Red Deer Royals | Novice Band
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Red Deer’s adult community concert bands are active Sept through to May and there’s something for everyone! Study after study has pointed to the personal benefits of active involvement in one of the fine and performing arts. Make it a personal goal to further round out your life by joining one of the community bands in Red Deer! Community band is about making great music in a relaxed, non-threatening and fun atmosphere.


Starts September 16, 2019

Mission & General Information:
For the “never evers” and the “long, long agos.” Focused toward the adult beginner who has little or no experience on a brass, woodwind, or percussion instrument, this band consistently attracts 15 to 30 beginning players year after year over the past decade.

Lillian Traquair. Phone: 403-896-9675

Lil has lived in Red Deer for over thirty years. She has just recently retired from a career specializing in teaching beginning bands for the Red Deer Catholic School system. Lil has also served as band director at G.H. Dawe Community School and founded the band programs at St. Patrick Community School, École La Prairie and École Camille J. LeRouge School. Before moving to Red Deer, Lil taught in Saskatchewan for four years. She holds a Bachelor of Science in Secondary Education-Composite Music Major from the University of North Dakota at Dickinson as well as a Master of Distance Education at Athabasca University.  Lil has always had a love for the community band movement since playing, travelling and competing with the Moose Jaw Lions Community Band as a school age musician. She has directed adult church choir, community musicals and continues to work as a low brass and double reed clinician in Central Alberta.

For more information on any of these groups, please call
Michael Mann, Director of Bands
403-346-3911 (evenings/weekends) or e-mail

Time and Place:
Meets weekly, Monday evenings from 7:00pm to 8:30pm. Location The Kinsmen Fieldhouse.  (110, 2700 67 Street, Red Deer)

All out for Band – and bring a friend! New members are always welcome!

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