Just a reminder that the Senior Band students will be performing a Movie Themed Fundraiser concert with the Saskatoon Brass Band on Wednesday October 25th, 7pm at Clavet School. All proceeds go to the students fundraising account and to purchase instruments.
Tickets are $15 for Adults, $10 for students and children under 10 free.
Students will be bussed from their Allan rehearsal next week direct to Clavet to help set up for the concert.
Concert Repertoire: Students will be performing –
Highlights from Harry Potter
Somewhere in my Memory
Everything is Awesome.
Concert Dress: Either Dress smart or come in a movie related costume!
Transport: students are bussed to Clavet but will need to be picked up and taken home from Clavet.
Concert Duration: The concert should be finished by 8:30pm.
This is a fundraiser for students and for the program to fund the purchase of instruments. Students are selling tickets via a guest list but tickets will also be available on the door at Clavet.
I hope everyone has had a wonderful thanksgiving. This coming Wednesday is our Third Division Hub Classes in Allan. Attendance is hugely important with our first performance just around the corner.
‘A Night at the Movies’ PSSD East Fundraiser Concert–October 25th, Clavet School @ 7pm
The second fundraiser of the year will place on Wednesday October 25th at Clavet School. With special guests “The Saskatoon Brass Band”, Prairie Spirit East Senior Band presents “A Night at the Movies”. A fundraiser concert and evening of music in film and fun for all featuring performances from the senior band, Saskatoon Brass Band and special guests.
Tickets for the event are $15 for adults $10 for students and Children under 10 free. All students are able to sell tickets using this form: Night at the Movies Guest List. 50% of the ticket price will go to the student that sells the tickets family fundraising account and 50% goes towards the purchase of instruments primarily for the grade 5/6 music programs.
All beginners are now starting work with instruments although we are still awaiting a few instruments from our supplier to get everyone started. For the first few weeks students are using a free online workbook and resource called Basic Band.
Using their website students have access to videos and a printable handbook (all students have been given) which help the student get the basics of playing posture, embouchure (muscles in the mouth used), breathing, setting up the instrument and how to clean the instrument among other important informational videos.
Resources for beginner band:
Basic Band http://basicband.info/ – Click on the drop down menu and select your instrument
page 2/3 basic set up and sound
page 4/5 pitches and notes
page 8/9 first five notes
Optional free app: Band Blasthttp://www.bandblast.com/
An excellent fun learning tool with games and playing tips from professionals.
The cookie dough orders are in today after lunch Thursday Oct 5. Pick up is at Melissa Andrades house in Sunset Estates #244. Please call her if you need to make alternate arrangements (306) 477-7417. Thanks to all who participated.
While we are still working on the basics of music fundamentals and note reading, the Grade 5’s will also be starting their instrumental instruction next week (October 2nd) please ensure that you bring your instrument to classes from then on.
We are in full flow and starting to prepare for our winter concert season after three weeks of getting back to basics. PLEASE ensure the your instruments come to class for instruction.
This is an Allan Division Class week. We look forward to seeing you on Wednesday to work on our upcoming concert on October 25th at Clavet School.
This week is also a concepts/composition week in your regular weekly class. Please remember to have your instrument and relevant materials for class.
Hoping everyone has had a great summer. The 2017/18 School year is upon us we are excited for another year of music learning, making and appreciating!
We are delighted to welcome Ms. Thompson to come teach in Hanley and Dundurn. We congratulate Mr. Ward on his new position in the West Band program and say a sad farewell to Mr. Streisel who is moving into Saskatoon. Everyone will get the chance to meet Ms. Thompson on the first Division Hub Classes in Allan start on September 13th.
Music Classes resume in home schools on Thursday September 7th.