Wednesday, 3 May 2017

Aladdin Update

We will be having a dress rehearsal on Friday May 5 so we can try dancing and singing in our costumes.  The next dress rehearsal will be Tuesday May 9.   This will be a performance for the primary grades as well as trying to work with the microphones and all the sets.  Please make sure your child has all their costume pieces at the school for both days. 


Make sure you buy your tickets for the Musical.  The students have worked very hard for the big day.  Just one more week. 

Monday, 1 May 2017


Next week the intermediate grades will be performing Aladdin. We are looking for donations of makeup - foundation, lipsticks, blush, liners (lip and eye) - anything you have at home that you are willing to part with.  

Thursday, 17 November 2016

Parish Bazaar

Grade 6 Band


  1. Concert B-flat scale 5 notes whole notes, half notes, quarter notes
  2. Good King Wencelas
  3. Jolly Old St. Nicholas
  4. First Holiday Concert
  5. Winter Wonderland
  6. page 39 Excellerators 4 - 23A
These are the songs for the Bazaar


Grade 7 Band
  1. Concert B-flat scale, Concert E-flat scale
  2. Excellerators page 39.
  3. 25 or 6 to 4
  4. Ode to Louie
  5. Holiday Processional
  6. Sleigh Ride
The two bands and the two choirs will perform on November 26 at the Parish Bazaar.  Students need to arrive at 10:00 AM.  The choirs will perform first and then the bands will perform.  Please make sure your child is in full school uniform.  Band members may wear a Christmas hat. 


Tuesday, 11 October 2016

Band Homework

Grade 6 Band
  1. Concert B-flat scale 5 notes.  First whole notes, half notes, quarter notes then quarter notes 3 times with the do me soh me do.
  2. Standard of Excellence page 9 Good King Wenceslas
  3. Standard of Excellence page 10 # 30 - 33
  4. Sheet Music First Holiday Concert Measures 1 - 16
Grade 7 Band


  1. Standard Of Excellence page 42 Concert B-flat Scale, Concert E-Flat Scale and Concert F scale.
  2. Standard of Excellence page 39 - 41 Excelerators
  3. Standard of Excellence page 36 solo piece for test in December
  4. Sheet Music 25 or 6 to 4
  5. Sheet Music All Through the Night Measures 1 - 24
  6. Sheet Music Ode to Louie Measures 1 - 20  Clarinets, Alto Sax & Flutes practice to 37

Friday, 23 September 2016

Band Homework Sept. 26

Grade  6
  1. Practice page 6 & 7 Standard of Excellence  Use CD to hear notes.
  2. Practice first three notes as whole notes, half notes and quarter notes.  Begin this after band on Tuesday.  We will go over the exercises in class.
Grade 7
  1. Practice page 42 Standard of Excellence Concert B - flat and E - flat scale.
  2. Practice page 39 - 40 the Excellerators.  You do not need to practice all of them at once.  Just work on a few every day. 
  3. Page 36 & 37 There is a solo piece for practice.  You will be tested on this piece of music in the beginning of December.
  4. Work on 25 or 6 to 4.  This is the piece we are working on in class. 
The more each student practices the better the sound they will get out of their instrument.  Keep working hard at practicing. 

Friday, 16 September 2016

Reminders and Practice Schedule for Band

Grade 6 Band


  1.  Practice blowing into mouthpiece for correct embouchure
  2.  Practice Standard of Excellence page 4 & 5. 
Grade 7 Band
  1. Page 42 Standard of Excellence concert B-flat scale
  2. page 42 Standard of Excellence Concert E-flat scale
  3. page 39 - 41 Standard of Excellence Excellerators
  4. 25 or 6 to 4 Measures 1 - 12
Senior Choir Practice Grade 3 - 7
Tuesday 12:00 - 12:30


Junior Choir Practice Grade 1  2
Tuesday 3:00 - 3:40

Friday, 9 September 2016

Welcome Back to an Exciting Busy Year

Welcome Back to the 2016/17 school year.  This is going to be a very busy year for the music program.  Starting next week September 13 the first choir practices will begin for the Senior Choir and the Junior Choir.  Senior Choir will start Tuesday at 12:00 PM and the Junior Choir grades 1 & 2 will be at 3:00 PM.  The Junior Choir is only for signing up so your children will be dismissed as soon as they get their consent form from Mrs. Mar.  I had an overwhelming response for choir this year so I ran out of forms for the Senior Choir.  I will send these forms out at our practice on Tuesday. 


Band sectionals will begin on Tuesday September 13, 2016 as well.  The first group for sectionals at 8:00 AM is the Flutes.  I hope all the flutes will be bright eyed and ready to work on Tuesday morning.  Here is the schedule for the rest of the instrument sectionals:


Tuesday 8:00 AM                                          Flutes
Wednesday 8:00 AM                                     Clarinets & Bass Clarinets
Thursday 8:00 AM                                        Trumpets
Friday 8:00 AM                                             Saxophones
Thursday 3:00 PM - 3:30 PM                       Trombones
Friday 3:00 PM - 3:30 PM                            Bass Guitars


All instruments should be rented or bought before next week so we can get started learning our instrument or learning new songs.  All students in grade 6 need to attend the sectionals the week of September 13 so the students learn how to put their instrument together and clean them.  This is very important information that needs to be taught to each group of instruments. 


If you have any questions about band or choir please feel free to send me an e-mail or give me a call at the school.


Mrs. J. Mar  Music Director