Grade 8/9 Early Morning Band Info


February 14th, 2017 and February 22nd, 2017: There will be NO early morning band for grade 8/9 students this Thursday, due to the Teachers Convention.  Early morning band for grade 8/9 will resume on February 23rd.

January 8th, 2016: Early morning band resumes this Thursday (January 12th).

Early morning band is mandatory for students in Grade 8 and 9.  Arrival time is 8 am, and attendance forms part of the student’s mark.

If a student is ill or has a legitimate reason for missing practice, please email Ms. Bolen at, and she will assign the student a four page essay on The Importance Of Dynamics In Music And How It Contributes To Mood.  Just kidding; she’ll give the student an excused absence.

Early morning band is not without perks: we are introducing Breakfast and Band, starting October 20th, where we will provide a healthy snack to all attendees at the commencement of practice.  How can you help with this?  So glad you asked!  Please contact Elaine Gidluck at, or Jackie Prokop at

Following are the dates for the remaining early morning practices (subject to change):

Oct. 20,27

Nov. 3,10,17,24

Dec. 1,8

Jan. 5,12,19,26

Feb. 2,9,23

March 2,9

April 13,20, 27

May 4,11, 18

June 1