foothillsmusicsociety courtesyofthemThe Foothills Music Society puts on their end-of-season concert this weekend at Holy Trinity Academy in Okotoks. (Photo courtesy of Foothills Music Society)

It's a concert that will take you on a globetrotting musical voyage.

The Foothills Music Society is putting on their annual spring concert this weekend at Holy Trinity Academy in Okotoks.

"This year, the theme for the concert band is 'around the world,'" said Lee Spicer, percussionist. "We are going to play quite a variety of songs: Some Canadian folk songs. Something from Africa. A very ambitious piece called Norwegian Rhapsody that has been a challenge to learn, and we're just happy to play it. One Italian piece ... We have quite a number of pieces from all over the place."

The concert goes on this Sunday, Apr. 13 at 2:30 p.m. at the St. Raphael Theatre at Holy Trinity Academy in Okotoks. Spectators are welcome and admission can be paid by making a donation to the Okotoks Food Bank.

The society has two different bands set to hit the stage. Some of their 40-to-50 members play in both.

"The concert band plays first; then we have a little bit of a break with some treats and refreshments and then we're back with the jazz band right after that," said Spice.

The Foothills Music Society brings together all sorts of musicians, of varying expertise, from around the region.

"We have people from from Turner Valley, Black Diamond, Okotoks, High River and a few from Calgary," said Spice. "There is really nothing like it, to have this diverse group come together and do something creative ... Hopefully, we can share that with the community."

Spice, who has played with the group for seven years, said it's a very rewarding experience.

"When you're in the band, nobody asks what your day job isyou're just there," said Spice. "And, together, you create something that is marvelous and beautiful. We have folks that are all different levels of playing. We have folks who are experts and folks who are newcomers to their instrument. Altogether, we can still make it work."

The Foothills Music Society caps off their season with this weekend's concert and picks back up in September.

For more information on this weekend's concert, go to the Foothills Music Society Facebook page.

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