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  
October 29, 2017, 1 p.m. call time - Concert from 2 to 3 p.m. 

Tuesday, Oct 31st, 2017 -  no rehearsal Happy Halloween  

November 2017

Tuesday, Nov 7, 2017 – No beginner full band or concert band sectional rehearsals  (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 & Strings
Saturday, November 25, 2017, at 7:00 p.m. 
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 2017

WVYB December Rehearsal  Schedule: 

Dec 6 & 13, 2017 Symphonic Band - full band  (*note only brass quintet players rehearsal on Monday, Dec 11)

Saturday, Dec 9, 2017 - last day of rehearsal for Concert and Symphonic Strings.

Thursday, Dec 14, 2017  - last day of sectionals and or full band rehearsals for Beginner, Junior & Concert Band

 

EVENTS:

WVYB Strings at Gleneagles Christmas Festival
December 2, 2017,     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)
December 2, 2017, call time: TBA     Concert:
WVYB Symphonic Band, with local dignitaries. Marine Drive at Dundarave Pier, West Vancouver

Annual WVYB Winter Festival 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                                     Musician call time: 1:30 p.m. - Beginner & Junior Band ; 1:45 p.m. - Concert & Symphonic Band ; 2:00 p.m. - Concert & Symphonic Strings. 

Annual Kiwanis Club Christmas Dinner
December 11th, 2017 at 6 p.m.
The WVYB Brass Quintet (Symphonic Band members) perform at the Kiwanis Lodge

Annual Civic Menorah Lighting – West Vancouver Community Centre
December 14, 2017  - Cancelled
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.

 

We look forward to seeing you the week of Jan 8th, 2018 

 

January 2018

Scheduled rehearsals begin the week of:


Monday, January 8, 2018  
For Winter & Spring Performances – for the Band and Strings musicians *Note no sectional Symphonic Band rehearsals on Monday, Jan 8th

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

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

Saturday, Jan 13, 2018 - Strings - first rehearsal

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.

Wednesday, Jan 24, 2018   - Seylynn Festival at Windsor Sec. School (Symphonic Strings) 4:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.

Saturday, Jan 27, 2018 - Strategic Planning Meeting  12:30 to 4 p.m. Music Hall.

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.

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

Thursday, Feb 15, 2018 – WVYB Board Meeting at 7:30 p.m. – Mountain Room, W.V. Community Centre

Saturday, Feb 24, 2018 - Strategic Planning Meeting -  cancelled due to weather conditions

 “LIFT" a Concert for Charity – WVYB Symphonic & Concert Strings and pianists joint performance 
February 24, 2018, at 7:30 p.m.    Admission by donation   (call time: 6:00 p.m.)
St. Stephen's Anglican Church   885 - 22nd St, West Vancouver  

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

March 2018

“The Gathering of Eagles” The WVYB Symphonic Band with the Eskekxw Ta Spakwus (Eagle Song  Dancers) of the Squamish Nation.  This is our annual WVYB Society Fundraiser for the Strings & Band program.  Located at Chief Joe Mathias Centre -  Squamish Nations Recreation Centre               100 Capilano Road, North Vancouver

Friday, March 2, 2018 - important dress rehearsal call time: 7:00 p.m.  - Squamish Nation Recreation Centre
Saturday, March 3, 2018 - call time 6:15 p.m.  - Concert 7:30 p.m.
This cross-cultural event will feature the world premiere of a new work by Robert Buckley based on a Squamish legend.

Wednesday, March 7, 2018 – Orchestra & Symphonic Band Rehearsal - 7 pm to 8:30 pm Music Hall - WVYB Symphonic Strings and all Symphonic Band members rehearsal.  No Saxophones

Wednesday, March 7, 2018 - Strategic Planning Meeting -  Art Studio Room, 2nd floor, W.V. Community Centre 7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

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

Wednesday, March 14, 2018 – Orchestra & Symphonic Band Rehearsal  - 7 pm to 8:30 pm Music Hall- WVYB Symphonic Strings and all Symphonic Band members rehearsal.  

Wednesday, March 14, 2018 - Strategic Planning Meeting - Cedar Room, 3rd floor, W.V. Community Centre 7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

Friday, March 16th to Monday, April 2nd - Spring Break 

April 2018

Tuesday, April 3rd - WVYB music program rehearsals resume

April 4, 2018 – April 4, 2018 – Orchestra Rehearsal  Orchestra & Symphonic Band Rehearsal  - 7 pm to 8:30 pm Music Hall- WVYB Symphonic Strings and Symphonic Band members rehearsal. Saxophone players: 7 to 8 p.m. – Cedar Room  3rd floor 

April 11, 2018 – Full Symphonic Band Rehearsal:  6:30 to 7:10 p.m.  Orchestra with Symphonic Strings & Symphonic Band Orchestra members Rehearsal:   7:15 p.m. to 8:45 p.m. Music Hall  

Thursday, April 12, 2018 – 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
April 13, 2018  - Westcott School, Ross Road School & Hollyburn House
Concert Band performs at local Elementary schools and a Senior Home.

WVYB Strings and WVYB Symphony perform “Symphonic Sounds III”

April 15, 2018, at  2:30 p.m 
The WVYB Concert and Symphonic Strings and Orchestra performance
West Vancouver United Church  -   Admission by donation

Call time/Rehearsal:

1:00 - 1:40 p.m. - Orchestra Rehearsal

1:40 -  1:50 p.m.- Symphonic Strings Rehearsal

1:50 - 2:00 p.m. - Concert Strings Rehearsal
 

April 17th -   WVYB Con Brio Whistler Music Festival Touring Band Rehearsal

April 19 to 22, 2018 - WVYB Symphonic Band participate in the Con Brio Whistler Music Festival

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

School Tour 2: Elementary Schools in West and North Vancouver
May 11, 2018
Concert Band performs at local Elementary schools.

Monday, May 14 to Thursday, May 17, 2018,  BAND PHOTOS - Band individual and group photos - during scheduled full band for Beg, Junior & Concert and during sectionals for Symphonic Band.

No rehearsals - Saturday, May 19th & Monday, May 21, 2018  (Victoria Day long weekend)

Saturday, May 26th, 2018, STRINGS PHOTOS - String musicians individual and group photos - during scheduled rehearsal

 

June 2018

Community Day Parade
June 2, 2018  Symphonic Band
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  Performance Dress: WVYB polo shirt & lightweight jacket with tan pants. 

Community Day Concerts
June 2, 2018   Symphonic Band 
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 11:00 a.m. ( Ambleside Park - northwest corner of the soccer field)          

Please note:  In JUNE the "Symphonic Band Musicians" attend only Full Band rehearsals.                                                                                                                    

WVYB Strings Finale Concert
June 10, 2018, at 2 p.m.  -  call time 12:45 p.m. 
Kay Meek Studio Theatre, West Vancouver  -  Admission by donation 

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

Spring Performance: Beginner, Junior & Concert Band Divisions
Saturday, June 16, 2018, at 3 p.m. - Symphonic Band
West Vancouver United Church  -  admission by donation

The First Annual North Shore Band Festival - Shipyards Concerts
Sunday, June 17, 2018,  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 2017-2018 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, June 16, 2018,  Concert & Symphonic Strings                                       

Monday, June 18, 2018,    B'Junior Full Band 

Thursday, June 21, 2018,   Concert Full Band  

Wednesday, June  27, 2018,   Symphonic Full Band

 

 

 

 

 

July 2018

Annual Canada Day Celebration
July 1, 2018


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

 Performance dress: red WVYB t-shirt with white 3/4 length shorts, capris or pants.