Wednesday, 22 June 2016

Have a Great Summer!


Thank you to all Band students and to all families for a wonderful band year.   Thank you for all your work.    

For students attending band camps - information can be found at:

Mr. Mossing's camp - (306)527-4556 or email at 
                                  bobmossing@accesscomm.ca

Saskatchewan Band Association Camps 

http://saskband.org/2016-saskatchewan-summer-band-camp-program/

Prairielands Jazz Camp 

http://www.prairielandsjazzcamp.com/

Have a wonderful summer!   We look forward to seeing you in the fall.   

Friday, 6 May 2016

Concert Preparation


Congratulations!!
Congratulations to all Grade 7 and 8 Junior Winds students and Grade 7 and 8 Jazz Band students on a very fun performance on Music Monday.   All of you had very nice performances!

Reminders:
- Grade 6 Band students are reminded to return permission form for May 13 National Youth Band concert
- Grade 7 Band students are reminded to return permission form for Moose Jaw Trip
- Junior Winds Students are reminded to return permission form for Moose Jaw Trip

All Groups!
All of our groups are in the final preparations for our spring concerts.   Students are reminded to take instruments home and to practice.   May can be quite confusing with many activities and trips.   It is easy to lose track of days.     Please see below for the list of this week's upcoming days.   



Monday May 9 - Day 4 - Massey Grade 7 and 8 sectionals, Grant Road Grade 6 sectionals, RCS
                                         Grade 6 and 7 sectionals
                                      - there will be Grade 6 Jazz Band after school
     
Tuesday May 10 - Day 5 - Gr. 7 Perry sectionals, , McVeety Gade 6,7
- There will be no Grade 8 Grant Road or Grade 8 McVeety sectionals 
-There will be Gr. 7/8 jazz band after school

Wednesday May 11- Day 1 - Massey, McVeety, RCS Grade 7 Band, Perry Grade 6 sectionals and - - - There will be no Perry Grade 8 sectionals
 - There will be Grade 6 Junior Winds before school and there will be Grade 7/8 jazz band after school

Thursday May 12- Day 2 - Grade 8 Full Band, Grade 7 Grant Road and Perry Band, and Massey Grade 6 sectionals
- There will be Gr. 7/8 Junior Winds at 7:30a.m.

Friday May 13- Day 3 - Grade 6's going to listen to National Youth Band Concert
 - The bus will begin pickups at 9:55a.m.   They will be bused to Martin Collegiate for the concert and return at 11:30a.m.   
 Grant Road Grade 7 sectionals

Upcoming Concerts
May 13 - Grade 6's to Martin to listen to National Youth Band
May 16 - Massey, McVeety, RCS 7's to Moose Jaw
May 17 - Grant Road and Perry Grade 7's to Moose Jaw
May 18 - Junior Winds to Moose Jaw
May 24 - Grade 6 Band Concert, Gr. 6 Junior Winds and Gr. 6 Jazz Band performing
May 27 - Grade 6 School Tours
May 27 - Swing into Spring - Gr. 7/8 Jazz Band performing
May 30 - Grade 7 /8 Band Concert, Gr. 7/8 Junior Winds and Gr. 7/8 Jazz performing
June 2 - Gr. 7/8 Junior Winds performing with Campbell Wind Ensemble

Friday, 29 April 2016

May!

Reminders:
- Grade 6 Band students are reminded to return permission form for May 13 National Youth Band concert
- Grade 7 Band students are reminded to return permission form for Moose Jaw Trip
- Junior Winds Students are reminded to return permission form for Moose Jaw Trip

CONCERT REMINDER
- Monday May 2 - MUSIC MONDAY CONCERT - Grade 7/8 Junior Winds and Grade 7/8 Jazz Band performing in the Band Room.   Students are asked to meet at 6:30p.m.  Concert will begin at 7:00p.m.   Students are asked to bring one dozen of some kind of treat.     Students are asked to wear their band t-shirts, dark pants, shoes, and socks.

Note:
Because of last week's PD day, our days have flipped.  Please note:

Monday May 2 - Day 4 - Massey Grade 7 and 8 sectionals, Grant Road Grade 6 sectionals, RCS
                                         Grade 6 and 7 sectionals
                                      - there will be Grade 6 Jazz Band after school
     
Tuesday May 3 - Day 5 - Gr. 7 Perry sectionals, Grant Road Grade 8 sectionals, McVeety Gade 6,7, and 8 sectionals
-There will be Gr. 7/8 jazz band after school

Wednesday May 4 - Day 1 - Massey, McVeety, RCS Grade 7 Band, Perry Grade 6 sectionals and Perry Grade 8 sectionals
 - There will be Grade 6 Junior Winds before school and there will be Grade 7/8 jazz band after school

Thursday May 5 - Day 2 - Grade 8 Full Band, Grade 7 Grant Road and Perry Band, and Massey Grade 6 sectionals
- There will be Gr. 7/8 Junior Winds at 7:30a.m.

Friday May 6 - Day 3 - Grade 6 Full Band, Grant Road Grade 7 sectionals


May is a pretty crazy month!   This week we were getting students into concert mode.   All students played through their concert program.  Grade 6's were asked to work on O Canada.  Grade 7's were asked to work on Pandora and Grade 8's were asked to work on In the Wake of Spring.

Upcoming Concerts
May 2 - Band Room Concert - Gr. 7/8 Junior Winds and Gr. 7/8 Jazz Band
May 13 - Grade 6's to Martin to listen to National Youth Band
May 16 - Massey, McVeety, RCS 7's to Moose Jaw
May 17 - Grant Road and Perry Grade 7's to Moose Jaw
May 18 - Junior Winds to Moose Jaw
May 24 - Grade 6 Band Concert, Gr. 6 Junior Winds and Gr. 6 Jazz Band performing
May 27 - Grade 6 School Tours
May 27 - Swing into Spring - Gr. 7/8 Jazz Band performing
May 30 - Grade 7 /8 Band Concert, Gr. 7/8 Junior Winds and Gr. 7/8 Jazz performing
June 2 - Gr. 7/8 Junior Winds performing with Campbell Wind Ensemble

Friday, 15 April 2016

Grade 8 Trip Week!

This Coming Week

Sunday April 17 - Grade 8's leave for their band trip.   Students are to meet at 2:00p.m in the band room at Campbell.
Monday April 18 - Day 5 - no McVeety sectionals, and no Perry Grade 7 sectionals
                            * No Grade 6 jazz band
Tuesday April 19 - Day 1 - Grade 7 Massey, McVeety, RCS Grade 7 Band and Perry Grade 6 sectional
               - Grade 7/8 jazz band
Wednesday April 20  - Day 2 - Grade 7 Grant Road and Perry, all Grade 8's and Massey Grade 6's
                     - Grade 6 Junior Winds
                     - Grade 7/8 Jazz Band
Thursday April 21 - Day 3 - Grade 6 Band
                            * No Junior Winds
                            * No Grade 7 Grant Road Sectionals
Friday April 22 - no school
Monday April 25 - Day 4 - Massey Grade 7 and 8 sectionals, Grant Road Grade 6 sectionals

Please Note:
May 2 - Grade 7/8 Junior Winds Band Room Concert
May 24 - Grade 6 Concert Band, Grade 6 Junior Winds and Grade 6 Jazz Band
May 27 - School Tours - Grade 6's
May 27 - Swing into Spring
May 30 - Grade 7 and Grade 8 Concert, Grade 7/8 Junior Winds, and Grade 7/8 Jazz Band
June 2 - Junior Winds with High School Wind Ensemble concert

In Grade 6 Band 
This week we worked at matching articulations.   We described articulations as what sets notes apart to create a story.   We specifically worked on our staccato and our accents.   We find both of these articulations in Star Wars.   After we worked on these articulations, we then put them into our piece.   As well Grade 6's continued to work at not only speaking in rhythm in a round, but also playing in a round.   We are preparing to try a drumming piece in which everyone uses drumsticks.

In Grade 7 Band 
We worked on the main theme to the Muppets.   Students are now asked to practice the middle section.   In music, we described this as the "B" section.     Students have been reading Londonderry Air very well.   We are now working on smoothing our articulations.    In Pandora, several students are still stuck on the section at 34.   They were reminded they needed to practice.

In Grade 8 Band 
We are looking forward to a great band trip this weekend! Please make sure you have all your music, your instrument and your band uniform.   You will need to meet at Campbell in the band room at 2:00p.m. on Sunday.

Friday, 8 April 2016

Welcome Back!

Reminders:
- Grade 8 trip is quickly approaching, please make sure the trip permission form has been handed in.

This Week in Grade 6 Band 
This week the Grade 6's have received three new pieces of music.   These include Star Wars, Concerto for Pots and Pan, and Flying High.   In the upcoming weeks we will be preparing these for our spring concert and for our school tours.   Grade 6's also experimented with practicing in a circle instead of our regular band formation.   Students found different instruments to listen to and to match.   While in our circles we also learned a chant which will be later learning a sticking pattern to.

This Week in Grade 7 Band 
This week the Grade 7's received new music.    We will begin working on the The Muppet Theme Show as well as Londonderry Air.   We had begun working on Pandora and now will be putting more time into this piece as well as Tu Ungane.    The Grade 7's did a really great job sight reading our new music this week.    As we sight read it, we discussed how the musical form of a piece influences how we practice.   Grade 7's were asked to practice beginning to 21 of the Muppets and 34-48 of Pandora.

This Week in Grade 8 Band

We are currently getting ready for our trip to Saskatoon.  Thanks to everyone for getting the permission forms in.  We have two songs that we need to work hard at.  The first is Night Flight of the Gargoyles.  The second is When Summer Takes Flight.  We will work on these in Saskatoon with our clinic with Nick Fanner.  Students will need to practice When Summer Takes Flight especially.

Thursday, 24 March 2016

Congratulations!

Congratulations to all of our Campbell Area Bands who performed at Optimist Band Festival!

This Week

Jodie Blackshaw Clinics

Many of our band students were treated to some clinics by Jodie Blackshaw of Australia.   Ms. Blackshaw is a composer, educator and conductor.   In her clinics she worked on pulse,  listening skills and leadership skills.   All of these skills will directly carry over into our band classes.  We are looking forward to experimenting with these after the break!  

Please Note:
After the break all band classes are back to normal. 

Monday April 4  (Day 5) - Perry Grade 7 sectionals, Grant Road Grade 8 sectionals, and McVeety 6, 7, and 8 sectionals
Tuesday April 5 - (Day 1) - Massey, RCS, McVeety Grade 7 Band, and Perry Grade 6 and 8 sectionals
Wednesday April 6 (Day 2) - Grade 8 full band, Perry and Grant Road Grade 7 band , Massey Grade 6 sectionals 
Thursday April 7 (Day 3) - Grade 6 Full band, Grant Road Grade 7 sectionals
Friday April 8 (Day 4) - Massey Grade 7 and 8 sectionals and Grant Road Grade 6 sectionals 

In Grade 6 Band 

Congratulations to all the Grade 6's on a wonderful performance at Optimist Festival.    You performed wonderfully, had a great clinic, and were an absolute pleasure to be with.    The Perry and Grant Road Grade 6's worked with Sigurd Johnson from Minot.    The Massey, McVeety, and RCS grade 6's worked with Jodie Blackshaw from Australia.    After the break all the Grade 6's will be getting new music and we will begin preparation for our final concert and school tour.   

In Grade 7 Band


Congratulations to all Grade 7 students on their Optimist performance.   They as well performed wonderfully, had a great clinic and were a pleasure to be around.    The Grade 7's worked with Sigurd Johnson from Minot.   We will be getting some new music after the break.   We will begin preparing for our Moose Jaw trip and for our year end concert.    

In Grade 8 Band


Our Grade 8 Band did extremely well at Optimist.  Now we are preparing for our Saskatoon Tour.  I've included the itinerary and permission form on the menu on the left as well as down below.  If you have not received it yet, feel free to print this off and send it with your child.  Permission forms are due Wednesday, April 6th.

http://campbellareaband.blogspot.ca/p/saskatoon-tour-itinerary-and-permission.html


Friday, 4 March 2016

Short Week


Reminders

-Please return Optimist Permission Forms

-Please return Jodie Blackshaw clinic forms 


Optimist Festival Performance Times (Masssey, McVeety, RCS, Grant Road, Perry) 
1.  Grant Road and Perry Grade 6 Band  - Tues. March 15 - 9:00a.m.
     Students Arrive at 8:00a.m. to the Conexus on their own
      Students Perform at 9:00a.m. at the Conexus
     Students are bused back to their schools at 10:30a.m.

2.  Massey, McVeety, RCS Grade 6 Band - Tues. March 15 - 1:15p.m.
    Students are bused at 11:30 to the Conexus Arts Center.   Students need a lunch.
    Students perform at 1:15p.m. 
    Students will be bused back at 2:30p.m. 

3.  Grade 8 Band - Wed. March 16 - 9:00a.m.
   Students arrive at 8:00a.m. at the Conexus on their own.  
   Students perform at 9:00a.m.
   Students are bused back at 10:30a.m.

4.  Jazz Band - Wed. March 16 - 4:00p.m.
    Students are bused to the Conexus at 2:30p.m. 
    Students perform at 4:00p.m. 
    Students will be finished at 5:45p.m. and will need a ride home from the Conexus.  

5.  Grade 7 Band - Thurs. March 17 - 3:30p.m.
     Students are bused to the Conexus at 2:00p.m. 
     Students perform at 3:30p.m. 
     Students will be finished at 4:45p.m. and will need a ride home from the Conexus.  

6.  Junior Winds - Fri. March 18 - 2:15p.m. 
    Students will be bused to the Conexus at 11:30.   Students will need a lunch.
    Students perform at 2:15p.m.
    Students will need a ride home from the Conexus at 3:45p.m.  


Jodie Blackshaw Clinics - March 21, and March 22
-We are very lucky to have Jodie Blackshaw working with some of our students.  Each area was allowed to send a handful of selected students.  Permission forms have been sent home to those students.   

This Week, please note changes to our schedule.

Monday March 7 (Day 3) - all classes are normal 

Tuesday March 8 (Day 4) - Junior Winds at 7:30-8:30a.m.
                          - Massey Grade 8's will not have sectionals
                         -all other band classes are normal

Wednesday March 9 - Grade 8 dress rehearsal 9:30-10:30a.m. 
                               - No Perry Grade 7 sectionals 
                               - McVeety sectionals are normal 

In all Groups
We are putting the final touches on our Optimist performance pieces.   With the upcoming short week, students are reminded to take their instruments home and practice!   After the four day weekend, it will be Optimist Week.  Monday March 14 is dress rehearsal day for Junior Winds, Jazz Band, Grade 6 Band and Grade 7 Band.   Our performances begin March 15 with the Grade 6's.   We are still looking for a few volunteers to help us on each of the performance days.   If you are able to help, please let us know by e-mailing us.