Monday, 7 March 2016

The Optimist Festival is quickly approaching – we now know our exact day/time for our performances on stage at the Conexus Arts Centre:
Grade 6 Band – Thursday, March 17, 9:45am
Grade 7/8 Band – Wednesday, March 16, 11:15am

Notes/picture forms/permission forms have been sent home with all students.  Students will be bussed to and from their schools to the Conexus.  If you wish to chaperone, please send back the bottom portion of the Optimist note, or an e-mail.  Permission forms are due on March 4, along with the $7.00 if you haven’t yet paid.  If you’re available to come and watch, we’d love to have a cheering section!  Hope to see you there.  

Congratulations to Maryam Q, Adria J, and Jonah K for being chosen to play with the South Saskatchewan Honour Band on March 11-12 at LeBoldus.  They will be joining young musicians from across the province to rehearse challenging music and perform in a concert with conductor Greg McLean.  Way to go!!!

On Wednesday, March 23 the Grade 7 band students from McLurg will be attending a clinic/workshop with conductor/composer Jodie Blackshaw from Australia.  Students will be bussed to Campbell Collegiate for the morning.  Notes will be coming home shortly!

Vanessa Strykiwsky
Lindsay Stetner

Dylan Wiest