Welcome back to the 2022/23 School year. We are excited to redevelop this site as a hub for all students, parents and teachers to get involved in music. Whether you are interested in picking up an instrument for the first time, revisiting one you used to play, coming here to learn more about music or… Read more »
Walk for Wenjack Saturday October 16th As a Legacy School for the Gord Downie & Chanie Wenjack Fund, the PSSD East/West Music Program invites you, your family members and friends to join us in a community Reconciliation Event in Saskatoon this coming Saturday October 16th. Please feel free to spread the word and… Read more »
Helllo, Thank you for making the most of the year. Please check out some of the things the students have been working on for performance in the last part of the year. We look forward to seeing you in the fall!
We are excited for the most prestigious line up of award winning artists to come to Resonate Student Music conference next week. Get registered if you haven’t already. You can attend as much or as little as your schedule allows. Hosted this year on Zoom, Resonate is FREE and open to any students in grade… Read more »
Hello, Hope everyone had a great Spring Break and are staying well. Thank you to all the students currently taking classes and we look forward to sharing more of our class work soon. A few updates below: In Person classes for Instrumental Music are taking place at the following schools: Clavet/Delisle (comp only) – Tuesdays… Read more »
Hello, please feel free to join us this morning at 11am for the Great Big Christmas Sing: Christmas edition. We will be streaming live from 11am on youtube with some festive songs. Download the songbooks below to join in. Click on me to take you to the Youtube Channel, then click on the live stream… Read more »
Happy last week of School before the holidays. Hope you have been keeping safe, well and warm now Winter is staring to truly hit us with those cold temperatures! Join us this Wednesday December 16th from 11am-12pm as we invite anyone to tune into the Great Big Sing: Christmas edition. A live streamed Sing-Along of… Read more »
Music Teachers will be heading to four communities this week to touch base with any students in grade 6-12 interested in studying music this year. Two more communities will be added the following week. The Teachers will call interested students in cohort groups to discuss music options in the afternoon. We are committed to finding… Read more »
I hope you are doing well on this day of Remembrance and we wish you and your loved ones well in this crazy week of snow. The Music Ed team will be returning, to begin with, to the communities where students expressed the most interest starting next Tuesday (Nov 17th) and Thursday (Nov (19th). Any… Read more »
Hello, 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… Read more »
This weeks activities
Hello, 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… Read more »
Resonate Day Two – Tomorrow
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… Read more »
Resonate Starts tomorrow!
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 Sign up HERE (takes 2… Read more »
Week ahead – RESONATE WEEK!
Hello, 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… Read more »
Staff Picks of the Week!
This week for our picks we chose the top five albums that influenced/inspired us. Have a look! Mrs. Ayers Mozart Clarinet Concerto & Quintet – Martin FröstBirth of the Cool – Miles DavisThe Atomic Mr. Basie – Count Basie & The Count Basie OrchestraNow He Sings, Now He Sobs – Chick CoreaCarnaval – Eastman Wind… Read more »
Happy Friday everyone! There are some great concerts to stream this weekend. Have a look, and have great weekend! May 22The Metropolitan Opera: Mozart’s Don GiovanniTime: 7:30 p.m. EThttps://www.metopera.org/ New World Symphony Fellows: Live From Our Living RoomsTime: 7 p.m. ETttps://www.facebook.com/NewWorldSymphony/ May 23The Violin Channel Live– Pianist Christopher Park: 1 p.m. EThttps://www.youtube.com/channel/UC_DO3GwiKhy-Z6XtmnxhfRA May 24Yo-Yo Ma… Read more »
RESONATE: ONLINE – SIGN UP
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:Online May 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… Read more »
Staff Picks of the Week
This week we were feeling dramatic and have listed 5 of our favourite musicals! Click on the names to take you to some clips or whole shows! Mrs. Ayers This is a cruel joke… Top 5? Seriously. You get 10. I could have easily gone 20. West Side Story Wicked The Phantom of the Opera… Read more »
Hopefully you had time to check out the Cancer Blows opportunity and can take part in recording the global version of Song for Hope (See previous post for more info). 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… Read more »
Music Challenge – Cancer Blows
For anyone with instruments, please take a look at this potential opportunity for an amazing cause to record yourself, and combine with musicians across the globe. Some older students will remember Senior Band performing the poignant piece “Song for Hope” by Dr. Peter Meechan three years ago. Written for world renowned trumpet player Ryan Anthony…. Read more »