WVYB Calendar

WVYB Band & String music programs starts the week of  Aug 31, 2020 

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

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

 

Please note this is a draft 2020-2021 WVYB calendar:

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 10 or 17, 2020 – WVYB Board Meeting at 7:30 p.m. – Mountain Room, W.V. Community Centre

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Sunday, Sept 20, 2020 - possible Pipe Shop venue (open concert)

October 2020

Day Camp – Concert Strings division  TBC
Saturday, Oct 3, 2020 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 7:30 p.m. – Mountain Room, W.V. Community Centre

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Day Camp - Symphonic Strings division  TBC
Saturday, Oct 17, 2020 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  TBC
Saturday, Oct 17, 2020 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  TBC
Sunday, Oct 18, 2020 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 31, 2020 -*West Vancouver Library Concert Series   TBC  – 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
The Symphonic Band division leads the parade of Veterans and 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 7:30 p.m. – Mountain 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 attend the WVYB Society Annual General Meeting Rehearsal Hall.

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Annual “Dundarave Festival of Lights” Tree Lighting (fundraiser for the Lookout Emergency Aid Shelter)   TBC
Saturday, Nov 28 or Dec 5, 2020    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)  TBC
Saturday, Nov 28, 2020 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 7:30 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 7:30 p.m. – Mountain Room, 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 7:30 p.m. – Mountain Room, 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 7:30 p.m.

Mountain Room, 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 7:30 p.m.

Mountain Room, 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 7:30 p.m. – Mountain Room, 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 7:30 p.m. – Location TBA

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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