We are in our final week of supplemental learning. If you have anything to submit to your teachers please do so by the end of the week.
This Friday we will be hosting a year end Celebration and Jamming session on microsoft teams. Please feel free to join us, bring and instrument or just hang out.
June 19th Jamming Friday and Year End Celebration 10-11:30am – Come join us for a celebration of our musical year, some optional jamming, hanging out and year end awards for supplemental learning. All welcome!
If you need help getting into microsoft teams just contact your teacher.
Reflecting back on an amazing past two weeks. If you attended Resonate please send in the sessions you attended, your thoughts and take aways from each!
This weeks activities are found below. Including two interactive live sessions with the Music Team on Microsoft Teams this Thursday and Friday. These events are open to any students of any ability to interact with other musicians/students and staff. Links will be emailed out and posted here on Thursday/Friday.
Thursday Concept Sessions:
Road to Jamming(Transposing) 10-11am – Join the PSSD Music team for an intro, hints and tips for how to transpose on sight when Jamming. Then join us on Friday to Jam.
Pick your poison– 11-12am – Is there is a burning topic you want to talk about or something you would like to learn? pick the music teams brains.
Jamming Friday:10-11:30am Bring an instrument, your voice, a box of dried pasta or some old pots n’ pans and join us for Jamming Friday. All ages and abilities welcome.
Hope you had a fantastic weekend and enjoyed the amazing weather. We are into our second week and final two days of Resonate:Online this Wednesday June 3rd and Thursday June 4th. There is still time for students to sign up and take part. Please spread the word and help connect students together and with these great artists. There is no cost.
Any student in grade 7-12 can attend whether they are currently studying music or not
Students can attend as much or as little as they are able over the two days
Sessions Artist’s include Tania Miller,Brian Balmages, Jeffery Straker, Peter Meechan, Megan Nash, Crock & Brooks(Rowloff Percussion), Andrew Littleford, Joel Jeschke, Brendan Friesen and Saskatoon Jazz Jams live.
WOW! What an incredible first day of sessions and performances. Thank you to our amazing day one artists Elly & Eric, Matt Abraham, Paul Suchan, Todd “Lil Duece Duece” Bryanton, Big Dog Rob Bryanton, Cathy Sproule and the inspiring Spotlight artists Bombargo for their performances. Thank you to all the students from across Canada that tuned in and took part!
Tomorrows line up:
Karen Donnelly– Brass Masterclass with the Principal Trumpet of the NAC Orchestra
Matt Abraham – Conducting 101 first thing!
Jennifer Lang – Vocals
Lil Duece Duece – Composing music to picture
Big Dog Rob Bryanton– Repairing Editing and mixing sound for web, tv and film
Grammy Nominated artistJacob Faithful (Young Spirit Singers)
Eric & Elly– Songwriters Tool box and bridging the highway between singers and musicians
Lunch time performance from Gerard Weber (Tenor Sax)and Brett Graham(Vibraphone)
It is not too late to take part. Sign up HEREor contact Mr. Martin firstname.lastname@example.org for more info.
It is not too late to sign up for tomorrows sessions for Resonate:Online. There are some AMAZING free sessions tomorrow from Matt Abraham’s Band sessions to Rob Bryanton’s Digital editing, Elly and Eric’s songwriting classes, Paul Suchan’s Woodwind session Lil Duece Duece, a fiddle session with Cathy Sproule and BOMBARGO
This is an exciting week for music in PSSD. Resonate Student Music Conference is going online and begins on Wednesday. If you haven’t already please sign up if you are in grade 7-12 (or even if you want to and you are in grade 6). We have some INCREDIBLE artists coming to work with and do sessions with students all free of charge. With this in mind there will be no activities for grades 7-12 this week and next week. The activity is to attend some Resonate sessions and report back which ones you attended. PLEASE SIGN UP!
Artist for this week and next include:
Brian Balmages (Composer)
Tania Miller (Symphony Conductor – Victoria Symphony)
Karen Donnelly (Principal Trumpet of the National Arts Centre Orchestra)
Allan Gilliland (Composer)
Megan Nash (Juno Nominated Singer/Songwriter)
Bombargo (NME Featured Saskatoon Band)
Jacob Faithful (Grammy Nominated First Nations artist)
This week for our picks we chose the top five albums that influenced/inspired us. Have a look!
Mozart Clarinet Concerto & Quintet – Martin Fröst Birth of the Cool – Miles Davis The Atomic Mr. Basie – Count Basie & The Count Basie Orchestra Now He Sings, Now He Sobs – Chick Corea Carnaval – Eastman Wind Ensemble & Wynton Marsalis
Parklife-Blur Classic Brass- Grimethorpe Colliery Band Blue Light, Red Light- Harry Connick August and Everything After-Counting Crows Beautiful Freak- Eels
Mr. Ward I couldn’t narrow it down to five…
1. Gordon Lightfoot- Summertime Dream 2. Joachim Schaefer- Barocco Concertante 3. Johnny Cash- American III 4. Hammerfall- Glory to the Brave 5. Tyr- Eric the Red 6. Alison Balsom- Bach works for Trumpet 7. Amon Amarth- Twilight of the Thunder Gods 8. The Lord of the Rings soundtrack- Howard Shore 9. Antonio Vivaldi- The Four Seasons 10. Red Hot Chili Peppers- Stadium Arcadium
That’s It- Preservation Hall Jazz Band Myles Davis- Plays the Classic Ballads Bonerama-Bonerama plays Zepplin Stan Kenton- Kenton 76 The Band- Last Waltz
Happy Monday Tuesday. Please find the links to this weeks music activities below at the end of the post or check the relevant assignment page.
Resonate:OnlineMay 27th & 28th and June 3rd & 4th
All students in grades 7-12 (whether they study music or not) are invited to take part in Resonate:Online. Held over 4 days, students are invited to log in to Microsoft Teams as much as they want to work with some of the most incredible artists – Check out the current list HERE with more to be announced.
This year students can attend as many days and sessions as they want but they must register HERE. All events are free.
A reminder The Saskatchewan Band Association has teamed up with Long and McQuade music to create a great competition with some fantastic prizes for you and your school! The Saskatchewan Band Association (SBA) invites ALL band enthusiasts – band students, band parents, grandparents, band directors, community band musicians etc.- to create a short and fun video of about 30-60 seconds highlighting why you love band. Please click the link for more info