Senior Tour – May 11th-14th – Edmonton

Senior Band Tour and Band Tour

May 11th-14th                   Full letter and registration —->   Tour 2017 letter

Dear Senior Concert Band Parents & Students,

The East and West Senior Ensembles will again join forces to tour to Edmonton. The trip will include working with first class clinicians in Edmonton, School Performances and watching the Edmonton Symphony Orchestra with the famed young and exciting Violin Soloist Simone Porter.

We will also be taking educational trips to the Edmonton Science center, Planetarium and also a special hands on look into our Heritage and Canadian history, taking part in the ‘Fur Trade Challenge’ at Fort Edmonton.

There are three different price points for tour based on whether students want to take part in special activities in West Edmonton Mall. We have two allotted times for activities inside the Mall. Students can choose or decide to opt out from the three choices.

Students will be staying in West Edmonton Mall for three nights, leaving Thursday May 11th Morning and returning Sunday May 14th.

This is a fantastic opportunity and learning experience for all students and for the program and we want to do everything we can to ensure that everyone attends and we put on the best possible performance we are capable of.  Please find payment plans attached.

It is however important that we know final numbers before the Easter break to confirm with Hotels and events. Please contact Mr. Streisel, Ms. Wist or Mr. Martin to confirm attendance or if you have any questions.

Thank you again for your patience and support, 

Will Martin                                              Andra Wist                                                   Adam Streisel

Band Director PSSD East                   Band Director PSSD East/West           Band Director PSSD West Will.martin@spiritsd.ca                    Andra.wist@spiritsd.ca                           Adam.streisel@spiritsd.ca

Tel: 306 281 9930                                                                                                           Tel: 306 262 2326

Tentative Schedule                                                                       May 11th– 14th

 

Wednesday 10th May:                      East and West Senior Joint Division Rehearsal Allan 1pm-4pm

Thursday May 11th :

        AM:                                                                         PM:

9:00am Leave Clavet                                                 12:00pm Arrive at Lloydminster – Lunch and Concert Set up

 1:00pm Concert at Lloydminster

  2:00pm Pack up and Depart for Edmonton

  5:00pm Arrive at Hotel

  6:00pm Supper

  7:00pm Evening Activity

Friday May 12th:

AM:                                                                         PM:

8:00am Breakfast                                                           1pm – Science center (Planetarium)

9:00am Mall Activity #1                                            5pm Early Supper

12pm Lunch                                                                7:30pm Edmonton Symphony Concert

 

Saturday May 13th:

         AM:                                                                        PM:

7:30am Breakfast                                                          12:00pm Lunch

8:30am Depart for Fort Edmonton                        1:00pm Mall Activity #2

9:15am – Fort Edmonton                                        6:00pm Supper

  7:30pm Evening activity – Cinema (Imax)

Sunday May 14th:

          AM:                                                                     PM:

8:00am Breakfast                                                12:00pm Lunch in Lloydminster/Journal Presentations

9:00am Depart for home                                   4:00pm Return Home to Clavet

STUDENT TOUR COST

Travel Cost

  1.  $ 350.00 (Two Activities)      2. $322 (One activity)      3. $293 (No West Ed Activity)

There are three choices of activity pass:

1 – World Water park        2 – Galaxyland amusement park    3 – 2 Mini Activities

Mini Activities (Choice of 2)

            Marine Life         Ed’s Rec Room         Dragons Tale Blacklight Mini-Golf        Professor Wem’s Mini-Golf

Deposit of 100.00 due April 12, 2017

Final Payment due May 3rd, 2017

**includes bus, accommodations, activities & all meals **

** Cheques made out to Band Parents Association*

Senior Band – Resonate Student Music Conference – April 7th

Senior Band – Resonate Music Conference – Friday, April 7th 2017

We are excited to offer a band inclusive day at the PSSD Resonate music conference this year! The band students will get a chance to work with a number of great band clinicians including Dr. Larry Livingston, Chris Crockarell, and Chris Brooks (more clinicians and info can be found here: http://blogs.spiritsd.ca/worman/guest-clinicians/).   This is Inot an overnight retreat any more. Just a day retreat.

  • Location: Beaver Creek Salvation Army Camp
  • Time: 8:30AM-3:00PM
  • What to bring:
    • Water bottle
    • Indoor shoes or slippers
    • Headphones
    • Musical Instrument, music, and pencil
    • Money (optional) – Retail vendors will be on site offering special pricing for music supplies and products. Some vendors will be able to do interact or credit, others will be cash only.
  • Other:
    • Lunch is provided
    • Please dress for the weather
  • Bus Schedule (Clavet – Beaver Creek)

Students need to meet at 7:45AM at Clavet School (Dundurn/Hanley/SCP can travel direct if they wish – please let your teacher know)

Depart: 7:45AM         Return: 3:40PM(ish)

Please let me know if you have any questions or concerns. You can contact me by email (will.martin@spiritsd.ca) or by phone (306-281-9930).

Optimist Festival – Intermediate and Senior Recap

Congratulations to all Intermediate/Senior students from PSSD East and West who took part in the Regina Optimist Festival this past Thursday and Friday. Both groups played really well and got a silver recommendation from the adjudicators.

The Intermediates and Seniors both got to work with outstanding Clinicians in Frank Tracz and Gillian MacKay

Please find below the Adjudicators reports: (recordings coming soon)

Senior Adjudicator Comments:

Intermediate Adjudicator Comments: 

 

Seniors have left Regina

UPDATE: 6:25 – We have dropped off in Dundurn and are enroute to Clavet. ETA 6:45

5:58 – We are running 20 minutes behind. Just at Kenaston.

It is 4:26 and we are approaching Lumsden

Watch this space for updates.

Intermediate Notes for Tomorrow

The Intermediate Regina Trip is upon us.

Just a few further reminders:

  • Students need food for lunch and supper as we will be back late in the evening
  • Students should dress casual for the morning/Laser tag – all students will get changed into concert dress at the concert hall.
  • There will be travel updates on the blogsite for our return time
  • Concert Polo Shirts are provided but students must have concert pants/long skirt and black shoes/socks.
  • Mr. Martin can be contacted at 306-281-9930

Look forward to seeing everyone in the morning!

Optimist Festival Reminders – Chaperones wanted.

Hello,

Hoping everyone had a great weekend. Optimist Festival in Regina is this coming Thursday (Intermediate Band) and Friday (Senior Band).

Please make sure permission slips have been handed in by this Wednesdays division band rehearsal (see previous posts for permission slips)

All band fees must be paid to take part in Laser Tag (included in the band fee) please see the attached form: Band-fees-form-2016-17

We also require Parent Chaperones for both Thursday and Friday if anyone is available/interested please contact Mr. Martin  –  will.martin@spiritsd.ca

 

Senior Division Band – Regina Optimist Festival, Friday March 24th

Dear Senior Division Band Students, Parents and Guardians,

Please see the attached letter and return the permission form to Mr. Martin/Ms. Ward ASAP.

Optimist Seniors Permission Form

The annual Regina Optimist Festival is again upon us and the Prairie Spirit East Senior Winds will be combining with our West Band, travelling down to take part in the prestigious festival on Friday March 24th. All students will also be taking part in Laser Tag which is paid for with the student band fee (see attached if band fees have not been paid)

Students will be bussed to Regina and returned back from two pick up points:

  Leaving:               Returning

       Clavet School:                 7:00am                6:30pm

Dundurn School              7:30am                6:00pm

  • Aberdeen, Allan, Clavet and Colonsay students will need to meet at Clavet
  • SCP, Hanley and Dundurn Students will meet in Dundurn
  • Where: Conexus Arts Centre, Regina
  • When: Friday March 24th performing at 2:45pm
  • What to Bring: Packed lunch, Snack for return ride, Instruments, Music, Uniform, Pencil, Homework for the bus
  • Uniform: Black Pants, long Skirt, White Shirts, Black Dress Shoes, Black Socks. Vests/ties will be given out.

Schedule:

Senior Winds (East)

Friday, March 24th Senior Performance 2:45pm

  • 7:00am Pick up in Clavet Intermediate
  • 7:30am Pick up at Dundurn Gas station
  • 9:40am – arrive at Lazer Tag
  • 10am -11:30am – Laser tag – Dress appropriately
  • 11:40am – Move to Festival
  • 12:00pm – Lunch Concert (University of Regina Winds)
  • 1:00pm – Lunch/Listen to other performances
  • 1:45pm Warm up
  • 2:45pm – Performance
  • 3:00pm – Clinic
  • 3:45pm – Return Home
  • 6:00pm – Drop off Dundurn
  • 6:30pm – Drop off Clavet

Performance Pieces

Flourish for Wind Band…………….Ralph.Vaughan Williams

Resplendent Light……………………Tyler. S. Grant

Intermediate Division Band – Optimist Festival, Regina Performance – March 23rd

Dear Intermediate Division Band Students, Parents and Guardians,

Please see the attached letter and return permission slip ASAP to Mr.Martin/Ms. Wist:   Optimist intermediates 17

The annual Regina Optimist Festival is again upon us and the Prairie Spirit East Intermediate Winds will be combining with our West Band, travelling down to take part in the prestigious festival on Thursday March 23rd. All students will also be taking part in Laser Tag which is paid for with the student band fee (see attached if band fees have not been paid)

Students will be bussed to Regina and returned back from two pick up points:

  Leaving:               Returning

       Clavet School:                 7:45am                 8:45pm

Dundurn School              8:15am                  8:15pm

  • Aberdeen, Allan, Clavet and Colonsay students will need to meet at Clavet
  • SCP, Hanley and Dundurn Students will meet in Dundurn

 

  • Where: Conexus Arts Centre, Regina
  • When: Thursday, March 23rd performing at 4:45pm
  • What to Bring: Packed lunch, Snack for return ride, Instruments, Music, Uniform, Pencil, Homework for the bus
  • Uniform: Black Pants, long Skirt, PSSD East Intermediate Band Polo Shirts, Black Dress Shoes, Black Socks. (Polo shirts will be given out to those that need one)

 

Schedule:

Intermediate Winds (East)

Thursday, March 23rd Juniors/Intermediate, Performance 4:45pm

  • 7:45am Pick up in Clavet
  • 8:15am -9:30am rehearsal and performance at Dundurn School with West Band
  • 9:45am – depart to Regina
  • 12:30pm arrive at Lazer Tag – eat lunch
  • 1pm -3pm – Laser tag – Dress appropriately
  • 3pm – Move to Festival
  • 3:45pm – Warm up
  • 4:45pm – Performance
  • 5:00pm – Clinic
  • 5:45pm – Return Home
  • 8:15pm – Drop off Dundurn
  • 8:45pm – Drop off Clavet

Performance Pieces

Tell Tale Heart………………Michael Story

Of Gentle Spirit……………..William Owens

Welcome Back!

I hope everyone had a great February break. Here is a quick update with more to follow.

Upcoming Events to Easter:

  • March 8th – Allan Division Rehearsal      
  • March 22nd – Allan Division Rehearsal (with West Band students to rehearse for Festival)
  • March 23rd – Intermediate Band perform at Optimist Festival
  • March 24th – Senior Winds Perform at Optimist Festival
  • April 4th-7th – No Classes – Resonate Student Music Conference and Teacher PD Day. 
  • April 7th/8th – Senior Band Resonate Workshops and overnight retreat – Beaver Creek

News

  • Senior Tour details to be released very soon. The East and West Senior bands will again combine to travel to perform in and around Edmonton from May 11th-14th.
  • For any students looking for a concert to review or watch Mr. Streisel, Ms. Wist and Mr. Martin will all be involved in the Saskatoon Brass Band concert: ‘Fusion’ at Grace Westminster United Church this coming Sunday March 5th. The concert starts at 2:30pm and it is admission by donation.