Monthly Archives: February 2015

Dalmeny Festival -Tuesday, March 24

On Tuesday, March 24 the Junior and Senior Bands will be performing at the Twin Rivers Music Festival in Dalmeny.  We will have buses picking up students early in the morning from Delisle, Vanscoy, Perdue, Asquith, Borden and Langham as we will need to be at the church to set up at 8:45.

Buses will be leaving from Delisle Comp at 7:30, Vanscoy at 7:45, Perdue at 7:30, Asquith at 7:45, Borden at 8:00 and Langham(WWB) at 8:15. Don’t be late as the bus will not be waiting for late arrivals!  All students from Dalmeny should arrive at 8:30 to help unload the equipment van and set up.  Arrive in your band uniform.  You can bring clothes to change into after we perform.  Do not forget your instrument and music!!

We would love to have parents come out to watch and encourage us! If you are planning to come and bring your child with you, please let me know as soon as possible so that I can let the bus drivers know.

Junior Band will be performing at 9:30 and Senior Band will be performing at 10:30.  After our performances we will load the van and buses and head back to the schools.  If you have a long bus ride, bring your lunch with you as you won’t have time to eat it otherwise.

For those of you playing solos or quartets, you will be performing in the afternoon and will have to provide your own transportation home. I hope that carpools can be arranged at each community.  I do not have exact times for everyone yet, but it will be between 1:00 and 3:30.  You can stay at the church and wait and will have to bring your lunch with you.

If you have any questions, please email me and I will get back to you as soon as I can.

Feb 6th – Al Kay and Brass Quintet

Al Kay and Brass Quintet (including Mr. Streisel) on Friday, February 6 at Warman Middle School.  About 25 of our band students were in the audience at this wonderful concert!

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We have been invited to attend a concert at the WCMS in Warman on Friday, February 6 at 10:00am! As all Band students would find this very educational and informative (as well as entertaining), the Brass players in particular would find this to be an excellent performance in which they would learn many aspects of performing on brass instruments.  I expect that the concert would end near noon.

I know that this is short notice, and transportation would have to be arranged by parents (I encourage carpooling whenever possible), and it is during school time, but it would be great if we could have as many students as possible attend.  Parents/drivers are more than welcome to attend as well!

Please let me know via email at marcy.racicot@spiritsd.ca as soon as you can so that I can let the organizers of the event know and help arrange rides for those that cannot find rides, as well as let the schools know of your absence from class.

Marcy Racicot
PSSD West Band Teacher

Al Kay and Brass Quartet
10:00am, Friday, February 6
Warman Community Middle School Auditorium

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Development Artist – YSL697Z, Renowned Soloist and Teacher

Biography

ALASTAIR KAY is a consummate trombone soloist who currently leads the trombone section of Rob McConnell’s Grammy Award-winning jazz ensemble The Boss Brass. He has worked with leading symphony orchestras as well as entertainers such as Frank Sinatra and Ella Fitzgerald. One of the busiest musicians on the planet, Al also finds time to chair the brass department at Toronto’s Humber College. Al is the International Development Artist for Yamaha’s Lead Trombone, the YSL697Z, and the Al Kay Signature mouthpiece