We are now into the busy part of the Band Year – Festivals, tours and other performances! Remember that to do our best as a group everyone needs to practice and know their own parts as an individual, as well as attend all rehearsals. Here are a few highlights of events to watch for in the coming months:
U of S High School Select Band – This is a band formed by top students in the province and this year we have 5 Senior Band students representing PSSD West Band! Ashley Nuefeld, Kezia Fourie, Jessica Nicholls, Rylee Fyson and Garrett Whelan are all participating in the group rehearsals on January 30- February 1. There will be a concert at the University of Saskatchewan Education Building (Quance Theatre) on February 1 at 1:00. Everyone is welcome to attend!
February 6 – Warman Community Middle School is hosting a concert by Al Kay and a brass quintet. We have been invited to attend. Information is on the blog http://blogs.spiritsd.ca/pssdwestband/
March 19-20 – PSSD Music Conference for Grade 7-12 students- More information will be given out as it becomes available.
March 24 – Senior and Junior Bands perform at the Twin Rivers Music Festival in Dalmeny. Busing will be provided and more details to follow as the schedule has not been made yet.
April 30-May 3 – Senior Band tour. Senior Students can expect more information in the coming weeks on tour as it is being planned now.
May 4 – Music Monday
May 23 – Junior Band tour to Regina (Springfest Music Festival). More information will be out as soon as we have information back from the Festival.
May 27 –7:00-8:30pm Spring Concert in Delisle- Beginner, Junior, Senior and Jazz Bands performing.
May 28, 29 – In division tour (performances at our schools) This will be Senior and Jazz on Thursday and Junior and Jazz on Friday.
There will not be any band classes in June as this is the time when we recruit the Beginners from the Grade 4 classes.