Using SmartMusic

We will be using SmartMusic in all of our band classes this year and I encourage each of you to get well acquainted with this excellent software. The school has purchased a year-long subscription for each band student for each band class they’re in. Students must register for each course separately (see instructions on our…

Message for all Beginner Band parents and students

Dear Beginner Band parents and students, I enjoyed meeting the students this week for the student orientation with a health and safety discussion. There was a lot of information which included health and safety protocols and some insight into what the course will include. Here are some important points I would like you to make…

Off-timetable schedule for 2020-2021

Here’s the schedule for this year’s off-timetable classes in the Band department. All classes will be in the cafeteria until October, when we will move back to the newly renovated Band room: Junior Jazz Band Wednesday after school 3:20 to 5:20pm plus remote learning online. Our first class will be Sept 23 at 3:20pm. Senior…

Dear Band students and parents

Dear Band students and parents, We are about to begin a new school year which, as you know, will be different from any previous year. In this new era of COVID-19, I want to assure you I am doing all I can to offer you the best and safest learning opportunities available. Presently, there are…

Have a wonderful, safe summer break!

Thank you everyone for your adaption to online learning this spring. It has been a challenging year for all of us and you have done well. Best wishes to our grads! All the best with your future endeavours and stay in touch when you can. It’s been an honour working with you these past five…

Refund for Vancouver Island trip

Hi Everyone, We have received our refund from the tour company, less a minimal amount that they have kept for their efforts in planning the trip. Ms. Lan and I both feel that Ellison Travel has been very generous in refunding all monies accept $27 for each paying student. Ms. Chan, the school accountant will…

To all Band students:

To all Band students: I hope you are all well during this unprecedented time. I have been thinking of you a lot and hoping we will get to make music together again soon. Unfortunately, this won’t be the case. As you are aware, much of what we learn in band relies on developing listening skills…