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.
Senior Jazz classes will now meet on Tuesday mornings as we discussed in class. See you Tuesday.
This is a reminder for the LBWE grade 8s and 11s that our regular Monday class will be moved to Tuesday, October 13, next week due to the Thanksgiving weekend. Have a wonderful (thankful) weekend 🙂
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…