Byng Band Spring Concert Wednesday, April 6 at 6:30 pm in Byng Theatre. Download here:
I hope your summer has gone well and that you feel well rested. I look forward to working with all of you and encourage you to continue/start your music making with some quality practice sessions at home. Here’s a great article that will give you suggestions:
Hello everyone!Band wear is finally here! We are offering hoodies, crewnecks, and masks, with the design below. Images of what they look like are on the band instagram (@byngband) Order forms are available below, or to pick up in the band room, and they will be due by March 8th (the Monday of the last week…
For Black History Month (February), the different bands have been celebrating Oscar Peterson (1925-2007), Canada’s greatest jazz musician! During February, students have given presentations, created artwork, perform music, and watched a documentary on this amazing musician. Our largest group project was having the Wind Ensemble record the accompaniment to Peterson’s Hymn to Freedom and then…
I’m sorry I won’t be able to teach Thursday morning due to the Byng Arts auditions. I thought I would be able to arrange it but it didn’t work out. Have a wonderful long weekend and see you next week. Best wishes, Dr. Mac
Think about how you want to celebrate Oscar Peterson in February. Play a song? Give a short presentation? Bring your ideas next week.
No Senior Jazz Band after school Monday, January 4, 2021. Practice the assigned pieces and we’ll meet next Monday.
Here are the updated times for the off-timetable band classes: Junior Jazz Band: Wednesdays 3:05-6:05pm Senior Jazz Band: Mondays 3:05-6:05pm Wind Ensemble: Tuesday (Gr. 8s & 11s) and Thursday (Gr. 10s & 12s) mornings 7:05-8:35am
There is some confusion regarding a possible extra combined rehearsal for the LBWE. THERE ISN’T A REHEARSAL TODAY AFTER SCHOOL. We will be recording our three pieces on Thursday morning, Nov 26 in the gym. More information to come in class.
LBWE 8s-11s next Monday morning’s class Oct. 19, has been moved to Wednesday Oct 21. Sorry for the change. The following week we will meet at our regular Monday morning time again.