Feb 6th – Al Kay and Brass Quintet

Al Kay and Brass Quintet (including Mr. Streisel) on Friday, February 6 at Warman Middle School.  About 25 of our band students were in the audience at this wonderful concert!




We have been invited to attend a concert at the WCMS in Warman on Friday, February 6 at 10:00am! As all Band students would find this very educational and informative (as well as entertaining), the Brass players in particular would find this to be an excellent performance in which they would learn many aspects of performing on brass instruments.  I expect that the concert would end near noon.

I know that this is short notice, and transportation would have to be arranged by parents (I encourage carpooling whenever possible), and it is during school time, but it would be great if we could have as many students as possible attend.  Parents/drivers are more than welcome to attend as well!

Please let me know via email at marcy.racicot@spiritsd.ca as soon as you can so that I can let the organizers of the event know and help arrange rides for those that cannot find rides, as well as let the schools know of your absence from class.

Marcy Racicot
PSSD West Band Teacher

Al Kay and Brass Quartet
10:00am, Friday, February 6
Warman Community Middle School Auditorium


Development Artist – YSL697Z, Renowned Soloist and Teacher


ALASTAIR KAY is a consummate trombone soloist who currently leads the trombone section of Rob McConnell’s Grammy Award-winning jazz ensemble The Boss Brass. He has worked with leading symphony orchestras as well as entertainers such as Frank Sinatra and Ella Fitzgerald. One of the busiest musicians on the planet, Al also finds time to chair the brass department at Toronto’s Humber College. Al is the International Development Artist for Yamaha’s Lead Trombone, the YSL697Z, and the Al Kay Signature mouthpiece