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After learning about the importance of students raising their own support for Band Trips we are starting the 12 days of Practicing this coming Friday. This is a competition for students to spend the first 12 days of December practicing in different ways. Pledge forms have been sent home for students and are located here to raise sponsors to support them in their practicing and performing. Encourage students to perform for you and start thinking of other ways to help fundraise.
Reminder that all grade 7 and 8 band students are expected to be going on the Band Retreat to Whistler on April 27-29th 2018 (the only exceptions are if they are in the hospital or another country). The Band is a family unit, breathing and performing as one. As such we are dedicated to getting them all there as a team!
Itinerary for the Trip below:
WHISTLER CANTANDO FESTIVAL
FRI April 27
Performances: Concert Bands & Wind Ensembles, Jazz Bands and Choirs each give an
adjudicated performance that becomes the basis for building on ensemble strengths in the workshops that follow the performance. Each ensemble receives recorded and written comments and a plaque with an optional gold, silver, bronze rating.
Massed Choir rehearsals – Massed voice rehearsal takes place in the afternoon. (option for Fusion Ensemble Members)
A fabulous Concert by a professional ensemble – details and performance TBA.
SAT April 28
Performances and Workshops continue today for all groups.
Master classes – Instrumentalists participate in 50-minute classes with outstanding professional performers and educators. Vocalists participate in workshops with similar vocal clinicians.
Another fabulous Festival Concert this evening – details and performance TBA.
SUN April 29
Best Performing Groups Perform – Groups are chosen by the adjudicators to perform for other students. Most Mature Choir / Best Sounding Jazz / Best Sounding Concert Band
Festival ends at noon
Board your coach for the journey back to Abbotsford. Welcome home & Happy Memories!
Based on 40 paying students and 4 non-paying chaperones (1 coach)
$279.00 PER PERSON
Return coach service from Vancouver to Whistler with 1 x 56 passenger coach
2 nights’ accommodation at the Hilton Whistler Hotel or similar, with students four to a room and chaperones twin rooms, including all applicable taxes
Festival fees for 1 Concert Band This includes 30-minute Adjudicated Performance, 50-minute Workshop, Master Classes, Evening Concerts
All applicable taxes
Services, planning & representation of Affinity Group Tours & Cantando Festival Staff
Meals of any kind unless meal package is purchased per above
Tips or gratuities to anyone, including coach drivers
Parking fees, phone calls, items of a personal nature
Optional sightseeing or activities