Hello, Hope you are having a great break.
Two very quick important messages
Last chance to get tickets for Blades
Just a last call for anyone that wants tickets to watch the Saskatoon Blades play The Calgary Hitmen on March 9th or wants to play O’Canada on centre ice before the game.
Please contact Melissa Andrade as soon as possible to let her know how many tickets you want as she is picking them up tomorrow. firstname.lastname@example.org
Saskatoon Brass Band: Showcase – Saturday Feb 24th, 7:30pm at Broadway Theatre
For any seniors wanting an opportunity to do their Term 2 concert review or anyone looking for a great concert this weekend, please consider coming out to the Saskatoon Brass Band Showcase concert this Saturday evening.
This concert will showcase every member of the band that helped our division performing for our fundraiser at the start of the year. Also featuring fantastic solos from Ms. Wist (percussion) and Principle Trumpet of the Saskatoon Symphony Orchestra Terry Heckman with Mr. Martin Conducting.
Adults: $20 Students/Seniors: $15
*BUS PICK UP TIMES ALTERED TOMORROW*
We are unfortunately and unexpectedly down a bus driver for tomorrow. As such the pick up times have to be adjusted to combine students to one bus. Please accept our apologies for the earlier start for Clavet. (no Dundurn/Hanley pick up)
New pick up times.
Clavet – 7:50a.m. Drop off 4:00pm
Aberdeen – 8:25a.m. 3:30pm
Any students from other schools attending need to get to one of those pick up spots.
Day 1 was a fantastic success for the students in Grade 7-12 in our school division. Over 400 students worked through a brand new piece and split down to work with guest clinicians, including a fantastic lunchtime performance from a University of Saskatchewan Brass Quintet featuring members of the Saskatoon Symphony.
*Fundraiser Reminder* anyone purchasing Saskatoon Blades tickets please remember to return your fundraising sheet tomorrow. *
The next Band Parents Association Fundraiser due date is coming up next week on Wednesday.
On Friday March 9th the Division Band and any younger students that want to play will be performing O’Canada on centre ice prior to the Blades game against the Calgary Hitmen
This is also a student fundraiser where students sell tickets to the game and receive a proportion of the ticket cost back into their family account.
Full information here: Blades Fundraiser information Blades ticket Order form
Please hand in your ticket forms at Pulse next week.
Please ask Mr. Martin or Ms. Thompson for the parts to O Canada if you need them or use the link below:
O Canada Instrument Parts
Hope everyone is staying warm as the weekend approaches. Just a reminder that next week is the first ever Prairie Pulse Festival at Martensville High School. This is a Prairie Spirit School Division event that will for the first time ever bring all 20 schools that teach instrumental music together for a day of rehearsals, clinics and an informal performance at the end with guest clinicians.
All division band students will attend on Tuesday, Wednesday is optional for grades 5/6 as students will need to leave before and return after regular school hours.
Tuesday Feb 13th – All Division Band Members are attending
- Please see letter here: Pulse Division Band Tues 13th
- Meet at Clavet for 8:30am (Dundurn gas station at 8:00am) returning at 3:30pm
- Bring Packed lunch, instrument, informal/casual dress
Wednesday Feb 14th – Grade 5/6 students have the option of coming. Any interested colonsay/allan/scp students need to meet at Clavet.
- Aberdeen 8:30 depart, 3:30 return
- Hanley 7:40am/4:10 return. Dundurn 8:00am/3:50 Clavet 8:30am/3:30
- Bring Packed Lunch, Instrument, casual dress not smart.
Just a reminder about the performance tomorrow.
- Please be there as close to 12:30pm as you can to start performing at 1pm.
- We are performing at the cafeteria.
- We will have the division polo shirts there.
- Percussion instruments will be there
- Bring your music but we also have extra parts if needed.
Address: 134 Primrose Dr #1, Saskatoon, SK S7K5S6
The Division band is performing for the Opening of the New Safeway store this coming Sunday at 1pm. Students should be at the Lawson Heights Safeway at 12:30pm to set up for a 1pm start, we will be finished by 1:45pm.
- Sunday February 4th at 1pm
- arrive at 12.30 to set up, we will be performing at the cafeteria area in the new store
What to wear:
- Division Uniform. Dress smartly
Music to play:
- Colliding Visions
- In the Court of the King
- Fields of Clover
- Harry Potter
- Somewhere in my memory
- Starburst Fanfare
- Any solo music/duets/small ensemble music people want to perform
For Senior Division Class members please see the attached rehearsal notes for January 17th.
- Please pay band fees if you have not already done so
- The seniors have been asked to play at the opening of the new Safeway store at Lawson Heights from 1-2pm on February 4th. Please confirm attendence asasp,
- Resonate forms must be filled in and returned or complete online.
PSSD East Hub Jan 17
Hello and Happy New Year!
Just a reminder for grade 7-12 students the first Division rehearsal of 2018 is this coming Wednesday. It is vital all students attend as we work through new pieces and towards Pulse Festival, Optimist Festival and more events in the coming months.
Lots of exciting events coming up so watch this space and your inbox for announcements.
Thank you to all our wonderful students, parents, staff, admins, BPA members and Lakeview Church for a great concert last night. A great marker for all the students to build upon as we move into 2018.
We are into our last week of music classes before the break.
Wednesday 13th: Aberdeen (All grade 5 and 6)
Thursday 14th: Allan and AGO
Friday 15th: Clavet (Senior gift exchange) 5 and 6 all.
Monday 16th: Colonsay and AGO
Tuesday 19th: 7-12 report comments and update sent out.
We are still looking for band parent association members. Please contact Mr. Martin of you can help in any capacity.
Some Key Point Reminders for Tomorrows Concert
Venue Lakeview Chuch –> Map and Directions at this link https://goo.gl/maps/Hu7XQHFiCDu
Letters/Docs for Winter Concert: please click on the relevant documents if you haven’t read them:
Winter Concert 17 Student letter PSSD East Beginner Parent Letter
Winter Concert December 11th Band Picture order form 2017
Photo/Picture Forms – Please hand these in to Mrs. Schmidt when you get to the Church. If you want a picture but don’t have a form filled in there will be forms there and payment can also be made at a later time with D & M Images.
Senior Division Band Members – Remember to bring two Dozen baking items to sell at the bake sale. The proceeds will go towards a year end activity for you.
Sock Drive – If you have any new pairs of socks to donate to charity please bring them tomorrow to the concert.
Bus Times: See the previous post below for getting a bus after school