Spring Concert Tomorrow Night

Hoping everyone had a fantastic weekend and managed to enjoy the great weather!

Just a quick reminder about tomorrows Spring Concert. We look forward to seeing you there.

Afternoon Schedule:

3:00-3:30pm – Students are bused from home schools

3:30-4pm –Students arrive – Students help set stage

4:15pm Beginner Band Rehearsal*

5:00pm – Senior Rehearsal*

– Showband rehearse/Talk through*

5:30pm – Intermediate rehearsal*

– Percussion Ensemble Rehearse/Talk through*

6:30pm – Doors open

7:00pm  Performance

    • Intermediate Band – As Winds Dance, Chorale From Jupiter, Tell Tale Heart
    • Showband – TBC
    • Beginner Band – Selections from Soundstart 1-4, Popcorn Prelude
    • Percussion Ensemble – Minor Rock, Fresh Trash, Found objects, Rhino Rock,
    • Senior Band – Flourish for Wind Band, Chasing Sunlight, Resplendent Light, Imaginarium, Vivo Galop
*All students are expected to stick to their designated areas during downtime and eat their packed supper and get changed into concert dress when they can.

“Changing Seasons” Concert Tonight

For anyone looking to complete a concert review or just to come and be inspired please consider coming out to Broadway Theatre this evening for  and a magnificent evening of music in a diverse meshing of styles and sounds.

World renowned Violin Soloist Mark Fewer is performing with both the Saskatoon Jazz Orchestra and Saskatoon Brass Band this evening 7:30pm at Broadway Theatre. The concert will also feature solos from Adam Streisel and the Saskatoon Symphony Strings.

Spring Concert – Monday May 29th @ Lakeview Church

Hello,

A huge congratulations and thank you to all Intermediate and Senior students that took part in the In-Division tour over the past two days. This is invaluable preparation for this Mondays concert but also is a chance for students to display our years work in our home schools and communities.

SPRING CONCERT – Monday May 29th

The year-end concert is finally upon us as all of our seven communities come together to perform at Lakeview Church this coming Monday at 7pm (doors open at 6:30pm).

All students will be bussed from their home schools directly after school to the concert venue to rehearse and prepare.

Performing Ensembles:

  • Beginner Band Performing: Popcorn Prelude, Selections from Soundstart lessons 1-4
  • Intermediate Band    Performing: As Winds Dance, Chorale from Jupiter, Tell Tale Heart
  • Junior Jazz: Performing Selections from the year
  • Percussion Ensemble: Performing: Fresh Trash, Rhino Rock, Minor Rock
  • Senior East and West Winds   Performing: Flourish For Wind Band, Chasing Sunlight, Resplendent Light, Imaginarium

For all Students to bring:

  • Music/Instrument
  • Uniform/Concert Clothes
  • Packed Supper

For any further questions please do not hesitate to contact your Music Teacher.

 

Mr. Martin – will.martin@spiritsd.ca         Mr. Ward alexander.ward@spiritsd.ca

Senior In-Division Tour – Friday May 25th

Hello again and thank you to our magnificent Intermediate students that played fantastically today in Clavet, Hanley and South Corman Park.

ALL senior students are on tour tomorrow performing in Allan and Aberdeen. Please see the below and attached details. All students will be bussed from the home schools at 9am.

In Division Tour Seniors – Word Document (letter)

East Band Division Tour – Seniors – Friday 26th

9:00AM Bus 1 Dundurn, 2 Clavet 3 Aberdeen – Depart for Allan
10:00AM Arrive at Allan – Warm-up and tune
10:15AM Concert #1
11:00AM Take down and load up
11:15AM Travel to Aberdeen
12:15PM Unload and setup
12:30PM Lunch
1:00PM Warm up and Tune
1:10PM Concert #2
1:50PM Take down and load up
2:00PM Bus 1, 2, 3 depart for home schools
3:00pm Bus 1 arrive Dundurn/Bus 2 Arrive Clavet, Bus 3 Arrive in Allan (3:15)

 

To Bring:

  • Concert Dress (Bring Ties if you have them)
  • Bag Lunch
  • Music & Instrument

Other:

  • Concert Rep: Flourish For Wind Band, Chasing Sunlight, Resplendent Light, Imaginarium, Vivo
  • All students will be expected to help with the setup and takedown. There will be chairs and stands to setup for the wind players and the percussionists can look after their equipment. Pease come prepared to pitch in and help someone out.
  • I have emailed all the teachers and admin about this day but it is important that the students also inform the teachers of their absence in advance so they know what they will be missing.

            Bus Pickups:

  • Clavet, Aberdeen, Dundurn Pickups at 9:00am
  • Allan School Meet at Allan

Bus Drop Offs:

  • Clavet 2:45 Dundurn 2:55   Allan 3:10pm
  • Aberdeen Students return to classes at 2:00pm

Intermediate Band Tour Tomorrow – May 25th

East Band Division Tour – Intermediates May 25th

Just a reminder that the East Intermediate Division Band (grade 6-8) is performing in Clavet, Hanley and South Corman Park tomorrow. Please see all final details below. The Seniors will not be touring this day but will be touring Allan and Aberdeen on Friday.   

·         Bus 1  Departs  Dundurn School 7:35 à SCP 7:45

·         Bus 2 Departs Colonsay 7:15 à  Allan 7:35

·         Bus 3 Departs Aberdeen 7:15am

·         Clavet students meet in Clavet

Bus 1, 2,3 Arrive at Clavet 8:00AM
Intermediate Band rehearsal and set up with Mr. Ward/Ms. Worman 8:15AM
Concert #1   –  Clavet 9:15AM
Take down and load up 9:50AM
Travel to Hanley on bus 1 10:00AM
Unload and setup 10:50AM
Warmup and Tune 11:10AM
Concert #2     – Hanley 11:15AM
Take down and load up 11:55AM
Travel to SCP 12:15PM
Unload and setup 12:35PM
Eat Lunch 1:00PM
Warm up 1:25PM
Concert # 3      – SCP 1:30 PM
Take down and load up 1:55PM
Depart for home schools for school end 2:05 PM

 

To Bring:

  • Concert Dress – All Black (Pants/Long Skirt, Socks and shoes (Polo shirt provided)
  • Bag Lunch
  • Music & Instrument

Other:

  • Concert Rep: As Winds Dance, Chorale from Jupiter, Stormchasing, Of Gentle Spirit, Tell Tale Heart
  • All students will be expected to help with the setup and takedown. There will be chairs and stands to setup for the wind players and the percussionists can look after their equipment. Please come prepared to pitch in and help someone out.
  • I have emailed all the teachers and admin about this day but it is important that the students also inform the teachers of their absence in advance so they know what they will be missing.

Bus Pickups:

Bus 1  Departs  Dundurn School 7:35am  SCP 7:45

Bus 2 Departs Colonsay 7:15am  Allan 7:35

Bus 3 Departs Aberdeen 7:15am                   Clavet students meet in Clavet Bus

Drop Offs:

  • Dundurn School 2:30 (SCP Students return to classes) Colonsay: 2:45PM, Allan 3:00PM
  • Clavet 2:25pm Aberdeen 3:00pm

Big Week Ahead!

Hello,

This week marks the start of our year wrap up with the Intermediate and Senior Bands touring within Prairie Spirit School Division. Please see the detials below. Next Monday is also our Spring Division Concert at Lakeview Church.

The Senior Band will not be touring with the West Band this year but will be performing as a joint Division Band this coming Monday May 29th. All students (Beginners, Intermediates and Seniors) will be bussed from their home schools to Lakeview church where they will rehearse and perform at 7pm.

In-Division Tour Details

Intermediate Band – Thursday May 25th  (Performances in Clavet, Hanley, SCP)

Bus Times:

Pick up:

  • Bus 1 Departs  Hanley 7:15am  Dundurn 7:30am SCP 7:45
  • Bus 2 Departs Colonsay 7:15am Allan 7:35am
  • Bus 3 Departs Aberdeen 7:15am

Drop Off:

  • Bus 1: Dundurn 2:30pm, Hanley 2:45pm  
  • Bus 2: Colonsay 2;45pm  Allan: 3:15pm
  • Bus 3: Clavet 2:25pm  Aberdeen: 3:00pm

Bring:

  • Music, Instrument, Uniform, Packed Lunch

Senior Tour May 26th – (Performances in Allan and Aberdeen)

9:00AM Bus 1 Dundurn, 2 Clavet    3 Aberdeen – Depart for Allan

Allan Students meet in Allan

10:00AM Arrive at Allan – Warm-up and tune
10:15AM Concert #1
11:00AM Take down and load up
11:15AM Travel to Aberdeen
12:15PM Unload and setup
12:30PM Lunch
1:00PM Warm up and Tune
1:10PM Concert #2
1:50PM Take down and load up
2:00PM Bus 1, 2, 3 depart for home schools
3:00pm Bus 1 arrive Dundurn/Bus 2 Arrive Clavet, Bus 3 Arrive in Allan (3:15)

Senior Tour – Final Details

Please find attached all information for Senior Band tour this coming Thursday. Be ready to depart from Clavet at 8:30am on Thursday morning and be in concert dress.

In Word Document format – Click here to open–> : Senior Band Trip – Details 2017

All information pasted below:

Senior Band Trip – May 11-14 2017

IMPORTANT: Keep this on you at all times!

Contact Information:

  • Streisel (306-262-2326)
  • Martin (306-281-9930)
  • Ward (306-241-7060)

Other teachers and chaperones are:

  • Wist, Mrs. Gibbard, Mrs. Peters, and Leslie Schmidt

Itinerary:

Thursday, May 11th

Prep: Wear concert dress on the bus and bring a packed lunch.

8:30AM: Pick up East Band at Clavet School

9:00AM: Pick up West Band at Walmart (225 Betts Ave location)

12:00PM: Arrive in Lloydminster – Eat lunch and set up for afternoon Concert

1:00PM: Concert at St. Thomas School in Lloydminster

2:00PM: Pack up and Depart for Edmonton (can change into casual clothing)

5:00PM: Arrive at Hotel (Best Western Westwood)

6:00PM: Supper in West Edmonton Mall

7:00PM: Go to William Hawrelak Park (Weather Dependent)

8:30PM: Return to Hotel

10:30PM: Lights out

Friday, May 12th

Prep 1: Bring swimwear if you are going to the Waterpark today.

Prep 2: Bring your concert dress or suitable concert attire for this evenings concert.

8:00AM: Breakfast in the hotel

8:30AM: Depart for University of Alberta

9:00AM: Warmup and Rehearsal at the U of A

10:00-11:30AM: Clinic with Dr. Angela Schroeder

11:30AM: Return to WEM for Lunch

1:00PM: Mall Activity #1 (Waterpark)

5:00PM: Supper (at the Old Spaghetti Factory)

6:30PM: Depart for the Edmonton Symphony Concert

7:30PM: Edmonton Symphony Concert

9:00PM: Return to Hotel

10:30PM: Lights Out

Saturday, May 13th

Prep: Bring appropriate clothing for outside weather.

7:30AM: Breakfast

8:30AM: Depart for Fort Edmonton

9:15AM: Fort Edmonton Tour and Activities

12:00PM: Return to WEM for Lunch

1:00PM: Mall Activity #2 (Galaxyland)

4:15PM: Depart to Telus Science Centre

5:15PM: Planetarium IMAX Presentation

6:00PM: Exploring the Telus Science Centre (and supper)

8:00PM: Return to hotel

10:30PM: Lights out

Sunday, May 14th

8:00AM: Breakfast

9:00AM: Depart for home

12:00PM: Lunch in Lloydminster/Journal Presentations

4:00PM: Arrive in Clavet

4:30PM: Arrive at Walmart (225 Betts Ave location)

Destinations:

Clavet School: Hwy 16 Service Rd. N, Clavet, SK S0K 0Y0

Walmart West: 225 Betts Ave, Saskatoon

St.Thomas School: 35 St, Lloydminster, AB T9V 3J2

Best Western Westwood: 18035 Stony Plain Rd NW, Edmonton, AB T5S 1A9

West Edmonton Mall: 8882 170 St NW, Edmonton, AB T5T 4J2

William Hawrelak Park: 9330 Groat Rd, Edmonton, Alberta T5M 3K1, Canada

University of Alberta Music Department: 2-7, Fine Arts Building, 87 Avenue 112 St NW,

Fort Edmonton: 7000 143 Street, Edmonton, AB T6H 4P3

Telus Science Centre: 1211 142 St NW, Edmonton, AB T5M 4A1

Packing Checklist

  • Music
  • Instrument
  • Reeds/Oils/Mutes/Sticks/Mallets
  • Concert Dress
  • School Homework
  • PJs and Toiletries
  • Appropriate clothing
  • Extra spending cash (snacks and extra purchases)
  • Packed lunch for Thursday
  • Swimwear for those going to the Waterpark
  • Please pack only one luggage piece for under the bus and one carry-on for the bus.

Food Information:

  • All of your meals are provided. This includes:
    • Breakfast at the hotel
    • Money provided for you at lunch/supper
    • Remember to pack a lunch for the first day!
    • It would be a good idea to pack some extra spending cash for snacks (or if you want to purchase a larger lunch/supper).

Waterpark Info:

For those attending the Waterpark here are a few extra bits of information you will need:

  • Locker rental for your clothes/belongings – $8 for small lockers (1-2 people) or $12 for a large locker (3-4 people)
  • Tube rental is $6 (optional)
  • Pack a towel!

Student Information:

It is expected that each band member is responsible for their duties on this trip. The success of tour is dependent on group dynamics and team work! A few guidelines:

  • Look, act, and be professional. Remember you are representing your community and your band program.
  • Students are expected to remain with the group at all times unless instructed otherwise. While on your free time the Buddy System is to be adhered to.
  • Loud noises are not permitted on the bus as it may distract the driver. Please make sure to keep the bus clean (everyone shares this responsibility).
  • Quiet and sleep is expected after “lights out”
  • You are responsible for your own personal belongings
  • Be helpful. Do not stand and talk while others are working.
  • Be aware that you are guests in the hotel, please act accordingly.
  • Please and Thank-you.
  • Leave the area better than you found it.
  • Chaperones and the bus driver are in charge in the absence of the Directors and their decisions and directives are to be followed.
  • Have Fun!

All students and parents must be aware that this trip is a School Division sponsored event and all school rules/regulations of behavior apply. Any student found to be or suspected of participating inappropriately (ex. smoking, alcohol, drugs, breaking curfew, etc.) will immediately be sent home at his/her expense. The Band Directors, School Principals and Superintendent of Schools and Learning will deal with the situation upon returning home.

TOUR ASSIGNMENT

It is a tradition on the tour that we create positive memories to keep forever.

(this assignment is NOT optional!!!)

Prepare your experience & memories of this trip in the form of a;

  • Poem 2) Story 3) Film 4) Song 5) Journal 6) photo log … or other

This can be in small groups or (Han)solo.

We will be presenting these on the return journey of the tour.

To help collect your thoughts you can fill in the attached daily journal – Feel free to use bullet points/ lyrics/drawings whatever inspires you.

Prairie Spirit Senior Band Tour

Reflection – Day 1 (Thursday, May 11th)

Take this space below to write down events and experiences that happened during the first day of Tour, this will help you with your overall tour assignment to be presented on the final night.  You can use bullet points, write a journal, draw pictures, poems etc.. your choice.

 

 

Five things I have learned today:

Reflection – Day 2 (Friday, May 12th)

Take this space below to write down events and experiences that happened during the Second day of Tour, this will help you with your overall tour assignment to be presented on the final night.  You can use bullet points, write a journal, draw pictures, poems etc.. your choice.

 

 

 

 

Five things I have learned today:

Reflection – Day 3 (Saturday, May 13th)

Take this space below to write down events and experiences that happened during the third day of Tour, this will help you with your overall tour assignment to be presented on the final night.  You can use bullet points, write a journal, draw pictures, poems etc.. your choice.

 

 

 

 

Five things I have learned today:

 

 

Chaperone Guidelines:

  • Thank you for volunteering to be a chaperone on one of the various travel opportunities that our music students are involved in.  You are an integral part of the travel experience and your assistance is much appreciated.  Please enjoy the trip.
  • Too much noise is usually the only problem on a bus full of students.  Gentle reminders are appropriate.  Constant offenders should be moved elsewhere on the bus (in front or beside you).
  • I ask that you be present with the director/students in warm-up areas, seated in performance locations, or while being moved.
  • Please check that all rehearsal rooms and warm-up areas are left as they are found and that none of our belongings are left behind.
  • Be prepared to help students with any personal matters; holding wallets/purses, sewing buttons, etc.
  • On overnight trips, you will be assigned a specific number of students and you will become their band parent for the duration of the trip. You will be responsible for room checks, curfew reminders, return of room keys, etc.
  • Remember that you are in charge if the director is absent temporarily. Do not be hesitant to assert your authority if needed.  The director will support your decision 100%.

Week ahead!

Hope you had a great weekend, today starts off a busy week as we draw towards the Spring Concert on May 29th.

Monday to Wednesday – Regular Classes

Wednesday Afternoon – Senior Tour Rehearsal

Students going on Tour must attend.

Pickup times:

Bus #1 – Paul Baby – Bus #276 – Allan – 12:00p.m.; Clavet – 12:25p.m.

Bus #2 – Gail Semchyshen – Bus 220 – 12:15p.m – Aberdeen

Students will be returned the same time as normal division rehearsals.

Thursday to Sunday – Senior Tour (NO beginner/Intermediate retreat on Saturday)

Updated tour Itinerary posted shortly, be at Clavet School to depart at 8:30am

Monday Beginner Band retreat at Allan School (No Regular Classes)

All Beginners at Aberdeen, Clavet and Dundurn will be bussed at 9:00am from their home schools. Colonsay students will be picked up at 9:30am.

All student will be returned for the school end. Students need to bring Instruments, music and packed lunch. 

And just in case you missed the most important celebrations last week it was National Tuba Day on May 5th and Music Monday on May 1st!

Saskatchewan Band Association Summer Band Camps

For anyone looking to continue playing over the summer and increase their skills PLEASE consider attending one of the great SBA Band camps held across the province.

The Band Camp Registration and information can be found at the following link: https://bandassociation.wildapricot.org/SBA-band-camps…

  • The Band Parents Association offer scholarships for Summer Band Camps and Family account money can also be used to go towards fees.