The Adult Bands of the
Red Deer Community Band Society
Did you put your kids through band and now it’s your turn?
are your kids in school band and you want to learn along with them?
have you just always wanted to play in a band but never had the opportunity?
Well . . . .
maybe Community Band is for you!
Join the other 100 adults in our community who have become members of our bands. (Believe it or not, community bands have been a continuous presence in Red Deer for the past 105 years!!)
Red Deer's adult community concert bands are about to start up for the year and we have a band for everyone! Study after study has pointed to the personal benefits of active involvement in one of the fine or performing arts.
Make it a personal goal to further round out your life by joining one of the community bands in Red Deer – and have a blast doing it!
Community band is about making great music in a relaxed, non-threatening and fun atmosphere. If you’re not sure which band will suit you best, try a couple of bands out for a few weeks. There are no auditions or try-outs for our adult bands – you just play where you’re most comfortable!
For more information on any of these groups, please call Michael Mann, Director of Bands for the Red Deer Community Band Society, at 346-3911 (evenings and weekends).
All out for Band, and bring - or meet - a friend!!
For “never evers” and “long, long agos”:
The Introductory/Novice Band is for the adult beginner who has little or no experience on a brass, woodwind, or percussion instrument. We can assist with instrument selection and with advice on acquiring an instrument.
Lil Traquair (Phone: 403.342.0601) For the adult with little or no band experience, including those who played “years and years ago.” We will assist with instrument selection and with advice on acquiring an
instrument. Meets Mondays (beginning Mid-Sept.) at Hunting Hills
High School (150 Lockwood Avenue) 7 - 8:30 PM
For those experienced players interested in Jazz:
The “Jazz Explosion” Big Band is for those musicians with three or more years of experience who are interested in performing swing, jazz-rock, funk, and Latin style jazz. This group consists of trombones, saxophones, trumpets, piano, drum set, electric bass, and guitar.
Tim Brehaut, Director (Phone: 403.346.9884). For the medium to advanced player interested in performing traditional and contemporary big band jazz. Meets Wednesdays (Mid-Sept.) at Ecole Camille J. Lerouqe School (5530 - 42A Ave.) 7-9 PM.
For intermediate players:
The Tuesday Night Band is for the developing player with one or two years of experience, or for the somewhat more experienced musician who has just dusted off the old horn and is trying to get up to speed again.
Greg Wheeler, Director (Phone: 403.346.5868). For the intermediate or developing player with approximately 2 years experience. Meets Tuesdays (beginning Sept. 17) at Hunting Hills High School (150 Lockwood Avenue) 7-9 PM
For more experienced players:
For players from 3 to 50 years of experience, the Monday Night Band is the flagship group in the Red Deer Community Band Society. Monday Night is a traditional concert band performing music at levels 3 and 4, or about the level of most high school bands. Many members of this group got their start in school bands and have later decided to get involved in band once again.
Glen Traquair, Director (Phone: 403.342.0601). The experienced adult player with 3 or more years of experience. Meets Mondays (beginning Sept. 16) at Notre Dame High School (#50 Lees Street), 7-9 PM