WVYB Calendar

WVYB Band & String music programs have started!

It is our 90th Season! 
Total rehearsal hours weekly: 26  - *See the schedule page for rehearsal times

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

 

Please note our 2020-2021 WVYB calendar is constantly being updated to keep us all healthy & safe.

September 2020

Monday, Sept 7, 2020 - No rehearsal Labour Day Weekend

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WVYB New Member Information Night 
Wednesday, Sept 9, 2020 (in person and online meet)
Community Music Hall at 7:30 p.m. (Sept 8th first day of school)

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Thursday, Sept 17, 2020 – WVYB Board Meeting at 7:00 p.m. – Cedar Room, W.V. Community Centre

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October 2020

Day Camp – Concert Strings division  (being rescheduled)
*Saturday, Oct 2021 from 9:00 am to 12:00 pm Conducted by our Strings Director and professional instructors. West Vancouver Community Centre Rehearsal Hall and other rooms.

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Saturday, Oct 10 & Monday, Oct 12, 2020 - No rehearsal Thanksgiving Weekend

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Thursday, Oct 15, 2020 – WVYB Board Meeting at 7:00 p.m. – Cedar Room, W.V. Community Centre

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Day Camp - Symphonic Strings division  (being rescheduled)
*Saturday, Oct 2021 from 9:00 am to 12:30 pm 
Conducted by our Strings Director and professional instructors. West Vancouver Community Centre rehearsal hall and other rooms.

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Day Camp - Beginner Band Workshop  (being rescheduled)
*Saturday, Oct 2021 from 12:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.
A day of sectional and full band workshops with the Music Director and quartet guests. West Vancouver Community Centre Rehearsal Hall and other rooms.

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Day Camp – Junior Band division  (being rescheduled)
*Sunday, Oct 2021 from 10:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
A day of sectional and full band workshops with the Music Director and instrumental clinicians. West Vancouver Community Centre other rooms.

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 *Saturday, Oct 2020-*West Vancouver Library Concert Series   "(being rescheduled)  – Halloween themed concert at the W.V. Library "title to be announced" - main library hall foyer
Call time 12 p.m. Concert 1:00 - 3:00 p.m.

November 2020

Remembrance Day Parade and Ceremony  TBC
Wednesday. Nov 11, 2020
A small group of the Symphonic Band division performs the national anthem and hymns during the service.

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Nov 11, 2020 - No rehearsal (Remembrance Day)

Thursday, Nov 12, 2020 – WVYB Board Meeting at 7:00 p.m. – Cedar Room, W.V. Community Centre 

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WVYB AGM – Community Music Hall at 7:30 p.m.   TBC
Tuesday, Nov 17, 2020, - it is MANDATORY that at least one parent per family to attend the WVYB Society Annual General Meeting Rehearsal Hall or Online.

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Annual “Dundarave Festival of Lights” Tree Lighting (fundraiser for the Lookout Emergency Aid Shelter) (being rescheduled)
*Saturday, Nov or Dec 2021   call time: 3:30 p.m. 
WVYB Symphonic Band, with local dignitaries. Marine Drive at Dundarave Pier, West Vancouver

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"Pink for Christmas" (Team Finn community fundraiser)  (being rescheduled)
*Saturday, Nov 2021 call time:    
WVYB Symphonic Strings

December 2020

Annual WVYB Season's Greetings Concert   TBC 

Sunday, Dec 6, 2020, at 1:00 p.m.?  (Mark S. confirming timing)
Multiple scheduled concert with performances by the Beginner, Junior, Concert & Symphonic Bands and Debut, Concert & Symphonic Strings - Mulgrave Gym                                           

Musician call time: 2:15 pm Beginner, 2:15 pm Junior Band and 2:30 pm Concert & Symphonic Band 

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Annual Kiwanis Club Christmas Dinner   TBC
Monday, Dec 7 or 14, 2020 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

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Thursday, Dec 10, 2020 – WVYB Board Meeting at 7:00 p.m. Location TBA

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*Sunday, Dec 13, 2020, to Sunday, Jan 3, 2021 - Winter Holiday

We look forward to seeing you the week of Jan 4, 2021 

 

January 2021

WVYB scheduled rehearsals begin the week of:
Monday, January 4, 2021  
Winter & Spring Performances – for the Band and Strings musicians 

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Thursday, Jan 14, 2021 – WVYB Board Meeting at 7:00 p.m.– room TBA at W.V. Community Centre

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WVYB Symphonic Band workshop - Music Hall
Friday, Jan 15, 2021, reading workshop   
rehearsal & workshop (4 pm – 9 pm) to prepare for coming events.

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Jan/Feb 2021 North Shore Chinese Spring Festival Gala - In celebration of the Chinese Lunar New Year,  TBC
many local musicians, dancers from a variety of traditions and our own WVYB Symphonic Band & Strings will be performing! 

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Saturday, Jan 30, 2021, Robbie Burns and Chinese Lunar WVYB Concert with auction (Symphonic Band & Strings)  7:00 pm Centennial Theatre 2300 Lonsdale Ave, North Vancouver, BC V7M 3L1

(contract from 2:30 pm to 11:30 pm)

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February 2021

Jan/Feb 2021 North Shore Chinese Spring Festival Gala - 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! TBC

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Day Camp - Symphonic Strings division  TBC
February 6, 2021, from 9:00 am to 12:30 pm 
Conducted by our Strings Director and professional instructors. West Vancouver Community Centre rehearsal hall     

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Monday February 15, 2021 – No rehearsal Family Day

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Thursday, February 18, 2021 – WVYB Board Meeting at 7:00 p.m. – room TBA at W.V. Community Centre

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March 2021

Sunday, March 6, 2021, at 2 p.m.

WVYB Fundraising Gala "WVYB 90th Alumni Legacy Concert"  
Featuring WVYB Musicians, Ensembles and Alumni. A spectacular afternoon event - raising funds to continue the excellent work of the WVYB. (contract from 9 am to 6 pm)
Centennial Theatre 2300 Lonsdale Ave, North Vancouver, BC V7M 3L1

 

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Thursday, Mar 11, 2021 – WVYB Board Meeting at 7:00 p.m. – room TBA at W.V. Community Centre

 

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Friday, March 12 to Sunday, March 28, 2021

Spring Break 

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WVYB scheduled rehearsals begin the week of:

Monday, March 29, 2021

 

April 2021

Thursday, April 8, 2021 – WVYB Board Meeting at 7:00 p.m. – room TBA at W.V. Community Centre

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April 3 & 5, 2021 - No rehearsal   Easter Weekend

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Friday, April 16, 2021 TBC

School Tour #1 - Elementary Schools in West and North Vancouver  
Concert Band performs at local Elementary schools.

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Sunday, April 18, 2021 - afternoon/evening TBC

WVYB Fundraising - A spectacular event - raising funds to continue the excellent work of the WVYB.
Pipe Shop, Shipyards, North Vancouver - 115 Victory Ship Way, North Vancouver, BC V7M 3K7

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April 2021 - Collingwood Festival Concert Strings TBC

Saturday, April 2021 - Collingwood Festival @ Collingwood
Daytime performance of 30mins. Time TBD (Concert Strings)

May 2021

May 2021 Band & String group photos

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Tuesday, May 3, 2021    TBC

WVYB New Member Information Night 
W.V. Community Centre - Community Music Hall

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Friday, May 7, 2021    TBC

School Tour #2   Elementary Schools in West and North Vancouver  
Concert Band performs at local Elementary schools.

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Thursday, May 14th, 2021 – WVYB Board Meeting at 7:00 p.m. – room TBA at W.V. Community Centre

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May 24, 2021 - Victoria Day Parade   TBC

Symphonic Band travels to Victoria to perform a concert and participate in the parade.

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May 24, 2021 - no rehearsal Victoria Day 

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WVYB Spring Concert TBC featuring the Junior and Concert Band
Saturday, May 29, 2021, at 3 p.m. Call time 2:30 p.m.  Admission by donation   
St. Stephen's Anglican Church   885 - 22nd St, West Van.   V7V 4C1

June 2021

*June 1st WVYB 2021-2022 REGISTRATION - opens online: wvyb.ca 

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THE BRIDGE FESTIVAL -TBC
One Community - Multi-Cultural Community Concerts
Symphonic Band performance at Ambleside Park, West Vancouver  

Friday, Jun 4, 2021, at 7:30 p.m.

WVYB Symphonic Band & Concert Band opening The Bridge Festival

Additional events: Saturday – June 5, 2021 *TBC

Call time:  10:30 a.m. - Ambleside Park

Concert performance: 11 a.m. - Ambleside Park

Followed by form-up for the parade: 12:15 p.m. - John Lawson Park

Parade: 1 p.m.

Dress: WVYB band polo with black pants, socks, shoes
                                                  

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Sun. June 2021 - TBC

The Annual North Shore Band Festival - Shipyards Concerts
Symphonic Band from 12:45 to 2:15 p.m.  (45 min program)
North Vancouver Shipyards Square at the bottom of Lonsdale  

Call time: 12:45 p.m. 

Performance time: 1:30 p.m.

Dress: polo with black pants, socks, shoes

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Thursday, June 10, 2021 – WVYB Board Meeting at 7:00 p.m. – room TBA at W.V. Community Centre

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Sun. June 13, 2021, at 2:45 p.m.  

WVYB Strings Finale and Orchestra Concert  
Call time 1:30 p.m. Concert 2:30 p.m.
West Van United Church West Vancouver - Admission by donation 

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FINAL WVYB MUSICIANS' REHEARSALS FOR THE 2020-2021 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 12, 2021, Concert & Symphonic Strings                                       

Monday, Jun 14, 2021, Junior Band 

Tuesday, Jun 15, 2021, Beginner Band 

Thursday, Jun 17, 2021, Concert Full Band  

Friday, Jun 25, 2021, Symphonic Full Band (Legacy Tour - TBC)

(last day of classes Tuesday, June 29th)

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July 2021

Annual Canada Day Celebration
Wednesday, July 1st, 2021 – travelling to Eastern Canada or perform in the North Vancouver parade and West Vancouver afternoon event TBC

WVYB Symphonic Band Concert