Winter Concert F.A.Q.

The first group performance opportunity of the year is upon us! Here are a few extra notes about the concert process for this coming Thursday (December 13th) and what to expect.

*Chaperones: If anyone is willing to chaperone and sit in either the grade 5 or 6 warm up room please let Mr. Martin know. We have to have at least 10 parent chaperones to help.* 

Performance Expectations:  

With students learning music concepts/new music for just over three months it is important that students know that we expect them only to do their best and contribute what they are capable of. The concert is a safe environment and important as much for the experience they will get from being in a large ensemble and playing in a great concert hall as it is playing all the pieces correctly.

It is also important to remember like all other subject’s students learn at a different pace. Combine this with the fact every instrument provides different challenges we encourage the students to contribute and enjoy what they are comfortable and think about the main term one goals in pitch sound/tone quality and being rhythmically accurate above all.


All students provided transport to the concert. They will catch a special bus after lunch to the concert venue so they can rehearse with the other grade 5/6’s in the East half of the division. All students need to have returned their signed bus form to ride the bus (please let me know if you need a copy). There is no charge for the bus. The do need picking up from the concert to go home. If transporting students home is an issue, please let me know. Carpooling with other students from your community is generally easily arranged. We want as many students to take part and experience the concert as possible.

Prior to the concert:

Students have a designated area where they can eat their packed supper and stay until rehearsal or concert time. Students should remember they are representing themselves their school and the division and should act with respect to their environment and people within it at ALL TIMES.

How long is the concert?

The Winter Concert is traditionally a short affair and usually runs around an hour. We ask that all students stay to listen and support the other ensembles in the concert. Students will be sat in their ensemble and have designated spots in the auditorium.

Songs to play:     

Please rehearse and work hard to improve your parts as much as you can from now until Thursday to ensure you are the best you can be. 


  • Grade 5 –  Clapping Song (I don’t Like Homework)          Banuwa               I Feel Good
  • Grade 6 –  Good King Wenceslas       Jingle Bells
  • Seniors –   Dark Matter .    With Every Winters Breath .      Schneewalzer
  • Senior Brass –     Capriccio Italien           We got that fire .        Carnival of the Animals
  • RhythmBox –       Lullaby for PJ
  • Song/Winds –   Under the Sea      Feliz Navidad      Banuwa

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