End Of The Year Theory Challenge

Please complete the following exercises, to get a score out of 50.  If you are not satisfied with your score, you are free to attempt the exercise again to improve your mark, but remember- only answer 50 questions and then create your progress report...
-create a progress report (click on the "i" icon in the top right hand part of screen to find it)
-enter your name: Last, First
-click on "sign report"
-PRINT IT OFF, hand it in to Mr. Wilson


ASSIGNMENT #1-Keyboard Note Identification
PRACTICE! Level 1 - do not hand this one in
PRACTICE! Level 2 (sharps) - do not hand this one in
PRACTICE! Level 3 (flats) - do not hand this one in
HAND THIS ONE IN! Level 4 (sharps and flats)

ASSIGNMENT #2-Keyboard Reverse Identification
(do your clef only!)
PRACTICE! Level 1 - Treble Clef- do not hand this one in
PRACTICE! Level 1 - Bass Clef- do not hand this one in
PRACTICE! Level 2 - Treble Clef- do not hand this one in
PRACTICE! Level 2 - Bass Clef- do not hand this one in
PRACTICE! Level 3 - Treble Clef- do not hand this one in
PRACTICE! Level 3 - Bass Clef- do not hand this one in
HAND THIS ONE IN! Level 4 - Treble Clef
HAND THIS ONE IN! Level 4- Bass Clef

ASSIGNMENT #3-Note Identification (do your clef only!)
Do this online tutorial before beginning this exercise: Click HERE
Treble clef (A4-C6 with key sigs) http://www.musictheory.net/exercises/note/brwyrybynyy


ASSIGNMENT #4-Key Signature Identification (9) (do your clef only!)
Do this online tutorial before beginning this exercise: Click HERE
Treble clef instruments http://www.musictheory.net/exercises/keysig/ba9dyyyyyy
Bass clef instruments http://www.musictheory.net/exercises/keysig/na9dyyyyyy


BONUS ASSIGNMENTS
Key Signature Identification: 7 minor keys
Treble clef instruments http://www.musictheory.net/exercises/keysig/bo9bbyyyyy 
Bass clef instruments http://www.musictheory.net/exercises/keysig/no9bbyyyyy


Chord Identification: major and minor
http://www.musictheory.net/exercises/chord/brwy9ydyybny

Chord Identification: major, minor, diminished, and augmented

Chord Identification: major, minor, diminished, and augmented (w/ inversions, no accidentals) http://www.musictheory.net/exercises/chord/brwa98xybyny

Chord Identification: dominant 7th, major 7th, and minor 7th
http://www.musictheory.net/exercises/chord/brwy9yodybny

Chord Identification: dominant 7th, major 7th, minor 7th, full-diminished 7th, and half-diminished 7th http://www.musictheory.net/exercises/chord/brwy9yoxybny

Chord Identification: seventh chords (including diminished and half-diminished)

"AFTER THE SPRING CONCERT" PLANS

WEEK 1: May 23-May 26: Grad ceremony prep (choir), sightreading/small groups (band), celebration class if missed, drama productions/media arts awards/etc. 
WEEK 2: May 29-June 2:  Grad ceremony prep (choir), sightreading/small groups (band)
WEEK 3: June 5-June 9: ALL small group performances band starting Monday!
WEEK 4: June 12-June 16: ALL choir small group peformances June 12/14/16. Instrument cleaning and music collection tests. All students should receive a high mark for this assignment because if it's not ready I will tell you and you will have another class to still fix any issues. We'll have lots of cleaning supplies plus a vacuum to use in your case. Music collecting/organizing/highlighting on large fold out tables. Instrument inventory update and return instruments. Label all instruments with serial #/school name etc with silver highlighter.
All rented South instruments go in one pile. Music store will go through pile and take those instruments needing further cleaning/repair. 
WEEK 5: Monday June 19 (DAY 2) AND Tuesday June 20 (DAY 1) (Last day of classes)

AFTER LAST DAY OF REG CLASSES OVER:
Wednesday, June 21st - short music performance (8 mins.) in the theatre for grade 7s on Wednesday, June 21st.  Mr. Kinoshita is organizing the event.

Last week of school: Pizza work party :) clean up , organize scores and percussion equipment etc.

Order Burnaby South Music shirts/hoodies here!

The Music Department is excited to announce a very limited time offer.  We have been working with Selects Performance to offer Burnaby South Music Department Clothing! This week only, these items will be available for purchase online at:
https://selectsteamshop.com/collections/Burnaby-south-music-dept

There are black shirts in both long and short-sleeved versions, which can be worn as concert dress during performances and tours. Also available are hoodies in both a zip-up and pull-over style.

The order deadline is Sunday night, May 7th.  This will allow the company to have the shirts completed and delivered to us by May 15th, just in time for our Spring Concerts and Tour to Victoria!

Djembe Drumming & (Pizza!) Workshop POSTPONED

Only $5 per person (music department is paying the rest) and your $5 charge INCLUDES your OWN DJEMBE drum to borrow for the workshop, AND a delicious slice of pizza after the workshop! (Additional slices $2 each).



Milton Randall began playing drums for socials and weddings when he was just 13 years old. He received a B. Mus. Ed. from the University of Texas at El Paso (1985) and a n M. Ed. (Music) from the University of North Texas in 1995.

Between degrees, Milton performed with the Winnipeg Symphony and numerous jazz and pop music venues and taught in St. Boniface School District in Winnipeg, Manitoba. In 1995, Milton studied with master drummer Godwin Agbeli in his home village of Kopeyia in Ghana on a scholarship from the University of North Texas.


He completed his Ph.D. coursework at The University of British Columbia but put his graduate studies on hold in order to perform and give hand with drumming workshops in schools and public venues. From 2001 to 2014, Milton taught workshops in over 900 schools in British Columbia, Alberta, USA,  Hong Kong and has introduced over 220,000 students to hand drumming.

Victoria and Nanaimo Music Trip May 19-21

For Wild Play, parents need to sign a waiver.
This must be done online at: 
https://nanaimo.bookwildplay.com/reserve/document/?template_id=1&id=KHSM-230217

Monkido® Adventure Course
There are three self-paced Monkido® experiences that involve climbing, zip-lining, jumping, and swinging through obstacle games! Guests navigate log ladders, cargo nets, rope swings, tightropes, swinging logs, wobbly bridges, and more aerial surprises that gradually become higher and more challenging.In Nanaimo, the original Monkido Adventure Course course stretches through wide expanses of the forest. These original games are some of the trickiest. Can you “hang” in there?

Monkido® Extreme Course

  • Minimum age 12.
  • Chaperone requirements: A responsible adult must accompany kids age 13 and younger on site.
  • Minimum reach 5’11” (180cm), with feet flat on the ground.
  • Maximum weight limit is 300lbs (136kg).
  • 30 – 60 minutes to complete.
  • Signed online waiver is required for each guest (Parent/legal guardian signature is required for each minor guest).
Wildplay website: http://wildplay.com/nanaimo/
TO PARTICIPATE IN ANY ELEMENT ACTIVITIES

• Chaperone requirements: a responsible adult must accompany youth age 13 and younger on site.
Choose an appropriate number of chaperones to manage your group participants. WildPlay Element Guides patrol and manage activities, but do not chaperone
specific individuals or groups. If you need assistance with arranging chaperones, contact us about options.

• Waivers: Parent/legal guardian signed online waiver (visit www.wildplay.com/waivers)
is required for each guest who is under the age of nineteen (18 years and younger). Ensure that everyone in your group has a completed online waiver prior to Park arrival.
Without the completion of a waiver a participant will not be able to take part in the adventure. o Make your check-in as smooth as possible!
We will help make sure ahead of time that your group is good to go. 

• Attire: Wear closed toe shoes, secured to the foot (no flip-flops/sandals). Dress appropriately for the weather (i.e. layers), and remove valuables and belongings.  
Our Hotel
Ghost Tour Victoria
The Cridge Seniors Center- 1:30 pm-2:30 pm on Sat May 20th http://cridge.org/seniors-services
http://www.oldspaghettifactory.ca/locations/victoria
Choir Clinician - Adam Con
https://finearts.uvic.ca/music/contacts/faculty/Bios/acon.shtml

Remind App Sign Up Instructions Click Here



All Term 3 Homework/Playing Tests/Concert Rep - ALL CLASSES

SCALES PLAYING TESTS Thurs Apr 20 (Day 1) or Fri Apr 21 (Day 2)
Jr Band: Scales 7,8,9 (50bpm) *CHANGED TO SOLO#1 of BIG ISLAND
Int Band: 9, 10, 11, 12 (65bpm) *Clarinet 1 do Star Wars 20-29. Clarinet 2s do 50-68
Jr Jazz: 9, 10, 11, 12 (65bpm)
Sr Jazz: 9, 10, 11, 12 (95bpm) *CHANGED TO LOS BRUJOS DE CISANO

REPERTOIRE TESTS Mon May 1 (Day 1)/ Tues May 2(Day 2)
Jr Band:
Int Band:
Jr Jazz:
Sr Jazz: Los Brujos De Cisano, Polka Dots and Moonbeams

BAND THEORY Mon May 1 (Day 1)/ Tues May 2(Day 2)
Please click on the "Band Theory Tests" tab above, and find your class assignment as well as helpful online tutorials related to the assignments. Please follow the instructions to PRINT OFF your homework, and ask me and/or your section leader if you need any help!
Band Theory Tests due date for Second Term:

CONCERT REPERTOIRE
Choir: Iche Olawa, Going Over Home, Down On The Corner, O Shenandoah, And So It Goes (Chamber), In My Life, Home, Kaki Lambe
Jr Band: Dansbury Run, Celtic Air & Dance, Big Island (solos: Period 5: Fred #4, Elina, Solos: Period 2: )
Int Band: Arabian Dances (Percussion Dan and Hareum. Mallets Alice), Creed (Hareum and Minchan), Star Wars (Fiona and Angela)
Jr Jazz: Funky Sam (solo #1 Soleil? solo #2 Joanne, Camille solo#2), Volga Boatmen (no solo), Mambo Jambo (solo-Kevin, Soleil?)
Sr Jazz: The Chicken (Kurtis), Polka Dots and Moonbeams, Out Of The Doghouse

REHEARSALS LEFT UNTIL SPRING CONCERT
DAY 2s
1 May 16 (concerts for Choir and Jazz tonight)
2 May 12
3 May 10
4 May 8

REHEARSALS LEFT UNTIL SPRING CONCERT
DAY 1s
1 May 15 (effectively last day, only my Jr Band gets an "extra rehearsal" on May 17)
2 May 11
3 May 9
4 May 5

DETAILED SPRING CONCERT REHEARSAL SCHEDULE

DETAILED SPRING CONCERT REHEARSAL SCHEDULE
Spring Concert Rehearsal Day
Monday May 15 (DAY 1)
07:30–08:40
Orchestra
08:45–10:07
Snr band
10:22 –11:40
JR BAND (2)
LUNCH

12:25–01:43
JR JAZZ (one and only rehearsal)
01:50–03:10
CHOIR -must be out by 2:30pm
03:15–04:30



Spring Concert  
JAZZ BANDS/CHOIR/ GUITAR
Tuesday May 16 (DAY 2)
07:30–08:40
SR JAZZ -  get one full block in theatre before show
08:45–10:07
JR BAND (5)-  get one full block in theatre before show
10:22 –11:40
guitar-
LUNCH

12:25–01:43
INT BAND (7)-  get one full block in theatre before show
01:50–03:10
guitar-


Spring Concert
CONCERT BANDS/ ORCHESTRA/
HANDBELLS
Wednesday May 17 (DAY 1)
07:30–08:40
orchestra
08:45–10:07
Snr band
10:22 –11:40
JR BAND (2) - 2nd practice in theatre
LUNCH

12:25–01:43
JR JAZZ - celebrating the great concert class
01:50–03:10
CHOIR - celebrating the great concert class



Thursday May 18 (DAY 2)
07:30–08:40
SR JAZZ - regular class - all combo time
08:45–10:07
JR BAND (5)- celebrating the great concert class
10:22 –11:40

LUNCH

12:25–01:43
INT BAND-celebrating the great concert class
01:50–03:10


Pride Dance Thursday Apr 27

On Thursday April 27 the Burnaby School District will be hosting its first ever District Pride Dance! This dance is open to all high school students in the district, in the spirit of celebrating the diversity and inclusivity of our students. The dance will be held from 6pm-9pm at Byrne Creek Community School. Tickets will go on sale in the school office on Monday March 27 – April 7 for $7; then again Monday April 10-Wednesday April 20 for $10. There are only 40 tickets available per school, so buy them early to avoid missing out. The theme of the dance is “Pride” so wear your rainbow colours to show your support. 
Tickets in Room A102 (Mr. Jackson, GSA Sponsor, Social Studies & Social Justice Teacher)

All Term 2 Homework and Playing Test assignments - ALL CLASSES

SCALES PLAYING TESTS Feb 1 (Day 1) or Feb 2 (Day 2)
Jr Band: Scales 1-7 (50bpm)
Int Band: 1-8 (65bpm)
Jr Jazz: 1-8 (65bpm)
Sr Jazz: 1-10 (95 bpm)

REPERTOIRE TESTS Tuesday Feb 21 (Day 1)/Wednesday Feb 23 (Day 2)
Jr Band: Celtic Air and Dance (everybody) or Brentwood Pass (flutes)
Int Band: Star Wars, Song Of The Matador
Jr Jazz: solo from Funky Sam
Sr Jazz: solo from One O'Clock Jump

BAND THEORY Feb 14 (day 1) or Feb 15 (day 2)
Please click on the "Band Theory Tests" tab above, and find your class assignment as well as helpful online tutorials related to the assignments. Please follow the instructions to PRINT OFF your homework, and ask me and/or your section leader if you need any help!
Band Theory Tests due date for Second Term:


WE Council - Goats for Kenya!

As the WE Council students mentioned at the staff meeting, part of their WE Create Change campaign is for the teachers to participate in a coin war.  In the next  few weeks, students will be having lunch hour coin drives-- supported by our Rebel Athletes, a bubble tea sale and a rafiki bracelet raffle.  

The teacher coin wars was planned for April 10th -21st, but you can start whenever you want to; the cut-off is the 21st.  What we need to know is how many of you are participating and would like a can/envelope in your classes; how many of you need multiple cans/envelopes if you are creating a competition amongst your classes.  Please also feel free to ask for a can even if you are not "competing" :-)

We are short of cans, but the WE Council students will be getting more next week; they did not anticipate the competitive eagerness of our colleagues, in the meantime, if you have already started, use whatever envelope, container you have, but let me know so we can keep track.   Also, you will need to lock up your donations in your rooms each day until WE coucil students come to collect.  

And as mentioned at the staff meeting, we are fundraising to provide goats to Kenya, which will give them a sustainable income where they can sell and use the milk, cheese and yogurt.  Right now, East Africa is facing a drought that is affecting 16 million people.   Free the children (now called WE) is on the ground in Kenya, which is why we picked that country in East Africa.

The teacher, and/or staff member that raises the most funds will win a trophy and/or medal, and more importantly, bragging rights.   The admin & office staff have also risen to the challenge and believe that even though they don't have access to students, they can still out fundraise ANY teacher by pooling their own money.   Remember again you can use whatever incentives, party, free-day, no homework day, etc. to encourage your students, but you can not use extra marks, bonus marks or per cents, or 
threats/intimidation [stop promising them dire consequences if you don't win Ms. Chow, last warning ;-) ] as incentives.

Thanks for being such good sports at the staff meeting, and may the best TEACHER, win:-))))

Sabha & Shirley
WE Council Sponsor Teachers


Ad Mare Quintet

Feb 8th visitors! 12:45pm-1:55pm (DAY 2 BLOCK 7  - INTERMEDIATE BAND)
http://www.admarequintet.com/

Anything Goes Musical Apr 6-7 at The Massey Theatre 7pm $24

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SDPtzsYIVYU&sns=em

This year we are presenting the fabulous Cole Porter show "Anything Goes" directed by Valerie Easton (many credits with the Arts Club). This is a great show to bring students to. 

Introduce your music students to the wonderful music of Cole Porter - so many songs you'll recognize from "You're the Top" to "It's De-Lovely", "I Get a Kick out of you", Blow, Gabriel Blow" and of course the title song, "Anything Goes". These are songs that cross over from Jazz band to Concert Band to Choir. Above all, this is a dancing musical - tap, jazz, ballet...it's full of dance!! 

This is wonderful opportunity for your students to see a semi professional production in their own community. (the Massey Theatre)

I know first hand how much work it is organizing a field trip to a show, but I also know how wonderfully this can create a sense of community amongst your students and with you.

We'd like to make it even more tempting for you to bring your students to one of our performances. With that in mind, we'd like to offer the following...

Special Pricing Offer for Anything Goes

  • $24 Tickets to Preview Shows, April 6-7 ($14 per ticket savings), or;
  • Special Discounted Rates for Regular Shows based on estimated class size
Other Special Officers:
  • Free transportation for groups of 40+ (bus provided to/from the school)
  • One ticket for free with every 10 sold to account for chaperones.
We have also been going back and forth on the option of scheduling a one-hour discussion with Artistic Director Valerie Easton and potentially Music Director James Bryson to discuss Cole-Porter's music and Anything Goes specifically, before the show opens. The date is TBD though it would have to be in the second or third week of performances. 

If this of greater interest than the transportation option, I could put you directly in contact with Valerie and Chelsea to discuss further as they had some thoughts on what this could look like, potentially with an accompanying pianist to demonstrate some of the concepts.

I really urge you to consider bringing your students to this great production. You'll be glad you did! 

Performance-Course Selection Night for Grade 7-11 parents

Thursday January 19 (DAY 2)
5:30pm until 6:00pm in the school entrance, near the office.
Attire: All Black - "dress like it's for an interview"

CONFIRMED MUSICIANS:
Minjin-clarinet (INT BAND)
Vora-Flute (INT BAND)
Lita-Clarinet (INT BAND)
Mukhill-Alto (SR JAZZ)
Aiden-Tenor (SR JAZZ)
Tom-Tenor (INT BAND)
Angela- Fr Horn (INT BAND)
Brandon-Trombone (SR JAZZ)
Susan-Baritone (INT BAND)
Jacquline-Bass Clarinet (JR BAND)
Vivian Li-Bass Clarinet (SR BAND)
Fiona-Bari Sax (INT BAND)

SONGS CHOSEN FROM FESTIVAL ENSEMBLES 2:
1. Melody From Album For The Young-PAGE 12
2. March for Military -PAGE 14
3. Rondeau-PAGE 8
4. Themes from Judas Maccabaeus-PAGE 24
5. Musette -PAGE 20