Monday, 18 March 2013

Lots Going On!

Never a dull moment at Westwood.... 'specially in the band world.





As we get ready for the break it is important to look down the road and think about some of the important dates/ events and performances that are coming our way.















March 25-29 - Spring Break
April 14 - Set up for - For the Love of the Arts
April 15 - For the Love of the Arts - Performances by Gr. 9 Concert Band and Sr. Jazz.
April 18 - Sectional cut-off and Self-Assessment #3 Due
April 19 - Gr.12 Concert Band Survival night - forms and information to follow.
May 12 -  Sr. Jazz opens for W.J.O. @ 7:00 p.m.
May 15 - Westwood Bands host R.D. Parker Collegiate from Thompson for clinics and concert from 8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
May 24 - Last day for any re-testing and sectional cut off [Concert Band].
May 29 - Set up after 7:00 p.m. for Final Concert
May 30 - Final Concert Band Concert in the Gym at 7:00
May 31 -Last day for any re-testing and sectional cut off [Jazz Band].
June  4 - Final Jazz Concert in the Theatre @ 7:00
June 7 - All music and instruments must be returned to Mr. Edwards.
June 7 - Self Assessment # 4 Due.
June 25 - Grad Band performs at Concert Hall for Convocation.

Not to mention:

May 13 - Choral Solo Night
May 23 - Choral solo Graduation night
May 28/29 - Drama General Night
June 2 - Dance final performance
June 6 - Choral Concert
June 11,12,13,14 - Drama Majors @ 7:00 in Theatre
June 17 - Sing a standard night

Monday, 11 March 2013

Air Command Band Live in Concert



We are pleased to host Winnipeg's own Air Command Jazz Ensemble this Tuesday March 12th in our theatre.  This event is being used as a huge THANK YOU to all of our students for another successful year at the Optimist festival.  All band students will be joining us in the theatre at 1:00 tomorrow to watch this world famous jazz ensemble perform.  The concert will run about 1 hour and students will be returning to the end of their period 5 class.

Here is a bit of a hint of what you might see...



Monday, 4 March 2013

Another successful year at Optimist Jazz



Congratulations... go out to our Jazz Bands for their outstanding performances at this year's Optimist International Jazz Festival.  All 3 of our groups were recognized for their swingin' sound and high energy.  Special thanks go out to:  all of our soloists in all three bands who were recognized time and time again for their exemplary work.  As well, a special fist pump for the Jr. Jazz who received a perfect mark from the adjudicators.   Well done bands.