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.

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!

Spring Concert 2020

Our Spring Concert is NEXT WEEK! The concert begins at 7 pm in the PMSS Multipurpose Room. Please read below for call times for the students. Admission will be by donation, and we will also be collecting non-perishable food items for the food bank.

WEDNESDAY MARCH 11 – PMSS Spring Concert

Who: Secondary Concert Band, Secondary Concert Choir, Advanced Elementary Band, Beginner Elementary Band, student-led groups and solos/duets. (if you would like to add a song to the program, please email Mr Renaud ASAP)

SCHEDULE (please note: band classes run as usual this day):

Concert Set-Up: 2:45-3:45 pm – secondary students please meet in the band room. If everyone helps out, this should only take half an hour! We need to cart all percussion equipment, both chair racks full of 18 chairs, 2 stand racks, the choir risers, sound system, and the piano to the MPR.

Call time: ALL performers should meet in the band and choir rooms at 6:30 pm to warm-up.

Concert start time: 7 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.

SECONDARY STUDENTS: Concert Blacks: black dress shirt, black dress pants/leggings, black dress shoes, black dress socks, or something dressy that accomplishes the goal of those suggestions.

ELEMENTARY STUDENTS: PMSS Elementary Band T-Shirt, black DRESS pants, black DRESS socks, black DRESS shoes.

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 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.**

Students not in proper uniform may be prohibited from performing.

CONCESSION

There will be NO potluck at this concert. Instead, our Music Parents Council has decided to offer a concession of pre-packaged snacks (chips, cookies, rice crispie squares, etc), as well as bottles of water and cups of coffee. All concession items will be $1.00 each.

50/50 DRAW

This concert will feature a 50/50 Draw with tickets for cash purchase. Please bring those loonies and toonies so you can get in on the fun! Tickets will only be sold to people 19+ years of age.

If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact Mr. Renaud. The students have been working extremely hard this term and we cannot wait to show you all we’ve been preparing! Please invite your family and friends to come and enjoy this fun night of music staged by our awesome student-musicians.