It is nearly Easter but before the Easter Bunny, cometh the coursework collector. Senior Term 2 skills are due this coming Wednesday (for Aberdeen, Allan, Clavet and Colonsay students only) and a concert review. Please submit them at rehearsal on Wednesday or via email. Grade 7-9 have 10 skills per term due, 10-12 have 15 due.
Division Classes this Wednesday in Allan please be there.
Important Dates coming up: (NEW)
April 13th – Resonate: All seniors will be bused to Resonate student music conference at Beaver Creek on April 13th. The East and West Band will stay after to rehearse as a group in preparation for in-division tour and final concerts
April 21st – Seniors Ensemble Retreat: Venue tbc. ‘Song’ and ‘RhythmBox’ Students will be working with guest artists on Saturday morning. Optional activity in the afternoon.
May 10-13th – SENIOR TOUR – TBC This will be discussed this Wednesday
The bus depot has been in further contact with the drivers and ourselves this evening. Unfortunately with a Winter Storm Warning and a recommendation that all non-essential travel be postponed the joint decision has been made to cancel tomorrows Optimist Festival Trip.
We are incredibly disappointed not to be able to highlight the students hard work. As a teaching team we will sit down and discuss some different options to replace this trip that we can present to students and parents next Wednesday at the Allan division rehearsal. All parent and student ideas are always welcome.
Thank you for your understanding.
PLEASE SPREAD THIS MESSAGE WITH ANYONE YOU KNOW IN SENIOR BAND TO ENSURE THE MESSAGE HAS BEEN RECEIVED
Congratulations to the students that took part in the latest fundraiser performing at this past Fridays Saskatoon Blade’s game. Pictures to follow.
Grade 5’s and 6’s working on Stormchasing this week for personal practice (all students aiming to be able to perform the first 23 measures and last 8 measures)
Division Hub Rehearsal this Wednesday for grade 7-12 – Last Allan Rehearsal before the Regina Optimist Trip:
Division Band Trip – March 23rd – Optimist Festival Regina – Please see the attached details for permission forms: Regina Optimist 2018
Friday, March 23rd – SENIOR BAND – REGINA OPTIMIST BAND FESTIVAL
Dear Students, Parents and Guardians,
The annual Regina Optimist Festival is again upon us and the Prairie Spirit West and East Senior Bands will be combining to perform. All students will travel down together to take part in the music festival on Friday March 23rd. Following the performance and clinic students will listen to a lunchtime concert with the University of Regina Wind Orchestra then wind down playing Laser Tag before heading back home. (only students that have paid band fees can take part in Laser Tag)
We are seeking parent Chaperones to join us for the day. Please consider helping if you can.
Students will be bussed to Regina and returned back to their home schools (Clavet students meet at the Clarence Ave Walmart (Stonebridge) in Saskatoon. See next page for bus pick up and drop off times.
Where: Conexus Arts Centre, Regina
When: Friday March 23rd performing at 10:30am
What to Bring: Packed lunch, Snack/money for return ride, Instruments, Music (Rippling Watercolors, Turkish March), Uniform, Pencil, Homework for the bus
Uniform: Black pants and shirts (polo shirts –East), black shoes and socks.
Friday, March 23rd Senior Performance at Optimist Festival
6:00 am Pickup in Colonsay (bus 1)/Aberdeen (bus 2) 6:20 Allan
6:30am Pick up at Stonebridge Walmart parking lot (bus 2)
6:50am – Pick up at Dundurn Gas station (bus 1/2)
9:30am – Arrive at Conexus Arts Center and warm up
10:30am -11:45am – Performance/ clinic
12:00 pm – Lunchtime concert/Eat lunch at the Conexus Arts Center
1:30 pm- Laser Tag at Laser Quest
3:30pm – Depart for Saskatoon
6:15pm Arrive in Saskatoon (5:50-Dundurn 6:20-Allan, 6:45-Colonsay/Aberdeen
For students playing O’Canada at the Saskatoon Blades game tomorrow night here are the details:
Meet at 5:45pm in the arena at section W or in the Affinity entrance if you don’t have a ticket.
There is a short rehearsal on the ice at 6pm
Wear all black (smart dress) The band polo shirts will be there
Bring your music:O Canada
We perform at 7pm on the ice then we return to our seating area for the game.
If there is anyone else that wants to play tomorrow night it is still not to late. Just meet at 5:45pm and you can get your tickets upon arrival. Please let Mr. Martin or Ms. Thompson know if this is the case so we are expecting you.