Concert News!

New assignments to encourage students to practice for the Christmas concert were added to Google Classroom for all band classes yesterday afternoon. Students, please take your instruments home and make a plan to do some practicing before the concert recording session next week. Candy canes will be distributed to students who pick up their instruments in the band area today after school!

There will be a Grade 7 Early AM Band rehearsal in the gym on Monday, Dec. 7th

There will be a Grade 9 Early AM Band rehearsal in the gym on Tuesday, Dec. 8th

Recording sessions for the concert will be held by grade level throughout the morning on Tuesday, Dec. 8th. All students are asked to wear uniforms, and are encouraged to wear Santa hats, reindeer antlers, festive jewelry, etc. on Tuesday.

*We are short a few adult small band vests for grade 7 students, but we have lots of medium vests. If any older students are willing to trade in a small vest for a medium for this concert that would be helpful! I will place an order for more sizes in January.

Please stay tuned to this page for concert updates over the next few days.

The students have been working very hard since September and they are looking forward to sharing their music with all of you!

Band Fees

Just a friendly reminder that the $25 band fee was due yesterday (November 30th).

This fee pays for uniforms, reeds, cork grease, valve oil, and other items required by students throughout the year.

Payments can be made in the main office or online at eastwiltshire@edu.pe.ca

Please include the students’ name, class, and reason for payment with online payments, and for in- person payments please send cash or cheques in marked envelopes or zip lock bags.

Thank you!

Rehearsal Schedule Update

Hi everyone,

The recording session for the East Wiltshire Virtual Christmas Concert is currently booked for Tuesday, December 8th in the morning.

There is no early morning band rehearsal scheduled for Monday, November 30th.

I will provide an update on the Christmas concert rehearsal schedule for this week as soon as possible.

Thank you again for your patience and flexibility as we all continue to adjust to changing circumstances.

Take Care and Stay Safe!

Early Morning Band

Early morning band will be held tomorrow for 8E and 8F only. We will be rehearsing in two groups; one in the gym and one in the band room with assistance from my student teacher. Out of an abundance of caution, we have decided not to rehearse full grade level ensembles in the gym this week.

Students in 8C are asked not to attend early morning band in the morning. I will use their regularly scheduled band class this week to rehearse for the concert.

Grade 9 band students will also rehearse in two groups (9D in the band room, 9AG in the gym) on Thursday.

Thank you for your patience and flexibility!

Band Fees

Just a reminder that band fees ($25) are now being collected and are due by November 30th. Band fees can be paid by e-transfer, cheque or cash.  Payments can be made in the office during parent teacher interview times. E-transfers can be sent to eastwiltshire@edu.pe.caPlease provide the student’s name, class, and reason for payment for e-transfers. Thank you!

Remembrance Day

Thank you to all of the students who participated in our virtual Remembrance Day ceremony on Tuesday. Although we were apart, we were able to share a memorable experience together as a school community.

Grade 9 Band
Interviewing the guest speaker
Class representatives reciting poems
The Last Post
Student Council Co-Presidents laying wreaths in Kingston

November 9th Update

All band students are asked to please take their instrument home on Tuesday afternoon. Many students have overdue assignments to complete, and all students have new band music in their folders that should be practiced over the long weekend.

Students who are handing in late assignments this week are asked to please send me an email (ampeters@edu.pe.ca) to let me know that they have been submitted. I will not be accepting any late assignments after Thursday, Nov. 12th.

The grade 9 saxophone class that was scheduled for Monday, November 16 is canceled and will be held instead on Tuesday, November 17th during the lunch break.

Band Fees

Band fees ($25) are now being collected and are due by November 30th. Band fees can be paid by e-transfer, cheque or cash.  Please send cash or cheques in an envelope or zipolock bag clearly labeled with the student’s name and homeroom class. E-transfers can be sent to eastwiltshire@edu.pe.ca. Please provide the student’s name, class, and reason for payment for e-transfers. Thank you!