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.
Just a last call for anyone that wants tickets to watch the Saskatoon Blades play The Calgary Hitmen on March 9th or wants to play O’Canada on centre ice before the game.
Please contact Melissa Andrade as soon as possible to let her know how many tickets you want as she is picking them up firstname.lastname@example.org
Saskatoon Brass Band: Showcase – Saturday Feb 24th, 7:30pm at Broadway Theatre
For any seniors wanting an opportunity to do their Term 2 concert review or anyone looking for a great concert this weekend, please consider coming out to the Saskatoon Brass Band Showcase concert this Saturday evening.
This concert will showcase every member of the band that helped our division performing for our fundraiser at the start of the year. Also featuring fantastic solos from Ms. Wist (percussion) and Principle Trumpet of the Saskatoon Symphony Orchestra Terry Heckman with Mr. Martin Conducting.
We are unfortunately and unexpectedly down a bus driver for tomorrow. As such the pick up times have to be adjusted to combine students to one bus. Please accept our apologies for the earlier start for Clavet. (no Dundurn/Hanley pick up)
New pick up times.
Clavet – 7:50a.m. Drop off 4:00pm
Aberdeen – 8:25a.m. 3:30pm
Any students from other schools attending need to get to one of those pick up spots.
Day 1 was a fantastic success for the students in Grade 7-12 in our school division. Over 400 students worked through a brand new piece and split down to work with guest clinicians, including a fantastic lunchtime performance from a University of Saskatchewan Brass Quintet featuring members of the Saskatoon Symphony.
*Fundraiser Reminder* anyone purchasing Saskatoon Blades tickets please remember to return your fundraising sheet tomorrow. *
Hope everyone is staying warm as the weekend approaches. Just a reminder that next week is the first ever Prairie Pulse Festival at Martensville High School. This is a Prairie Spirit School Division event that will for the first time ever bring all 20 schools that teach instrumental music together for a day of rehearsals, clinics and an informal performance at the end with guest clinicians.
All division band students will attend on Tuesday, Wednesday is optional for grades 5/6 as students will need to leave before and return after regular school hours.
Tuesday Feb 13th – All Division Band Members are attending