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



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

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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

Secondary Registration Meeting-TONIGHT!

Our Secondary Registration Meeting for all band and choir students in grades 8-12 is tonight on Zoom. I have emailed the Zoom Meeting Link out to all parent/guardian email addresses on file. You can also call into the meeting (instructions in the email). If you have not received the link, please email Nicholas_Renaud@sd42.ca and we’ll get you all set. Looking forward to seeing you all at 6:30 pm!

Safety Protocols for Music

All non-cohorted music ensembles at PMSS that are too large to fit in the band room will be taught in the Multipurpose Room (cafeteria/theatre) – this will provide us with TONS of space for physical distancing as required to make music safely.

The BC CDC considers band and choir classes to be SAFE activities (with protocols in place – as we must have protocols in place for all of our school classes in our “new normal”). The CDC also acknowledges that band and choir classes are good for students’ emotional health by providing them with a community of peers who work together as a team to collectively make art. More information is available on the CDC website for school settings (scroll down to activities): CLICK HERE.

ALSO there is a GREAT article published by the Globe and Mail which outlines how the CDC’s guidance for making music safely came to be throughout the summer. Parents/guardians and students can rest assured that a dedicated team of doctors, health officials, and educators have been working hard for months to ensure a safe return to making music. You can read the article by clicking on the photo below:

AEB 2020/2021 Registration

For those students who have done one year of Elementary Band and are going into grade 7 in the fall, now is the time to register for Advanced Elementary Band at PMSS. AEB is open to grade 7 students who have completed Beginner Elementary Band in grade 6 from the following elementary schools: Pitt Meadows Elementary, Highland Park Elementary, Davie Jones Elementary, and Edith McDermott Elementary. Students at Hammond Elementary who have completed one year of elementary band at Westview Secondary are also welcome to register.

Classes take place in the Pitt Meadows Secondary Band Room TUESDAYS at 11:00am-12:00pm and FRIDAYS at 8:30am-9:30am.

The year will feature many exciting events and activities. We will: see a Vancouver Symphony Concert, do a performance tour of local elementary schools, have an overnight retreat at Camp Zajac, perform in 4 PMSS concerts, perform at the Vancouver Kiwanis Band Festival, and participate in the year-end BBQ. 

Please fill out the form and mail it with a cheque made out to “Pitt Meadows Secondary” or “PMSS” to:

Music Department, Pitt Meadows Secondary
19438 116B Ave
Pitt Meadows, BC V3Y 1G1