Monthly Archives: September 2014

Welcome back to Prairie Spirit West Band!

>> Band Handbook Sept 2014

I hope everyone had a fun filled and restful summer vacation and are ready to get back in the groove of making music!  I am excited to see everyone again and playing music again.

If you are in Senior Band or Junior Band and have not filled out the registration form or paid your fees, please do so as soon as possible.  We will be posting all information on the blog, and I would like to have everybody’s email to send important information to as well.  I will have paper copies of everything for those that wish to have communication done in that way also.

There are some exciting changes this year.  Mr. Martin has added to his family as he and his wife had a beautiful baby girl in June! Congratulations! Unfortunately, we won’t be seeing much of Mr. Martin this year as he has been given the new position of Band Director of our sister program, the Prairie Spirit East Band.  We are in the works of trying something new this year, possibly combining our groups for a performance or retreat.  We will keep you posted on when and how that will work.

We are very lucky to have Mr. Adam Streisel taking over Mr. Martin’s position.  Mr. Streisel will be teaching band at Delisle and Vanscoy, as well as schools in the East Band program.  Welcome Mr. Streisel!

You will notice that we are changing the schedule this year.  Most schools will now be having band two times in a six day cycle.  Each school will be a bit different, but all will have the same amount of band time.  As well, Grade 6 and 7 students (Junior Band) will have a combined class, as does the Grade 8-12 students (Senior Band).

Please remind those students that are not in band that they are always welcome to join, even if they have never played an instrument.  It is never too late to join band!  Also, if they took band in previous years and are interested in joining again, they are encouraged to do so.

Band classes will start at the schools on September 4 for all band students.  Beginners do not need their instruments until the week of September 22.

I will be at all of the schools on September 2nd and 3rd to see all of the classes and finalize the schedule.

Mrs. Marcy Racicot                                                                                                                                                     PSSD West Band Director