Yamaha Canada Contest

Yamaha Canada are running a contest for any interested students aged 13-19 to record themselves playing O’Canada in the most “Canadian” setting possible. The winning entry will receive $5000 to go towards a Yamaha Instrument and their respective school program will also receive $5000!

Follow the link below for details of how to enter! Closing date is February 1st.

https://ca.yamaha.com/en/news_events/2019/my_o_canada.html

East Division Classes in Clavet tomorrow

Hello,

Just a quick reminder to all students grade 6-12 in the East that the first Division Classes of 2020 are in Clavet tomorrow. Please see the post below for details of bussing to and from Clavet.

Students will meet on the Clavet stage when they arrive and sign in as normal.

  • 1-1:30 – Announcements and Warm up
  • 1:30-3 – Rehearsals
    • Seniors 7-12 (remain on stage)
    • Juniors 6 (move to the library)
  • 3-3:20 – Break
  • 3:20-4:25 – Breakout groups (Everyone meet on stage)
    • RhythmBox
    • Campfire Guitar
    • Grade 6’s
  • 4:25 – Pack up and Depart at 4:30pm

Free Jazz Clinic this Saturday! Saskatoon Jazz Orchestra/Tommy Banks

Hello! If you might be interested in some free Jazz Improvisation clinics with some world class Jazz musicians read on…

New York tenor saxophonist Joel Frahm and Toronto pianist Adrean Farrugia will each be giving a free one hour jazz improv clinic at The Bassment Jazz Club in Saskatoon this Saturday afternoon at 4:00.  Anyone is able to attend, all ages and free entry.

The Saskatoon Jazz Orchestra will also be performing a fantastic concert this weekend, on Saturday January 18, 2020 honouring the legacy of Tommy Banks <https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tommy_Banks>.

Grant McEwan University professor Ray Baril will be giving a free talk outlining the life and legacy of Mr. Banks at the rRemi mMordern on January 17, 2020 at 7:30 PM.The January 18, 2020 concert, also at 7:30 PM, will be at the Broadway Theatre.

No Division Rehearsals today

Hello, due to the temperature prohibiting bussing today Division Hub Classes in Asquith have been cancelled today.

Fear not there is much you can be working on students 🙂

Seniors:

  • Completing Skills (Coursework)
  • Pieces to practice
    1. Phasing Thunder
    2. Earth Song
    3. Dinosaurs
  • For those that didn’t make the winter celebration rehearsal I will upload parts for a limited amount of time under the senior coursework/assignments tab)

Happy New Year! East Hub is moving. No hub tomorrow!

Happy New Year to you all! We look forward to catching up with you all over the coming weeks and hope you had a restful winter break. Division Hub Classes start back up on the following dates:

Monday January 13th – West Students in Asquith

Monday January 20th – East Students in Clavet

There are no division classes tomorrow (January 6th)

East Hub is moving – We want to thank Allan for being such a fantastic home for the East Division Classes over the past few years and look forward to returning in the future with our ensembles. We are also excited to be moving back to Clavet school for bi-weekly classes. Hub classes will still run 1pm-4:30pm every week. A new bus timetable will be posted soon as we expect the travel time to be reduced.

December 16th Division Celebration and Winter Concert Thanks!

Thank you so much to everyone that took part in the Winter Concert last night at Lakeview Church. Whether you performed on stage or were in the audience we truly appreciate your support and the hard work put into performing and your roles getting students to this point.

LAST DIVISION REHEARSAL OF 2019 – DECEMBER 16th WINTER CELEBRATION (all students in grade 7-12)

Next Monday all students in Grade 7-12 (only) have their last rehearsal of the 2019 and the East and West will celebrate together. West Grade 7’s in Junior Band are also invited to attend.

Each student please bring a sharable (nut free) food item along with your instrument and music. Festive attire is encouraged.

All students will be bussed to and from the rehearsal/event. The Celebration will be from 1pm-4pm (we will end 30 minutes earlier to allow West Students the chance to get home closer to regular division rehearsal drop off times)

It’s Winter Concert Week!

Hope you had a restful weekend and are getting into the festive spirit.

Just a reminder the the PSSD EAST:WEST WINTER CONCERT is This Tuesday December 10th, 7pm at Lakeview Church, Saskatoon.

The last West Division rehearsal takes place tomorrow in Asquith.

Seniors: Wearing all black, arrive ready to rehearse at 5:30pm (arrive before 5:15 to set up)

Juniors/Beginners: Arrive at 6:15pm

Read the previous posts (below) for more info.

Grade 5 East Music Students – Not performing on the 10th. Grade 6 optional.

Hello, just to clear up some confusion regrading the winter concert next week. Only the West Grade 5 and 6 students are performing on the 10th. East Grade 6’s have the option of performing with the West Beginners if they wish (see playlist below)

All Grade 5 and 6 students from East Schools (listed below) are welcome to attend the Winter Concert next week but the grade 5’s will not be performing. The East grade 6’s are welcome to come and sit in with the West Beginners but this is optional.

Schools affected: Allan – Aberdeen – Clavet – Colonsay – Dundurn – Hanley – South Corman Park Prairieview – PerdueBorden

Students in grade 5 and 6 will be taking part in alternative performance opportunities within their own communities/schools. Please contact your music teacher with any questions about when the students will be performing at their individual school.

Beginner Band will be performing: (East 6’s welcome to join)

  • #22 Little Robin Redbreast
  • #23 Merrily We Roll Along
  • #27 Good King Wenceslas
  • Selections from page 6, 7, 8.

Students Performing on December 10th:

  • Grade 5’s from West Schools (Grade 6 from East schools can join if they wish)
  • Grade 6’s from West Schools
  • Grade 7-12 All East and West Students

Winter Concert – TUE DEC 10th

December is upon us. Please find the information for next weeks winter celebration at Lakeview Church.

Winter Band Concert!

December 10th, 2019

Lakeview Church at 7:00 pm

Dear Band Parents,

     On Tuesday, December 10th we will be having our Winter Band Concert at Lakeview Church in Saskatoon!  The concert will begin at 7:00 pm.  We ask that senior students (Grade 8-12 East and West) arrive at 5:30 for a brief rehearsal prior to the concert.  Junior (grade 6/7 WEST ONLY) and Beginner( grade 5 WEST ONLY) band students should arrive at 6:15.  The Beginner’s will have a quick rehearsal on stage, and the juniors will have a warm up in their warm up room.  They will be shown where they can leave their jackets and instrument cases upon arrival at the church.    

Students will need to bring:

Beginner Band (Grade 5) WEST SCHOOLS ONLY

  • Instrument
  • Music (Tradition of Excellence book)
  • Concert dress (white shirt and black pants)

Junior Band (Grade 6/7) WEST SCHOOLS ONLY

  • Instrument
  • Music (Majestica, Gently I Wander)
  • Concert dress (black shirt and black pants)

Senior Band

  • Instrument
  • Music (Thrill Ride, Hymn to the Fallen, Christmas at the Circus, Blessed Legacy)
  • Concert dress (Black shirt/blouse, Black Pants/long skirt and Shoes)

Jazz Students

  • Instrument
  • Music (Kansas City, Fat Cat, Sweet Home Chicago)

If you have any questions or concerns, contact: