Well, because you asked, we… …inventoried approximately 200 instruments, recorded their serial numbers, and checked their general playing condition …ensured we had sufficient number of band instruments organized and/or on-hand for 160 beginner band students …arranged for pick-up of additional instruments from Centennial High School and Calgary Science school …labeled all beginner band instruments with… Continue reading What The Heck Did We Do This Week, Anyway?
A quick update on the grocery card fundraiser we are starting this year: proceeds from the cards that you purchase can be used for any band expense related purpose. Your student is the direct and only beneficiary of the proceeds of this initiative. We anticipate that most parents and guardians will use the fundraising to… Continue reading Individual Fundraising Clarification
Yesterday, we had 160 beginner band students from grades 5, 6, and 7 attend instrument workshops at Mount Royal University. The students were broken into groups according to their instrument type, and had a 2 hour session with clinicians that specialized in that particular instrument. They were taught how to open their cases, put together… Continue reading MRU Field Trip Recap
The school has a limited number of band instruments for rent, and students may be required to rent their instrument privately. Long and McQuade is the preferred vendor for instrument rentals, as they have a very responsive sales team and generally have a lot of inventory. Their pricing list for 2017 is found at the… Continue reading Private Instrument Rental Information
Greetings from Westwinds Music Society! As you start up your newest school year, Westwinds would like to introduce ourselves to you and the parents of your students. We are a non-profit adult music education society, offering education and performance opportunities in choir, concert band, jazz band, and percussion for all levels (including those who have… Continue reading For Parents Hankering To Play An Instrument: Read On!