Purdy’s and Plants Pick-Up Times

Our Purdy’s Chocolates order is arriving this week! As always, we have to stagger pick-up times to avoid crowds gathering outside of PMSS. Pick up times on Friday December 4th for Purdy’s Pick-Up are as follows:

Last Names A-F = 4:00-4:30 pm

Last Names G-M = 4:30-5:00 pm

Last Names N-S = 5:00-5:30 pm

Last Names T-Z = 5:30-6:00 pm

When you bought your Winter Plants order, you selected which times you wanted to come and pick-up your plants on December 11th. Please abide by the time you selected.

PMSS Fall Concert 2020

Our Fall Concert is NEXT WEEK. The concert begins at 5:30 pm and will be live-streamed. Please read below for call times for the students.

We cannot allow parents into the school to watch the concert, however, as per usual we will be accepting “Admission” Donations toward the Music Program and non-perishable food items for the food bank. If you would like to contribute, please send your (optional) donation with your music student at some point in the next few days leading up to the concert.

THURSDAY NOVEMBER 5 – PMSS Fall Concert!

Who: Symphonic Concert Band (SCB), Secondary Concert Choir (SCC), Secondary Jazz Band (SJB), any student-led groups and solos/duets that wish to perform. (if you would like to add a song to the program, please email Mr Renaud ASAP!)

Where: Students will perform in the MPR; friends/family can watch the livestream at home via the link (was sent home via email).

SCHEDULE:

Concert Set-Up:  1:00-3:00 pm – students may ask permission from their afternoon class teachers to come and help with concert set-up. Students unable to come at 1:00 are expected to come set-up as soon as they are dismissed at 2:25

Call time: ALL performers should meet in the band and choir rooms at 3:30 pm to warm-up.

Remembrance Ceremony Recording Session: 3:35-5:15 pm. We will record Canon of Peace (SCB), O Canada and For the Fallen (SCC). This is our contribution to PMSS’s Remembrance Day ceremony.

Concert start time: 5:30 pm

Per our handbook, all students are expected to stay for the duration of the concert. Each group deserves a big and enthusiastic audience to perform for and part of being a musician is supporting the musicians around you by being in their audience.

Uniforms

Students are expected to arrive at call time in Uniform: black collared dress shirt, black dress pants, black dress shoes, black dress socks, or something dressy that accomplishes the goal (3/4 length sleeves, floor-length pants/skirts/tights/etc). If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to email or talk to Mr Renaud. The goal here is the show that as an ensemble we are unified, just as a sports team all wear the same uniform for a game. No t-shirts, jeans, sweat pants, or running shoes, please!

**If your family is having financial difficulty and simply can’t afford a new pair of shoes or pants, please let us help.  Don’t wait until the night of the concert and please don’t just send your student in the wrong clothes.  The PMSS Music Dept has funds available to help out families in need.**

Food

As we have an early Call Time, we will be providing students with a Subway-catered dinner (all sandwiches individually wrapped). We will need one parent volunteer to pick up the sandwiches on November 5th and one parent to go to Costco ahead of time to purchase water bottles and a box of the little bags of chips. If you can help out, please let Mr Renaud know! I will be asking students in class this week for their sandwich preference. If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact Mr. Renaud.

Music Parents’ Meeting TONIGHT

All parents are welcome to attend (not mandatory to attend though). Agenda includes introductions, reminders and the election of our 2020/2021 Music Parents’ Council.

Topic: Music Parents’ Meeting – October 2020
Time: Oct 14, 2020 06:30 PM Vancouver

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Elementary Band Info/Registration Meeting – ZOOM LINK and Documents

Hope to see you there! If you can’t make it, please email Nicholas_Renaud@sd42.ca

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During our meeting we will be going through our Elementary Band Handbook:

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Nic Renaud is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.

Topic: PMSS Elementary Band Info/Registration Meeting
Time: Oct 7, 2020 06:30 PM Vancouver

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SD42 Elementary Band Safety and Program Info

This coming week, Mr Renaud will be circulating to elementary schools in Pitt Meadows to talk with grade 6/7 students about our program. We will also have our annual Elementary Band Registration/information Meeting on Wednesday October 7th, via Zoom. All interested parents are invited to attend! The link will be posted on our website Wednesday morning.

Here is the letter written by our SD42 Elementary Band Directors that details safety information as well as general information about the various elementary bands in our district this year. Please do not hesitate to reach out to Mr. Renaud with any questions.

SCB Repertoire: Fall 2020

Symphonic Concert Band – here are the recordings of our pieces to help you practice! Listen for how your part fits into the piece and try playing along when you are confident on your notes.

Star Wars – https://www.jwpepper.com/sheet-music/media-player.jsp?&productID=2383966E&type=audio

Storm Clouds – https://apromusic.com/download/storm-clouds.mp3

Kickstart! – https://apromusic.com/download/kickstart.mp3

Raiders – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tBEB-Ruq2x8&feature=emb_title

Canon of Peace – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L7JiB1dkyyE