Music

Nickle School is pleased to offer an in-depth and enhanced music program for grade 5 to 9 students. 

Each grade will have the opportunity to explore music through participation in a variety of music courses and extracurricular opportunities.

Students are able to grow their musical skills and knowledge at Nickle School by participating in a variety of choral, percussion, concert band, and jazz band ensembles.  The music program focuses on authentic, real world music-making activities both on and off campus.

Highlights of the music program included various music workshops, band camps and tours, as well as multiple music festival and concert performances.

For specific details such as upcoming events, tour locations, course outlines, and program forms, please take the time to review the resources section of this music web page.

Morning Band Rehearsals

Grade 7 Band

Rehearsal time – Wednesday mornings from 8:10 - 9:00 am

  • First Rehearsal – Wednesday, Oct. 16, 2019
  • Last Rehearsal – Wednesday, May 27, 2020

Grade 8 and 9 Band

Rehearsal time – Tuesday mornings from 8:00 - 9:00 am

  • First Rehearsal – Tuesday, Oct. 1, 2019
  • Last Rehearsal – Tuesday, May 26, 2020

Only students who regularly attend rehearsals may perform during off-site activities. Absence from rehearsals or performances must be communicated to the band director by a parent or guardian prior to the event in question by email to drjensen@cbe.ab.ca. Extra rehearsals may be called before performances.

Uniforms

Nickle band sweaters are made available to grade 7, 8, and 9 students new to the program in November each year for a cost of approx. $45. The BBPA helps to subsidize the actual cost of the sweaters, which is upwards of $65. The band sweaters are worn with a white collared shirts (short sleeves preferred), black pants or concert length skirts and black dress shoes and socks (provided by the student).

Bonavista Band Parents Association (BBPA)

The BBPA is the non-profit fundraising arm set up specifically to support the amazing band program at Nickle. 

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