Happy Friday!

Whats Streaming?

Canadian Brass – This world renowned Canadian group are presenting weekly live videos, Interviews, special guests , Trombone, Tuba Chat, Music Mindset talks, lessons and more.

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Canadian Brass Weekly Sessions.
https://www.facebook.com/canadianbrass

NPR Tiny Desk Concerts: This awesome series is continuing with artists in their own home.

Two picks – Jazz Saxophonist Braxton Cook and Rodrigo y Gabriela: 

Test your Brain

Did you know the band that wrote this track is actually from Jacksonville, Florida? Can you guess the song?
Fly away and never look back. Then see if you can guess this song’s title.
If all of us lived here, it’d get real claustrophobic real quick. Can you guess which song we’re showing?
The music may have died but this song will live on. Can you guess what it’s called?

Get Active

Beat Goes on Body Percussion (Join Ollie in another body percussion workshop in your own living room)

Staff Picks of the Week

This weeks topic: 5 favourite composers (click on the titles to listen)

This week we asked the teachers to name some of their favourite composers. Top 5 was just too hard to narrow down! Comment below or by email with yours.

Mrs Ayres

  1. Brian Balmages – Blue Ridge Reel (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6YhtvI9DX4o)
  2. Eric Whitacre – October (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6EoUAbODO34)
  3. Percy Grainger – Lincolnshire Posy (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K1FDk8__Nv4)
  4. Elena Roussanova Lucas – Harvesting the Fields of Russia (https://www.jwpepper.com/Harvesting-the-Fields-of-Russia/2700114.item#/submit)
  5. Howard Cable – Banks of Newfoundland (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bz9Ftc4x8bs)

Mr. Martin – complete bias to composers that affected me through me performing their music!

Mr. Ward

1. John Williams, The Olympic Spirit https://youtu.be/i4QQ2SvQcE8
2. Hans Zimmer, Planet Earth 2 Theme https://youtu.be/Qh_runxXook
3. Jean Sibelius, Symphony No. 3 https://youtu.be/F3sZQeU4O1U
4. Howard Shore, https://youtu.be/Xx8C0RWUb5A
5. Giovanni Gabrielli, Canzon Due Decimi Toni https://youtu.be/LrsBSK1WgbA

Ms. Worman

Music Monday – Week Ahead

Happy Music Monday and May the Fourth be with you!

Imagine a world and movies without music… (Star Wars Throne room scene minus the triumphant music soundtrack changes the entire scene!)

More Star wars music here:

MUSIC MONDAY TODAY – Get out and play and send us your videos!

On Monday, May 4, 2020 hundreds of thousands of students, teachers, parents, musicians, and music lovers from coast to coast to coast will celebrate the importance of music in our lives. We are asking Prairie Spirit School Division band students and alumni to participate in our event!

At 11am (Saskatchewan time) we are asking our musicians to take to decks, yards and/or driveways to perform O Canada as an expression of gratitude for living in this great country during such anxious times.

BONUS

If you can have someone video your performance or you can video it yourself PLEASE post it on social media (at the very least – a photo) with the hashtag #musicmonday #pssdproud

Let’s join together (at home) to celebrate music and the importance of music education in schools. Let’s celebrate what it means to be Canadian.

Get your sheet music below or use your own versions of O Canada

O Canada Sheet musicDownload

Activities – May 4-8th

  • This weeks activities have been updated on the assignments pages.

NEW SITE! For grade 7-9 *link updated on the 7-9 page*
There is a new website for online band for grades 7-9!  Several people were having trouble accessing the Google site.  With this new website you won’t need a google account or permission to access, and all the lessons can be downloaded as word files.  All the content on the website remains the same.  Here is a link: www.pssd79.wordpress.com

Happy Friday! Its nearly Music Monday!

MUSIC MONDAYMAY 4th 

On Monday, May 4, 2020 hundreds of thousands of students, teachers, parents, musicians, and music lovers from coast to coast to coast will celebrate the importance of music in our lives. We are asking Prairie Spirit School Division band students and alumni to participate in our event!

At 11am (Saskatchewan time) we are asking our musicians to take to decks, yards and/or driveways to perform O Canada as an expression of gratitude for living in this great country during such anxious times.

BONUS

If you can have someone video your performance or you can video it yourself PLEASE post it on social media (at the very least – a photo) with the hashtag #musicmonday #pssdproud

Let’s join together (at home) to celebrate music and the importance of music education in schools. Let’s celebrate what it means to be Canadian.

Get your sheet music below or use your own versions of O Canada

Get Active

Beat Goes on Body Percussion (Join Ollie in another body percussion workshop in your own living room)

Test your Brain

Whats Streaming?

Show Must Go On.. This week’s Andrew Lloyd Webber stream is a special presentation of the Andrew Lloyd Weber Celebration. Featuring a plethora of the worlds greatest broadway singers performing the best songs from Lloyd Webbers shows.

The JazzDayAtHome series presents some amazing Jazz concerts

Sing Street: Grounded

Thank you to everyone who joined us live for #SingStreetGrounded. Watch our performance until May 4th only!DONATE HERE to benefit charities fighting COVID-19:Broadway Cares: https://u.nu/roadwayThe Mayor's Fund: https://u.nu/ayorsund

Posted by Sing Street Broadway on Thursday, April 30, 2020
Sing Street: The Musical – “Grounded”
This musical based on the award winning film “Sing Street” was set to debut on Broadway before Covid postponed all performances. Instead the cast have reunited to perform the musical on Facebook in a special presentation!

Instructions for “Drop in” today

Just a reminder we have drop in times for students this week on microsoft teams please see instructions below to how you can log in.

  • All “Drop-In’s” are 11am-12pm
  • Tuesday – Team name –> East/West Grade 5-6 Music
  • Wednesday – Team name –> East/West Grade 7-9 Music
  • Thursday – Team name –> East/West Grade 10-12 Music

Staff Picks of the week

This weeks topic: 5 Movie Themes (click on the titles to listen)

This has certainly been a time to catch up on movies! Can you name five of your favourite Movie Themes? Comment below or send us your picks.

Mrs Ayres

That was really hard!

Mr. Martin

I am taking the John Williams challenge: Ie. trying to pick 5 that aren’t John Williams!

Mr. Ward

That is a toughy, there are so many to choose from!

Ms. Worman

April 27-May 1st: Activities

Happy Monday. Please find this weeks lesson activities below and read about the new online drop in hour to help keep ourselves connected.

Drop in hour (Microsoft Teams)

This week we will be starting an open drop in/contact time using Microsoft Teams on Tuesday/Wednesday and Thursday. From 11am-12pm students are invited to log on and visit on their age appropriate day. Mrs. Ayres, Mr. Martin and Mr. Ward will be in the group chat every day for anyone that wants to connect or chat with the teachers and other students.

Join us! Tuesdays: Grade 5/6 Wednesday: Grade 7-9 Thursday: Grade 10-12

All PSSD students have access to Microsoft teams. Use the following links to get set up if you don’t have this already.

New Activities for April 27th-May 1st

(click on the appropriate age level and follow the links)

Upcoming Events:

Friday Performance Series (open to students/siblings/parents etc.) We have had some video entries and we want more to release this Friday. Send us your Recordings/Videos. Please email your teacher if you would like to do this or want more information!

Masterclasses/Q&A’s/Panel Discussions (Fridays) We will be hosting a series of live masterclasses, panel discussions and Question and Answer sessions with different professional musicians in one of the Friday time slots. Feel free to let us know what type of musicians you would like to see and what subjects, types of music or instruments etc. you would like to talk about!

Music Monday The annual world music day is on Monday May 4th think what you might want to do to celebrate. More information to follow this week.

It’s Virtually Resonate… The Resonate team is working on taking Resonate student music conference online. Details to follow.

Virtual Band Tour – What? How? Yes we aren’t sure yet either but a virtual band tour has been suggested! Let us know what you think this could look like and what we could do?

Friday

Hello, welcome to Fridays challenges and interactive content. Please send your teachers videos/recordings of you performing/playing/singing doing anything musical for us to share if you want to!

See below for some fun activities for now and over the weekend, including some amazing music events over the weekend.

Get Active

Beat Goes on Body Percussion (Join Ollie in a body percussion workshop in your own living room)

Test your Brain

Brain Teaser – Send us your answers or reply in the comments section below.

Watch and Listen

Livestreamed: What to see look out for today and over the weekend. Most events can be accessed and re-watched after they have aired.

TodayCarnival of the Animals Royal Philharmonic and Joanna Lumley – The Carnival of the Animals. Live streamed this morning (19mins)

SaturdaySing-A-Long Yellow Submarine. The Beatles classic cartoon is being live streamed in a sing-a-long presentation tomorrow at 10am at this link https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R8W5qJYFWOM

SundayStronger Together – Canadian Benefit Concert airing online but also on CTV and CBC. Featuring an unreal amount of Canadian musicians, actors and personalities.

Staff Picks of the Week

On Monday afternoons we will be posting a weekly staff pick of the week.

Please feel free to share your own with us via email or adding comments below!

This weeks topic: “3 Things

  • Something to watch
  • Something to listen to
  • Something you did over Easter

Mrs Ayers

  1. Something to watch https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SqOMyz1iQkQ
  2. Something to listen to: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rqldh4uYHzo
  3. Some things I did over Easter: I decided to start re-reading the Harry Potter series, and watching the corresponding movie once I was done the book (I’m almost done Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban). Aside from reading and movies, I took some time to make a list of what I am thankful for:
  • I am thankful that it seems that Spring has finally arrived (the chirping Meadowlarks make my heart happy!).
  • I am thankful for technology that has allowed me to stay connected to family and friends.
  • I am particularly thankful for the frontline workers: the nurses, doctors, grocers, farmers, truck drivers, and others that are working to keep our country running and are taking risks going to work for us.

Mr. Martin

  1. To watch: Virtual Ensembles.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8T5cGr85LQw and https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m719Y7Vpoc4
  2. To listen: One World Together Concert (My highlights: Ben Platt, Lizzo, J Lo, Eddie Vedder, Camila Cabello & Shawn Mendes, Paul McCartney, John Legend & Sam Smith) https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCg3_C7BwcV0kBlJbBFHTPJQ
  3. Something I did: Lots of Baking and Cooking, Walks, Board and Card games, crafing with the kids and EASTER EGG HUNT!! …and some serious film and TV watching time. Onward was sooo good #ImNotCryingYoureCrying

Mr. Ward

  1. To watch: https://youtu.be/B1eyZAedhY4
  2. To Listen: https://youtu.be/xpdPFLiPLTwYou’ll never hear purer tone than from Alison Balsom! 
  3.  So much spring cleaning!  And redid the basement laundry room.  I’m also reading a biography on John Adams (I likes me some history!) and am working my way through a series of Scottish mystery novels by Ian Rankin.  Lots of time playing outside as well.  It was a good week! 

Ms. Worman

  1. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q3oItpVa9fs
  2. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ijsritrkiAA
  3. Recorded some music & lots of dog walks

Weekly Schedule – April 20-24th

Hoping you had a restful Easter break. Please see the below weekly schedule of operation for music as we move forward.

New Activities for April 20-24th (click on the appropriate age level and follow the links)

Upcoming Events:

Friday Performance Series (open to students/siblings/parents etc.) Open to anyone interested in doing a live or pre-recorded performance on an upcoming Friday. This could be a solo/duet/trio if you have family members or want to use editing software to mult-track record yourself. Please email your teacher if you would like to do this or want more information!

Masterclasses/Q&A’s/Panel Discussions (Fridays) We will be hosting a series of live masterclasses, panel discussions and Question and Answer sessions with different professional musicians in one of the Friday time slots. Feel free to let us know what type of musicians you would like to see and what subjects, types of music or instruments etc. you would like to talk about!

Music Monday The annual world music day is on Monday May 4th think what you might want to do to celebrate and watch this space!

It’s Virtually Resonate… The Resonate team is working on taking Resonate student music conference online. Details to follow.

Virtual Band Tour – What? How? Yes we aren’t sure yet either but a virtual band tour has been suggested! Let us know what you think this could look like and what we could do?