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Interested in Joining?

Foothills Concert Band is a band with over four decades of tradition in Calgary of community service, excellent musicianship, and a variety of musical experiences. We play everything from marches to jazz to the finest symphonic band repertoire. Players with “medium” or “medium-advanced” technical skills fit well in our group. (For a peek at what we are playing this year, check out the repertoire list.) We strive to keep a small-band feel to the ensemble — no matter if we are a band of 30 or 40 or 50 players, we want to keep it friendly and enjoyable for everyone. We are here to play music (and lots of it!) and play it as musically as we can!

Our musical season starts a week after Labour Day in September and ends in late June (usually the Sunday after Father’s Day).

How do I join?

Joining Foothills Concert Band is simple! There is no pressure up front, as we do not require a formal audition. Our philosophy is one of self-auditioning, where the prospective member determines whether they are capable of the level of repertoire the band plays. Once you have decided to try us out, the first step is to come to a rehearsal. Upcoming rehearsals are listed on our schedule. You may attend up to three rehearsals at no charge before deciding whether Foothills Concert Band is for you.

When can I join?

The best time of year to join is in September, as we welcome prospective members in all sections at that time of year. Once the general size and membership of the band is set for the year (usually after Thanksgiving in mid-October), we may establish numerical limits in some sections to preserve the musical integrity of the group.

If you are reading this in the middle of our season, we still encourage you to contact us and/or attend a rehearsal, as you may be able to join right away.

Where and when do you rehearse?

Foothills Concert Band rehearses Monday nights at 7:30 p.m. from September to June each year. We rehearse at the Calgary French & International School, located at 700 77th Street SW Calgary, AB. Just check our rehearsal schedule to confirm upcoming rehearsals.

What are the membership dues?

Members who join in the Fall pay dues in two installments: in September and in January. (Talk to our Treasurer if you need to arrange a different payment plan.) In 2017-18, the September installment is $150 and the January installment is $100, for a total of $250. For new members joining later in the season, dues are pro-rated. Dues are reviewed each year by the Executive and are subject to change.

I have a question that is not answered on this website

Just write us an e-mail message A member of the executive will get back to you promptly.

We hope you will find Foothills Concert Band to be an enjoyable music-making environment!