These are some of the most frequently asked questions that Westwinds receives.
When do rehearsals start?
Rehearsals start the week of September 18, 2018
Do I have to be 18 years of age in order to join and perform in Westwinds?
Yes. Westwinds is an Adult organization and you must be 18 years of age in order to become a member of the Society.
Does Westwinds operate any non-Adult groups?
No. Westwinds does not compete with existing musical education groups such as the boards of education, colleges, etc.
Why do rehearsals start so late in September and January?
As Westwinds rents rehearsal space in schools, our access to those venues is set out by Calgary Parks and Recreation. We are not allowed in the schools until the week after students have returned to classes.
What is the relationship between the Executive and the Directors?
The Executive and Directors have a very positive working relationship. The Directors are responsible for the artistic integrity of Westwinds, including selection of music, programs for events, etc. The Executive and other volunteers look after the infrastructure to ensure that the program can continue.
What is the role of the Group Manager?
The Group Managers act as liaison between the individual groups and the Executive & office. They play a vital role in ensuring that members are kept abreast of current information. They also help with various tasks within the group as arranged with their Directors and the office. The Group Managers meet together occasionally to share ideas and concerns.
More frequently asked questions will be posted to this space in the future.