Wednesday 30 September 2015

Concert Band Audition Schedule

In preparation for the upcoming auctions, I have broken each class into small audition groups and identified which day their audition will take place.

Students will auction in the specified order.

Remember to fill out a salmon coloured sheer before you enter Mr. Edwards' office.

Audition Dates:

Grade 9 Concert Band

Grade 10 Concert Band

Symphonic Band

Monday 28 September 2015


Intermediate Jazz and Jr. Jazz auditions are well under way and should be wrapped up this week.

Concert Band auditions will begin on Monday the 5th for 10 Concert Band and Symphonic Band.

Gr. 9 Concert Band auditions will begin on Tuesday Oct 13th.

Audition #'s can be found on Twitter or on the Twitter feed embedded into our band website.

Any questions?  See Mr. E ASAP.

Tuesday 15 September 2015


Every now and then someone comes along and lights a fire with their playing.  Here is a... for the lack of a better word... one hot trombone player.  You might say he is blazing a trail for the rest of us.


Friday 11 September 2015

Jazz Band Audition Information

This year we have an outstanding number of musicians wanting to be a part of our dynamic jazz program.

As in past, to facilitate the placement of members in Intermediate and Jr. Jazz, we will be holding auditions. Music will be available in the band room starting Monday.

 During class times next week (Sept.14-18) we will be running the audition music in preparation for auditions during class time the following week (21-25).  Students are welcome to take home both audition pieces and seek help from peers and Mr. Edwards.  The audition will be graded and will constitute your first mark in Jazz if you are placed in either of the ensembles.

A reminder that Jazz band is a full credit course and is accepted for university entrance.  Students will receive course credit for their appropriate grade regardless of the ensemble they are accepted into - i.e.  if a Gr. 12 student is in Jr. Jazz they would receive a Gr.12 credit upon successful completion of the course and vice versa if a Gr. 9 was in Sr. Jazz.

PLEASE NOTE:  That unfortunately, due to the limited instrumentation in Jazz, there are only so many parts available.  There may simply not be enough parts for everyone.  After the audition process is complete, we may be in a situation where everyone may not be able to take jazz band this year.

Jr. Jazz meets on Days 2,4,6 at 12:03 - 1:00PM

Intermediate Jazz meets on Days 1, 3, 5 at 12:03 - 1:00PM

If you ave any questions, please see Mr. Edwards for assistance.

Thursday 10 September 2015

Welcome Back

Seriously, I am so happy to see you all. 

I missed you all dearly and I cannot wait to hear all about your adventures this summer.

Stop by and say hi!


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