Students are asked to arrive by 6:30 in uniform (black pants please). Grade 8 students will gather in the grade 7 cafeteria, Grade 7 students will gather in the main cafeteria area, and the grade 9 students will gather in the band room. See you tonight!
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Rehearsal Schedule for this week
*Attendance at early am band this week is very important as we make final preparations for the spring concert. Please note the changes in the schedule. I apologize for the late post; I tried posting it earlier, but I was having internet issues at home.
Monday, May 29: No early am band
Tuesday, May 30: Grade 9 early am band (grade 7 am band is canceled and will be scheduled during the school day). All band students will be attending a concert by a visiting band from Ontario in the morning.
Wednesday, May 31: Grade 8 early am band , No after school jazz band, but the Jazz Band will rehearse in the gym during period 4 or 5.
Spring Concert: Wednesday, May 31st at 7:00 pm in the EWS gym. Admission is by donation with proceeds going to support the band program. Students are asked to arrive by 6:30 p.m. in uniform.
Rehearsal schedule this week
Tuesday, May 23: Grade 7 am band
Wednesday, May 24: Grade 8 am band and jazz band after school (3:15-4:15)
Thursday, May 25: Grade 9 am band
Spring Concert 🎶 Wednesday, May 31st at 7:00 pm in the EWS gym
Happy Mother’s Day to all of the Band Moms; I hope you all had a lovely weekend.
It’s going to be another busy week for the EWS Band program with the grade 9 band students traveling to Amherst, Moncton, and Sackville on Wednesday and Thursday! I posted the rooming list for the hotel in the Grade 9 Google classroom yesterday, and I sent the same information to the seven grade 8 participants through their school email accounts.
I will meet with the students tomorrow morning (after O Canada) to distribute the detailed itinerary, as well as the PSB travel permission form. I will also send the itinerary to parents in an e-mail tomorrow.
Permission forms for the Grade 9 Trip must be signed and returned on Tuesday morning.
Rehearsals this week:
Tuesday, May 16th: Grade 9 early morning band (Grade 7 am band is canceled). *Permission forms to be returned.
Wednesday, May 17th: 7:00 am Grade 9 early morning band for trip participants only, and departure by motorcoach for Amherst, NS by 8:15 am. Grade 8 early am band and Jazz Band rehearsals are canceled for this week.
Thursday, May 18th: Day 2 of the Grade 9 Band Trip
Friday, May 19th: Provincial PD Day
Band Trip Payments
It’s been a busy week and, first of all, I want to say congratulations to all of the band students for their excellent performances for the grade 6 students from our feeder schools this morning! If you know any students who will be in grade 7 at EWS next year, please encourage them to apply to be part of the band program! The application deadline is next Friday.
Our current grade 7 students also did a fantastic job of representing East Wiltshire during their field trip to Summerside yesterday. Thank you to everyone who helped to make it such a great day!
Grade 9 parents are asked to please send in the final payment of $150 for the grade 9 band trip if you haven’t already done so. We have had to pay for most of the activities (as well as the full amount for the hotel and the bus) in advance, so we need all student payments to be completed as soon as possible. If you aren’t sure if you have paid, please send me an e-mail. I received an updated list from the office yesterday. Thank you and enjoy your weekend!
We have a van for tomorrow:)
Just a little update to let you know that a grade 7 parent has volunteered to come along tomorrow with her van to transport the larger instruments. A huge thank you to Nora’s Mom (Carinne McGeoghegan) for offering to help us out on her day off!
Rehearsal Schedule for May 8th-May 12th
Tuesday, May 9th: Grade 7 early AM Band
Wednesday, May 10: Grade 8 early AM Band, Jazz Band from 3:15 – 4:15
Thursday, May 11th: GRADE 7 BAND DAY in Summerside! Grade 7’s will have early morning band, and the grade 9 band practice will move to Friday. We will leave school on school buses at 9:00. See previous post for further details. Parent/guardian volunteers are needed to help move the larger band instruments. Please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org if you can help. Thank you!
Friday, May 12th: Grade 9 early AM Band, Concert for grade 6 students at East Wiltshire at 9:15 am (All three concert bands and the Jazz band will perform)
Dates to remember:
Thursday, May 11th: Grade 7 Band Day in Summerside
Friday, May 12th (please note the date change): 9:15 am: Concert for grade 6 students at East Wiltshire.
May 17- May 18 (Wednesday and Thursday): Grade 9 Band Trip to Amherst, Sackville, NB, and Moncton
Wednesday, May 31st: Spring Concert in the gym at 7:00 pm
Grade 7 Field Trip on Thursday
East Wiltshire grade 7 band students will travel to Athena Consolidated School in Summerside on Thursday, May 11th to participate in the annual P.E.I. Beginning Band Day provincial showcase.
Grade 7 band students will have their regular early morning band rehearsal on Tuesday, and a special early morning rehearsal on Thursday (as was previously posted) in preparation for this event.
WE ARE IN NEED OF A PARENT/GUARDIAN OR TWO TO HELP TRANSPORT THE LARGER INSTRUMENTS TO SUMMERSIDE. IF YOU ARE AVAILABLE TO DRIVE ON THURSDAY, PLEASE CONTACT ME AT email@example.com
Notes for this field trip:
- Each student is responsible for making sure that they take their own music, instrument and any supplies needed for the performance (reeds, valve oil, etc.) to Summerside.
- Students must wear their band vests (with white, long sleeve shirts) black pants, and dark shoes to school on Thursday. No blue jeans or ripped jeans, please. Black jeans or all black athletic pants or yoga pants are fine.
- We will travel by school bus, and we will leave East Wiltshire at approximately 9:00 a.m. on Thursday. Appropriate school bus behavior is expected on the ride to Summerside.
- Full participation in this event includes listening to and learning from other band performances. Students are expected to listen attentively (without causing distractions of any kind) when other bands are performing.
- Electronic devices are not to be used inside Athena Consolidated School. Please be aware that chaperones cannot be responsible for the loss or theft of any items during the field trip.
- The event should finish at approximately 11:30 am. Students should bring a snack to eat during the mid-morning break, and a water bottle is recommended. UPDATE: We will stop at McDonald’s after the event and students may purchase their lunch there if they wish.
- Students are responsible for catching up on any school work they miss during the day. They should be prepared to return to regular classes during period 5 or 6 depending on our return time.
This group of students has been working hard all year, and I am really looking forward to our first band field trip!
Grade 9 Trip payments
Grade 9 trip payments are due on Wednesday, May 3rd. The final payment will be $150.
*E-transfer is the preferred method of payment. Payments can be made online to East Wiltshire through e-transfer. Please indicate that the payment is for the Grade 9 Band trip. The address for e-transfer is firstname.lastname@example.org
Band Trip Slide Show
2023 Grade 9 Band Trip Information Slides
Please contact Mrs. Heather Campbell if you have any band trip related questions over the next two weeks.
Rehearsal Schedule for April 24th-May 12th
Rehearsal Schedule for April 24th-April 28th
Tuesday, April 25th; Grade 7 Band is CANCELED
Wednesday, April 26th: Grade 8 AM Band, Jazz Band after school (3:15-4:15)
Thursday, April 27th: Grade 9 AM Band
Rehearsal Schedule for May 1st-May 5th
Tuesday, May 2nd: Grade 7 AM Band
Wednesday, May 3rd: Grade 8 AM Band, Jazz Band after school (3:15-4:15)
Thursday, May 4th: Grade 9 AM Band
Rehearsal Schedule for May 8th-May 12th
Tuesday, May 9th: Grade 7 AM Band
Wednesday, May 10: Grade 8 AM Band
Thursday, May 11th: GRADE 7 BAND DAY in Summerside! Grade 7’s will have early morning band, and the grade 9 band practice will move to Friday. We will leave school on school buses at 9:00 and return in time for regular afternoon buses. Students will need to bring a packed lunch.
Friday, May 12th: Grade 9 AM Band
Dates to remember:
May 11th: Grade 7 Band Day in Summerside
May 15th: Grade 6 Concert at East Wiltshire in the morning (to be confirmed)
May 17-18: Grade 9 Band Trip
May 31st: Spring Concert in the gym at 7:00 pm
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