Highlights from past years

It's easy to give you the statistics, such as New Westminster Secondary School is a high school in New Westminster, British Columbia, Canada, and it is one of the largest high schools in BC, located over a two block wide campus area and hosts a population of over 2800 students and faculty members. But NWSS—or N-Dub as it is fondly referred to by students and alumni—is more than a dry Wikipedia description.

Yes, N-Dub has a superb Music/Band program, and it does consists of many symphonic wind ensembles, jazz bands, combos and choirs, but simply saying it doesn't quite give you the idea. So here you can take a look at some of f the fantastic things we've done in times gone by. We hope you enjoy looking through these memories as much as we did in creating them!

Musicfest Canada in Ottawa, May 2012!

NWSS Senior Jazz Band and Senior Vocal Jazz bring home the Gold! Congratulations to both our senior groups for their gold level performances at The Nationals in Ottawa!

Spring Choral Fling, March 2012!

Oolichan
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Congratulations "Nigel"!
Envisions Jazz Festival, February 2012

Well done "Nigel" aka the Grade 12 Jazz Band for their First Place Finish at the 2012 Envision Jazz Festival!

 

Here's one of the amazing performances from the Senior Jazz Band's evening set and win.

But that's not all!

Let's not forget everyone who participated! New Westminster brought their “A” game! Here is a list of achievements by our music program at this year’s festival:

Best Senior Jazz Band: NWSS grade 11/12 big band, aka “NIGEL”
Best Senior Combo: NWSS WilKaz Duo
Best Senior Bassist: Wil Chernoff
Best Senior Trumpet: Kaz Takasugi
Best Junior Trombonist: Tiger Xu
Best Junior Vibraphonist: Victoria Hebbard
Best Junior Pianist: Daniel Kweon
Best Junior Vocal Jazz Soloist: Sophie Labrosse

Scholarships awarded to Madeleine Elkins and Ivy Chao to the Comox Valley Youth Music Centre.

The NWSS Music Department is ecstatic, proud, and inspired. What an amazing experience! Well done to everyone! 

In the community

NWSS Funk/Soul band DUCK SOLDIER
opens the Hyack Festival at La Perla Ballroom.

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2011 Hyack Parade

That's some mask!
a Salute to New Orleans

Heritage Grill Photo Album

Mr Clements
Heritage Grill Jazz Band Night, May 5th

2011 Choir Concert

May 9th - NWSS Chamber Choir
Mass Choir with NWSS and STM singers

A taste of New Orleans

Café au lait and begneit
Senior band trip 2010/11

Nebyu on trombone and Kaz on trumpet playing Preservation Hall


The Preservation Hall is a musical venue in the French Quarter founded in 1961 to protect and honour New Orleans Jazz. Many of the great Jazz players of the mid-20th to 21st Centuries have played there, and now two of N-Dub's own have added their names to that venerable list.

San Francisco 2008

workshop at Oregon State University
The bus: our home away from home on the 2008 San Fran trip!

The Big Apple

We have arrived! In the lobby of The New Yorker Hotel
NWSS goes to NYC, 2007

Random Moments in Time

BC Honour Vocal Jazz 2008 with Scott Grimsey, Stefana Popowich and Jesse Decoste
Grade 12 Jazz Band 2010/2011

Donate to NWSS Music!

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.

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)

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