It is not that far off! The St. Mary's Spring concert will be held on Wednesday, May 15th at 7:00 in the school gym. Please mark your calendars and ensure that your son or daughter is available.
The Grade 6 Band will be going on their annual music retreat on Wednesday, March 20th. Students will be working with the staff and students from D.A. Ferguson for the day at the Taber Civic Centre. They will be learning from instructors from the University of Lethbridge. Please make sure all permission forms are in by Friday March 15th. We are still looking for one or two parents to help move equipment or to walk with the students to and from the Civic Centre. Please let Mr. Makarchuk know if you are able to help.
The next executive meeting of the St. Mary's Band Booster Club will be held on Tuesday, March 5th at 7pm in the band room. Any interested parents are invited to attend. The St. Mary's Senior Band will be performing at the W.R. Myers Music of the Night concert on Tuesday, April 2nd at 7:00pm. Tickets are $10 each and are available from Mr. Makarchuk. Senior Band students must be at Myers by 6:20pm.
Looking for something to help keep your son/daughter motivated with their practicing? The school has purchased several play-a-long CD's. These CD's provide a professional accompaniment while your son/daughter plays their part. There are a variety of styles and ability levels to choose from. The books and CD's are available to be signed out through the library. Please check them out.
All band students are expected to hand in a Home Performance Assignment every month. The deadline for the March HPA is April 1st. Please ask to hear your son or daughter play.
Grade 6-8 band students should be handing in their practice sheets every week. Extra sheets are available in the band room. Remember, practice sheets are worth 10% of the Junior High band mark.