Concert Bands



A great article on practicing:  

http://www.wikihow.com/Practice-an-Instrument-Effectively



Concert Band Course Descriptions

BAND 9 #260

Students in this course will further develop instrument techniques learned in Band 8 through rehearsing and performing concert repertoire in a variety of styles. Generally a performance tour is planned for Band 9.

PREREQUISITE: Band 8 or instructor’s permission.

BAND 10 #354

Students in this course will build on skills learned in Band 9, focusing on increasing technique through the rehearsal and performance of repertoire in a variety of styles. This group participates in a tour in the spring.

PREREQUISITE: Band 9 or permission of instructor.

FRENCH IMMERSION BAND 9/10

Students in this course will build on skills learned in French Immersion Band 9 or 10, focusing on increasing technique through the rehearsal and performance of repertoire in a variety of styles. This group participates in a tour in the spring.

PREREQUISITE: Band 8/9 or permission of instructor.

CONCERT BAND 11, 12 #468/570

This course is a continuation of Band 10, with a focus on classic, challenging literature. This group participates in a tour in the spring.

PREREQUISITE: Band 10 or permission of instructor.

The NWSS Senior Concert Band playing Frank Ticheli's Cajun Folk Songs

Conducted by Seok Hee Jang - Grade 11 Student

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If you wish to make a donation to a particular student for the BANDATHON/CHOIRATHON, use the paypal button above to make your donation, and then send an email to sclements@sd40.bc.ca with the amount and the name of the student.  Thank you!

Much of our ability to purchase new equipment and instruments, as well as maintain repairs, is realized through donations. We appreciate any support you may be able to offer the NWSS Music department and our students.

Instruments played in Concert Band

» Flute and Piccolo
» Clarinet and Bass Clarinet
» Oboe
» Saxophone: alto, tenor, baritone
» Bassoon
» Trumpet
» French horn
» Trombone
» Baritone horn/Euphonium
» Tuba (Oh Yah!)
» Percussion: snare drum, timpani,
    mallet and auxiliary percussion
» Acoustic bass

Donations can come in all shapes and sizes...

We are ACCEPTING donations of all kinds, whether it be cash or cheque, or used instruments of all sorts.

Our goals are:

  • to provide good quality instruments to students who need them;
  • to provide scholarships for our students’ future studies;
  • to make our band and choir trips affordable for everyone.

Gifts large and small are very much appreciated.  We currently do not need any pianos, although excellent, high quality pianos might be useful.

Make a gift in honour of your favourite student, teacher or in memory of a loved one – or simply because you love music and the opportunity for students to learn and perform. It’s a wonderful way to support the music program which means so much to our students, their families and our community.

Leave a legacy of harmony!

For more information on the many ways you can make a gift, email Miss Proznick (kproznick@sd40.bc.ca) or Mr. Clements (sclements@sd40.bc.ca)