General Program Information

The Prairie Spirit (West) Band Program is a program available to students in Grades 5-12 serving the schools in Vanscoy, Delisle, Asquith, Perdue, Dalmeny, Langham, and Borden. The area has two band instructors:

Mrs. Marcy Racicot & Mr. Adam Streisel

The band program is aided by a dedicated group of band parents who co-ordinate band fees, help with the Christmas fundraiser, help with supervision at concerts, and generally support our band students.

Students are divided into 4 groups to accommodate the different skill levels of our musicians:

  • Beginners
  • Junior Concert Band
  • Senior Symphonic Winds 
  • Jazz Band

saxophoneStudents are instructed in their home school for the first year of band. After their first year, students also attend an area-wide weekly after-school practice that is held at Lord Asquith School.

In  June, a band demonstration/orientation is held to give students the opportunity to hear and to try various band instruments. Students are welcome to choose any instrument they may be interested in playing.