The St. Mary's Christmas Concert is not that far away.  The concert will be held on Wednesday, December 20th, at 7:00 in the school gym.  Please mark this date on your calendar.  All band students from grades 6-12 will be taking part in this concert.  Parents are reminded that students must have a white dress shirt or sweater with no writing on it, as well as a black pair of pants or skirt. 

The St. Mary's Band Booster Club would like to thank everyone who supported our latest fundraisers. Dieleman's orders should arrive by the second week in November.  Please check your order carefully for any missing or damaged items when you receive it. Also, please do not delay in distributing your orders.   Please send an e-mail ( or a note with your son or daughter if there is a problem with the order.    Magazine subscriptions should start arriving in mid-December.  The arrival date of your first magazine depends on the number of issues your magazine publishes, and the publication date, so some magazines may not arrive until late January or early February. 

The next executive meeting of the St. Mary's Band Booster Club will be Tuesday, December 12th at 7:00 pm in the band room. Any interested parents are encouraged to attend. 

All band students are reminded that they need to complete one Home Performance Assignment EVERY month.  Assignments are due the first school day of the new month. These assignments are worth 10% of a students mark, so please do not forget to do them and hand them in.  For extra forms, please contact Mr. Makarchuk at   The next assignment is due December 1st.

 All grade 6-8 band students should be completing a practice sheet every week and handing them in to the band room.   To receive full marks, students need to practice 70 minutes per week. Extra sheets are available in the band room. 

The Alberta Band Association is holding its annual Southern Alberta Junior High Honour Band from February 14-16th in Calgary.   Any band student from grades 8 and 9 may apply. Forms are available from Mr. Makarchuk and must be returned to the school by December 1st.  This is an amazing experience for our students. If you have any questions, please contact Mr. Makarchuk at the school.



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