The Jazz Band, also known as the Big Band, plays jazz standards, pop and Latin hits. It puts on community dances and its own 'Jazzy Christmas' in addition to the Valley Winds concerts. Musicians are welcome to attend the first three rehearsals free and then decide if they want to join Valley Winds. Although there are no formal auditions, places are available depending on the need for specific instruments.
Jazz Band practices will be held on Wednesday evenings from 7:30 to 9:30 at the Canmore Collegiate High School in Canmore. 2023 rehearsals begin on January 18.
The Jazz Band has two upcoming events:
Big Band Dance March 4, 2023 at the Canmore Seniors Center
Ironwood Stage and Grill May 4, 2023