Please find the latest IMPORTANT updates and information regarding music classes below. We are in the process of returning into schools for onsite instructions but need to survey student interest and availability. PLEASE click on the links below to read and respond.
Music Credit Classes (Open to all students in grades 9-12)
- Classes start from November 2nd
- Click on the title for more information or click HERE
Music Class options (grade 7-9)
- Classes start from November 16th
- Click on the title for more information or HERE
SBA Virtual Band Concert
Take part in a virtual full band experience and learn one band piece which will form part of a Winter Showcase concert. This is free and endorsed by the music team, please take part. It is free and easy!
Click HERE for more information
SBA Brass Masterclass
Brass Master Classes
When: Oct. 27th, 2020 4:00 PM (SK)
Where: Online – via SBA Zoom.
Topic: Special Guest – Karen Donnelly (Trumpet) with: Dave Dick (Trombone), Arlene Shiplett (French Horn) and Brent Longstaff (Tuba/Euphonium/Baritone)
To Join the Tune Up Tuesday Zoom Meeting use the link below to join the meeting.
Just sending out a few updates. Have a fantastic weekend.
Wenjack Walk this Sunday – For anyone wanting to join us, we will be meeting at Kinsmen Park Car Park at 9am and walking up the river to Wanuskewin as part of the Secret Path Week. You can donate to the fundraiser here if you wish: –> HERE
Schedule for Google Classroom events next week. Students in grade 7-12 can sign up for any or all of the sessions. Please register with Mr. Martin
October 20th *click on the blue hyperlinks for session info ·
October 22nd ·
Classes (Grade 6-12)
We have started planning the return to weekly in school instruction with instruments under provincial guidelines and recommendations and will be giving an update to restarting classes next week. Ahead of returning to classes from the week of October 26th.
Division Hub Classes will remain bi-weekly combined with assigned asynchronous classes or in person classes where it is possible.
More information to follow about format.
Secret Path Week
The PSSD Music Education Team are incredibly proud to be a Legacy School for the The Gord Downie & Chanie Wenjack Fund. We are excited to invite students, families and teachers from across Prairie Spirit School Division to join us for a series of event’s from October 17th-22nd as part of the Secret Path Week, a national movement commemorating the legacies of Gord Downie and Chanie Wenjack and promoting conversations and action for Reconciliation.
We will be hosting live streaming events, discussions and activities on October 20th and 22nd for students in grades 7-12 from 9am to 12pm on Google Classroom.
We also invite anyone to Walk for Wenjack on the 22nd or at any time during the Secret Path Week. The Music Education Team will be taking part in a socially distanced walk on Sunday October 18th from the Kinsmen Park car park to Wanuskewin Heritage Park, anyone is welcome to join. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org to sign up to take part in either event.
Walk for Wenjack
Everybody has their own reason to Walk for Wenjack. For some, it may be a moment to honour Chanie. For others, it may be an opportunity to raise awareness of the true history of Residential Schools. Each Walk for Wenjack is unique.
The first Walk for Wenjack took place in 2016 and retraced the steps of Chanie Wenjack. It started at the Cecillia Jeffrey Indian Residential School in Kenora, ON, and continued to Redditt, ON for a ceremony representing Chanie’s final resting spot near Farlane, ON. Since then, people across the country have hosted their own walk to educate and raise awareness of the true history and impact of Residential Schools
We encourage all students/teachers/family members to walk for Chanie Wenjack and his family on October 22, the day Chanie succumbed to the elements as he was trying to get home. Walks can also be organized on other dates during Secret Path Week (Oct. 17-22).
The PSSD Music Education Team has set up a fundraising page – Here – Which anyone can join the team and contribute to, feel free to donate or join the group. You do not have to fundraise to do a walk. Here are some ideas for a walk.
- Walk with a musical instrument.
- Create a banner or sign to walk with.
- Join in with the fundraising for your walk – https://www.canadahelps.org/s/kKcRx
- Remember to take pictures/videos and use social media to chart your walks
- 60km over the week – Channie Wenjack was found over 60 km from Cecillia Jeffrey Indian Residential School. Spread your walk over the week or join with friends to collectively walk 60km over the week.
- Join the Music Ed Team on a socially distanced walk from Kinsmen Park to Wanuskewin Heritage Park on Sunday October 18th @9am. (bring an instrument!)