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joe is playing with the Bastion band trio in November

Dear Friends of the Bastion Band Trio,

The BBs Trio had a busy week and we hope you can join us for at least one show, if not more. Here are our dates:

Thursday, November 12, 2020

7-9 pm in Sidney at:

Mary’s Bleue Moon Restaurant

9535 Canora Rd
Sidney, BC, V8L-1P3

250-655-4450

Mary’s has new owners, a revamped menu, lots of parking, and is a lovely spot to catch the band. 


Friday, November 13, 2020

6-8 pm in Oak Bay at:

The Oaks Restaurant 

2250 Oak Bay Avenue
Victoria BC V8R 1G4

tel. 250.590.3155

Most of you have seen us at the Oaks and know of its fine food and pleasant atmosphere. Please come along and take in the band and the great food.


Sunday, November 15, 2020

2-5 pm in Victoria at:

The Tug Eatery

407 Swift Street, Victoria, Canada, V8W1S2

Tel: 250-385-4616

The Tug is a great place to dine and listen to live music. It has a grand piano, a stage, and a huge patio, that recently has had a huge tent installed (with heaters), which overlooks the Inner Harbour, It’s between the new bridge and the Canoe Club. Parking on the street is $1:00 per hour, or if you don’t mind walking a couple of blocks, it’s free.

There is lots or room for social distancing at all of the above and the staff and band are taking the necessary precautions. The band will been playing using the BC Government’s latest guidelines – without any amplification and the appropriate distance from the closest tables.

The band will be Joe Hatherill – clarinet, and myself – piano and vocals, and we have special guest Nick Mintenko (Thursday and Sunday) and our regular bassist Joey Smith (Friday) – both play standup bass. 

Settle into November with some LIVE Music

Please join us.

“Their ensemble (Bastion Band) is marvellous and achieved with very few obvious signals, as one would expect from a group that has been together for almost three decades.”

Deryk Barker, Music In Victoria


Now you can sign up in the Oak Bay–Active Living Guide for flutes and clarinet classes with joe at the Monterey Centre

FLUTES AND CLARINETS 19 YRS+
We will make balanced ensembles of mixed instruments.
The emphasis will be on good practice of private and performance skills. Joe is a busy member of the musical community and his qualifications include: an Adult Teacher’s Certificate from the City and Guilds, a Certificate of Teaching from the Associated Board of the Royal Schools of Music, and admission to the British Columbia Registered Music Teachers Association. All levels welcome. Handouts provided. Please bring your own instrument.
Monterey Recreation Centre Joe Hatherill
Sep 24–Oct 29 Th 1:30–3:00pm $108/6 77952
Nov 5–Dec 10 Th 1:30–3:00pm $108/6 77953

Monterey Centre: 250-250-370-7300

Registration: oakbayrec.perfectmind.com

Oak Bay Recreation Music Program – Flutes and Clarinets

Now you can sign up with Joe Hatherill for Adult Recreation Music Programs in the Oak Bay Active Living Guide.

Oak Bay Recreation Active Living Guide listing
Oak Bay Recreation Active Living Guide listing

The program listing on page 54 reads:

‘We will make balanced ensembles of mixed instruments. The emphasis will be on good practice of private and performance skills. Joe is a busy member of the musical community and his qualifications include: an Adult Teachers Certificate from the City and Guilds, a Certificate of Teaching from the Associated Board of the Royal Schools of Music, and being admitted to the British Columbia Registered Music Teachers Association. All levels welcome. Handouts provided. Please bring your own instrument.’

Programs run from
Jan 23-Feb 27 Thu 1-2:30pm R $99/6 64334
Mar 5-Apr 9 Thu 1-2:30pm R $99/6 64335

Studio Calendar 2019-2020

Lessons by appointment on Tuesday, Wednesday,
Friday and Saturday morning

60 minute lesson $54
30 minute lesson $27

Registered Music Teacher’s Student Concerts
Saturday afternoons
Cadboro Bay United Church
2625 Arbutus Road

October 26, November 23, December 14,
February 8, April 4, May 2, June 6

Greater Victoria Performing Arts Festival (GVPAF)
https://www.gvpaf.org/

Resources

Tapestry Music   #3-772 Bay St.  250-590-0752

Russell Books (2nd hand print music) 747 Fort St. 250-361-4447

Long and McQuade  756 Hillside Ave. 250-384-3622

Royal Conservatory of Music (RCM) practical exam session
June 8 to June 27.
Closing date for entry is Tuesday March 3.
(Joe Hatherill teacher number 65171)

Bastion Band with Joe on clarinet
at the Oaks Restaurant 
2250 Oak Bay Ave

Sundays at 5:30pm

September 8, October 6, November 10,
December 8, January 12, February 9,
March 1 or 8, April 5, May 3, June 14

No lessons May 18-25.

Download this pdf calendar for printing:

Studio calendar 2019

UJam Summer Jam Camp

Jul 22 at 8:30 AM – Jul 26 at 5 PM

St. Margaret’s School 
1080 Lucas Avenue, Victoria, British Columbia

U-JAM (Universal Jazz Advocates and Mentors) Society is pleased to announce our second “Jam Camp” to help students of all ages gain instrumental/vocal experience AND to fuel their Jazz performance skills in an environment of Encouragement and Fun.

Students can select from a broad range of daily classes in jazz improve, theory, jazz history, and song writing and perform in a Big Band, Vocal Ensemble, or a Combo, as well as participate in daily jam sessions.

NEW this year is a boarding & meal option available for out of town campers. Evening events, masterclasses, and more jamming!

The camp includes an evening events and student performances, both of which are open to the public. Taking place in the beautiful setting of the St. Margaret’s Private School campus in Victoria BC, the week offers a memorable experience of musicianship and camaraderie.