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 - Concert Strings division
Sept 22, 2018, 12:30 pm to 3 pm -  call time TBA
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.

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 - Symphonic Strings division 
Oct 20, 2018,  10:00 am to 2 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.

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 & Concert Strings at W.V. Library  "Through the Ages Concert" 
Nov 4, 2018, Call time 12 p.m. Concert 1:00 - 2:00 p.m. 

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 )  

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)

WVYB AGM – Community Music Hall at 7:30 p.m.
Tuesday, Nov 13, 2018, - it is MANDATORY that at least one parent per family attend the WVYB Society Annual General Meeting Rehearsal Hall.

 

 

 

December 2018

Annual “Dundarave Festival of Lights” Tree Lighting (fundraiser for the Lookout Emergency Aid Shelter)
Dec 1, 2018, call time: 3:30 p.m. 
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's 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. 

Band members please are to attend only full band rehearsals this week.

Monday, Dec 10, 2018 - only "brass quintet players" sectional rehearsal prior to W.V. Kiwanis performance

Annual Kiwanis Club Christmas Dinner
Dec 10, 2018 at 6 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.  (call time for rehearsal  5 p.m. at the music hall)
The WVYB Brass Quintet (Symphonic Band members) perform at the Kiwanis Lodge

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

Tuesday, Dec 11, 2018 - WVYB JAZZ BAND AUDITIONS from 7:30 p.m. - 9 p.m.  Music Hall. This program is for symphonic and senior school students that are enrolled in their school jazz band.  (Latin and Swing) For information and audition registration go to link:    http://wvybs.techsys.tv/events 

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

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

Carols in the Community Centre 
Dec 15, 2018  - 10:30 to 11:30 a.m.
The Concert and Symphonic String musicians perform in the Community Centre Atrium (social 11:30 to 12:30 p.m. Music Hall)

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

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

Tuesday, Jan 8 & 15th, 2019 - new Beginner Band session come to the instrument petting zoo from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m.

Tuesday, Jan 8, 2019 - WVYB Orchestra  "Band musicians only" 

  • 7:30 pm to 9:00 pm on alternating Tuesdays in the Community Music Hall
  • Advanced level musicians register online at  http://wvybs.techsys.tv/events   

 

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

Tuesday, Jan 15, 2019 - WVYB Jazz Band Rehearsal 

  •  7:30 pm to 9:00 pm on alternating Tuesdays in the Community Music Hall
  • Advanced level musician register to audition at  http://wvybs.techsys.tv/events

Thursday, Jan 17, 2019 – WVYB Board Meeting at 7:30 p.m. – Mountain Room, W.V. Community Centre

Thursday, Jan 24, 2019,  Seylynn Festival at Windsor Sec. School (Symphonic Strings) 4:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.  

 

February 2019

North Shore Chinese Spring Festival Gala 2019  - In celebration of the Chinese Lunar New Year, 
many local musicians, dancers from a variety of traditions and our own WVYB Symphonic Band & Strings will be performing! 

 Saturday, February 2nd, 2019  -   7 pm to 9:00 pm, Kay Meek Arts Centre,
 1700 Mathers Ave, West Vancouver                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             

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

Day Camp - Symphonic Strings division
Feb 9, 2019,   9:00 am to 12:30 pm 
Conducted by our Strings Director and professional instructors. West Vancouver Community Centre rehearsal hall ..

No rehearsal – Monday, Feb 18, 2019 (Family Day)

March 2019

“Wolf Song” The WVYB Symphonic Band with the Spakwus Slulem (Eagle Song  Dancers) of the Squamish Nation.  Chief Joe Mathias Centre -  Squamish Nations Recreation Centre, North Vancouver
Saturday, Mar 2nd, 2019, at 7:30 p.m.  Order tickets $35.00 each at   http://wvybs.techsys.tv/event?id=37   
This cross-cultural event will feature the world premiere of Wolf Song, the second movement of the Squamish Symphony by Bob Baker and Robert Buckley.  ***Saturday, March 2nd, 3:45pm to 5:15pm - final rehearsal - at the Squamish Nation Recreation Centre, 100 Capilano Rd, North Vancouver

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

“LIFT" a Concert for Charity – WVYB Symphonic & Concert Strings and pianists joint performance 
Mar 9, 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 

Friday, Mar 15 to Sunday, March 31, 2019 - Spring Break 

April 2019

School Tour 2: Elementary Schools in West and North Vancouver
April 12, 2019   
Concert Band performs at local Elementary schools.

Apr 21, 2019 - No rehearsal Easter Weekend 

Saturday, April 27 - Collingwood Festival @ Collingwood
Daytime performance of 30mins. Time TBD (Concert Strings)

WVYB Spring Concert - featuring the Beginner, Junior and Concert Bands
April 28, 2019 at 3:00 p.m.  Admission by donation   (call time: TBC) 
West Vancouver United Church  

May 2019

WVYB New Member Information Night 
Tuesday, May 7, 2019
W.V. Community Centre - Cedar Room (3rd floor) at 7:30 p.m.

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

WVYB Orchestra Symphonic Sounds IV  joint concert with Sentinel Secondary School Orchestra

May 14, 2019 -  featuring the WVYB Symphonic Strings and Band musicians & Sentinel Orchestra

 

School Tour 2: Elementary Schools in West and North Vancouver
May 16, 2019   
Concert Band performs at local Elementary schools.

May 20, 2019 - no rehearsal Victoria Day 

WVYB Fundraising Gala  "The Soloists" 
Saturday, May 25, 2019, at 7 p.m.  featuring Soloists and Ensembles. 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 Ambleside Park     

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 Concert
Jun 9, 2019, at 2:30 p.m.  -  call time 1:15 p.m. TBC
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 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 from July 2nd to July 13th

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