2023 Intermediate (Grade 9) Honours Band

A new Google Classroom has been added for Grade 9 Honours Band students.

The code is: zzlshzu

EWS Honours Band students are asked to join the classroom as soon as possible in order to access listening links, PDF sheet music files, as well as rehearsal schedule updates.

Honours Band students can also find information about this year’s event here: https://intermediatebandteachers.wordpress.com/

Recipes in Jars

Our Recipes in a Jar have arrived!! We will be set up for students to pick up their orders on Thursday, December 15th. Students with smaller orders can collect them at the end of the day (and transport home in their backpack or grocery bag). For students with larger orders, we will be set up in the cafeteria and parents can come and collect them at the end of the day (3:15 – 5:15).

If you require alternate pick-up arrangements please get in touch with Mrs. Peters. 

Thanks again for your support!

Reminder: Students will collect their entire order and they will deliver the Recipe Jars to the people who ordered from them. We have copies of the order sheets (both in person and online) to go home with the orders.


Congratulations to all of the band students on their fantastic performances at the Christmas concert! I’m always amazed by the incredible progress these talented students make every year from September to December. A special thank you to our MC’s Hailey Blanchard and Molly Rose Connolly who led us through the evening like pros! I’d also like to extend a big thank you to all of the EWS staff members who helped out before, during and after the show. And, finally, thank you to all of the parents, guardians, friends, and family members who came to the concert last evening. Your support is greatly appreciated.

Early morning band and after school band practices are now finished for the first term. We will begin extra-curricular rehearsals again when we come back to school in January.

*The Recipes in Jars order arrived yesterday afternoon. I will be in touch with the parents who volunteered to help out with these orders tomorrow, and we will organize a time to sort the orders. I will post details about a pick-up time early next week. Thank you for your support with this as well!

Rehearsals Tomorrow

Tomorrow is a big day! Grade 8 early morning band, grade 9 and 7 band practices during the school day, and Jazz band after school (see full schedule on previous post). All students will need to being their instruments and music in order to participate.

See you tomorrow night! Students are asked to arrive at 6:30 pm, and the concert will begin at 7:00 pm!


It’s been a busy week and the music for the concert is sounding great. There will be three more busy rehearsal days before we relax a bit leading into the holidays. Please check the schedule below, and make sure that students are aware of which days they have band rehearsals. Thank you, and I’m looking forward to seeing you all on Wednesday evening!

Monday, Dec. 5

Grade 9 early AM Band 

Period 4:  Sing-Along Rehearsal in the band room (for students who volunteered and practiced with Mrs. Campbell on Friday)

Tuesday, Dec. 6

Grade 7 early AM Band

Wednesday, Dec. 7 (CONCERT DAY)

Grade 8 early AM Band 

Period 3:  Grade 9 run-through in the band room

1:00-1:30:  Jazz Band will set up all of the band equipment in the gym and do a sound check

1:30-2:00:  Grade 7 run through in the gym

2:00-3:00:  Gym will be set up for the concert (chairs, sound, AV, etc.) 

3:00-4:00:  Jazz Band final run through

6:30:  Students arrive for concert


Grade 9 AM Early AM Band

Early am band is canceled this morning due to the one hour delay, so we will go ahead with our Friday morning rehearsal. It’s really important that all students attend rehearsal tomorrow as we make our final preparations for the concert on Wednesday.

*A group of Grade 8 band students have volunteered to cover the breakfast program shifts on Friday so that all grade 9’s can attend band practice. Thank you to John Doucette for being so accommodating!

Band News and Schedule Changes

Thank you for supporting the Recipes in Jars fundraiser! The students sold 540 jars which will also result in a donation of 540 meals for the food bank. The orders will be delivered in about a week, and I will ask for a few parent volunteers to help sort the orders once I am notified of the exact shipping date and time. Thank you!

Also, a friendly reminder that all band fees ($25) were due on Friday, Nov. 25th. Band fees can be paid by e-transfer, cash or cheque.

We have a very busy week of Christmas concert rehearsals coming up! Please note that early morning rehearsals have been added on Monday and Friday to make up for the practices I had to cancel last week. I apologize for any inconvenience this may create, but I do want to make sure that all of the students feel confident and prepared for the Christmas concert on December 7th.

Monday, Nov. 28: Grade 8 early am Band 

Tuesday, Nov. 29: Grade 7 early am Band

Wednesday, Nov. 30:  Grade 8 Band early am band/ Jazz Band from 3:15-4:30

Thursday, Dec. 1: Grade 9 Band early am band 

Friday, Dec. 2: Grade 9 Band early am band

Have a great weekend, and I hope that you are hearing lots of Christmas band music at home these days 🎄🎶

Rehearsals tomorrow

Unfortunately, I have lost my voice. You can ask the students about what a quiet day they had in the band room today! Grade 8 early morning band is canceled and will be rescheduled to an early morning band rehearsal on Monday. Jazz band after school tomorrow is also canceled and will be rescheduled; date to be decided.

Grade 8 students and Jazz Band students have received their Christmas concert music and are asked to please practice their individual parts before the next full band rehearsals. Thank you!