WVYB Calendar

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

September 2017

Rehearsals Begin for 87th Season: starting Sept 9th  (view the WVYB program schedule)
Beginner, Junior, Concert, and Symphonic and both String division program 
Total rehearsal hours weekly: 26

 

WVYB New Member Information Night 
Wednesday, Sept 6, 2017
Community Music Hall at 7:30 p.m.

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,   12:30 pm to 3 pm
Conducted by our Strings Director and a group of professional musicians brought in to instruct the students. West Vancouver Community Centre.

October 2017

Saturday, Oct 7th & Monday, 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 - Concert Strings division 
October 14, 2017,  12:30 pm to 3 pm
Conducted by our Strings Director and a group of professional musicians brought in to instruct the students. West Vancouver 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.

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

Pink for Christmas - Symphonic Band
Saturday, November 25, 2017 at 7:00 p.m. 
The Kay Meek Centre a fundraiser for the Team Finn Foundation

 

 

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  at 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,   *Note no sectional Symphonic rehearsals on Monday, Jan 8th
For Winter & Spring Performances – all bands and strings

Wednesday, Jan 10, 2018 - Symphonic Bands first 2018 rehearsal  

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 (4 pm – 9 pm) to prepare for coming events.

Day Camp - Symphonic Strings division
January 20, 2018, 12:30 pm to 3 pm
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,  12:30 pm to 3 pm
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 Even

Wednesday, Feb 28, 2018 - extended Symphonic Full Band rehearsal  7:00 to 9:15 p.m.

 

March 2018

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

Friday, March 2, 2018 - important dress rehearsal  time: TBA
Saturday, March 3, 2018  time: TBA
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 at 3 p.m.
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,  at 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