Alberta International Band Festival

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  1. Tootsall

    Tootsall Fortissimo User

    Oct 25, 2003
    Yee HAW!
  2. Happy Canuck

    Happy Canuck Piano User

    Oct 31, 2003
    Toronto, ON Canada
    Ah yes, I remember the year I was in the winning senior band, the Westwinds Gold. Damn that was great playing, and I was only 48 at that time!

    Of course, they'll beat you this year too :wink:
  3. Tootsall

    Tootsall Fortissimo User

    Oct 25, 2003
    Yee HAW!
    Read 'em and weep, Bill! (especially the bold, blue underlined towards the bottom...that was the only year we entered the competition..had to let someone else win for a while :) Taken from our website



    Special Events
    1991 - Canadian Legion Convention and University Festival of Arts
    1993-1996 -Flathead Community Band Exchange - Flathead Montana
    1995 - Guest performers - Rotary International District Convention
    1996 - Opening Ceremonies - Alberta Winter Games
    1997 - Allen Vizzutti, Trumpet virtuoso -
    Guest Soloist 10th Anniversary Concert
    1999 - John Griffiths, Tuba Guest Soloist 2000
    1999 - Mike Sakatch - Guest clinician
    1999 - Medicine Hat Community Band - Silver band invited guests
    1999 - "Copland in the Coulees" a joint project with Rotary and Lions Clubs
    2000 - Opening of Lethbridge City Hall
    2001 - -Regina Lions Band Exchange - Gold band invited guests to Regina
    2001 - Westwinds Music Society clinics
    2001 -"Howard Cable conducts Cable" - a joint concert of Gold Band and the U.of L. Wind Ensemble
    2002 - Premiere of a commissioned original composition by composer Howard Cable, "McIntyre Ranch Country " and Fiat Lux ( a march composed for the University of Lethbridge)
    2002 - first "COMMUNITY BAND DAY" - guest band Regina Lions Adult Band
    2002 - recorded broadcast of concert premiere of McIntyre Ranch Country by CBC FM
    2003 - C.D. recording of works of Dr. Howard Cable with the University of Lethbridge Singers, Erin Thrall (vocalist) officially launched October 17, 2003.
    2003 - Commissioning and premiere of concert band transcription for Euphonium of Concerto del Garda by Elizabeth Raum - soloist Rene van de Vendel


    Music Martinis and More Fundraiser and Silent Auction
    Sand Suds and Samba Fundraiser
    Sponsor - University of Lethbridge Adult Band workshops
    July 1st Celebrations - concerts in the park
    Numerous school concerts in support of school music programs
    Annual Mayor's Annual Christmas Concert
    Annual Spring Concert - for all bands
    Lest We Forget - collaboration with the Royal Canadian Legion
    Concert performances for the Lethbridge Rotary Dragon Boat Festival

    David Squires - 1997 - "Ride the Wind"
    Howard Cable - 2001 - "McIntyre Ranch Country"
    Elizabeth Raum - 2003 - "Concerto Del Garda" (concert band transcription for Euphonium)

    Alberta Provincial Music Festival
    1993 - Gold Band received the following awards after performing in a variety of classes attracting over 120 bands from the Western Provinces and the Northwest U.S.A.
    -Silver Trumpet Award for Outstanding Band in all categories
    - Superior Band Award - Senior Class Grade V
    - Chieftain Development Award
    - Provincial Music Award - Band Grades 4,5 & 6
    - Most Outstanding Band in Provincial Category
    - Sight Reading Award Grades IV & V
    - Cardston Festival Award - Most Outstanding Band at Provincials
    Kiwanis Music Festival
    Each year the Gold and Silver bands have performed for adjudication receiving consistent evaluations in the Excellent and Superior categories. Both bands have performed as selected guest performers at the final "Festival of Stars " performance.

    The Bands have also been recipients of the Lethbridge Herald Band award for best overall band in the Festival over their many years of adjudications.
    2000 Kiwanis Festival
    Silver Band - Selected to perform at Festival of Stars Concert (Lethbridge Herald Concert Band Award)
    2001 - adjudicator Dennis Tuppman
    Silver Band - Superior
    Gold Band - Superior - Lethbridge Herald Concert Band Award
    " of the best community bands in the country..." D. Tuppman,
    Stage Band - Excellent
    2002 Kiwanis Music Festival
    All bands adjudicated "Excellent"


    We do try to stay active! :D
  4. Tootsall

    Tootsall Fortissimo User

    Oct 25, 2003
    Yee HAW!
    Sorry...that last post might have come across a little egotistical. To be perfectly fair I've joined the band since they won all those awards so Bill, you might be exactly right! :) But we'll know more towards the end of February.
  5. Happy Canuck

    Happy Canuck Piano User

    Oct 31, 2003
    Toronto, ON Canada
    Ed, no problem! Good luck in the competition, it's a great time. And of course, you had my old conductor for a while. :roll:

    Darn I miss that band!

  6. Tootsall

    Tootsall Fortissimo User

    Oct 25, 2003
    Yee HAW!
    Our band director received a phone call late Monday to inform him that the Gold Band received two SUPERIOR ratings in the Class V Band category.

    A band that receives two Superior adjudications receives the "Gold Plaque" award at the Tuesday closing event.

    We'll doubtless have more information sometime later today or tomorrow.

    Photos of the bus ride etc. are now up at under the "Calgary Int'l Band Festival" heading.

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