Yesterday, we had 160 beginner band students from grades 5, 6, and 7 attend instrument workshops at Mount Royal University. The students were broken into groups according to their instrument type, and had a 2 hour session with clinicians that specialized in that particular instrument. They were taught how to open their cases, put together… Continue reading MRU Field Trip Recap
The school has a limited number of band instruments for rent, and students may be required to rent their instrument privately. Long and McQuade is the preferred vendor for instrument rentals, as they have a very responsive sales team and generally have a lot of inventory. Their pricing list for 2017 is found at the… Continue reading Private Instrument Rental Information
Greetings from Westwinds Music Society! As you start up your newest school year, Westwinds would like to introduce ourselves to you and the parents of your students. We are a non-profit adult music education society, offering education and performance opportunities in choir, concert band, jazz band, and percussion for all levels (including those who have… Continue reading For Parents Hankering To Play An Instrument: Read On!
Thank you to all parents and students that attended the early registration for band this year-we truly appreciate it! Early registration allows Ms. Bolen to use valuable class time for instruction, and gives everyone a head start on the year. For those that did not make it to early registration, all forms are due back… Continue reading All Band Forms Due September 7th
Summer holidays are almost over (sob), and it’s time to start thinking about the return to school. A gentle reminder that we are asking all parents and students to attend the Band Early Registration dates on August 29th and 30th. Form and fee collection, and instrument labelling will be taking place from 9 am until… Continue reading Early Registration is Fast Approaching