April 26th Band News

Congratulations to all of the band students on their excellent performances on Friday morning! The grade 6 students (and their teachers) really enjoyed the concert, and I hope that we will see lots of applications for the EWS band program come in over the next couple of weeks.

Our annual PEI Band Days music festival was cancelled again this year due to COVID-19, but the PSB and the DELL have once again provided sub time and funding for band clinicians to work with band students at their schools. The EWS Band Days sessions will be held on Tuesday, April 26th during periods 1, 2 and 3. Each grade level band will work with the guest director for one period. Students will not need to wear uniforms for this event, but they will need to bring their instruments and music.

Rehearsal Schedule for this week:

Monday, April 25th: Jazz Band (3:15-4:00)

Tuesday, April 26th: PEI Band Days Workshops

Wednesday, April 27th: Early AM Rehearsal for Grade 8 Percussionists (7:45 am)

Thursday, April 28th: Early AM Rehearsal for Grade 9 Woodwinds (7:45 am)

Friday, April 29th: Grade 7 early am band is CANCELED

Band Concert

The band concert for grade 6 students will be held in the EWS gym tomorrow beginning at 10:00 a.m.. Students are reminded to come prepared with instruments and music. Uniforms must be worn by grade 8 and 9 students but they may wear dark jeans or pants (no ripped jeans or bright colors please!) instead of black pants if they wish.

Grade 7 uniforms have been ordered. For this performances grade 7 students are encouraged to show their school spirit by wearing school colors (red, blue and white).

Rehearsals this week

Wednesday, April 20th: Grade 8 AM Band (7:45)

Thursday, April 21st: Grade 9 AM Band (7:45)

Friday, April 22nd: Grade 7 AM Band (7:45), Jazz Band (3:15-4:00)

*The band concert for grade 6 students will be held in the EWS gym on Friday, April 22nd beginning at 10:00 a.m.. Please see previous post for details.

Concert for Grade 6 Students

Grade 6 students from our feeder schools have been invited to attend a band program orientation concert this year.  Grade 7, 8 and 9 band students will be performing for the grade 6 students on Friday, April 22 beginning at 10:00 a.m. in the EWS gym.

This session will provide students with an opportunity to hear the EWS bands perform, and to learn more about the application process and requirements for the band program at East Wiltshire.

Grade 8’s and 9’s are asked to wear their band uniforms for this performance. Grade 7 students can wear casual clothing.

The band are sounding great and have been working hard to polish up their band pieces for this performance. Please encourage a little extra practice at home this week if you can!

Jazz Band

We will not have a Jazz Band rehearsal this week due to the holiday on Friday.
Please spend some time learning your individual parts at home, and we will practice again on Friday, April 22nd 🙂

Yearbook Photo and Uniform Update

Grade 7, 8 and 9 band students are reminded that yearbook pictures for band will be taken tomorrow morning. Students are reminded to bring their instruments for the photo

Grade 9’s should wear their uniforms to early morning band practice and the photo will be taken in the gym.

Grade 8 photos will be taken during period 2, so students should wear black pants and be prepared to change into their white shirts and vests when called to the band area.

Grade 7 photos will also be taken during period 2. Quite a few new uniforms needed to be ordered for grade 7’s, so grade 7 students can wear casual clothes (not pyjamas!) for their photo tomorrow. I have distributed band vests to most grade 7 students and hopefully the new white shirts will arrive in time for the spring concert in June (date to be announced).

Washing Uniforms


Band Yearbook Photos

Yearbook pictures of the grade 7, 8 and 9 band classes will be taken on Thursday, April 14th.

Band students are asked to please make sure that they bring their instruments and uniforms for the photos. 

Grade 9 students already have their uniforms and wore them for the Remembrance Day assembly. Students in grade 8 are asked to please check tonight to make sure that their uniforms still fit. If the vests or shirts need to be exchanged, please bring them to early morning band tomorrow.

*All students should wear black pants for the photo.

Uniforms will be passed out to Grade 7 students tomorrow (Wednesday).