November 8th Update

The grade 9 band performed very well during the school Remembrance Day assembly on Thursday morning. A big thank you is extended to the students for their cooperation yesterday, and for the work they did in preparation for this event.

The Remembrance Day Ensemble will perform on Monday, November 11th at the site of the Kingston United Church. Participating students are asked to meet there at 10:15 a.m. Please check here on the blog, and in Google Classroom, before leaving for the ceremony in case there is a change in location due to weather conditions. The alternate site is East Wiltshire Intermediate.

We will be playing O Canada, Abide With Me and God Save the Queen for this ceremony.

A few tips for this outdoor performance:

Wear your uniform under very warm clothes (winter boots, tuque and gloves).

Wear a poppy. I will bring a few extras.

Students are responsible for bringing their own instruments and music. We will be loading music stands and percussion equipment at East Wiltshire at 9:45 a.m. on Monday. If you need to pick up your instrument at school please meet us there at that time.

Bring plastic (saran wrap or plastic sheet protectors) to cover your music in case it rains.

If it’s really windy, a weight for the bottom of your music stand will be helpful. A shopping bag with weight in it (sand, hand weights) will work. I will bring some clothespins to help keep your music on your stand if you are not using a binder, but bring your own if you can.

Please note that there are no washrooms or indoor facilities at this site as the church is closed. Students can check in to let me know they have arrived at 10:15 a.m. Students can then stay in their vehicles until closer to the performance time when I will ask them to set-up their instruments, leave cases in their vehicles, and gather for a warm-up.

If you have any questions, please send me an e-mail:

Thank you!