Brass on Broadway – Concert opportunity this coming Weekend!

2016Feb28 Brass on Broadway poster_lowres-page-001For anyone that is at a loose end or has the time this weekend both Mr. Streisel and Mr. Martin will be taking part in the Saskatoon Brass Band show ‘Brass on Broadway’, 2:30pm at Broadway Theatre. $15 Adults, $10 Students/Seniors, Children under 12 are free,

This is a great chance to see live music and also for seniors students to complete concert review for this term. Tickets are available online at the Broadway Theatre website or on the door.

The band will be performing hits from the most successful Musicals and shows to hit the broadway stage including music from Phantom of the Opera, Wizard of Oz, Riverdance, the Sound of Music and many more.

Have a great weekend!

Resonate – All Seniors attending – April 15th

With the upcoming Canadian Rocky Mountain Festival performance looming the senior Band will be focusing their preparation and there are several extra rehearsals for the event.

March 9th – The senior Band will be performing at our local district music festival in Watrous. Time tba – all students will be bused to and from Watrous. (Aberdeen Students are on a ski trip that day and wont be at Watrous)

March 18th – Tentative Afternoon/Early evening rehearsal with West Seniors and Attending University of Saskatchewan Wind Orchestra Concert. Students will be bused to and from the event.

April 15th – Joint rehearsal with West Students at Resonate with guest sessionals. Students will be bused to and from Resonate All students need to Sign up ASAP with the help of parents/guardians here:

You need a health card and parental/guardian permission for any photography that happens during the Resonate event.

Alternatively bring a signed release form (handed out on Monday) to school on your next band day with your health card number to sign up in class.

Klarinet Kerfuffle – March 19th – Registration deadline THIS FRIDAY

Clarinetists – Please read the following

Following up on all information given to students. All PSSD Clarinet players have been invited to the first ever Klarinet Kerfuffle on March 19th at the University of Saskatchewan. This will be a hugely beneficial event to attend, to meet new people of your same age and ability, work with some of the provinces finest Clarinetists and also improve your playing and knowledge of your instrument. The deadline to apply is This coming Friday. Please see the below details and get signed up!

Registration deadline for KLARINET KERFUFFLE  is Friday February 12, 2016

Frequently Asked Kerfuffle Kwestions:
1. When is Klarinet Kerfuffle? – Saturday March 19 – 8:45 a.m. – 5:00 p.m..
2. Where is it happening? – University of Saskatchewan Music Department, Education Building, U of S, Saskatoon
3. What does it cost to register? – $25 covers cost of materials and lunch
4. How do we register? – print the registration form (attached), fill it out and mail with a cheque payable to Saskatoon Concert Band to the address on the form.
5. What is Klarinet Kerfuffle? – KLARINET KERFUFFLE is a full day of activities for clarinetists and bass clarinetists of all ages. Each student will participate in clarinet and/or bass clarinet workshops and a student clarinet choir or ensemble, and will be treated to recitals of solos and small ensembles. The day will end with a final concert featuring Reedy Set Go! and the student ensembles. There will also be displays of clarinets and clarinet accessories provided by local musical instrument dealers, and door prizes.
6. Students in our band program start in grade 5. Can they attend? – Yes. If your program starts in grade 5, let us know and we will place your students in the appropriate class.
7. Who will be performing and teaching the students? – Performers and clinicians include over 20 of Saskatoon’s finest adult clarinetists and bass clarinetists, including at least 7 current or former members of the SSO, and members of four of Saskatoon’s adult community bands. The performers and clinicians have over 500 years combined experience playing and teaching the clarinet!
KLARINET KERFUFFLE is presented by Saskatoon’s clarinet choir, Reedy Set Go!, the Saskatoon Concert Band and the University of Saskatchewan Music Department. Sponsors include the Saskatchewan Band Association, Sask. Culture, Sask. Lotteries, Musicraft Instrument Repair, St. John’s Music, and Long & McQuade Musical Instruments.
Band teachers are also welcome to register and attend.
The event poster, registration form, and schedule are attached to this email as pdf files. Please distribute information and the forms to your students and encourage them to attend.

For more information, contact .

Event: Resonate Student Music Conference – 50% full – Sign up now!

The 2nd ‘Resonate’ music conference will take place at Cedar Lodge (Blackstrap Lake) from April 14-15th and is open to any students, with or without previous music experience in grades 7-12. The course is already 50% full so please see the links below to sign up yourselves as soon as possible from home or contact Mr. Martin/Mr. Ward or your school admin team for more details.

If the numbers of students in each school is large bus transportation might be provided to and from the event.

register here:PSSD Student Resonate Registration

Resonate Student Music Conference.

April 14th or 15th, 2016 @ Cedar Lodge Hotel & Convention Centre

  Resonate - student poster

Join professional musicians to make music and learn about Drumming, Hip Hop, Composing, Digital Recording, Jamming, Instrument Building, Guitar, Vocals, Wind Ensemble and more.  Click here to read about our guest clinicians: