Friday, 31 January 2014

Welcome Dr. McCallum

We are very pleased to welcome Dr. McCallum back to Westwood to work with all of our ensembles in preparation for Optimist festival and for the Brandon Jazz Festival.

Dr. McCallum is a wonderful music educator who teaches at Brandon University.  She presently directs the symphonic band, teache graduate and undergraduate conducting and instrumental music education courses.   Besides being a well respected educator, D. McCullum is the president of the Canadian Band Director's Association.   To learn more about Dr. McCullum, you can read her full bio here.  Dr. McCullum 

Each Jazz ensemble will get one hour with her to give some tips and trick to help with our new music and each Concert Band will get a double period with her to help with some polish for the Optimist Festival in the middle of Feb.

Students have been excused from their classes immediately following concert band.


As exam week has wrapped up and your brains are mush, here is the schedule for the first week back:

Feb 5th - Wednesday

7:30 – 8:30 – Sr. Jazz Rehearsal
8:30 – 12:00 – Break/ Lunch
12:00 – 1:00 – Jr. Jazz
1:11 – 3:30 – Gr. 10/11 Concert Band (periods 5/6)


Feb 6th  - Thursday

8:30 – 10:52 – Symphonic Band (periods 1/2)
11:00 – 12:00 Lunch
12:00 – 1:00 – Intermediate Jazz

1:11 – 3:30 – 9 Concert Band (periods 5/6)