The St. Mary's Music Program is holding its year end concert on Wednesday, May 15th at 7:00 at the school.  All of the St. Mary's Bands will be performing and showing off their skills.    All friends and family members are invited to attend. Tickets are not required, however there will be a silver collection at the door.

The St Mary's Spring Band trip to Banff was held April 7th to 9th.  The students had a great time learning about their instruments and working together to play some great music.  They also had some time to explore Banff and surrounding area.  A few adventurous students and one chaperone even visited the candy store and ate some crickets!     Thank you to Mrs. Gouw, Mrs. Duell, Mrs. McKay, Mrs. Johnston, Mr Grimson and Mr. Unrau for coming with us as chaperones. Your help was greatly appreciated!

The St. Mary's Band Booster Club will be participating in the annual Highway Cleanup on Saturday, May 4th.   Students and/or parents need to fill out the permission form prior to attending.  We will be meeting at the school at 8am on Saturday and be back at the school between 12 and 1.  Please contact Mr. Makarchuk for more information

Students are reminded that the end of the year playing tests will begin on Wednesday, May 29th.  Please make sure you are prepared for your tests.

The last home performance assignment of the year is due Monday, June 1st.   Students should be performing a few songs from the Spring Concert for their parents.

The next executive meeting of the St. Mary's Band Booster Club will take place on Tuesday, May 7th at 7pm in the band room.  All interested parents are invited to attend.

The St. Mary's Senior Band will be travelling to Halifax, Nova Scotia next year for their spring band trip.  Permission forms and deposits for this trip are due back to the school by May 27th.  Please see Mr. Makarchuk for extra forms or for more information.

Any students who are looking for a summer band activity should check out    This workshop is a great opportunity put on by the Alberta Band Association and Red Deer College.  There are one and two week camps offered in band, choir, piano, and musical theatre.    For more information, please see Mr. Makarchuk.




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