WVYB Calendar

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

September 2018

WVYB New Member Information Night 
Wednesday, Sept 5, 2018
Community Music Hall at 7:30 p.m.

 

Rehearsals Begin for 88th Season: starting September 10, 2018  (view the WVYB program schedule)
All Band & String programs 
Total rehearsal hours weekly: 26

 

Thursday, Sept 13, 2018 – WVYB Board Meeting at 7:30 p.m. – Mountain Room, W.V. Community Centre

Day Camp - Symphonic Strings division
Sept 22, 2018, 12:30 pm to 3 pm
Conducted by our Strings Director and professional instructors. West Vancouver Community Centre rehearsal hall.

Weekend Retreat - Band Camp 
Concert and Symphonic Band divisions
Sept 28– 30, 2018
Zajac Ranch is a facility operated by the Zajac Family 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 instructors. The event is organized and chaperoned by an experienced group of parent volunteers.

PumpkinFest - W.V. Community Fall Fair
September 30, 2018,   12:30 pm to 3 pm   TBD
Featuring Symphonic Strings  (Main Community Centre Atrium or  W.V. Senior Centre)

October 2018

Saturday, Oct 6 & Monday, Oct 8, 2018  - No rehearsal (Thanksgiving Weekend)

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

Day Camp - Concert Strings division 
Oct 20, 2018,  12:30 pm to 3 pm
Conducted by our Strings Director and professional instructors. West Vancouver Community Centre Rehearsal Hall.

Day Camp – Junior Band division
Oct 21, 2018
A day of sectional and full band workshops with the Music Director and instrumental clinicians. West Vancouver Community Centre.

WVYB AGM – Community Music Hall at 7:30 p.m.
Tuesday, Oct 23, 2018 - it is MANDATORY that at least one parent per family attend the WVYB Society Annual General Meeting Rehearsal Hall.

Day Camp - Beginner Band Workshop
Oct 27, 2018
A day of sectional and full band workshops with the Music Director and instrumental clinicians. West Vancouver Community Centre Rehearsal Hall.

Wednesday, Oct 31, 2018 -  no rehearsals Happy Halloween  

November 2018

West Vancouver Library Concert Series – Symphonic Strings at W.V. Library 
Nov 2018, 1 p.m. call time - Concert from 2 to 3 p.m. TBD

Tuesday, Nov 6, 2018 – No beginner full band or concert band sectional rehearsals  (WVCCS - Community Forum Meeting)

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

Saturday, Nov 10, 2018  - No rehearsal (Remembrance Day weekend )  TBC

Remembrance Day Parade and Ceremony
Nov 11, 2018
The Symphonic Band division leads the parade of Veterans and performs the national anthem and hymns during the service.

Nov 12, 2018  - No rehearsal (Remembrance Day)

Pink for Christmas - Symphonic Band & Strings
Saturday, Nov 24, 2018, at 7:00 p.m.   TBC
The Kay Meek Centre: a fundraiser for the Team Finn Foundation

Symphonic Band call time: 6:00 p.m. /Symphonic Strings call time: 7:45 p.m.

 

 

December 2018

WVYB Strings at Gleneagles Christmas Festival
Dec 1, 2018,  date to TBC   Concert from 1 to 2 p.m.
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)
Dec 1, 2018, call time:  TBA 
WVYB Symphonic Band, with local dignitaries. Marine Drive at Dundarave Pier, West Vancouver

Saturday, Dec 8, 2018 - last 2018 rehearsal for Concert and Symphonic Strings

Annual WVYB Season Greetings Concert
Dec 9, 2018, at 2:30 p.m.
Performances by the Beginner, Junior, Concert and Symphonic Bands and the String Ensembles. Mulgrave School Gym                          Musician call time: 1:30 pm - Beginner ; 1:45 pm - Junior Band ; 1:45 pm - Concert & Symphonic Band ; 2:00 pm - Concert & Symphonic Strings. 

Monday, Dec 10, 2018 - only "brass quintet players" sectional rehearsal 

Annual Kiwanis Club Christmas Dinner
Dec 2018 at 6 p.m.  TBA
The WVYB Brass Quintet (Symphonic Band members) perform at the Kiwanis Lodge

Annual Civic Menorah Lighting – West Vancouver Community Centre
Dec 2018  - TBA
The brass musicians of the Symphonic Band perform music from the Hebrew tradition.

Wednesday, Dec 12, 2018 - last 2018 full band rehearsal for Symphonic Band

Tuesday, Dec 11, 2018  - last 2018 sectionals and or full band rehearsals for Beginner, Junior & Concert Band

Thursday, Dec 13, 2018 – WVYB Board Meeting at 7:30 p.m.

 

Sunday, Dec 16, 2018, to Sunday, Jan 6, 2019 - Winter Holiday

We look forward to seeing you the week of Jan 7, 2019 

 

January 2019

Scheduled rehearsals begin the week of:
Monday, January 7, 2019  
For Winter & Spring Performances – for the Band and Strings musicians 

Tuesday, Jan 8, 2019 -  Orchestra and Jazz Band Rehearsal - start their alternating Tuesday evening rehearsals from 7 pm to 9:00 pm in the Community Music Hall

Thursday, Jan 10, 2019 – WVYB Board Meeting at 7:30 p.m. – Mountain Room, W.V. Community Centre

WVYB Symphonic Band workshop
Jan 11, 2019, reading workshop
rehearsal & workshop (4 pm – 9 pm) to prepare for coming events.

Jan 2019    Seylynn Festival at Windsor Sec. School (Symphonic Strings) 4:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.  TBA

 

February 2019

Day Camp - Symphonic Strings division
Feb 9, 2019, 12:30 pm to 3 pm
Conducted by our Strings Director and professional instructors. West Vancouver Community Centre rehearsal hall..

Day Camp - Concert Strings division
Feb 23, 2019, 12:30 pm to 3 pm
Conducted by our Strings Director and professional instructors. West Vancouver Community Centre rehearsal hall.

No rehearsal – Monday, Feb 20, 2019 (Family Day)

Thursday, Feb 7, 2019 – WVYB Board Meeting at 7:30 p.m. – Mountain Room, W.V. Community Centre

 

March 2019

“LIFT" a Concert for Charity – WVYB Symphonic & Concert Strings and pianists joint performance 
Mar 2019, at 7:30 p.m.  Admission by donation   (call time: 6:00 p.m.)  TBA
St. Stephen's Anglican Church   885 - 22nd St, West Vancouver 

“The Wolf” The WVYB Symphonic Band with the Eskekxw Ta Spakwus (Eagle Song  Dancers) of the Squamish Nation.  Chief Joe Mathias Centre -  Squamish Nations Recreation Centre, North Vancouver
Saturday, Mar 2, 2019 - Evening Concert 
This cross-cultural event will feature the world premiere of The Wolf, the second movement of the Squamish Symphony by Bob Baker and Robert Buckley.

Thursday, Mar 7 or 14, 2019 – WVYB Board Meeting at 7:30 p.m. – Mountain Room, W.V. Community Centre  TBA

 

Friday, Mar 16 to Sunday, March 31, 2019 - Spring Break 

April 2019

Monday, Apr 1, 2019- WVYB music program rehearsals resume! 

Thursday, Apr 11, 2019 – WVYB Board Meeting at 7:30 p.m.  Mountain Room, W.V. Community Centre

School Tour 1: Elementary schools & Senior Homes in West and North Vancouver
Apr 12, 2019  - Concert Band performs at local Elementary schools and a Senior Homes.

Apr 20 & April 22 - no rehearsal Easter Weekend

Apr 2019   Collingwood Strings  Festival  (Symphonic Strings)  TBC

WVYB Strings Community Spring Concert 
Apr 2019  
The WVYB Concert and Symphonic Strings
Location North Shore Seniors Community Centre or Homes TBD 

Spring Performance: Beginner, Junior & Concert Band Divisions
Sunday, April 28, 2019, at 3 p.m. - Symphonic Band
West Vancouver United Church  -  admission by donation                                                         

 

 

May 2019

May 2- 5, 2019  WVYB Symphonic Strings participate in the 20th Con Brio Whistler Music Festival

WVYB New Member Information Night 
Tuesday, May 7, 2019
Community Music Hall at 7:30 p.m.

Thursday, May 9, 2019 – WVYB Board Meeting at 7:30 p.m. – Mountain Room, W.V. Community Centre

School Tour 2: Elementary Schools in West and North Vancouver
May 10, 2019
Concert Band performs at local Elementary schools and Senior Homes.

WVYB Fundraising Gala event and concert: "The Soloists" 
Saturday, May 25, 2019,  WVYB Symphonic Band, soloists and guest artists. A spectacular evening to raise funds to continue the excellent work of the WVYB.
Pipe Shop, Shipyards, North Vancouver

June 2019

One Community Multi-Cultural Community Concerts
Jun 1, 2019,  Symphonic Band, Strings & Jazz Band
The WVYB concerts and all the musical performance during the day are organized by WVYB volunteers. Featuring the WVYB Symphonic Band at 11:30 a.m., Jazz Band (TBA) and the String Ensemble, at 12:30 p.m. at the West Van Community Centre.       

Please note:  In JUNE those Symphonic Band Musicians not participating in the Europe Tour attend rehearsal on Wednesday only.  The touring band will rehearse on Monday's.                                                                                                                   

WVYB Strings Finale and Orchestra Symphonic Sounds IV Concert
Jun 9, 2019, at 2:30 p.m.  -  call time 1:15 p.m. 
West Van United Church West Vancouver  -  Admission by donation 

Thursday, Jun 13, 2019 – WVYB Board Meeting at 7:30 p.m. – Mountain Room, W.V. Community Centre

Jazz Band Divisions
Jun 2019,  TBA
Community Music Hall -  admission by donation

The First Annual North Shore Band Festival - Shipyards Concerts
Sunday, Jun 16, 2019,  Symphonic Band from 10:45 to 11:45 a.m.  (45 min program)
North Vancouver Shipyards Square at the bottom of Lonsdale  -  call time 10 a.m.

FINAL WVYB MUSICIANS' REHEARSALS FOR THE 2018-2019 SEASON    ***There will be a social during the last 30 minutes of your final full Band & Strings rehearsal please bring a treat to share with your fellow musicians.

Saturday, Jun 15, 2019,  Concert & Symphonic Strings                                       

Monday, Jun 17, 2019,  B'juniors Band (Beginners/Juniors)

Thursday, Jun 20, 2019,  Concert Full Band  

Wednesday, Jun  26, 2019,   Symphonic Full Band

 

* 2019 Holland & Germany Europe Tour Rehearsal TBA

 

 

 

July 2019

Annual Canada Day Celebration
Jul 1, 2019


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

 

July 2019  WVYB Europe Tour - 12-day tour of Holland and Germany 

The Symphonic band embarks on a major tour every 2 to 3 years.