Upcoming: May and year end approaches.

Hello,

As we gear up for the Spring concert and year end there is lots happening!

May 7th – Music Monday – GRADE 5/6 Retreat

To celebrate National music day and to give our students the experience in playing in a large group all grade 5 students are meeting in Allan for the day. Grade 6 students are also invited. This will happen entirely within ,the regular school day as students will be bussed from their home school at 9am to Allan and back in time to catch their regular busses. Students just need to bring a packed lunch, their music and instrument.

If you can help Chaperone please let your Music teacher know asap.

Please see attached letter sent home: Beginner Day Retreat May 7th

May 10th/11th – Senior Division Tour

The seniors will be taking part with our West Music students in clinics, rehearsals, fun activities and concerts.This will not be an overnight tour but students will stay beyond the school day.  Information to follow imminently.

May 24th/25th – Senior In-Division Tour 

The Seniors will perform in various PSSD East and West schools over two days. This will include the Song Class, RhythmBox, East and West Bands and ensembles. Further information to follow.

May 28th – Spring Fling Concert – 7pm at Clavet School

Our year end concert will take place at Clavet school on Monday May 28th, featuring our massed Grade 5/6 Band, Senior Band, RhythmBox and Percussion Ensembles, Song class and Special Guests the Stone Frigate Big Band from Saskatoon.

Division Student Retreat – Grade 7-12 students – This Saturday Morning

Just a further reminder for this Saturday morning (April 21st). All Division Music Students (grades 7-12) need to be dropped off at Allan for 9:30am for pivotal rehearsals for their small ensembles. RhythmBox and Song.

We have a special guest clinician coming to work with our students so it is imperative that everyone attends to prepare for the upcoming in-division tours in our schools.

The Retreat will be done by 1pm.

Division Band retreat: This Saturday – Week Ahead

Just a reminder ALL division students (Grades 7-12 only) are needed at the day retreat this coming Saturday April 21st at Allan. This is a vital retreat to prepare for the in-division tours coming up and our final concert.

We are excited to be bringing in special guest Dr. Jennifer Lang to work with all of the students but in particular the Song Class students. Dr. Lang directs the acclaimed Greystone Singers and is a faculty member of the University of Saskatchewan music department.

RhythmBox will also be working on their percussion ensemble pieces.

  • When: Jennifer Lang Saturday April 21st, 9:30am-1pm
  • Where: Allan Composite School
  • What to bring: All RhythmBox/Song music, a snack.

There is no trip to Watrous this coming Wednesday. The next Division Band rehearsal in Wednesday March 25th.

Grade 7-12 RESONATE tomorrow – Friday 13th April

A reminder that Tomorrow; Friday April 13th is Resonate Student Music Conference for ALL Division Band Students grade 7-12. Please see the below times for bus pick ups and drop offs. Students will be rehearsing with the West Band after Resonate.

Pick ups

  • Bus 1: Allan 7:35am   Dundurn gas station 8:00am
  • Bus 2: Aberdeen 7:30am Clavet: 8:00am

All Students Depart Beaver Creek Camp by 6:00pm

Students will need to bring their instruments and music. There is no concert uniform/concert dress necessary.

Resonate Conference this week!

Sending our love and thoughts to those affected by the tragic events on April 6th.

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Friday April 13th – Resonate Student Music Conference is this coming week for Division Band Students grade 7-12. Please see the below times for bus pick ups and drop offs. Students will be rehearsing with the West Band after Resonate.

Pick ups

  • Bus 1: Colonsay 7:15am    Allan 7:35am   Dundurn gas station 8:00am
  • Bus 2: Aberdeen 7:30am Clavet: 8:00am

All Students Depart Beaver Creek Camp by 6:00pm

Students will need to bring their instruments and music. There is no concert uniform or dress necessary.