Welcome to the Point Grey Music Department! I hope you had great summer vacation! I’m looking forward to meeting all of you next week.
Our first class together will be Thursday, September 9. We will not be playing instruments on the first day, so if you already play a band instrument you can keep it at home. If you are a beginner, which I suspect most of you are, please do not purchase or rent an instrument until we have discussed instrument choices as a class. It is imperative that we have a band that features all the instruments of a typical concert band. By the end of Friday’s class I will have assigned you an instrument so that you can rent or purchase one over the weekend.
I will have more detailed information for you when we meet on September 9. See you then!
Welcome back to another year of Jazz at Point Grey. We will keep the same rehearsal schedule as last year. Jazz A rehearses Monday morning starting at 7:25 and Thursday afternoon from 3:25 until 5. Jazz B rehearses on Monday afternoon from 3:25 until 5 and on Thursday morning starting at 7:25. Jazz B will have it’s first rehearsal on September 13, and Jazz A will start on September 16.
I will post personnel lists for each band on the bulletin boards in the Band Room early next week. If you don’t see your name or if you feel you have been assigned to the wrong band, please don’t hesitate to contact me. There is a good chance it was an error on my part.
I am looking forward to seeing all of you next week.
We are happy to present our year end Senior Spring Concert concert on June 28th! The show will be a free, “live premiere” on our YouTube channel starting at 7PM PT. Plus, a chance to win a prize from Kerrisdale businesses!
The concert features Point Grey’s Symphonic Band, Grade 9 Band, Jazz A, Jazz B and Chamber Choir. We will be showcasing a variety of pieces from each band, demonstrating their hard work and perseverance throughout the unprecedented school year. Despite the challenges posed by the pandemic, Point Grey Music students have prepared a repertoire to end term, a collection of pieces that compliment the talents of each group and represent the culmination of their year-long efforts.
The concert will be available to watch after Monday evening, but we highly encourage families and friends to tune in live to support the ensembles with the live chat feature.
The clothing store is currently closed. We will open it again in the new year. There were a number of students who ordered shirts last year and didn’t pick them up. They are in the music office and will be available for pickup when school starts.