Conservatory of Music & Dance


MHC Community Orchestra [conducted by CHRISTINE BOOTLAND]
The Medicine Hat Community Orchestra was founded in 1999 as a musical, educational and social vehicle. The orchestra plays all styles of music with a heavy emphasis on having fun while learning the basic orchestral skills; counting, phrasing, and listening. Musicians of all levels and ages are welcome to join. The group performs at various functions within the community as the focus is to share our love of music, and there is always a final performance for friends and family at the end of the year.
Registration is now available from September – December, January – April or full year.


Medicine Hat Junior Strings Orchestra
Made possible by the generous donation of the Medicine Hat Symphonic Society, the Junior Strings Orchestra is designed to foster a love of all styles of music from country to classical to popular. Students develop musicianship skills of the highest level that will enrich not only their ensemble playing but also their solo playing. The focus is on listening, rhythm, musical sensitivity, self discipline, leadership and team work through concerts, field trips, guest clinicians, retreats and other fun activities.

The orchestra performs regularly within the community at schools and Christmas specials, year-end recitals and various events throughout Medicine Hat. For many students, this orchestra serves as a preparatory ensemble to the Academy Orchestra and other more advanced large ensembles. Students may join the orchestra at anytime during the year upon approval of the instructor Christine Bootland.

Upcoming Events
Please check this listing regularly for upcoming performances by the students and instructors from MHC's Conservatory of Music & Dance.

Meet our instructor

Christine Bootland, conservatory instructor
Christine Bootland

Meet Christine