Thursday, 24 March 2016


Congratulations to all of our Campbell Area Bands who performed at Optimist Band Festival!

This Week

Jodie Blackshaw Clinics

Many of our band students were treated to some clinics by Jodie Blackshaw of Australia.   Ms. Blackshaw is a composer, educator and conductor.   In her clinics she worked on pulse,  listening skills and leadership skills.   All of these skills will directly carry over into our band classes.  We are looking forward to experimenting with these after the break!  

Please Note:
After the break all band classes are back to normal. 

Monday April 4  (Day 5) - Perry Grade 7 sectionals, Grant Road Grade 8 sectionals, and McVeety 6, 7, and 8 sectionals
Tuesday April 5 - (Day 1) - Massey, RCS, McVeety Grade 7 Band, and Perry Grade 6 and 8 sectionals
Wednesday April 6 (Day 2) - Grade 8 full band, Perry and Grant Road Grade 7 band , Massey Grade 6 sectionals 
Thursday April 7 (Day 3) - Grade 6 Full band, Grant Road Grade 7 sectionals
Friday April 8 (Day 4) - Massey Grade 7 and 8 sectionals and Grant Road Grade 6 sectionals 

In Grade 6 Band 

Congratulations to all the Grade 6's on a wonderful performance at Optimist Festival.    You performed wonderfully, had a great clinic, and were an absolute pleasure to be with.    The Perry and Grant Road Grade 6's worked with Sigurd Johnson from Minot.    The Massey, McVeety, and RCS grade 6's worked with Jodie Blackshaw from Australia.    After the break all the Grade 6's will be getting new music and we will begin preparation for our final concert and school tour.   

In Grade 7 Band

Congratulations to all Grade 7 students on their Optimist performance.   They as well performed wonderfully, had a great clinic and were a pleasure to be around.    The Grade 7's worked with Sigurd Johnson from Minot.   We will be getting some new music after the break.   We will begin preparing for our Moose Jaw trip and for our year end concert.    

In Grade 8 Band

Our Grade 8 Band did extremely well at Optimist.  Now we are preparing for our Saskatoon Tour.  I've included the itinerary and permission form on the menu on the left as well as down below.  If you have not received it yet, feel free to print this off and send it with your child.  Permission forms are due Wednesday, April 6th.

Friday, 4 March 2016

Short Week


-Please return Optimist Permission Forms

-Please return Jodie Blackshaw clinic forms 

Optimist Festival Performance Times (Masssey, McVeety, RCS, Grant Road, Perry) 
1.  Grant Road and Perry Grade 6 Band  - Tues. March 15 - 9:00a.m.
     Students Arrive at 8:00a.m. to the Conexus on their own
      Students Perform at 9:00a.m. at the Conexus
     Students are bused back to their schools at 10:30a.m.

2.  Massey, McVeety, RCS Grade 6 Band - Tues. March 15 - 1:15p.m.
    Students are bused at 11:30 to the Conexus Arts Center.   Students need a lunch.
    Students perform at 1:15p.m. 
    Students will be bused back at 2:30p.m. 

3.  Grade 8 Band - Wed. March 16 - 9:00a.m.
   Students arrive at 8:00a.m. at the Conexus on their own.  
   Students perform at 9:00a.m.
   Students are bused back at 10:30a.m.

4.  Jazz Band - Wed. March 16 - 4:00p.m.
    Students are bused to the Conexus at 2:30p.m. 
    Students perform at 4:00p.m. 
    Students will be finished at 5:45p.m. and will need a ride home from the Conexus.  

5.  Grade 7 Band - Thurs. March 17 - 3:30p.m.
     Students are bused to the Conexus at 2:00p.m. 
     Students perform at 3:30p.m. 
     Students will be finished at 4:45p.m. and will need a ride home from the Conexus.  

6.  Junior Winds - Fri. March 18 - 2:15p.m. 
    Students will be bused to the Conexus at 11:30.   Students will need a lunch.
    Students perform at 2:15p.m.
    Students will need a ride home from the Conexus at 3:45p.m.  

Jodie Blackshaw Clinics - March 21, and March 22
-We are very lucky to have Jodie Blackshaw working with some of our students.  Each area was allowed to send a handful of selected students.  Permission forms have been sent home to those students.   

This Week, please note changes to our schedule.

Monday March 7 (Day 3) - all classes are normal 

Tuesday March 8 (Day 4) - Junior Winds at 7:30-8:30a.m.
                          - Massey Grade 8's will not have sectionals
                         -all other band classes are normal

Wednesday March 9 - Grade 8 dress rehearsal 9:30-10:30a.m. 
                               - No Perry Grade 7 sectionals 
                               - McVeety sectionals are normal 

In all Groups
We are putting the final touches on our Optimist performance pieces.   With the upcoming short week, students are reminded to take their instruments home and practice!   After the four day weekend, it will be Optimist Week.  Monday March 14 is dress rehearsal day for Junior Winds, Jazz Band, Grade 6 Band and Grade 7 Band.   Our performances begin March 15 with the Grade 6's.   We are still looking for a few volunteers to help us on each of the performance days.   If you are able to help, please let us know by e-mailing us.