Events this week!
Our Whister Trip was a complete blast! Students had fun and learned a lot :) our schedule was full from the minute we woke up with rehearsing, swimming, performing, sight seeing, and workshops. At the bottom of this message are a couple photos from our trip.
This Thursday, May 3rd our grade 7/8 band is performing at the Abbotsford Nights of Music at the Abby Arts Center!
Students need to practice these songs with the metronome in order to be ready:
Furioso: Metronome = half note = 60BPM and then with the recording: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vPqT2fnhyOk
Chorale Elegant with the metronome = quarter note = 80 BPM and then with the recording http://listeninglab.stantons.com/title/chorale-elegant/346957/
Hidden World with the metronome = half note = 80 BPM and then with the recording https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KhHCsujSzvc
*make sure you have your instrument, music, and uniform (black socks and shoes please)
On Friday May 4th, the grade 6 Band is going to watch the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra rehearse for their upcoming concert: Spanish Rhapsody. Through this experience students will witness the musical process that professional musicians go through to create a performance as well as listen to awe inspiring music in a building that is an integral part of Vancouver's cultural history.
Click for a virtual tour of the Orpheum Theatre.
Click to read about each piece.
Click to listen to the songs!
I have a list of parents who have signed up to come with us, so far we need 3 more parent volunteers.
Make sure your student has brought in their permission form and paid the $12 online, this is going to be a field trip to remember!
*Remember to bring walking shoes, rain jacket, pencil, and a packed lunch.