The goals of the WCCB are to bring musicians with a wide variety of experience together and share in a creative and enjoyable musical endeavour. We currently have members ranging in age from early 20s to over 80.
The Westshore Community Concert Band is a volunteer community band for the Westshore, giving musicians with three or more years of experience an opportunity to share in a creative and enjoyable musical endeavour, and providing musical support for community events, especially in Colwood, Langford, Metchosin and View Royal.
Due to the latest health restrictions regarding group meetings, the Band will not be rehearsing in January 2022. For updates, please keep an eye on the calendar under “Events & Venues”.
“Reboot 2021” took place Tuesday, October 12th. The faces of the gathered musicians displayed their pleasure at making music together again, even if they did have to sit six feet apart. To begin with, only returning members and persons who had previously contacted the conductor were admitted, and everyone displayed proof of complete vaccination against Covid-19.
After settling in to a nice rehearsal routine, we identified some areas where some new players would help to improve the balance of the band, so if you or any of your friends play the following instruments and are interested in playing with us Tuesday evenings, let us know:
Clarinets are the violin section of a concert band, so the more the merrier, we have lots of room, including space for a bass clarinet. If you play tenor sax that would help fill our sax section. A pair of trumpets and a pair of horns will help us cover every instrumental part and make for some really exciting sounds. If you want to be part of a fun, friendly and supportive group, come out and join us. If you have at least 3 years of playing experience you might like to attend a rehearsal to see how well you would fit into the group. All the current Covid protocols apply.
Group playing for the Red Kettle at Walmart, December 21, 2021
photo by David Warner
How to join us
Membership Application forms may be obtained from General Info under the Members tab. There is also a Health and Safety Protocol document to be completed. See the information letter that contains more details about changes from previous seasons.
Players must provide their own music stands. Wind and brass players must bring small towels and any other material necessary to capture and contain condensation from their instruments.