Alberta Band Association

Adult Concert Band Workshop

January 19, 20, 21, 2018  |  Red Deer College Arts Centre

Adult Concert Band

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The Alberta Band Association and Red Deer College are pleased to sponsor the 33rd annual Adult Concert Band Workshop. What better way to spend a weekend in January? We offer two groups to choose from: Intermediate Band (Grade 2/3 music) and Senior Band (Grade 4/5 music).

Registration includes full band rehearsals under the direction of Guest Conductor Taina Lorenz, a welcome reception on Friday evening, and lunch/coffee breaks on Saturday and Sunday.

A final concert will be presented on Sunday. Take advantage of top-notch professional instruction at a reasonable cost and enjoy making music with people from across Alberta!

“I’ve been coming to Red Deer since 1996 and it is the highlight of my winter months.”


If sufficient enrollment is not reached, full refunds are available if the School of Continuing Education cancels a course. If you must withdraw from a course, simply notify us at least 2 business days before the course begins and we will attempt to accommodate you into another course or issue you a refund less a $30 cancellation fee. Registrations cancelled less than 2 business days before the course start date will not be eligible for a refund.

RDC School of Continuing Education

Hotel Accommodation

Hotel accommodations are the responsibility of the individual registrant.

A block of rooms has been set aside for your convenience at the Sandman Hotel 2818 Gaetz Ave, Red Deer [directions] (403-343-7400). These rooms will be held until January 5, 2018. The rate is $109/night plus tax. To receive this special room rate, indicate that you will be attending the Adult Concert Band Workshop.

Holiday Inn Express: 2803 - 50 Avenue, Red Deer [directions] (403-343-2112). These rooms will be held until January 5, 2018. The rate is $109.99/night plus tax for single, double, or quadruple occupancy. The cost includes a hot breakfast.

Schedule of Activities

Friday, January 19, 2018

6:30 – 7 PM Registration – name tag/folder pick up
7 – 9 PM Full Band Rehearsal
9 PM Wine & Cheese Social
–Arts Centre Lobby

Saturday, January 20, 2018

9 – 10:30 AM Full Band Rehearsal
10:30 – 10:45 AM Coffee Break
10:45 AM – 12:30 PM Full Band Rehearsal
12:30 – 1:30 PM Lunch
–provided in College Cafeteria
1:30 – 3:30 PM Full Band Rehearsal
3:30 – 6:30 PM Dinner (on your own)
6:30 – 8:30 PM Full Band Rehearsal

Sunday, January 21, 2018

10 – 11:15 AM Final Rehearsal
12 PM Concert Presentation and CD recording
–Arts Centre Mainstage
Free admission.
Public welcome.
[Please wear concert dress or black pants/white shirts.]

Arts Centre Studio B

Arts Centre Room 158

“Very fantastic weekend: I learned to focus; I became a better player; I met new & old friends!”


Taina Lorenz

Taina Lorenz

Passionate about making music with people, self-proclaimed “band geek” Taina Lorenz is thrilled to be Music Director of the Cosmopolitan Music Society and Conductor of the Monday and Tuesday Bands, and Chamber Music Ensembles. Involved in many areas of the community, Taina also conducts the Edmonton Schoolboys Alumni Band (The Edmonton Seniors Band), is Associate Conductor with Mission Hill Brass Band, and teaches trumpet privately to students of all ages. With her solid experience as both a conductor and trumpeter, including eighteen years of teaching instrumental music with Edmonton Catholic Schools, Taina is sought after as a clinician and guest conductor in Edmonton, around Alberta, and the United States.

A performer for most of her life, Taina has played trumpet in a wide range of ensembles, including wind ensemble, concert band, symphony and pit orchestras, brass bands, jazz bands, and chamber winds, and as a soloist. She has conducted wind ensemble, concert band, brass band, chamber winds, choir, and chamber orchestra.

She has studied advanced conducting with Dr. Angela Schroeder, Wayne Toews, Emily Threinin, Craig Kirchoff, Gary Hill, Gillian MacKay, Jeff Reynolds, and Mallory Thompson.

Her studies on trumpet have been with Fordyce “Duke” Pier, Wendy Grasdahl, and Rick Rangno in Ottawa.

Taina holds a Bachelor of Education in Music Education and a Master of Music in Wind Conducting from the University of Alberta.