Friday, 16 October 2015

Brass Day Pictures

Congratulations to the eleven Grade 7/8 brass players who took advantage of the free Brass Day held at the University of Regina on Wednesday, October 14. There were over four hundred Grade 7/8 students from Regina and surrounding area in attendance! Here are some pictures of our students.

Thursday, 1 October 2015

Jazz Band!

Jazz Band
Grade 7/8

The Martin Area Jazz Band is a an extra-curricular band that meets once a week after school to learn how to play jazz and gain an appreciation for one of North America’s original art forms. Students will gain valuable skills in smaller ensemble playing, musical improvisation, understanding musical theory, and playing in a style very different to what they experience in concert band. 

Rehearsals will take place on every full band day (Day 2) from 3:30 to 5:00. Students will remain at Martin Collegiate after full band rehearsals, and will need to be picked up at 5:00pm as no bussing will be available to return students to their home school.

It is necessary that each student play their main instrument unless approval is given by the teacher to play a new instrument. We will be working on advanced repertoire in jazz band that will be beyond the level of a student who is starting a new instrument.

The first rehearsal will be Thursday, October 8th.

Please remove and return the bottom of the following note at the next full band rehearsal indicating whether or not your child will be signing up to play in the Martin Area Jazz Band. We look forward to working with your child and helping to improve their musicianship through jazz.

Jazz Registration Form

Dylan Wiest & Robin Howell