Welcome to the Wonderful World of Band
Course Outline – I am working on an updated version, so please watch for it in the coming weeks. Please read it over and remind students to place it in their music duo-tang as the first two pages. The course outline explains most aspects of the course.
Folders – Grade 7 and 8 students will be asked to purchase a leatherette folder to keep music and books neat and in good shape. They look sharp and will remain the property of the student. If this is an issue for anyone, please contact me.
Jazz Band – There are two jazz bands at our school. Grade 8s play on Tuesday and Thursday mornings at 8:00 AM. Grade 7s play on Wednesday and Friday mornings at 8:00 AM.
Black and Whites – Over the years this has been something I work very hard at. Clothing need not be new. Also, I can help provide clothing with proper notice. Black and whites are dress clothes. Dress shoes, black bottoms and a white top are the expected attire for concerts. Jeans, runners, and t-shirts are not appropriate.
Dates for 2018-2019 year:
Nov 8 – Remembrance Day Assembly – Grade 8 band will perform.
Dec 12 – Winter Concert 7:00 PM SLMS Gym – All bands will perform.
Mar 5/6 Okanagan Concert Band Festival – Grade 7 and 8 Concert Bands will take part in our local festival which includes a mandatory professional concert Tuesday evening.
April 11 – BC Interior Jazz Festival – Grade 7 and 8 Jazz Bands will attend this event. (Kelowna)
May 10 – Coffee House – Grade 7 and 8 Jazz Bands will perform at our yearly fundraiser event.
May T.B.A. – Grade 8 bands will tour our local feeder schools.
May 15, 16, 17, 18 – The grade 8 Bands will go on our annual Edmonton Spring Tour.
Band Trip letter for Edmonton to follow
June 5 – Year End Concert – All bands will perform.
Please do not hesitate to contact Mr. Schlackl if you have any questions!