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

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Monday, Feb 18, 2019

No rehearsal – (Family Day)

March 2019

Saturday, Mar 2nd, 2019, at 7:30 p.m.

“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
Order tickets $35.00 ea.    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, 3:45 pm to 5:00 pm - "Dress Rehearsal" - at the Squamish Nation Recreation Centre, 100 Capilano Rd, North Vancouver  (soundcheck and group photo) 

Concert call time: 6:45 p.m.

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Thursday, Mar 7, 2019 – WVYB Board Meeting at 7:30 p.m.

Mountain Room, W.V. Community Centre  

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Mar 9, 2019, at 7:30 p.m. 

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

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Friday, Mar 15 to Sunday, March 31, 2019

Spring Break 

April 2019

WVYB Scheduled rehearsals begin the week of:
Monday, April 1st, 2019  

WVYB Musicians PHOTOS:  Saturday, April 6th to Thursday, April 11th, 2019 
Dress code & schedule information: 
 
Saturday, April 6, Debut, Concert & Symphonic Strings    9:30 to 11 a.m.        
(Blue ties, Concert Blacks with black dress socks & shoes)
 
Monday, April 8, Junior Band Full Band                 3:30 - 4:30 p.m.   
(white shirt with black pants or skirt with black dress socks & shoes)    
 
Monday, April 8,  Symphonic Flutes/Clarinets         4:45 - 5:45 p.m.   
Symphonic Band (Formal marching jacket and wear black pants with black dress socks and shoes)
 
Monday, April 8,  Symphonic Saxophone                5:45 - 6:45 p.m.    
Symphonic Band (Formal marching jacket and wear black pants with black dress socks and shoes)
 
Monday, April 8,   Symphonic Brass                         6:45 to 7:45 p.m.    
Symphonic Band (Formal marching jacket and wear black pants with black dress socks and shoes)
 
Monday, April 8th   *Beginner Photos                      4:15 - 4:30 p.m 

(white shirt with black pants or skirt with black dress socks & shoes)

  
Wednesday, April 10,  Symphonic Percussion          6:00 to 7:00 p.m.    
 Symphonic Band (Formal marching jacket and wear black pants with black dress socks and shoes)
 
Wednesday, April 10,  Symphonic Full Band             7:00 to 8:00 p.m.    
 Symphonic Band (Formal marching jacket and wear black pants with black dress socks and shoes)

Thursday, April 11, Concert Band Full Band              6:15 to 7:15 p.m.   
(Concert Blacks with black dress socks & shoes)
 
Any Band or String musicians that will miss their music level photo time may stop in on Thursday, April 11th for their individual photo at 6:15 - 7 p.m. 
 
*Weather dependent: plan to do the "group" photo during each of the full band and string rehearsals.

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Thursday, April 11, 2019 – WVYB Board Meeting at 7:30 p.m.

Mountain Room, W.V. Community Centre  

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April 12, 2019 

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

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Sunday, April 14 - 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. 

WVYB Parent Social - please note Adults only
Community Music Hall 

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Apr 20 & 22, 2019 - No rehearsal Easter Weekend 

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

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WVYB Spring Concert - featuring the Junior and Concert Band
April 28, 2019, at 3:30 p.m.  Admission by donation   (call time: 3:15 pm) 
St. Stephen's Anglican Church   885 - 22nd St, West Van.   V7V 4C1

May 2019

Tuesday, May 7, 2019

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

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Tuesday, May 14, 2019,  at 7:30 p.m.  

 

"SYMPHONIC BRIDGES" Orchestra Concert 

Featuring the WVYB and Sentinel Secondary have assembled their strings and band musicians to create two mighty orchestras! They will perform their own sets of orchestral works from Mozart to Movie Music, as well as merge the groups for a mass orchestra finale that is sure to end this showcase of young musical talent with a blast!  

Kay Meek Theatre, West Vancouver, 1700 Mathers Avenue   Admission by donation.

 

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Thursday, May 16, 2019

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

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Thursday, May 16th, 2019

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

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May 20, 2019 - no rehearsal Victoria Day 

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Saturday, May 25, 2019, at 7 p.m. - 11 p.m. 

WVYB Fundraising Gala  "The Soloists" 
Featuring Soloists and Ensembles. A spectacular evening to raise funds to continue the excellent work of the WVYB.
Pipe Shop, Shipyards, North Vancouver - 115 Victory Ship Way, North Vancouver, BC V7M 3K7


 

June 2019

*June 1st  WVYB 2019-2020 REGISTRATION -  opens online: wvyb.ca 

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Saturday, Jun 1, 2019,

THE BRIDGE FESTIVAL
One Community - Multi-Cultural Community Concerts
Symphonic Band performance at Ambleside Park  

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: new band polo with black pants, socks, shoes

Please note:  Starting Monday, JUNE 10th those Symphonic Band Musicians not participating in the Europe Tour attend rehearsal on Wednesday only.  The touring band will rehearse on Monday's.   

 

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Jun 3, 5 & 6th, 2019 

WVYB GROUP BAND PHOTOS  
 
PHOTO - Dress code & schedule information: 

  
3:30 p.m.     Monday, June 3rd - Junior & Beginner Band (white shirt with black pants or skirt with black dress socks & shoes)    

 

6:30 p.m.     Wednesday, June 5th - Symphonic Band (Formal marching jacket and wear black pants with black dress socks and shoes) "Before rehearsal"(Musicians without formal uniform - arrive at 6:15 p.m.)


6:15 p.m.     Thursday, June 6th - Concert Band (Concert Blacks with black dress socks & shoes)          

                                                        

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Sunday, Jun 9, 2019

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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Jun 9, 2019, at 2:45 p.m.  

WVYB Strings Finale Concert
Call time 1:15 p.m. 
West Van United Church West Vancouver  -  Admission by donation 

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Jun 11th, 2019 at 7:30 p.m.

WVYB Jazz Band performance
Community Music Hall

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Wednesday, June 12, 2019, Europe Tour Meeting  Music Hall 8:00 p.m.  

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Thursday, Jun 13, 2019 – WVYB Board Meeting at 7:30 p.m. – Location TBA

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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,  Junior Band 

Tuesday, Jun 18, 2019, Beginner Band 

Thursday, Jun 20, 2019,  Concert Full Band  

Wednesday, Jun  26, 2019,   Symphonic Full Band

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* 2019 Holland & Germany Europe Tour Rehearsal

Monday's starting June 10th for the month

4:30 - 6:15 p.m. 

 

 

 

July 2019

Annual Canada Day Celebration
Jul 1, 2019
The WVYB performs O Canada and a Concert at John Lawson Park in West Vancouver. 

Call time:  5:30 p.m. - John Lawson Park

Performance time: 6:00 p.m.

Dress: WVYB red t-shirts with tan / light colour pants or long shorts (no short-shorts)

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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.