WVYB Event Calendar

2017- 2018 WVYB EVENTS CALENDAR

 

* Note:  it is common for additional performances to be added every 4-6 weeks during the season

 

SEPTEMBER 2017

Fall Registration for All Band & Strings

 

New Member Night

Wednesday, Sept 6, 2017

Community Music Hall at 7:30 p.m.

 

Rehearsals Begin for 87th Season

Saturday, September 9, 2017

All bands (Beginner, Junior, Concert, and Symphonic and both String divisions).

Total rehearsal hours weekly: 26

 

Thursday, Sept 14, 2017 – WVYB Board Meeting at 7:30 p.m. – Mountain Room, W.V. Community Centre

 

Weekend Retreat- Camp Squamish

Concert and Symphonic Band divisions

Sept 22– 24, 2017

Camp Squamish is a facility operated by the Lions Society, and is ideally suited to a music camp. Students are housed in dormitories and there is a swimming pool, cafeteria and outdoor fire pit. Sectional and full band rehearsals are held throughout the weekend, conducted by our Music Director and a large group of professional musicians brought in to instruct the students. The event is organized and chaperoned by an experienced group of parent volunteers.

 

Day-camp – Symphonic Strings division

September 23, 2017

Conducted by our Strings Director and a group of professional musicians brought in to instruct the students. West Vancouver Community Centre.

 

OCTOBER 2017

 

Day-camp –Concert Strings division

October 14, 2017

Conducted by our Strings Director and a group of professional musicians brought in to instruct the students. West Vancouver Community Centre.

 

Pumpkin Fest!

October 1st, 2017

West Vancouver Community Celebration. The WVYB Symphonic Strings – require an inside venue to perform at the West Vancouver Community Centre. 

 

Oct 9th, 2017  - No rehearsal (Thanksgiving Weekend)

 

Thursday, Oct 12, 2017 – WVYB Board Meeting at 7:30 p.m. – Mountain Room, W.V. Community Centre

 

Day-camp – Junior Band division

October 22, 2017

The band spent a day in sectional and full band workshops with the Music Director and expert clinicians. West Vancouver Community Centre.

 

Strings performance – Concert Strings at W.V. Senior Centre  - time TBA

October 28, 2017 

 

Day-camp - Beginner Band Workshop

October 28, 2017

The band spent a day in sectional and full band workshops with the Music Director and expert clinicians. West Vancouver Community Centre

 

West Vancouver Library Concert Series – Symphonic Strings at W.V. Library  - time TBA

October 29, 2017 

 

NOVEMBER 2017

 

Tuesday, Nov 7, 2017 – No rehearsal  (WVCCS - Community Forum Meeting)

 

Thursday, Nov 9, 2017 – WVYB Board Meeting at 7:30 p.m. – Mountain Room, W.V. Community Centre

 

Nov 11, 2017  - No rehearsal (Remembrance Day)

 

Remembrance Day Parade and Ceremony

November 11, 2017

The Symphonic Band division leads the parade of Veterans and performs the national anthem and hymns during the service.

 

Nov 13, 2017  - No rehearsal (Remembrance Day)

 

WVYB AGM – Community Music Hall at 7:30 p.m.

Tuesday, Nov 14, 2017

 

 

DECEMBER 2017

 

WVYB Strings at Gleneagles Christmas Festival

December 2, 2017

The two WVYB Strings Ensembles perform at the Gleneagles Community Centre in West Vancouver. 

 

Annual “Dundarave Festival of Lights” Tree Lighting (fundraiser for the Lookout Emergency Aid Shelter)

December 2, 2017

WVYB Symphonic Band, with local dignitaries. Marine Drive at Dundarave Pier, West Vancouver

 

Annual WVYB Christmas Concert

December 3, 2017  2:30 p.m.

Performances by the Beginner, Junior, Concert and Symphonic Bands and the String Ensembles.  Mulgrave School - Gym

 

Annual civic menorah lighting – West Vancouver Community Centre

December 12, 2017

The brass musicians of the Symphonic Band perform music from the Hebrew tradition.

 

Thursday, Dec 14, 2017 – WVYB Board Meeting at 7:30 p.m. – Mountain Room, W.V. Community Centre

 

Annual Kiwanis Club Christmas Dinner

December – TBA, 2017

The WVYB Brass Quintet (Symphonic Band members) perform at the Kiwanis Lodge

 

JANUARY 2018

 

Rehearsals Begin

January 8, 2018

For Winter & Spring Performances – all bands and strings

 

Thursday, Jan 11, 2018 – WVYB Board Meeting at 7:30 p.m. – Mountain Room, W.V. Community Centre

 

WVYB Symphonic Band Afternoon workshop

January 12, 2018 reading workshop

Symphonic Band has an afternoon rehearsal (4pm – 9pm) to prepare for coming events.

 

Day-camp – Symphonic Strings division

January 20, 2018

Conducted by our Strings Director and a group of professional musicians brought in to instruct the students. West Vancouver Community Centre.

 

FEBRUARY 2018

 

Day-camp –Concert Strings division

February 3, 2018

Conducted by our Strings Director and a group of professional musicians brought in to instruct the students. West Vancouver Community Centre.

 

Thursday, Feb 8, 2018 – WVYB Board Meeting at 7:30 p.m. – Mountain Room, W.V. Community Centre

 

No rehearsal – Monday, Feb 12, 2018 (Family Day)

 

WVYB Strings perform at the West Vancouver Community Foundation Reception

February TBA, 2018

 

WVYB Strings performance  “Concert for Charity” – venue & time TBA

February 24, 2018

Symphonic & Concert Strings

 

 

 

 

MARCH 2018

 

“Eagle Spirit” The WVYB Symphonic Band & Concert Band with the Eagle Song Drummers and Dancers of the Squamish Nation.

March 3, 2018

This cross-cultural event takes place at the Squamish Nation Recreation Centre and features the world premiere of a new work by Robert Buckley based on a Squamish legend.

 

March 7, 2018 – Orchestra Rehearsal– 7 to 8 p.m.  – Seniors Centre - Activity Room  (Band orchestra musicians will then join the symphonic full band rehearsal from 8 to 8:30 p.m.)

 

Thursday, Mar 8, 2018 – WVYB Board Meeting at 7:30 p.m. – Mountain Room, W.V. Community Centre

 

March 14, 2018 – Orchestra Rehearsal– 7 to 8 p.m  - Cedar Room 3rd floor  (Band orchestra musicians will then join the symphonic full band rehearsal from 8 to 8:30 p.m.)

 

APRIL 2018

 

April 4, 2018 – Orchestra Rehearsal– 7 to 8 p.m. – Cedar Room  3rd floor (Band orchestra musicians will then join the symphonic full band rehearsal from 8 to 8:30 p.m.)

 

April 11, 2018  – Orchestra Rehearsal– 7 to 8 p.m. – Cedar Room  3rd floor (Band orchestra musicians will then join the symphonic full band rehearsal from 8 to 8:30 p.m.)

 

Thursday, April 12, 2018 – WVYB Board Meeting at 7:30 p.m. – Mountain Room, W.V. Community Centre

 

School Tour 1: Elementary schools in West and North Vancouver

April 13, 2018

Concert Band performs at local Elementary schools.

 

WVYB Strings and WVYB Symphony perform “Symphonic Sounds III”

April 15 , 2018  at 2:00 or 2:30 p.m

The two WVYB Strings Ensembles and Orchestra performance

West Vancouver United Church

 

 

MAY 2018

 

New Member Night

Tuesday, May 8, 2018

Community Music Hall at 7:30 p.m.

 

Thursday, May 10, 2018 – WVYB Board Meeting at 7:30 p.m. – Mountain Room, W.V. Community Centre

 

Strings School Concert Tour in West and North Vancouver     Date & Schools TBA

May 2018

Concert Strings performs at local Elementary schools.

 

School Tour 2: Elementary Schools in West and North Vancouver

May 11, 2018

Concert Band performs at local Elementary schools.

 

WVYB Strings Festival Tour at University of British Columbia – TBA

May 12, 2018

Symphonic Strings

 

No rehearsals - Monday, May 21, 2018  (Victoria Day)

 

Spring Performance: Beginner, Junior & Concert Band Divisions

May 27, 2018

West Vancouver United Church

 

 

JUNE 2018

 

Community Day Parade

June 2, 2018

The West Vancouver Youth Band was established to lead this parade (then the “May Day” parade) in 1931 and has led it ever since. West Vancouver

 

Community Day Concerts

June 2, 2018

The parade is followed by a concert and all the musical performances during the day are organized by WVYB volunteers.  Featuring the WVYB Symphonic Band at 11:30 a.m. and the String Ensemble and Orchestra @ 12:30 p.m. West Van Community Centre

 

WVYB Strings Finale Concert

June 10, 2018   2 p.m.

Kay Meek Studio Theatre – West Vancouver

 

Thursday, June 14, 2018 – WVYB Board Meeting at 7:30 p.m. – Mountain Room, W.V. Community Centre

 

JULY 2018

 

Annual Canada Day Celebration

July 1, 2018

The WVYB performs O Canada and a Concert in John Lawson Park in West Vancouver.

 

WVYB Summer tour: Symphonic Band – to be confirmed

July - 2018

The Symphonic Band travels to the Yukon for a 6-day performance tour

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