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In June, string quartets from the Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra will travel throughout southern Alberta to bring music to over 1,000 students in rural areas. Made possible through the generous support of Cenovus Energy, the tour will introduce youth to expressive orchestral repertoire in an educational setting that makes classical music fun and approachable.

The Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra will be in Redcliff and Ralston on Friday, June 17, for all to come and see. The performance schedule is as follows:

Margaret Wooding School, Redcliff (elementary)
10:30am – 11:20am
Address: 401, 8 Avenue SE

Ralston School (kindergarten – grade 9)
12:45pm – 1:30pm
Address: 17 Dugway Road, Ralston

Come check it out!

The United Conservatory of Music is the first musical destination for many, if not all, musicians in Medicine Hat and surrounding area. The Conservatory, or “UCOM”, as it is commonly called, started up in 1972 with only 25 students in its mix and 37 years later with hundreds of students, it is going stronger than ever.

The comfortable atmosphere is accentuated by the knowledgeable and friendly staff who generally greet you within minutes of entering the doorway. It is not uncommon to open the door and immediately hear guitar riffs filling the air.

The walls are lined with a wide array of products and brands, including Gibson, Ibanez, Tama, Sabian, Zildjian, and much more. The prices are usually the best you can find in town for brand name products.

I am no stranger to the drum section of the Conservatory, going there most often for new drum skins, sticks and the occasional piece of hardware. I am sure my face is not an uncommon one to see there after years of occasional visits.

The United Conservatory of Music is located in downtown Medicine Hat at #560 – 4th Street SE.

Here’s an interesting article I found in the paper today. The Elkwater Lake Lodge is looking for musicians who would be interested in playing in their lounge and restaurant on Saturdays, during the evenings. Get this, and in exchange they are giving the performer(s) free room and board for that night as well as a Sunday brunch. I guess it could be beneficial for those people who have nothing better to do but pack up for the weekend and drive down to Cypress Hills and play a free gig. I guess it’s also pretty good for performers or bands looking to start out somewhere… anywhere.

If interested, contact Joanne Selwood at 403-528-9191 or by email at



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