1 more sleep until the first division classes! (Grades 7-12 only)

Its on..

Bus times for Division Hub Classes in Allan:

Bus Timetable

Aberdeen – Driver: Gail Semchyshen – Bus 265

Pick up in Aberdeen – 12:00p.m.                                         Leave Allan – 4:40p.m.

Arrive in Allan – 12:50p.m.                                           Arrive in Aberdeen – 5:40p.m.

Dundurn/Hanley – Driver: Brenda King – Bus #166

Pick up in Hanley – 12:05p.m.                                    Leave Allan – 4:40p.m.

Arrive in Allan – 12:50p.m.                                     Arrive in Dundurn – 5:35p.m.

South Corman Park/Clavet/Colonsay – Driver: Dawn Loessin – Bus #210

Pick up at Clavet – 12:10p.m.                               Leave Allan – 4:40p.m.

Pick up in Colonsay – 12:40p.m.                       Arrive in Colonsay – 4:50p.m

Arrive in Allan – 12:55p.m.                         Arrive in Clavet – 5:15p.m

These are all estimates only. Once the first time is done, there may be some time adjustments.

Parents or car pool MAY still pick up students from Allan after rehearsal time.

** Parents interested in becoming a bus driver please contact the BUS GARAGE

@ 374-2496**

** All students on busses MUST abide by the School Division Bus Policy**

Welcome Back 2017/18 Season

Hoping everyone has had a great summer. The 2017/18 School year is upon us we are excited for another year of music learning, making and appreciating!

We are delighted to welcome Ms. Thompson to come teach in Hanley and Dundurn. We congratulate Mr. Ward on his new position in the West Band program and say a sad farewell to Mr. Streisel who is moving into Saskatoon. Everyone will get the chance to meet Ms. Thompson on the first Division Hub Classes in Allan start on September 13th.

Music Classes resume in home schools on Thursday September 7th.

*Watch this space for more announcements*

Until then have a fantastic Labor Day weekend!

Happy start of the week. Just a reminder the Band Parent AGM and Band information night is this coming Wednesday at Clavet School from 4:30-6:30pm

The BPA urgently needs some parent volunteers for next year. Please get in contact if you can help out in any way.


Please also see the fantasitc upcoming concert opportunity below feature upcoming graduate Sophie James-Cavan!

Farewell Concert Many Hearts: One Voice
Friday, June 30, 2017 at Convocation Hall, University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon at 7:30 PM

Our Farewell concert before we embark on our intentional tour of Italy. We will be presenting our repertoire that we are taking with us to Italy. Come and wish us safe travels!

Tickets $20 at the door. Rush seating. Doors open at 6:30 PM


2017/18 Sign up/Band Parent AGM. 4:30-6:30pm @ Clavet school 21st June

Only two weeks of school left!

Next Wednesday is both the 2017/18 sign up/information night and the Band Parents AGM at Clavet School.

The Band Parents Association is looking for upwards of 3 volunteers for next year. Please contact Mr. Martin if you are interested in helping the program grow and can offer any assistance to the program.  

  • 4:30-6:30pm – Meet the Teacher, Sign up and rental information
  • 6:15pm – Band Parent Association AGM

Both Mr. Martin, Mr. Ward and the Band Parents Association will be there to answer any questions about next year. Brett Graham from St.Johns music will also be in attendance to field any questions or set up rental contracts for instruments.

**Program news**   -> 2017-18 Music Programs  (Document of next years programs)

We are excited that all schools will be studying music in grade 5 and 6 next year. This will also change the division band format slightly. Starting from the fall the Intermedite and Senior Band will combine to create the East Winds.

All students grades 7-12 will only have one class per cycle in their home schools in addition to the bi-weekly rehearsals in Allan School. This will result in pull out time being reduced on average to just less than 2 pull out classes a week.

All division band students will also get the chance to choose from 4 other ensembles in addition to the East Winds and for students in grades 10-12 this will mean the option of gaining extra music credits of their choice.

Please read the above (attached) document explaining the changes.

We hope to see you on the 21st or sooner.

Happy Weekend!

Final Division Rehearsal – This Wednesday June 14th

Hope everyone had a fantastic weekend!

The final Division Band rehearsal for the 2016/17 school year is already. It is very important that all intermediate/senior students attend to hand in music and also to talk about next years division rehearsal format and options.

We will be taking students to the Park and Allan Bowl to wrap up. Any student that wants to go bowling needs to bring $3 and contact Mr. Martin ASAP to confirm that they want to bowl. 

Wednesday Division Band Schedule
1:00 Mini Assembly/Announcements:    Mini-Gym

Intermediate and Senior Band Combined Rehearsal



Location: Mini Gym




Group Activities: Bowling (bring $3) and Team building games
Wrap up and Dismiss @4:30pm



Concert Congratulations!

A huge congratulations to our Graduates and all other students involved in Monday nights Spring Concert. You all played really well!

  • There is no division rehearsal this week in Allan – Due to the West Spring concert.  The final Division rehearsal for the year is on June 14th!
  • Regular classes will continue until the 16th of June.

Spring Concert Tomorrow Night

Hoping everyone had a fantastic weekend and managed to enjoy the great weather!

Just a quick reminder about tomorrows Spring Concert. We look forward to seeing you there.

Afternoon Schedule:

3:00-3:30pm – Students are bused from home schools

3:30-4pm –Students arrive – Students help set stage

4:15pm Beginner Band Rehearsal*

5:00pm – Senior Rehearsal*

– Showband rehearse/Talk through*

5:30pm – Intermediate rehearsal*

– Percussion Ensemble Rehearse/Talk through*

6:30pm – Doors open

7:00pm  Performance

    • Intermediate Band – As Winds Dance, Chorale From Jupiter, Tell Tale Heart
    • Showband – TBC
    • Beginner Band – Selections from Soundstart 1-4, Popcorn Prelude
    • Percussion Ensemble – Minor Rock, Fresh Trash, Found objects, Rhino Rock,
    • Senior Band – Flourish for Wind Band, Chasing Sunlight, Resplendent Light, Imaginarium, Vivo Galop
*All students are expected to stick to their designated areas during downtime and eat their packed supper and get changed into concert dress when they can.

“Changing Seasons” Concert Tonight

For anyone looking to complete a concert review or just to come and be inspired please consider coming out to Broadway Theatre this evening for  and a magnificent evening of music in a diverse meshing of styles and sounds.

World renowned Violin Soloist Mark Fewer is performing with both the Saskatoon Jazz Orchestra and Saskatoon Brass Band this evening 7:30pm at Broadway Theatre. The concert will also feature solos from Adam Streisel and the Saskatoon Symphony Strings.

Spring Concert – Monday May 29th @ Lakeview Church


A huge congratulations and thank you to all Intermediate and Senior students that took part in the In-Division tour over the past two days. This is invaluable preparation for this Mondays concert but also is a chance for students to display our years work in our home schools and communities.

SPRING CONCERT – Monday May 29th

The year-end concert is finally upon us as all of our seven communities come together to perform at Lakeview Church this coming Monday at 7pm (doors open at 6:30pm).

All students will be bussed from their home schools directly after school to the concert venue to rehearse and prepare.

Performing Ensembles:

  • Beginner Band Performing: Popcorn Prelude, Selections from Soundstart lessons 1-4
  • Intermediate Band    Performing: As Winds Dance, Chorale from Jupiter, Tell Tale Heart
  • Junior Jazz: Performing Selections from the year
  • Percussion Ensemble: Performing: Fresh Trash, Rhino Rock, Minor Rock
  • Senior East and West Winds   Performing: Flourish For Wind Band, Chasing Sunlight, Resplendent Light, Imaginarium

For all Students to bring:

  • Music/Instrument
  • Uniform/Concert Clothes
  • Packed Supper

For any further questions please do not hesitate to contact your Music Teacher.


Mr. Martin – will.martin@spiritsd.ca         Mr. Ward alexander.ward@spiritsd.ca