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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