Grade 7 Band Program 2022-23

General Expectations for the EWS Band Program:

The instrumental music program is a three-year commitment which continues through grade eight and nine. Withdrawal from the program during the school year cannot be accommodated due to scheduling issues.

Students are expected to practice their instruments regularly throughout the school year either in the band room during lunch break, or at home in the evening.

Attendance at early morning band practices is a required component of the band program.

All band concert performances are an important feature of the program and are compulsory. Our expectation is that attendance at evening concerts (3-4 each year) will take precedence over regularly scheduled weekly activities.  Every effort will be made to avoid conflicts with school-based extracurricular activities.

It should be understood that the care, cleaning, and maintenance of the assigned instrument is the responsibility of the student. Students are responsible for instrument repair or replacement in case of loss, accidental, or willful damage.

Evaluation will be an ongoing process. Skill development, class preparation, class conduct, and overall effort will be assessed regularly. Continuation in the program is dependent upon satisfactory standings in those areas.

Band Camp Information Letter

Dear Parents and Guardians,

The Grade 6, 7, 8, and 9 music students in both Queens and Kings counties have the opportunity to participate in a band day-camp this summer.

The aims of the camp are:

  1. To provide beginning band students with an excellent foundation taught by specialists on their instruments
  2. To provide intermediate and senior students an opportunity to advance their playing skills and prepare for the new school year

Band Camp staff are professional instructors and assistants who have been hired to teach beginner flute, clarinet, trumpet, French horn, baritone, trombone, and tuba. Classes will include instrumental technique and small and large ensembles.

The camp will be held from Monday, August 22nd to Friday, August 26th. The schedule for the
Beginner Camp is Monday-Friday, 9:00 – 11:30 am

Parents will be required to provide transportation to and from the school. All students should bring a water bottle and a snack each day.

Please note: Band Camp is nut-free and scent-free.

The fee for the camp will be $100.00. This fee MUST accompany the registration form in order for the student to be officially registered. The form and fee are to be returned to the band teacher of the school your child will be attending in September.

The DEADLINE for registrations is Friday, May 20th, 2022.

Please note: registration fees are NON-REFUNDABLE and late registration forms may not be accepted.

Payment options:

  1. If paying by cheque, please make payable to East Wiltshire Intermediate School (no post-dated cheques, please). Please note on the cheque that the payment is for band camp. If paying by cheque or cash, please deliver payments to the office at East Wiltshire on or before Friday, May 20th.
  2. You may also pay by e-transfer to the following email address: eastwiltshire@edu.pe.ca This account is set up for automatic deposit and no password is required. Please include student full name and note in the comments that the payment is for band camp. E-transfers must also be recieved by Friday, May 20th.

Please note: Registration fees will be NON-REFUNDABLE except if maximum registration numbers have been reached before registration deadline. Late registration forms may not be accepted.

*Financial assistance to help cover the cost of band camp may be available for those who require it. Please contact Alison Peters (902-369-4130) to apply.