The Red Deer Royals Show Band is one of four bands operated by the Red Deer Community Band Society. The Society has been in operation since 1968, and has been incorporated as a charitable society since 1984. We have six part time employees (music instructors and choreographers) and hire additional instructional staff from time to time. We operate the society with an elected volunteer Board of Directors and in addition rely on the labors of countless other volunteers throughout the year.
The Red Deer Community Band Society provides educational and performance opportunities to adults with minimal training as well as to those with considerable training and experience. The Society places a high priority on its youth program through its operation of the Red Deer Royals.
Adult Beginners' Band - Keith Mann, Director
This ensemble, open to adults with little or no musical experience, consists of 20-30 novice adult musicians through a twelve week program operating January through May. This has been the third year for this program and much of the growth of the Society Adult Bands can be attributed to this program.
Tuesday Night Band - R. Dabrusin, Director
Information on the Tuesday night Band Coming Soon
Monday Night Band - Rob Goring, Director
This band has been the "flag-ship" of the adult program since the inception of the Society over twenty-five years ago. Last year's band boasted a membership of 41 musicians who met weekly to rehearse and perform a broad variety of concert band repertoire. Performances included the three Society sponsored concerts, the Kiwanis Music Festival and the Red Deer Nursing Home "Concert Circuit".
Waskasoo Winds - Keith Mann, Director
The Waskasoo Winds is the Society's Wind Ensemble. This band meets annually for a four rehearsal, one performance season and is made up of Red Deer's more experienced musicians. Membership, by invitation only, involves senior adult players, professionals, and band directors from through out the greater Red Deer area. This band performs annually at the Society's Mothers' Day concert, presenting an advanced level of wind repertoire.
Red Deer Royals Show Band - Keith Mann, Director
The Red Deer Royals, with a current membership of 70, involves students aged 13 through 21 in a full season of concert, marching and show band rehearsal and performance. This year's membership includes students from Bashaw to the North, Didsbury to the South, Rocky Mountain House to the West, and Alix to the East.
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Last Modified September. 10, 1997
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