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Past Performances 2010 - 2013

Stonewall Sprint Concert

In concert with the Stonewall Collegiate Institute Jazz Band directed by Don Horbas we will be playing on Thursday May 30th at 7pm at Quarry Park, Sunova Auditorium Heritage Arts Centre. All proceeds will go to the SCI Band and the South Interlake Fifty-Five Plus Inc. (Google Map).

Forks Concert

Our 2-day year end concert is coming up soon once again. This year we will be playing on Sunday June 2nd. Additional information will be forthcoming.

Golden West Centennial Lodge

Thursday Feb 21st, 2013 @ 7:15pm. Golden West Centennial Lodge at 811 School Road (north of Ness).

Shaftsbury Park Retirement Residence

Thursday Mar 14th, 2013 @ 7:00pm. 905 Shaftesbury (Enter from Litchfield, park on Park Place).

MBA Mass Band Concert

Sunday Apr 21st, 2013 @ 2:00pm, Pinawa Secondary School (From Hwy 211, turn right on Vanier)
A bus has been rented to transport us to Pinawa, details TBA.

Christmas Concerts

The Christmas season is here and the Westwood Community Band will be playing 3 concerts this year. The first on December 6th is a benefit to raise money to build classrooms in Africa (Tickets are $10). The second on December 9th is a Lupus Benefit concert (Tickets are $10). And the third is on December 13th just to bring some Christmas Cheer. Details are below:

December 6th at 7:30pm

United Church in Meadowood, 1111 Dakota Street (10 blocks south of St. Vital shopping centre). Dress is RED shirts.

December 9th at 3:00pm

Lutheran Church of the Cross, 560 Arlington St. Dress is WHITE shirts (or christmasy) and accessorize!

December 13th at 7:00pm

Sturgeon Creek Retirement Residence, 10 Hallonquist Drive. West side of sturgeon rd, opposite the Grace Hospital.

Manitoba Seniors Band Festival - Westwood Performances

On October 25th 2012, the Westwood Community Band took part in the Manitoba Seniors Band Festival at the Westminster United Church. The following links go to the video recordings of 3 of the pieces we performed that evening.

The Blue and the Gray
Salute to Broadway

Thursday Rehearsal Location Change! (Oct 4th)

Warning that the location of rehearsal location on Thursday Oct 4th has been changed... and by quite a bit! We will be at Vincent Massey Collegiate near Pembina and McGillvray. Address as follows:

975 Dowker Ave (One block southeast of Pembina and McGillvray)
Vincent Massey Collegiate
Park on the east side of the school and enter the east doors, band room is straight ahead

Google Map to Vincent Massey Collegiate

Season Kickoff Meet & Greent

Welcome to the new band season! We will be hosting our annual meet and greet social for band members at Anavets Assiniboia Unit #283 (3584 Portage Avenue - In the parking lot of the YMCA/YWCA) on Thursday Oct 11th. Rehearsal will end a little early at 9:15pm and we will all troop down to #283 following practice. Snacks will be provided :).

Rehearsals Start Sept 13th

The 2012/2013 season is quickly approaching and our first rehearsal of the year will be on Thursday Sept 13, at 7:15pm at our new location at John Taylor Collegiate (map below). The easiest way to the band room is to park on the east side parking lot and enter through the east doors.

Thursday Evenings, 7:15 to 9:30 p.m.

The Band Room
John Taylor Collegiate
470 Hamilton Ave, St.James Assiniboia

Google Map to John Taylor Collegiate

Photos from the 2011/2012 Season

We've added photographs from our 2011 "An Old Fashioned Christmas Concert" and from the 2012 Benefit for the Canadian Mental Health Association that took place at the Westminster United Church. You can find the photos either from the links below, or the "Photos" link on the menu on the left.

2012 Benefit for the Canadian Mental Health Association

2011 An Old Fashioned Christmas Concert

Spring Concert - Benefit for the Canadian Mental Health Association

Thursday May 24, 7:30 pm

The concert takes place at Westminster United Church at the corner of Westminster and Maryland, and all proceeds go to the CMHA Manitoba Division. Tickets are $10.00 and can be bought at the door, or call 953-2351 to reserve tickets, or purchase in person from a band member.

Golden West Centennial Lodge Concert

Thursday March 8, 7:00 pm

We play at Golden West Centennial Lodge at 811 School Road. This is on the northeast corner of Ness Ave. and School Road. Enter through the main doors and then turn right to the dining area.

Set up at 6:30 pm for a 7:00 pm start.

Lions Manor Concert

Thursday March 22, 7:00 pm

We play at Lions Manor on 320 Sherbrooke St., on the northwest corner of Sherbrooke and Portage Ave.

Set up at 6:30 pm for a 7:00 pm start.

Nov 17th, 2011 Newsletter

New Year's Day Concert

We have a Westwood Community Band concert on New Years Day from 2:15 - 2:45 pm on the 3rd floor bridge of the Legislature.

You can arrive at 1:45 pm at the front entrance, take the elevator to your right, and go up to the 3rd floor, and go down to the warm-up Room 334.

Please bring your music and stands. Dress is our red shirts and black pants.

You can park anywhere around the Legislature, I am told.

Here is the playlist:

  • Christmas Recollections
  • White Christmas
  • Sleigh Ride C25
  • American Patrol
  • Charlie Brown Christmas
  • Winter Wonderland
  • Country Christmas
  • A Fresh Aire Christmas
  • Beguine Festival (only if needed)
  • Aces Of The Air (only if needed) For percussion/roadie people:
    You can enter at the west side downstairs ramp anytime after 1 pm. There will be a couple of dollies for carrying equipment. The only operational elevator is the one to your left in the vicinity of the front entrance.

    Remembrance Day Concert

    Our Remembrance Day concert will be on November 11th with downbeat at 2:00pm so please be there by 1:30pm if possible. We will be at the ANAF 283 Legion at 3584 Portage Ave (South side, 1 block west of Bedson St, right next to the YM/YWCA). Please use the western-most doors to enter the side hall to set up. Don't forget your music and stands. Dress will be Red Westwood Shirts and Black Pants.

    An Old Fashioned Winnipeg Christmas

    The Westwood Community Band would like to welcome you all to an "Old Fashioned Winnipeg Christmas Concert" under the direction of Owen Clark. Tickets are $10 at the door, and are also available through one of the band members. All proceeds go to Trinity Place.

    The concert is sponsored by Clark Productions Ltd., Greg Gardner, Lutheran Church of the Cross, and CJNU Nostalgia Radio.

    Date/Time: Dec 4th, 3:00pm
    Location: Lutheran Church of the Cross
    560 Arlington St
    Facebook Event Link
    Full sized poster

    2011 Westwood Meet & Greet

    Our annual meet and greet will be taking place after rehearsal this Thursday October 6th at about 9:30PM. We will be at the ANAF 283 Legion at 3584 Portage Ave (South side, 1 block west of Bedson St, right next to the YM/YWCA). Snacks will be provided and drinks can be purchased there.

    The Forks Year End Concert

    Sunday June 5th @ 2:30 PM
    Our year end concert is here and we will be playing under the skating rink tent between the Forks main building and Johnson Terminal. There will be two afternoons of music with bands from around the city and Pinawa from 1pm until 5pm both Saturday and Sunday so please come out to watch if you are able and enjoy the music. The schedule is below.

    Dress: Westwood red t-shirts and black pants
    Be prepared for windy weather - bring wind clips, acetate sheets, or even clothes pins.
    And don't forget your stands - the sturdier the better (and your music)!
    Parking is in the multi-story Parkade. Heavy/awkward equipment can be dropped off at the site before you park your vehicles.



    Scandinavian Cultural Centre

    764 Erin St.
    Thursday May 12 @ 7:30 PM

    Pinawa Community Band Festival

    Pinawa Community Centre Auditorium
    Sunday April 10th at 2:00 PM

    Concert at Bluebird Lodge Seniors' Residence

    97 Keewatin St.
    Thursday March 17 at 7:30 PM

    Rehearsals Resume January 6th

    We hope everyone has had a wonderful holiday break! Rehearsals resume this Thursday January 6th at the usual time and place, 7:15PM in the Linoln School band room.

    Rehearsal Location Changed for Dec 2

    Reminder! Our rehearsal on Dec 2 has been changed to Sturgeon Heights school at 3665 Ness Ave, a few blocks west of Moray St. THe band room is in the northwest corner of the school so please go to the west side parking lot, and enter either at the band room entrance at the northwest corner, or at the main west entrance. Start time is the usual 7:15PM.

    Remembrance Day Concert - ANAF 283

    November 11th at ANAF 283 which is located at 3584 Portage Ave, and we will playing close to 2:15 PM... probably. Please arrive at 1:45 if you can, because of the length of the day and other performers that will be playing we are never sure when precisely we will be on. Dress is red Westwood shirts, black pants, and a poppy if you have one and don't forget your music, your stand, and your instrument!

    Playlist is the same as Rockwood as follows:
    March Of The Irish Guard
    1st Suite Mvmnt. 3 (March)
    Loch Lomond
    Heart of Oak
    PPCLI March
    RAF March Past
    West Side Story
    James Bond Suite (2nd then 1st mvmnt.)
    Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy
    Liberty Bell
    Encore: Just A Closer Walk With Thee
    Extras: White Cliffs of Dover, Keep The Home Fires Burning, It's A Long Way.../Pack Up Your Troubles.

    Rockwood ANAF - Remembrance Day Warmup

    Our next concert will be at Rockwood Legion on Thursday, November 4th at 7:30 PM. Please arrive half an hour early for setup. The address is 341 Wilton Street near Grant Park (Google Map)

    Stony Mountain Concert

    Our first concert of the year is at Stony Mountain United Church. It is a joint concert with the Stonewall Collegiate Jazz Band and we will be on first at 7:30PM, so please arrive at 7:00PM. The church is on Main Street in Stony Mountain, for a quick map go here (Google Map). If you prefer Doug's entertaining commentary, here is an excerpt from the newsletter directions:

    O.K., O.K. so some of you have a well-trodden, albeit chauffered, path to Stony Mountain. For the rest... take Highway 7 north from the perimeter. When you are level with the pen, turn right for 'Stony Mountain'. Cross the railway track and take the first left, Old #7. At 500m, turn right down the side of the pen property. This will be School Road. At 500m, turn left on Main Street (not sign-posted). This is a test of initiative. It's when you have the Anglican Church on your right, turn left. That church looks right down Main Street. The United is just along a bit on your right. Can't miss it. Stony Mountain is well churched. The good folks there have a choice of United, Anglican or Catholic. Wot, no mosque? Myrna?

    Other important details, bring your music, stands, black & reds, and a stand light if you have it. After the concert we are invited downstairs for refreshments and a meet & greet, so please come and get to know your band mates. Lastly, if you are bringing friends and family the gate is $10 (band members excluded).

    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.

    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!)


    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.


    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