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&return_url=%2Freserve%2Fdocuments%2Fdirectory%2F&kiosk=1

Wildplay website: http://wildplay.com/nanaimo/

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).


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:


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


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 1-7 (50bpm)
Int Band: 1-8 (65bpm)
Jr Jazz: 1-8 (65bpm)
Sr Jazz: 1-10 (95 bpm)

REPERTOIRE TESTS Mon May 1 (Day 1)/ Tues May 2(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 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: Kaki Lambe, White Winter Hymnal, Shenandoah, And So It Goes (Chamber),
Jr Band:
Int Band:
Jr Jazz:
Sr Jazz:

Seattle Music Appreciation Tour May 19-21 2017

EMP Experience Music Project Museum




University of Washington - School of Music


Safeco Field for Seattle Mariners Game vs. Chicago White Sox



Seattle Mariners Game




BILL SPEIDEL'S UNDERGROUND TOUR
http://www.undergroundtour.com/index.html
is Seattle’s most unusual attraction, a humorous stroll through intriguing subterranean storefronts and sidewalks entombed when the city rebuilt on top of itself after the Great Fire of 1889.
The 75-minute guided walking tour begins beneath Doc Maynard’s Public House, then spills into historic Pioneer Square, Seattle’s birthplace, before plunging underground for an exclusive, time-capsule view of the buried city.
It’s the only way to tour the interconnecting tunnels of the world-famous Seattle Underground—don’t be fooled by impostors.
All the while, tour guides regale you with sidesplitting stories our pioneers didn’t want you to hear. It’s history with punch lines!


Pike Place Market



Spring Hill Suites Marriott 





Tulalip Outlet Mall



An overview of Seattle to give you an idea of the city:





Winter Concerts Info


Winter Concert Dec 7
JAZZ BANDS/CHOIR/ GUITAR
Frozen In Time”
Michael J. Fox Theatre (Burnaby South Secondary)

Wednesday December 7 
(DAY 2)
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)
Winter Concert Dec 8
CONCERT BANDS/ ORCHESTRA/
HANDBELLS
“Snowflake Symphony”
Michael J. Fox Theatre (Burnaby South Secondary)
Thursday December 8 (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)

Concert will finish at approximately 9pm, you are expected to stay for the full concert
On the night you are not performing you are expected to attend as audience to support your fellow musicians.
Section leaders will take attendance on both nights using binders from classroom

Where can I buy tickets?
-Tickets will go on pre-sale during lunch on Thursday Dec 1/Friday Dec 2/Tuesday Dec 6 outside the cafeteria, or are available at the door on the night of the concert. Note: all ticket sales are being handled by the Music Council, please do not ask Mr. Wilson/Ms. Carley for tickets :)
-tickets for students not performing are $5-tickets for adults/parents are $8, and for seniors (65+) are $5
-Tickets for students who perform are FREE for both nights.

Attire
All black (except Junior Band wears white on top and black on the bottom)

DETAILED SCHEDULE FOR MR. WILSON’S STUDENTS
Winter Concert Rehearsal Day
Tuesday December 6 (DAY 1)
07:30–08:40
Orchestra - get two full blocks in theatre before show
08:45–10:07
Snr band - - get two full blocks in theatre before show
10:22 –11:40
JR BAND (2) - get two full blocks in theatre before show
LUNCH

12:25–01:43
JR JAZZ (one and only rehearsal)
01:50–03:10
CHOIR (4) - - get one full block in theatre before show
03:15–04:30



Winter Concert Dec 7
JAZZ BANDS/CHOIR/ GUITAR
Wednesday December 7 (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-  get one full block in theatre before show
LUNCH

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


Winter Concert Dec 8
CONCERT BANDS/ ORCHESTRA/
HANDBELLS
Thursday December 8 (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 - celebrating the great concert class
01:50–03:10
CHOIR - celebrating the great concert class


Friday December 9 (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



Friday November 18th trip downtown to the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra!

FRIDAY NOVEMBER 18 (Day 2) FIELD TRIP FOR GRADE 8-12 STUDENTS! 
  • Concert Ticket Cost: $10 DUE BY FRIDAY NOV 4
  • All students MUST return to Burnaby South after the performance for final attendance
  • We will use the "buddy system": all students will be paired with a buddy who you must be with at all times especially when boarding the skytrains
  • We will walk along Seymour Street downtown to go to/from The Orpheum
  • In addition to the $10 concert ticket charge, you are also responsible for paying for your skytrain fares and for bringing a lunch (NOTE: you will NOT be able to buy a lunch during the field trip, so please bring snacks and a lunch!)
  • We will meet in room D223 (Choir Room) at Burnaby South at 9:40am on Friday, November 18th. After taking attendance we will walk to the Royal Oak Skytrain station, and then ride the skytrain to the Orpheum Theatre located on Granville Street downtown.  We will return to the school via skytrain, arriving between 2 and 3pm depending on how long the rehearsal runs.  If we arrive back at  the school early, students are expected to return to their period 8 class.  Parents/guardians: If you  are interested in joining us on the field trip as a chaperone, please let me know.
    Please complete the form given to you in class and return it to your music teacher, along with your $10, by Wednesday, November 2nd.

VSO Education Programs

VSO's open rehearsal program, Symphonic Encounters, takes you behind the scenes to discover what it takes for the musicians, conductors, and production team of the Vancouver Symphony to prepare for a world class concert.
In addition to the rehearsal, we also offer the following activities for you and your students:
Meet a Musician: During the break, a VSO musician will be available to answer any questions students may have about a career in music or the rehearsal process.
Orpheum Tour: A 40-minute tour of the Orpheum Theatre is available as an alternative to sitting in on the second half of the rehearsal. Space is limited, so advance booking is required.

BEST OF BROADWAY
Friday, November 18, 11am–2pm
Stuart Chafetz, conductor
Kathy Voytko, vocalist
Ted Keegan, vocalist
Ron Remki, vocalist
Ricky Todd Adams, vocalist
Acclaimed Pops conductor Stuart Chafetz presents a stroll down the Great White Way, in a tribute to the Best of Broadway. You'll hear music from Guys and Dolls, Chess, South Pacific, West Side Story, The Phantom of the Opera, Les Misérables, Cats, and many more all-time Broadway favourites.


We are going to hear "Best Of Broadway", but here is an example of the VSO playing the Imperial March from Star Wars. They are such a fantastic band!!!






Band Theory Tests due date for First Term: Oct 31 (day 1) or Nov 1 (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 First Term: Oct 31 (day 1) or Nov 1 (day 2)