WVYB Calendar

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

September 2019

WVYB New Member Information Night 
Wednesday, Sept 4, 2019
Community Music Hall at 7:30 p.m.

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Rehearsals Begin for 89th Season: starting September 9, 2019  (view the WVYB program schedule)
All Band & String programs 
Total rehearsal hours weekly: 26

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Tuesday, Sept 17, 2019 – WVYB Board Meeting at 7:30 p.m. – Cedar Room, W.V. Community Centre

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Weekend Retreat - Band Camp 
Concert and Symphonic Band divisions
Fri. Sept 27– 29, 2019
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 2019

Saturday, Oct 12 & Monday, Oct 14, 2019  - No rehearsal Thanksgiving Weekend

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

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Day Camp - Symphonic Strings division
Sat. Oct 19, 2019     9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. 
Conducted by our Strings Director and professional instructors. West Vancouver Community Centre rehearsal hall.

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Day Camp - Beginner Band Workshop
Sat. Oct 19, 2019   12:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.
A day of sectional and full band workshops with the Music Director and instrumental clinicians. West Vancouver Community Centre Rehearsal Hall.

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Day Camp – Junior Band division
Sun. Oct 20, 2019  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.

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Day Camp - Concert Strings division 
Sat. Oct 26, 2019,  10:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
Conducted by our Strings Director and professional instructors. West Vancouver Community Centre Rehearsal Hall.

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Thursday, Oct 31, 2019 -  no rehearsals Happy Halloween 

November 2019

Nov 3, 2019  - WVYB Alumni Event  - Symphonic Brass Quintet

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West Vancouver Library Concert Series – Symphonic & Concert Strings at W.V. Library  "An Afternoon of Night Musik"  - main library hall foyer
Sun. Nov 3, 2019, Call time 12 p.m. Concert 1:00 - 3:00 p.m. 

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Tuesday, Nov 5, 2019 – WVYB Board Meeting at 7:30 p.m. – Cedar Room, W.V. Community Centre 

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Remembrance Day Parade and Ceremony
Mon. Nov 11, 2019
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, 2019  - No rehearsal (Remembrance Day)

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WVYB AGM – Community Music Hall at 7:30 p.m.  
Tuesday, Nov 12, 2019, - it is MANDATORY that at least one parent per family attend the WVYB Society Annual General Meeting Rehearsal Hall.

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Tuesday, Nov 19, 2019 - no rehearsal  (West Vancouver Society District Forum Meeting) 

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Annual “Dundarave Festival of Lights” Tree Lighting (fundraiser for the Lookout Emergency Aid Shelter)
Sat. Nov 30, 2019  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)
Sat. Nov 30, 2019  approx. 8 p.m. TBA. 
WVYB Symphonic Strings

 

December 2019

Annual WVYB Season's Greetings Concert
Sun. Dec 8, 2019, at 3:00 p.m.
Performances by the Beginner, Junior, Concert and Symphonic Bands  Mulgrave School Theatre                                          

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

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Thursday, Dec 12, 2019 – WVYB Board Meeting at 7:30 p.m. Location TBA

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Strings Winter Concert and Singalong - Lonsdale Quay North Vancouver performance 
Sat. Dec 14, 2019  - details TBA
The Concert and Symphonic String musicians performance.  

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Annual Kiwanis Club Christmas Dinner  
Mon. Dec 16, 2019  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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Sunday, Dec 20, 2019, to Sunday, Jan 6, 2020 - Winter Holiday

We look forward to seeing you the week of Jan 6, 2020 

January 2020

WVYB Scheduled rehearsals begin the week of:
Monday, January 6, 2020  
Winter & Spring Performances – for the Band and Strings musicians 

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Thursday, Jan 9, 2020 – WVYB Board Meeting at 7:30 p.m. – Mountain Room, W.V. Community Centre

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WVYB Symphonic Band workshop - Music Hall
Fri. Jan 17, 2020, reading workshop   
rehearsal & workshop (4 pm – 9 pm) to prepare for coming events.

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Jan/Feb 2020 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! TBC

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Thursday, Jan 30, 2020,  Seylynn Festival at Centennial Theatre (Symphonic Strings) 4:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.

February 2020

Jan/Feb 2020 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! TBC

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Day Camp - Symphonic Strings division
Feb 1, 2020,   9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. 
Conducted by our Strings Director and professional instructors. West Vancouver Community Centre rehearsal hall     

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Thursday, Feb 6, 2020 – WVYB Board Meeting at 7:30 p.m. – Mountain Room, W.V. Community Centre

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Sat. Feb 8, 2020, at 7:00 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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Monday, Feb 17, 2020   -  No rehearsal Family Day

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Saturday, Feb 29, 2020, at 7 p.m. - 11 p.m. 

WVYB Fundraising Gala  "A NIGHT OF SWING & JAZZ "  
Featuring WVYB Musicians and Ensembles. A spectacular evening - raising funds to continue the excellent work of the WVYB.
Pipe Shop, Shipyards, North Vancouver - 115 Victory Ship Way, North Vancouver, BC V7M 3K7

March 2020

Thursday, Mar 5, 2020 – WVYB Board Meeting at 7:30 p.m.

Mountain Room, W.V. Community Centre  

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Friday, Mar 13 to Sunday, March 29, 2020

Spring Break 

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WVYB Scheduled rehearsals begin the week of:
Monday, Mar 30, 2020 

April 2020
Thursday, April 2, 2019 – WVYB Board Meeting at 7:30 p.m.

Mountain Room, W.V. Community Centre  

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Friday, April 3 & Sunday, April 5, 2020, "Westcoast 100 " A Collaboration  Concert with the West Coast Symphony Orchestra    -  Symphonic Strings (Kay Meek Apr 5th) 

The two concerts will feature many talented musicians! 

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April  11 & 13, 2020  -  No rehearsal  Easter Weekend

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Fri. April 17, 2020 

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

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April 23-26, 2020

Con Brio Whistler Music Festival

Symphonic Band & Symphonic Strings - 4 day weekend in Whistler schedule: performing, adjudication, workshops,  mass performance and an opportunity to hear many musicians throughout the festival.

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April 2020 - Collingwood Festival    -   Concert Strings

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

May 2020

May 2020  Band & String group photos

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Tuesday, May 5, 2020

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

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Thursday, May 7th, 2020

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

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Friday, May 8, 2020

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

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May 18, 2020  - Victoria Day Parade  TBC

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May 18, 2020 - no rehearsal Victoria Day 

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WVYB Spring Concert - featuring the Junior and Concert Band
Sat. May 28, 2020, 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 2020

*June 1st  WVYB 2020-2021 REGISTRATION -  opens online: wvyb.ca 

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

Friday, Jun 5, 2020, at 7:30 p.m.

WVYB Symphonic Band & Concert Band with the Spakwus Slulem (Eagle Song  Dancers) of the Squamish Nation open this event with the world premiere of the Squamish Symphony. This cross-cultural event will feature the world premiere of the three movements of the Squamish Symphony by Bob Baker and Robert Buckley. 

Additional events Saturday - 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. Jun 2020  -  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, Jun 11, 2020 – WVYB Board Meeting at 7:30 p.m. – Location TBA

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Sun. Jun 14, 2020, 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 2019-2020 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 13, 2020, Concert & Symphonic Strings                                       

Monday, Jun 15, 2020, Junior Band 

Tuesday, Jun 16, 2020, Beginner Band 

Thursday, Jun 18, 2020, Concert Full Band  

Wednesday, Jun 24, 2020, Symphonic Full Band

 

 

 

July 2020

Annual Canada Day Celebration
Wednesday, Jul 1st, 2020

WVYB - March in North Vancouver parade & West Vancouver Concert

Parade call time: 8:30 a.m. 


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)