New to Westwinds?
Have you always wanted to...
• learn how to read music?
• play an instrument in a band?
• sing in a choir?
• refresh forgotten music abilities
From beginner to advanced; Concert Band, Choir, Jazz Ensemble or Percussion. Meet new friends and perform.
Take Our Guided Tour
learning, performing, having fun!
• Get a friend to join Westwinds and earn $50! Westwinds started a new membership referral program in our 2017-2018 30th Anniversary year. Learn more in our Member Referral Policy
• Reasons why you should join the Percussion group?
• NEW!! Westwinds Summer Workshops
We are pleased to offer some summer workshops - please see details below.
Location: Lakeview United Church (lower hall)
Cost: $20 for each workshop - please bring cash
We need 15 people/workshop to break even, so if you are interested, please
Contact the Office as soon as possible.
Two new summer workshops!
Wed. Aug. 22
“Time, Tone, Together!” Join Westwinds Director, Jeremy Legault, for an evening of music making while exploring specific approaches to playing accurate rhythms in time, making the best tone possible, and connecting effectively with other musicians at any level. Bring your instrument, a willingness to try new methods and your sense of adventure!
Wed. Aug. 29
Ever wonder how ear training and dictation can aid in your ability to sight read. Come learn how to better hear rhythm, pitch, and melody as you try transcribing dictated rhythms and melodies. This would be of great use to band and choir members equally. Join Westwinds Women’s Choir director, Nicole Hounjet, as you explore this unique approach to improving overall musicianship. Bring paper, pencils, and erasers.
• Westwinds Music Society introduces the Westwinds Symphonic Band:
Commencing September, 2018, Westwinds is expanding its concert band offering to include the Symphonic Band. Please see the Rehearsal Schedule for more information.
Registration, Auditions & Resources
Registration for the 2018-2019 Regular Season is now Open! Access the new Westwinds Shopping Cart to register.
• CHORAL ENSEMBLE AUDITIONS
Auditions for the Choral Ensemble will consist of a short warm-up, rhythmic sight-reading (clap back), full-score sight-reading (hymn), and a prepared piece. Please prepare a short piece that highlights your range and style. Classical, jazz, musical theatre, and folk genres are all acceptable. This piece need not be memorized. Please bring copies of the score for the director and the accompanist. Auditions will take place on September 12 at William Aberhart High School from 7:30-9:00 pm.
You can sign up for a timeslot here: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/5080a4faba623a0ff2-choral
• Looking for Private Lessons? Check out our Resources page where you can find a listing of local Teachers
• Now online: our new Music Resources page! Music Theory, local Music Stores and more. (Members > Resources)
Check out our Mega Photo Update! Visit our Photo Albums hosted by flickr
Special Thanks to our outgoing Promotions Coordinator Albert Louie for all of his hard work coordinating a small army of volunteer photographers to capture these wonderful images of our events!
NEW Audio from our 2018 Winter Choral Concert is available in our Audio Gallery
Watch our 2017 Open House Slideshow
Audio from the 2017 Winter Choral Concert is now online in the Audio Gallery
Westwinds own commissioned piece "Two Five" is now available for your listening pleasure. Please go to the Audio Gallery to access the file.