Band Rehearsals: April 26-30

Tuesday: Gr. 7 Early morning band for brass players only. Mr. Nabuurs is coming in to do a brass clinic so please arrive on time (please be in the band area by 7:45 am). Woodwind players do not have to attend early morning band rehearsal this Tuesday.

Grade 8 percussionists are asked to come to the band room for a rehearsal at lunch (12:25-12:55 pm) on Tuesday.

Wednesday: Gr. 8 Early morning band is on, Jazz Band after school is canceled.

Thursday: Gr. 9 Early morning band

The band room is open on Days 1 and 4 at lunch for students who wish to practice. Please see Mrs. Peters if you’d like to schedule after school extra help this week.

The concert video we recorded on April 15th is still being edited. We are looking forward to sharing our spring concert with you very soon!

Band Concert Recording

The grade 7, 8 and 9 band students will be recording a spring concert in the gym on Thursday morning.  The concert link will be shared with students, parents and teachers next week.

Students are reminded to bring their band instruments, music, and uniforms on Thursday morning and to come prepared to change into uniforms quickly (wear black pants and white shirts to school if possible).

We aren’t sure exactly how long it will take to record each group, especially with sanitizing in between sessions, so we will call each band to the gym as soon as we are ready for them.  The approximate times are listed below. 

Approximate Recording Times

7:45-8:45:   Grade 9 Band (extra time for set-up)

9:00-9:45:  Grade 8 Band

9:45-10:30:  Grade 7 Band

10:30-11:15:  Jazz Band

April 6th Band News

We are headed into a short but busy week for the EWS band students. Students are reminded to bring band instruments and music on Friday. Uniforms are not required. Mr Nabuurs, Mr. Fitzgerald and Mr. MacDonald are really looking forward to working with the students and I hope it will be a fun learning experience for everyone.

Here is our rehearsal schedule for this week:

Tuesday, April 6: Grade 7 Early AM Band

Wednesday, April 7: Grade 8 Early AM Band, Jazz Band from 3:15-4:15pm

Thursday, April 8: Grade 9 Early AM Band

*Extra help after school from 3:15-4:00 pm (Please let Mrs. Peters know in advance if you are staying)

Friday, April 9: EWS Band Day:

Early AM Band for Grade 8 BRASS only

Period 1: Grade 9 Brass workshop

Period 2: Grade 8 Woodwind workshop

Period 3: Grade 9 Woodwind workshop

Period 4: Grade 9 Percussion workshop

Period 5: Grade 8 Percussion workshop

All participants will receive an ice cream treat during the day. Please see Mrs. Peters before Friday if you have any food allergies. Thanks!

Yearbook Pictures

Yearbook pictures of the grade 7, 8 and 9 band classes will be taken on Thursday, March 11th.
Band students are asked to please make sure that they bring their instruments and uniforms for the photos.  The extra white shirts that were ordered will be in on Tuesday afternoon and can be picked up in the band room on Wednesday.

March 3rd Update

Please find below a tentative rehearsal schedule for March 2021!

We will go back to rehearsing in smaller groups (woodwind, brass and percussion sectionals) in the band room next week until the circuit breaker is over. I am hopeful that we will be able to have full band rehearsals in the gym again after March Break.

March 2021 Rehearsal Calendar

March 2nd Update

As you may already know, parent-teacher interviews are not going to be held in-person this week. If you would like to schedule a telephone or Google Meet interview to discuss your child’s progress in the band program, please send me an e-mail ( as soon as possible so that I can send you a link to the band interviews sign-up sheet.