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© Copyright 2016 by Eugene Reimer Middle School. 

Tel: 604-504-5343

Email: heidi.buhler@abbyschools.ca

3433 Firhill Drive

Abbotsford, B.C. V2T 6X6

2 Weeks 'till Whistler! (Important Details)

April 19, 2018


The hotels are booked, the bus is scheduled and the Reimer Grade 7/8 band is ready for their trip to Whistler BC for the weekend of April 27-29th!  Please read through the following for important details, packing list and schedule for the trip.


Important Details:


- Final Rehearsal Date and Time: Thursday April 26th 9 - 11:00AM followed by a quick parent meeting to run over any last minute details or answer any questions you may still have.


- Students must be ready by practicing their three competition songs every day with recordings: 

Hidden World


Chorale Elegant

Click for online recordings.

- If you would like to order a copy of the group photo or an individual photograph of your child that will be taken on the trip, you can find the form here.


- Students will be meeting at lunch this Friday for a Q and A session and to go over expectations, safety, and student responsibility.


If you have any questions about the trip please email or phone me this week!


What to pack:


1.   Your Instrument and Music

2.   Your Band Uniform (Grey Polo with logo, black pants, black shoes, black socks)

3.   Toothbrush, Toothpaste, Deodorant, and other toiletries or medications you may need

4.   Spending money for lunches and souvenirs (suggested amount of $40)

5.   Swimsuit and Towel (There is a pool and we will have access to it during free time)

6.   Rain Jacket, Walking Shoes

7.   2 changes of clothing (Reimer Wear so we can find you in a crowd) and pajamas

8.   Pencil/pen and small notebook or scrap piece of paper

9.   Favourite Stuffed animal or small pillow for comfort to help you go to sleep

10. Book to read on the bus or Devices (bring at your own risk)







7:00AM            Arrive at your school at load your coach for Whistler


7:30AM            Board your Universal Motor coach (Charter ID 50854) and depart for Whistler. 


10:30AM          Arrive into Whistler and check into your hotel:


AAVA Hotel

Address: 4005 Whistler Way, Whistler, BC V0N 1B4

Phone: (604) 932-2522


**Check in time is officially 4:00pm. The hotel is aware of your early arrival time. All rooms may not all be ready but there will be space to store your luggage.


11:30AM          Cantando registration package pick up available at the Conference Centre all day


5:00PM            Rhythm Section (Percussion) workshop:


6:45PM            Arrive at the Whistler Conference Centre for seating for tonight’s festival concert


7:00PM            This evening, enjoy a Festival Concert at the Whistler Conference Centre featuring 

                        the Toronto Youth Wind Orchestra





9 - 5:00PM      Instrumental Workshops at various locations (Space is limited, please consult

                       Cantando.org website for individual session times and room locations)


11:20AM         Reimer Band Warm Up at the Whistler Conference Centre


11:40AM         The Reimer Concert Band Performance in the Sea to Sky Ballroom at the Whistler                               Conference Centre


12:00PM         Performance concludes, Workshop/Adjudication to follow in the Garibaldi Room


12:50PM         Workshop/Adjudication concludes


6:45PM           Arrive at the Whistler Conference Centre for seating for tonight’s festival concert


7:00PM           This evening, enjoy a Festival Concert at the Whistler Conference Centre featuring                               the Vancouver Youth Choir, the University of Washington Drumline and Mass Choir.


8:30PM           Evening Performance by the Semiahmoo Secondary Senior Jazz Band





9:00AM            Open clinic with the University of Washington Drumline at the Sea to Sky Ballroom


10:00AM          Open clinic with the Vancouver Youth Choir at the Sea to Sky Ballroom


11:00AM          Adjudicators picks (winners) perform at in the Sea to Sky Ballroom at the Conference                          Centre. One Concert Band/Orchestra, one Jazz Ensemble and One Choir

12:00PM          Adjudicators picks concert ends.  Return to your hotel to load your coach.


12:30PM          Load your Universal Motor Coach and depart Whistler for Eugene Reimer School


3:30PM            Approximate arrival at your school


Welcome home & Happy Memories!


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