Music

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.

Upcoming Camps and Music Tours

Camp Caroline

There is a music retreat for Choir and Band members again this year. Camp Caroline is booked for Friday Nov. 29 to Sunday, Dec. 1. ($275)

Vancouver Trip

In late April 2020 the Music program will travel to Vancouver (cost approximately $850 incl. food, hotel, activities, transportation, performances).

New York 2021

In May 2021, students in the music program will 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.

Parent Meetings

Attending these meetings is mandatory as per CBE policy in order for your son/daughter to participate in these trips.

DateTopic
Oct. 3, 2019Henry Wise Wood Music Parent Society:
Open house and Annual General Meeting
7 PM in the Library.
Oct. 23, 2019Camp Caroline parent meeting
Jan. 9, 2020Vancouver Music Trip - parent meeting #1
Jan. 28, 2020New York Music Trip - informational meeting
March 10, 2020Vancouver Music Trip - parent meeting #2

 

How to Become a Music Student 

There are many opportunities in the upcoming 2019-20. 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 Mr. Finkbeiner.


Visit our Fine Arts page for program information.

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