Monday, 13 May 2013

R.D. Parker from Thompson

R.D. Parker Sr. Jazz -under the direction of Mr. Kevin Lewis

This Wednesday we will be hosting the R. D. Parker Band from Thompson Manitoba.  The students and I are really excited about this wonderful collaboration.  R.D. Parker has a lengthy history in our province of having a wonderful program full of enthusiastic and talented musicians.  You can see what they have been up to on their wonderful web site -

Our day is one of collaboration as they will play some of their music for us and then we will reciprocate and, in the end, have a chance to play together as one massed band.

In order to get everything ready for the best possible experience, I have asked the Gr. 10 Concert Band to be at school on the 15th (this wednesday) at 7:00 a.m. to help set-up.  In addition, I will be circulating a sign-up sheet in Gr 10 and 12 Concert Band today (Monday) for students to bring in muffins, juice and the like to make a bit of a "Green Room" for the students as they make their way through the day.  We sincerely hope you will consider donating some baked goods to help with this wonderful collaborative event.