Grade 5 East Music Students – Not performing on the 10th. Grade 6 optional.

Hello, just to clear up some confusion regrading the winter concert next week. Only the West Grade 5 and 6 students are performing on the 10th. East Grade 6’s have the option of performing with the West Beginners if they wish (see playlist below)

All Grade 5 and 6 students from East Schools (listed below) are welcome to attend the Winter Concert next week but the grade 5’s will not be performing. The East grade 6’s are welcome to come and sit in with the West Beginners but this is optional.

Schools affected: Allan – Aberdeen – Clavet – Colonsay – Dundurn – Hanley – South Corman Park Prairieview – PerdueBorden

Students in grade 5 and 6 will be taking part in alternative performance opportunities within their own communities/schools. Please contact your music teacher with any questions about when the students will be performing at their individual school.

Beginner Band will be performing: (East 6’s welcome to join)

  • #22 Little Robin Redbreast
  • #23 Merrily We Roll Along
  • #27 Good King Wenceslas
  • Selections from page 6, 7, 8.

Students Performing on December 10th:

  • Grade 5’s from West Schools (Grade 6 from East schools can join if they wish)
  • Grade 6’s from West Schools
  • Grade 7-12 All East and West Students

Winter Concert – TUE DEC 10th

December is upon us. Please find the information for next weeks winter celebration at Lakeview Church.

Winter Band Concert!

December 10th, 2019

Lakeview Church at 7:00 pm

Dear Band Parents,

     On Tuesday, December 10th we will be having our Winter Band Concert at Lakeview Church in Saskatoon!  The concert will begin at 7:00 pm.  We ask that senior students (Grade 8-12 East and West) arrive at 5:30 for a brief rehearsal prior to the concert.  Junior (grade 6/7 WEST ONLY) and Beginner( grade 5 WEST ONLY) band students should arrive at 6:15.  The Beginner’s will have a quick rehearsal on stage, and the juniors will have a warm up in their warm up room.  They will be shown where they can leave their jackets and instrument cases upon arrival at the church.    

Students will need to bring:

Beginner Band (Grade 5) WEST SCHOOLS ONLY

  • Instrument
  • Music (Tradition of Excellence book)
  • Concert dress (white shirt and black pants)

Junior Band (Grade 6/7) WEST SCHOOLS ONLY

  • Instrument
  • Music (Majestica, Gently I Wander)
  • Concert dress (black shirt and black pants)

Senior Band

  • Instrument
  • Music (Thrill Ride, Hymn to the Fallen, Christmas at the Circus, Blessed Legacy)
  • Concert dress (Black shirt/blouse, Black Pants/long skirt and Shoes)

Jazz Students

  • Instrument
  • Music (Kansas City, Fat Cat, Sweet Home Chicago)

If you have any questions or concerns, contact:

Remembrance Day Service 2019 – Clavet – Division Band, Nov 7th

The Senior Band will be performing at the Clavet Remembrance Day Service on Thursday November 7th. Please see the following information regarding the day. Please ensure you have all black clothing (including shoes) as well as a poppy.

When? November 7th, 2019

Time
9:00am Bus Leaves Home School
9:45am Rehearsal
11:05am Remembrance Day Service
11:45am Remembrance Day Service Concludes
11:45-12:40 Lunch
12:45-1:45 Rehearsal
2:00 Clean Up & Busses Leave

What to bring: All senior band Music, Instrument, packed lunch, Dress: All Black & Poppy

Music to perform: Hymn to the Fallen, Abide with Me, O Canada

We will be rehearsing our other pieces for the Winter concert on December 10th.

Week Ahead Oct 7th

  • This Monday – Division Hub Rehearsals – ALLAN
  • All Week – Coffee House Class – Grade 7-12 “In school” classes – (student remember to bring nut-free shareable snacks)

UPCOMING: Senior Joint East/West Hub – Friday afternoon October 18th

University of Saskatchewan Open House

Please see the below about a great opportunity to visit the U of S Music Department and see what they are all about!

The University of Saskatchewan Music Department are hosting our Annual Open House at the University of Saskatchewan, Department of Music on Friday, October 4.  We invite any students and parents to join us for what is sure to be an informative and entertaining afternoon and evening.  Students will be treated to free masterclasses, concerts, campus tours, recitals, information sessions and dinner to experience firsthand the vibrant music scene at the Department of Music. 

Of special note is our evening performance “Play it Forward”, which features the Greystone Singers, U of S Jazz Orchestra and the U of S Wind Orchestra. The concert is free and we encourage those attending to bring a non-perishable food item to donate to the Saskatoon Food Bank. 

Attached is a poster detailing the Open House activities and the link for registration.  Several of the events invite teachers and parents to attend as well, and we hope that you are able to attend some of our evening activities.  Please contact Jennifer Lang at jennifer.lang@usask.ca or 306-966-6812 if you have any additional questions, or you require further information.

Week Ahead

Division Rehearsal #2 at Allan Tomorrow – September 23rd

Looking forward to the second division hub rehearsal of the year at Allan tomorrow. Remember your instruments and music and bring a friend 🙂

Recordings of the Senior Band piece have been added to the senior page.

Until then.. Clap on…

Division Rehearsals Begin!

We are just a few days away from our first Division Hub Rehearsal of the year! The East Band Students have their first Division Hub Rehearsal this coming Monday, September 9th. West students start on the 16th.

All students need to fill out a bus permission form and hand in to your school Admin assistant before boarding the bus this coming Monday.

Who: All students in grades 7-12 studying instrumental music must attend the Division Hub, Grade 10-12 in particular to fulfil curricular hour obligations. In addition this year in the East any students in grade 6 wanting a challenge are welcome to join.

What: An afternoon of larger ensemble rehearsals that provide students with the chance to play in a larger ensemble, make connections with other students and diversify their opportunities for performance and study in music

Ensembles:

  • Full Ensembles: Junior Band (6/7) Senior Winds (8-12)
  • Breakout Groups: Song (choral), Rhythmbox (Percussion ensemble), Strung (Guitar), Small Ensembles, Combo (Jazz/Rock/pop)
  • Technique: Private pull out 1 on 1 lessons
  • Sectionals: Brass/Woodwind/Percussion

Happy New Year!

Nearly the start of a new year and we couldn’t be more excited with the plans for the year ahead and getting back making music!

A reminder that Division Rehearsals this year have been moved to MONDAYS – not Wednesdays.

Division rehearsals will continue to be at the same time but on the new day (Every other Monday) as this has the least impact of on Extra Curricular. Events, field trips and in school events.

Allan Hub Rehearsals (Mon 1-4:30pm East Students 6-12)
Sept: 9, 23                      March: 2,23
Oct: 7, 28                        April: 6, 27
Nov: 18                           May: 11
Dec: 2                              June: 1, 15
Jan: 6, 20
Feb: 10
Asquith Hub Rehearsals (Mon 1-4:30pm – West Students 6-12)
Sept: 16, 30                   March: 16, 30
Oct: 21                          April: 20
Nov: 4, 25                     May: 4,25
Dec: 9                           June: 8
Jan: 13, 27
Feb: 3, 24

More exciting news coming soon 🙂

Final Rehearsal June 12th

Thank you all for a wonderful year end celebration at the Johnny Arcand Roof last Wednesday.

There is one final division rehearsal on Wednesday June 12th. Both the East and West students will come together one final time this year. More details coming at the end of the week.

Reminder – Senior Coursework/Skills – All seniors have their term three skills and coursework due soon.

  • Grade 7-9 – 10 Skills per term
  • Grade 10-12 – 15 Skills per term