A Look Back at 2018-19
What a wonderful year it was! Our students had many successes and wonderful learning opportunities. Highlights included our Music retreat at Camp Caroline in November. Our bands and choirs impressed audiences and received Superior awards at the Calgary Performing Arts Festival in Calgary and the Kiwanis Festival in Kelowna where we received an invitation to MusicFest Canada National Festival which takes place here in Calgary next year!
As well, there were numerous performances at Awards assemblies, The Ironwood Stage and Grill and on our tour in April to Seattle. As well, our students have had great opportunities to work with great guest conductors such as Rob Speers, Brian Thorlacius, Jim Sisko, Danny Helseth and Glenn Potter.
Camps and Music Tour Possibilities
Dependent on travel restrictions
There is a music retreat for Choir and Band members. Camp Caroline is generally about $275.
In late April the Music program may travel to Vancouver (cost approximately $850 incl. food, hotel, activities, transportation, performances).
When allowed to travel, students in the music program may travel to Manhattan for performances at Lincoln Centre, workshops with Wynton Marsalis’s jazz orchestra, attending “Wicked the Musical”, and visiting the Metropolitan Museum of Art, United Nations tour, Statue of Liberty, Ellis Island, 911 memorial and many other great experiences.
Attending these meetings is mandatory as per CBE policy in order for your son/daughter to participate in these trips.
How to Become a Music Student
There are many opportunities in the upcoming year. Even if they have little experience, we encourage students to join the Choir or a Jazz band or be part of the Concert Band or Wind Ensemble. If you know a musician who would like to be involved in our program, please ask them come to the music room and introduce themselves and we will take care of them or have them contact Ms. Mellish
Visit our Fine Arts page for program information.