hours of learning and fun!
All registrations are now conveniently done online through this website. Payments may be by cheque to VWMA, or using a credit card through PayPal linked to this site.
Current or previous VWMA musicians have two options for RENEWING their 2014-2015 ANNUAL fee of $288 for all or any portion of August 15 – August 14. They are either:
1) Musician Fee of $288 (includes permission to vote at AGM) in ONE lump sum , or
2) Same $288 Annual Musician Fee spread in convenient monthly payments automatically paid via your PayPal account (may use credit card). This equates to $24 per month times 12 months, or slightly larger if divided by fewer months if you rejoin part way through the year. Fees are not based on time so are not prorated. Consider it more like a museum or country club membership where you pay the same annual amount, regardless of how much you choose to use it. Please note that, while this fee structure encourages dedicated musicians to sing and play an instrument in more than one VWMA group at no extra charge, each Music Director has the authority to limit the size of sections as needed for balanced instrumentation for performances.
For First Time Ever NEW VWMA Musicians, we offer a one-time reduced fee of only $200 (includes the $24 Member Fee to vote at the AGM) for all or any portion of the first year anytime between August 15 to August 14. After that, the musician is invited to renew at the regular renewal rates in effect at that time.
To encourage participation in our annual Fund Raising campaign(s), we also request every Musician provide one $40 cheque payable to VWMA and post-dated to 1 Mar 2015 as a refundable bond. It is refunded to all who assist in selling, and only cashed if one chooses not to participate. We’ve found Canmore based Valbella Sausages most popular and easy to sell around February.
If you are unsure about joining as a musician (singer or instrumentalist), please consider supporting us with an annual Membership Fee of $24. This permits one vote at VWMA Annual General Meeting (AGM) and other general benefits as available. Donations of any amount may also be made through this website.
Come experience the fun of up to two rehearsals before deciding to join.