Bandroom News: Penultimate division rehearsal this week!

Happy (Early) Music Monday!

The World’s largest annual celebration of music is Monday May 1st. Our East Junior Showband students under the direction of Ms. Worman will be performing at a Prairie Spirit School Division Music Monday concert in Warman. The concert will feature staff and students from across the division and starts at 7:30pm at Warman Middle School, entry by donation.

Penultimate Division Band Rehearsal this coming Wednesday

We are already left with just TWO division rehearsals until the final concert. Attendance at these curricular rehearsals are VITAL to prepare for our final Spring concert. PLEASE ensure that students attend this Wednesday May 3rd.

University of Saskatchewan Student Teachers

We would like to welcome two University of Saskatchewan Education students to the division in one and three week placements. Benjamin Black and Shannon Butler will be accompanying Mr. Martin over the next few days and weeks. Please stop to say hi if you see them around!

Used Instruments to donate or sell

If anyone has any band instruments at home that are unused, or know of someone that does, the Beginner Band+ program is looking for instruments to build capacity in each of our 7 communities for grades 5 and 6. Please contact Mr. Martin (will.martin@spiritsd.ca) if you would like to donate or sell any instruments.

Upcoming dates:

May 1st: Music Monday – East Junior Showband performing with other musicians from across the division. 7:30pm @ Warman Middle School, admission by donation

May 3rd: Division Band Rehearsal in Allan

May 10th: Senior Tour Rehearsal in Asquith 1-4pm

May 11th-14th: Senior Band Tour – Edmonton w/PSSD West Seniors

May 15th – Beginner Day Retreat – Allan

May 25th/26th – In Division Tours      

May 29th – Spring Concert East – Lakeview Church 7pm.

May 31st – Spring Concert West – Seniors only – Lakeview Church 7pm

June 14th – Final Division Rehearsal – Allan

Weekend Events:

For anyone with spare time over the weekend or senior students in need of a concert to review please check out some of the great shows this weekend.

Saskatoon Brass Band presents: ‘Showcase’ (Featuring Silas Friesen – Trumpet) Saturday April 29th – 2:30pm  Grace Westminster United Church, Admission by donation.

Celebrate Canada! Saskatoon Concert Band featuring the Music of David Kaplan
Lighthouse Victory Church, 2802 Rusholme Road, Saskatoon, SK
Saturday, April 29, 2017 7:30pm
$20/adults $10/students & seniors
‘The Way The West Was Swung’ – Saskatoon Jazz Orchestra featuring PJ Perry (Saxophone) & BJ Harris (Vocalist)
Sunday April 30th
7:30pm at the Broadway Theatre

Bandroom notes – Post Easter Break

Hope everyone had a great Easter Break!

  •   There is no division rehearsal tomorrow. It is the West Division rehearsal in Asquith. There are however only two more division rehearsals in Allan before our Spring concert                           May 3rd    and May 17th                                                        (Seniors going on tour will attend rehearsal at Asquith on May 10th)                                      14th June – Final Division Rehearsal and wrap up
  • Seniors need to confirm attendance or non attendance on tour AT THE LATEST BY WEDNESDAY APRIL 26th to Mr.Martin so hotel, restaurant, activities and final cost can be booked definitively.
  • There is NO beginner/Junior retreat on May 13th
  • The East Band Program is reaching out to ask for any instrument donations or sales to build our school inventory for the coming 2017/18 school year for beginner band +. Each of our East schools is building their own inventory of instruments. Please contact Mr. Martin if you know anyone that might have an instrument to donate or sell to any East School.