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Past Performances 2009-2010

Year End Forks Concert Schedule - June 5th and 6th 2010

The year end concert is here once more, and the schedule for the Forks is below. Each band will be playing for 45 minutes, with a 15 minute setup period between performance. As usual we will be having our year-end windup party at the conclusion of the concert. Val has graciously invited us to celebrate at her house this year, exact time and details will be posted as soon as they are finalized.

Saturday 5th:
1:00 Northwinds
2:00 Westwood
3:00 Pinawa
4:00 Millenium

Sunday 6th:
1:00 Assiniboia
2:00 Rupertsland
3:00 Ft. Rouge 252
4:00 German Club

Concert at Rockwood Legion - March 18th

The concert at Rockwood Legion on March 18th at 7:30PM has been confirmed. Please arrive by 7:00PM for setup. The address is 341 Wilton Street near Grant Park (Google Map)

Christmas Bus Trip

When: December 12th, 2009 from 11:00am to 11:00pm

To all participating in the bus trip,
At rehearsal this week (Dec 10th) we will be collecting the $35 fee associated with the bus trip. If you can't be there, there is another opportunity to pay as you board the bus!!

Other than lunch (everyone brings a bagged lunch) and "refreshments" at the Legion, the $35 fee pretty much covers everything else; the "luxury" coach bus, a "fine" chicken supper, and the entry fee to an "exciting" museum!!

Either $35 cash or a cheque will do the trick (though the more people who have exact change the better!!).

The highlights of the schedule are:

John Martens is the director for the day.
Dress for the gigs is Westwood Community Band red t-shirts and black pants. Christmas hats and accoutrements welcome.

11:00 amBus leaves the Canadian Tire parking lot at Unicity (please be there by 10:45 in time to get everything loaded and settled in)
Please let us know if you are meeting the bus at the alternate location: Oak Bluff Rec Centre parking lot.
1:30pm Downbeat at the Morden Friendship Centre concert (1 hour)
3:00pm Visit to the Fossil Discovery Centre (~1 1/2 hours)
5:30pm Supper - Chicken Chef at the Carman Legion
6:35pm Arrive at Carman Active Living Centre
7:00pm Downbeat for the Active Living Centre concert (1hour)
8:00pm Return to Carman Legion
10:00pm Depart Carman Legion to return to Winnipeg
11:00pm "ish" Arrive back at the Unicity Centre Canadian Tire.
Last year it was so cold at least one car had to be jumpstarted!!!
We are hoping for much more reasonable temperatures.

Remembrance Day Warmup at Rockwood

On Thursday November 5th 2009 Westwood will be performing at Rockwood Legion (just north of Grant Park Mall) as a warmup for Remembrance Day. Please be there by 7:00PM so that we can play at 7:30PM. Dress is Westwood red t-shirts and black pants. (Google Map)

Past Performances 2008-2009

Year End Concert

When: May 30th&31st, 2009
Where: The Forks

Sat 30 May:
12:00 North End
13:00 German Club
14:00 Pinawa
15:00 Ft. Rouge Legion
16:00 Assiniboia


Sun 31 May:
13:00 Northwinds
14:00 Rupertsland
15:00 Westwood
16:00 Millenium

Community Band Festival

When: April 26th, 2009 at 2:00PM - a bus is being arranged
Where: Pinawa, Manitoba
A bus (shared with Northwinds Band) is being arranged to assist with transportation. There will be a modest charge to cover the cost of the bus.

Rockwood ANAF

When: March 26th, 2009 at 6:30PM for a 7:00PM start
Where: Rockwood ANAF (Google Map)
Dress: Red Westwood t-shirts and black pants (remember your music stand!)

Deer Lodge

When: February 26th, 2009 at 6:30PM for a 7:00PM start
Where: Deer Lodge Centre (Google Map)
Dress: Red Westwood t-shirts and black pants (remember your music stand!)
Special Instructions: We play in the main hallway, ground floor. Parking is on side streets or on Portage Ave.

Christmas Bus Trip

When: December 6th, 2008 bus arrives for loading at 10:30AM and returns at 11:30PM
Where: Unicity Canadian Tire (behind Tim Horton's) for loading (Google Map)
        Boyne Lodge, Carmen at 12:30PM downbeat
        Opera House, Manitou at 3:30PM downbeat
        Legion Hall, Morden at 7:00PM downbeat
Dress: Red Westwood t-shirts and black pants (remember your music stand!)
Meals: Bring a bag lunch and snacks, Morden Legion is providing dinner.
Cost: $30 for the bus.

Itinerary:
10:30AM - Bus arrives at Unicity Canadian Tire, behind Tim Horton's for loading
10:45AM - Bus leaves Canadian Tire
11:45AM - Bus arrives at Boyne Lodge, Carman (unload and setup)
    - We can eat our bagged lunches on the bus on the way, or at the Lodge
12:30PM - Play
1:30PM - End concert, load the bus
2:00PM - Leave for Manitou
3:00PM - Arrive at Opera House, Manitou, unload and setup
3:30PM - Play
4:30PM - End concert, load the bus
5:00PM - Leave for Morden
5:30PM - Arrive at Legion, Morden and unload
5:30PM - Supper courtesy of Morden Legion 6:30PM - Setup for concert
7:00PM - Play
8:00PM - End concert
8:30PM - Have Lemonade at the Legion
10:00PM - Leave for Winnipeg
11:30PM - Arrive in Winnipeg
Thanks for organizing the trip Craig Hanley!

Festival of Trees and Lights

When: December 4th, 2008 at 6:30PM for a 7:00PM start
Where: Assiniboine Park Conservatory (Google Map)
Dress: Red Westwood t-shirts and black pants (remember your music stand!)

Remembrance Day Warmup at Rockwood

On Thursday November 6th 2008 Westwood will be performing at Rockwood Legion (just north of Grant Park Mall) as a warmup for Remembrance Day. Please be there by 6:30PM so that we can play at 7:00PM. Dress is Westwood red t-shirts and black pants.

During the event a presentation will be made to Michael Scholfield on behalf of the band for his years of service. Please feel free to stay around after the concert to socialize.

Remembrance Day

We will be playing at ANAF 283 on Portage Ave on Tuesday November 11th 2008 at about 2:00PM. Please come half an hour early at 1:30PM to get ready. Dress will be white shirts and black pants (remember your poppy!)

2007-2008

Andrew Mynarski VC Junior High Concert

On Thursday June 5th 2008 Westwood will be performing at Andrew Mynarski VC Junior High's year end concert. Andrew Mynarski VC Junior High is located at 1111 Machray Avenue, on the corner of Machray Ave and McPhillips St. (Google Maps) Westwood will be performing as part of a larger concert along with the school's concert bands.
The Concert Starts at 7:00PM! Westwood will not be playing first, but please come for 7:00PM to listen to the wonderful musicians from Andrew Mynarski. The Jazz concert on monday was amazing! Warm-up is in the library before we play.

Year End Concert at The Forks - May 31st, June 1st, 2008

Westwood's annual year end concert from the outdoor skating rink at the Forks Market will take place on the 31st of May and the 1st of June. This year we have eight bands performing over two afternoons of music. The start times and bands are below.

Saturday May 31st
12:45pm Start
Ft. Rouge Legion 252 Band (12:45 - 1:35)
Assiniboine Concert Band (1:50 - 2:40)
ANAF 283 Pipe Band (2:40 - 2:55)
Rupertsland Bass Band (2:55 - 3:45)
ANAF 283 Pipe Band (3:45 - 4:00)
German Club Band (4:00 - 4:50)

Sunday June 1st
1:00pm Start
Northwinds Community Band (1:15 - 2:10)
Pinawa Stage Band (2:25 - 3:20)
Westwood Community Band (3:35 - 4:30)

Stonewall Concert, January 24th

At the South Interlake 55 Plus in Stonewall, the Lions Community Centre, 5 Keith Cosens Drive. We play at 7:30pm, so try to arrive shortly after 7:00pm.
Stonewall is a 30 minute drive from Westwood, at the most. Doug has kindly provided us detailed directions which have been posted below, and here is a Google Map link, although Stonewall doesn't have any street names.

There are two ways to Stonewall. From the west edge of the city take the perimeter north, turn left at the light on to Hwy #6, then go about � mile and take the first on the right which is #236. Go straight north for sixteen clicks and as you are approaching Stonewall, turn left at the first intersection with street lights on to #67 (green signpost 'Warren") then take the first on the right (signposted 'Stonewall') which is Fifth St. W. At the stop sign go straight, then take the first left on to Keith Cosens Drive and you're there. If you cross the railway track you have gone too far.

The alternative is to go north on Hwy 90 which turns into Hwy #7. Go past the Stony Mountain pen then turn left at the traffic lights on to #67. As you enter Stonewall go straight, don't follow #67. Turn left at the third stop sign. At the next stop sign go straight, cross the railway track and make an immediate right which is Keith Cosens Drive and you're there.

Remembrance Day

Our annual Remembrance Day concerts are coming up soon and this year we'll be putting on 2 performances again. November 11th we're doing our traditional performance at ANAF 283, and the Thursday before we will be performing at the Rockwood Legion.

Thursday November 8th, Rockwood Legion - 7:30PM
341 Wilton St, near Grant Ave by the Grant Park Shopping Centre
Google Map to Rockwood Legion

Sunday November 11th, ANAF 283 - 2:15PM
3584 Portage Ave.
Google Map to ANAF 283

Band Members: Remember to bring your stands and music, dress will be black & whites and poppies if you have them.

Festival of Trees and Lights

We will be playing at the Festival of Trees and Lights at the Assiniboine Park Conservatory on Thursday November 29th at 7:30, so be there for 7PM.

Xmax Bus Trip

Our annual Xmas Bus Trip this year will take place on Saturday December 8th. The bus leaves at 10AM and returns around 11PM. Full times and details will be confirmed later.

2006-2007

Year End Concert at The Forks - June 2nd & 3rd, 2007

Westwood's annual year end concert from the outdoor skating rink at the Forks Market will take place on the 2nd and 3rd of June. This year we have seven bands performing over two afternoons of music. The schedule of each performance is below.

Saturday June 2nd
12:45pm: German Club Band
1:50pm: Westwood Community Band
2:40pm: ANAF 283 Pipe Band
2:55pm: Pinawa Stage Band
3:45pm: ANAF 283 Pipe Band
4:00pm: Northwinds Community Band

Sunday June 3rd
1:15pm: Ft. Rouge Legion 252 Band
2:25pm: Rupertsland Brass Band
3:35pm: Assiniboine Concert Band