With the Winter concert fast approaching on December 11th here are a few notes below: *Students will be bused after school from their homes school to Lakeview that evening and will need to bring supper. (Christmas concert note coming very soon with more information)
Band Pictures will take place prior to the concert at Lakeview Church. You can order using the below form. Please hand in your forms to your band teacher or school admin assistant no later than December 8th.
This coming Wednesday is Division hub classes in Allan. Students are working on their Winter Concert repertoire and are continuing work on their individual skills for term 1.
At 6pm on Thursday November 9th the Band Parents Association AGM will take place in Clavet school. If you have any input, want to be involved in the growth and sustainability of the music programs in the division, the BPA or are willing to help out in any capacity or way please come along or get in touch with Mr. Martin or a BPA representative. Likee
Dates for November:
November 8th – Allan Division Classes
November 9th – BPA Annual General Meeting
November 21st – Leadership Workshops in Regina* (Senior leaders)
November 22nd – Picture Day, Grade 5 and 6 mass rehearsals, Division Classes
November 29th – Resonate Gala Concert 7pm @ Basement, featuring PSSD East Percussion, Song Class and Wind/Brass Small Ensembles. Tickets available at any school or through your band teacher.
Thank you for a fantastic fundraiser. This first time event this was a great start to the year and lots of fun!
Division Band performing
Special thanks also to all the Students, Parents, BPA members, Ms. Schmidt, Mr. Black coming back to help out on Oboe, Clavet School for hosting and the Saskatoon Brass Band for being our wonderful guest performing ensemble.
If anyone has an media, photos or videos you took at the event please forward them on to Mr. Martin or Ms. Thompson.
BAND FEES DUE:Division Students (Grade 7-12) your band fees are due for this year. Please see the attached form here: Band Fees PDFBand Fees – Word
The Band fee covers uniform and personal folder costs in addition to uniform maintenance.
You can e-transfer, write cheques or pay cash to the BPA. Please contact Charmaine Himbeault for more information email@example.com
A reminder that the next PSSD Fundraiser is this coming Wednesday (October 25th) 7pm at Clavet School. The Division (Senior Band) will be performing with special guests “The Saskatoon Brass Band” for a great evening of music from the movies.
Any ticket sheets should be handed in to your Music teacher or school admin assistant tomorrow (Monday 23rd October). Tickets will also be available on the door on concert night.
All music students in PSSD and children under 10 have free entry to this concert, Adult tickets are $15, students over the age of 10 are $10.
Tickets will be available on the door if you didn’t get a presale “guestlist ticket” from a band student.
The concert starts at 7pm and will be finished by 8:30pm
Division Band students will be bussed to Clavet after Division rehearsal to set up for the concert. The will need to bring supper with them and will also need to make their own way home after the concert.
Grade 5 – Reviewing Classroom procedure with instruments, Working on first 5 sounds (Basic Band Booklet), Note Names and note values. Songs from Basic Band.
Grade 6 – Working on Kickstart, First Christmas Tunes, Chorales and Lesson 5/6 Soundstart. Note Names, Symbols game.
Seniors – Coffee House – Gender and equality in Music. Homework Due (Songlist representing Gender in Music)
Just a reminder that the Senior Band students will be performing a Movie Themed Fundraiser concert with the Saskatoon Brass Band on Wednesday October 25th, 7pm at Clavet School. All proceeds go to the students fundraising account and to purchase instruments.
Tickets are $15 for Adults, $10 for students and children under 10 free.
Students will be bussed from their Allan rehearsal next week direct to Clavet to help set up for the concert.
Concert Repertoire: Students will be performing –
Highlights from Harry Potter
Somewhere in my Memory
Everything is Awesome.
Concert Dress: Either Dress smart or come in a movie related costume!
Transport: students are bussed to Clavet but will need to be picked up and taken home from Clavet.
Concert Duration: The concert should be finished by 8:30pm.
This is a fundraiser for students and for the program to fund the purchase of instruments. Students are selling tickets via a guest list but tickets will also be available on the door at Clavet.
I hope everyone has had a wonderful thanksgiving. This coming Wednesday is our Third Division Hub Classes in Allan. Attendance is hugely important with our first performance just around the corner.
‘A Night at the Movies’ PSSD East Fundraiser Concert–October 25th, Clavet School @ 7pm
The second fundraiser of the year will place on Wednesday October 25th at Clavet School. With special guests “The Saskatoon Brass Band”, Prairie Spirit East Senior Band presents “A Night at the Movies”. A fundraiser concert and evening of music in film and fun for all featuring performances from the senior band, Saskatoon Brass Band and special guests.
Tickets for the event are $15 for adults $10 for students and Children under 10 free. All students are able to sell tickets using this form: Night at the Movies Guest List. 50% of the ticket price will go to the student that sells the tickets family fundraising account and 50% goes towards the purchase of instruments primarily for the grade 5/6 music programs.
All beginners are now starting work with instruments although we are still awaiting a few instruments from our supplier to get everyone started. For the first few weeks students are using a free online workbook and resource called Basic Band.
Using their website students have access to videos and a printable handbook (all students have been given) which help the student get the basics of playing posture, embouchure (muscles in the mouth used), breathing, setting up the instrument and how to clean the instrument among other important informational videos.
Resources for beginner band:
Basic Band http://basicband.info/ – Click on the drop down menu and select your instrument
page 2/3 basic set up and sound
page 4/5 pitches and notes
page 8/9 first five notes
Optional free app: Band Blasthttp://www.bandblast.com/
An excellent fun learning tool with games and playing tips from professionals.
The cookie dough orders are in today after lunch Thursday Oct 5. Pick up is at Melissa Andrades house in Sunset Estates #244. Please call her if you need to make alternate arrangements (306) 477-7417. Thanks to all who participated.
While we are still working on the basics of music fundamentals and note reading, the Grade 5’s will also be starting their instrumental instruction next week (October 2nd) please ensure that you bring your instrument to classes from then on.
We are in full flow and starting to prepare for our winter concert season after three weeks of getting back to basics. PLEASE ensure the your instruments come to class for instruction.
This is an Allan Division Class week. We look forward to seeing you on Wednesday to work on our upcoming concert on October 25th at Clavet School.
This week is also a concepts/composition week in your regular weekly class. Please remember to have your instrument and relevant materials for class.