|The Cosmopolitan Music Society|
|Address||8426 Gateway Blvd NW T6E 4B4|
The Cosmopolitan Music Society was founded in 1963 by Canadian composer Harry Pinchin. At first the Cosmopolitan Music Society was named the Cosmopolitan Club Concert Band of Edmonton; however, by the mid 1970s the organization had shortened its name to the Cosmopolitan Music Society. Throughout the 1960s and 1970s, the organization held events at a range of venues in Edmonton, Alberta. In 1980, the Cosmopolitan Music Society began rehearsing and hosting events at its permanent location of 8426 Gateway Boulevard in Edmonton.
The Cosmopolitan Music Society's mission is to "give amateur adult musicians and singers the opportunity to learn and perform quality jazz big band, concert band and choral music." As of 2021, the society has three different concert bands that rehearse in their building.
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- For the name "the Cosmopolitan Club Concert Band of Edmonton" in the 1960s, see "A Guide to What's Happening". The Edmonton Journal. November 1, 1968. p. 59.
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