Friday, 14 February 2020

A Treat For All Band Students






We are very excited to be hosting the "SHHH! Ensemble" in the theatre on March 2nd from 12:00-1:00PM as a treat for all of our band students.
This Percussion/ Piano Duo out of Ottawa and features Westwood Alumi Zac Pulak​.  You can see and hear more at: SHHH! Ensemble  After the concert Zac will be holding a clinic in the band room from 1:00 - 2:00PM for our percussionists. ​ 
Check out his amazing posts on Instagram @zacpulakperc
Providing there is room, we are happy to welcome other interested students and teachers.​


Monday, 3 February 2020

LIVE - Band Concert this week

As you know we have always been on the cutting edge of technology here in the Westwood Band Program and this
 concert is no exception.

Concert Band and Jazz on on Wednesday night
 at 7:00 PM CST.

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from anywhere on the planet that there is wireless.

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Monday, 9 December 2019

Optimist Band and Jazz Festival

Optimist dates and performance times were released today.

PLEASE LOOOK AT YOUR CALENDAR AND ENSURE THAT YOU DO NOT HAVE ANY CONFLICT WITH THE TIMES BELOW THAT APPLY TO YOU.

More details on the drop down menu for Optimist 2020.

Optimist Concert Band - RBC Convention Centre

Tuesday Feb 18, 2020
1:50 PM - 9 Concert Band
8:40PM  - 10 Concert Band

Thursday Feb 20, 2020
6:20 - Symphonic Band

Optimist Jazz - Franco Manitoban Cultural Centre

Thursday Feb 27, 2020
3:20 - B.I.G. Band
7:30 - L.T.J.O.

Friday Feb 28, 2020
7:30  - Sr. Jazz




Tuesday, 19 November 2019

Brandon Jazz 2020

A letter about our annual tour to the Brandon Jazz Festival in March was sent home mid November. The first payment is now due and we are asking that it be paid before the 13th of December so we can confirm our participating numbers.

Please make sure that you have read the letter (also posted on our website here) and feel free to contact me if you have any questions.

Mr. Edwards

Monday, 21 October 2019

Westwood Collegiate Arts Advisory Group


This parent group WCAAG supports the arts programs and staff at Westwood Collegiate. Westwood parents who are interested in the arts, or have children enrolled in an arts program(s) meet once a month to plan for the annual “For the Love of the Arts” arts evening, as well as lend support to staff for events such as the musical when selling tickets and running a canteen. 
For the Love of the Arts (FLOTA) is an evening that celebrates the arts programs and students. This school year FLOTA will be held on Monday, April 27, 2020. Set up for the evening will take place on Sunday, April 26, 2020 and it takes the efforts of parents and students to set up the gym for the big event. The night of the event, parents are needed in many capacities from taking tickets to preparing refreshments. Planning begins at the monthly meetings with email sign ups shared prior to the setup and event. The funds from the evening are used by the arts department at Westwood to buy items such as costumes, upgrade equipment, or purchase instruments.
What are the arts programs at Westwood? The arts department is made up of band, choral, dance, drama, graphic tech, musical theatre, photography, and visual art. 
You’re help is instrumental in making the various arts events throughout the school year successful and well attended. We would love to see you at the monthly meetings, or volunteering to help with FLOTA or other arts events would be greatly appreciated!
For more information you can contact Ms. Catharine Rivard at crivard@sjsd.net.

Thursday, 19 September 2019

Audition selections and dates

As we make our way into the start of the audition season, links to the students audition dates and pieces will be posted here.  Please see Mr. Edwards if you have any questions.


Concert Bands:

REMINDER - in addition to your two octave chromatic scale, I will pick one of the numbers below for you to play when you walk into my office.

To find the order of auditions, click on the ensemble name to see your date and time.








Audition Numbers and tempi (big fancy word for the speed at which you will be expected to play):

Symphonic Band - October  7 - 18

7 - quarter note = 86
15 - quarter note = 70
23 - quarter note = 100
43 - quarter note = 80

Gr. 10 Concert Band - October 7 - 18

3 - quarter note = 60
15 - quarter note = 55
27 = quarter noter = 76

Gr. 9 Concert Band - October 15-23

3 - quarter note = 50
7 - quarter note equals 40
19 - quarter note = 45

REMINDER:

@ TEMPO = 10
+/- 5 = 9
+/- 10 = 8
+/- 15 = 7
+/- 20 = 6
+/- 25 = 5
+/- 30 = 4
ETC....


Jazz Bands:

LTJO  - September 23-27th

May's Way

Westwood B.I.G. Band - October 8-15

In the Doghouse