Get Involved with the Music Auxiliary

The primary purpose of the Music Auxiliary is to assist with the activities of the NWSS Music Department, by promoting and supporting the school music program and aid in fundraising efforts.

The music program at NWSS is diverse and extensive: up-to-date information can be obtained from this website. If you enjoy music and are interested in supporting musical events at NWSS, the Music Auxiliary warmly welcomes your participation. You are welcome to join the Auxiliary at any time during the school year.

Main activities

  • The Music Auxiliary meets formally once per month during the school year to plan its activities.
  • Members of the Music Auxiliary promote and encourage attendance at school concerts and events.
  • The Music Auxiliary advises the teachers on decisions.
  • We coordinate, collect and encourage the fundraising efforts that occur throughout the school year.

Major events coordinated or aided by the Music Auxiliary include:

  • The Fan of the Bandathon fundraiser - incoming parents are strongly encouraged to help with this fundraising effort!
  • NWSS Musicals - we always need volunteers!
  • Trips for both senior and junior bands are supported through fundraising efforts. Past trips include New York, New Orleans, Cuba, San Francisco, Whistler, Edmonton, Seattle and others. 

How to get involved

  • Contact the music department office (kproznick@sd40.bc.ca or sclements@sd40.bc.ca) at any time during the year.
  • Introduce yourself to teachers at music functions and concerts.
  • Offer to help whenever you can throughout the year. We welcome your interest and assistance!

Join the Music Auxiliary and make new friends. Find out what is happening in advance!

Donate to NWSS Music!

 

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.

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)

The Music Auxiliary Executive

For the 2015-2016 School Year

President: Cheryl Greenhalgh
Secretary: Cathy Cardinall
Co-Treasurer: Patty Cameron
Co-Treasurer: Light Spencer