On Monday April 24th, the Reimer Band will be travelling to Vancouver to watch the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra rehearse a suite (group of songs) by Gustav Holst called "The Planets". Many of our grade 6 students have been studying different planets in science and the grade 7s and 8s have been exploring how to create emotions and images through music, which Holst does with great virtuosity! 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. We've given the students a sneak peak at what we are going to see so far via a virtual tour of the Orpheum Theatre and have started to listen to each of the songs that are a part of the suite. We started with the first song titled Mars: Bringer of War, the listening guide can be accessed here.
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!