Winter Concert

Wed Dec 6 (Day 1)
Students arrive no later than 6:30pm, Concert begins at 7pm
Bake Sale, refreshments, and 50/50 raffles organized by music council.
Tickets $8 (students/seniors $5)

Warm-up/storage rooms
D227 
D223 
C248 (multi-purpose) 
C103
D128
D131
Gallery

ORDER
1. Junior band
2. intermediate band
3. orchestra
4. senior band
---Intermission---
5. Jr Jazz
6. Snr Jazz
7. Concert Choir
8. Chamber Choir
9. Handbells.

RAFFLE DRAW: 

Music Leadership:
-One or Two Music Leadership students PER room (responsible for attendance at beginning AND end of evening)
-One sitting OUTSIDE upper theatre door to guide returning students back in to watch AND that no students hang outside on the upper floor.
-2-3 sitting in theatre making sure students move into the MIDDLE of their row when spaces open up in the seating. Also keeping phones AWAY and a quiet audience. Don't have to be too picky about where everybody sits in the upper part of the theatre. However, whenever there are empty chairs students must stand up and move into the middle of the row to make sure those outside seats are ready for the next batch of students 
-3-4 for stage crew
-Start with junior band on stage 10 minutes early
-The way that they sit in class is exactly the way they will set up on stage, therefore they can lineup in order! Percussion always at the front of the line so they have extra time to set up, then work forward from the fourth row to the first row at the end of the line -Next group is on deck in the hallway with leadership students making sure they are quiet -Warm-up/practice rooms for each group and leadership students are in there making sure nothing gets stolen and everything stays in order/supervise -Warm-up room leadership students basically miss the concert because they are NOT inside the theatre but rather in their warm-up room -After group is done, exit stage right through the main door to the theatre and return instruments to their allotted warm-up room and then return immediately to the concert coming from the upstairs entrance -The "on deck" band enters from the wing
Music Leadership:
-One or Two Music Leadership students PER room (responsible for attendance at beginning AND end of evening)
-One sitting OUTSIDE upper theatre door to guide returning students back in to watch AND that no students hang outside on the upper floor.
-2-3 sitting in theatre making sure students move into the MIDDLE of their row when spaces open up in the seating.  Also keeping phones AWAY and a quiet audience. Don't have to be too picky about where everybody sits in the upper part of the theatre. However, whenever there are empty chairs students must stand up and move into the middle of the row to make sure those outside seats are ready for the next batch of students
-3-4 for stage crew
-one photographer - at end of concert all photos are edited/uploaded to Google Drive and NOT SHARED on social media. Please use your good judgement in taking only appropriate photos. Mr. Wilson/Ms. Carley will share a link to the photos for students’ to download if they choose.
-Concession??
-Start with junior band on stage 10 minutes early
-The way that they sit in class is exactly the way they will set up on stage, therefore they can lineup in order! Percussion always at the front of the line so they have extra time to set up, then work forward from the fourth row to the first row at the end of the line
-Next group is on deck in the hallway with leadership students making sure they are quiet
-Warm-up/practice rooms for each group and leadership students are in there making sure nothing gets stolen and everything stays in order/supervise
-Warm-up room leadership students basically miss the concert because they are NOT inside the theatre but rather in their warm-up room
-After group is done,  exit stage right through the main door to the theatre and return instruments to their allotted warm-up room and then return immediately to the concert coming from the upstairs entrance
-The "on deck" band enters from the wing
During intermission leadership comes on and strikes
Jazz band plays with the choir risers behind them, trumpets stand on the first row. Chairs are set up in front of the risers
Senior jazz must strike their chair and stand after their performance to make room for choir
Another quick changeover for bells to end the concert

All Term 1 Homework/Playing Tests/Concert Rep - ALL CLASSES

SCALES PLAYING TESTS - Tues. October 10 (Day 1)/Wed. Oct 11 (Day 2)
Jr Band: Scales 1, 2, 3, 4 (50bpm) no arpeggios required.
Int Band: 1, 2, 3, 4 (65bpm)
Jr Jazz: 1, 2, 3, 4 (65bpm)
Sr Jazz: 1, 2, 3, 4 (95bpm) OR FISH 'N GRITS bars 83-111
CHOIR: Spiritual OR In Remembrance

REPERTOIRE TESTS - Wed Nov 15 (Day 1)/ Thurs Nov 16 (Day 2)
Jr Band: Mystic Journey (ALL except saxes), Dr. Rockenstein (Saxes only 33-end)
Int Band: Cathedral Grove
Jr Jazz: Work Song (solos for Nathaniel/Annie/Fred/Rebecca)
Sr Jazz: Woodwinds/Brass: solo from Stolen Moments; Guitar/Piano: Chords from L'il James; Bass/Drums: Los Brujos
Concert Choir: Wondrous Cool
Chamber Choir: Wondrous Cool (Quartets), and Benedictus

ONLINE BAND THEORY Wed Nov 1 (Day 1)/ Thurs Nov 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!

CONCERT REPERTOIRE
Concert Choir VOICES 41: Spiritual, Wondrous Cool (Fix You)
Chamber Choir VOICES 41: Benedictus, In Remembrance
Concert Choir: WINTER CONCERT: Fix You, Spiritual, Wondrous Cool
Chamber Choir: WINTER CONCERT: Benedictus, The Seal Lullaby
Jr Band: Mystic Journey, Ceremonium
Int Band: Cyclone, Cathedral Grove
Jr Jazz: ? (solo #1 ? solo #2 ?) Pink Panther Remix
Sr Jazz: ? (solo #1 ? solo #2 ?)

CBC Music Class Challenge-Video due by Nov 24!

http://www.cbcmusic.ca/musicclass

-Arrive to Michael J Fox Stage at 11:45am Wednesday Nov 8
-Wear all black if possible (don't have to dress up to the max, but if we all wear black that'll look good)
-no logos
-have to be okay with video being posted online to YouTube
-chance at winning $5000 in recording gear for the school
-An off-the-floor performance is a single-take live performance that features no editing or multi-track recording. We want to see your music program perform the song live, as if we were sitting in the crowd watching, and an off-the-floor performance is the best way to do this.
FULL LIST OR RULES:
http://www.cbcmusic.ca/posts/12601/canadian-music-class-challenge-rules-regulations


All Term 2 Homework/Playing Tests/Concert Rep - ALL CLASSES

SCALES PLAYING TESTS - (Day 1)/ (Day 2)
Jr Band: Scales  (50bpm)Int Band:  (65bpm)
Jr Jazz:  (65bpm)
Sr Jazz:  (95bpm)

REPERTOIRE TESTS -  (Day 1)/ (Day 2)
Jr Band:
Int Band:
Jr Jazz:
Sr Jazz:

ONLINE BAND THEORY Feb 14 (Day 2)/ Feb 15 (Day 1)
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!

CONCERT REPERTOIRE
Choir:
Jr Band:
Int Band:
Jr Jazz: ? (solo #1 ? solo #2 ?)
Sr Jazz: ? (solo #1 ? solo #2 ?)

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

SCALES PLAYING TESTS - (Day 1)/ (Day 2)
Jr Band: Scales  (50bpm)
Int Band:  (65bpm)
Jr Jazz:  (65bpm)
Sr Jazz:  (95bpm)

REPERTOIRE TESTS -  (Day 1)/ (Day 2)
Jr Band:
Int Band:
Jr Jazz:
Sr Jazz:

ONLINE BAND THEORY May 1 (Day 1)/ 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!

CONCERT REPERTOIRE
Choir:
Jr Band:
Int Band:
Jr Jazz: ? (solo #1 ? solo #2 ?)
Sr Jazz: ? (solo #1 ? solo #2 ?)

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

"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!

Montreal/Quebec City Music Tour IDEA POSTPONED (Fri May 18- Wed May 23 2018 PROPOSAL)

NOTE: the Friday is a PD Day and the Monday is Victoria Day. Therefore students will miss a Day 2 (Tues) and a Day 1 (Wed)



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)