Dylan Wiest, Vanessa Strykiwsky, Lindsay Stetner
Martin Area Band Teachers
Uniform shirts for Grade 6 Band students and new band students:
All uniform shirts have been ordered for new band students. Notes and emails have been sent home with information about cost, etc. We will hand out shirts to students prior to our Winter Concert in December. If your child didn’t get sized and needs a shirt, please have them see us at full band or sectionals and we can add them to the order.
Winter Concert: Our winter band concert this year will be held on December 6, 7:00pm, in the Martin Auditorium. This concert will feature our elementary groups as well as our high school concert band and choir. Students should arrive at 6:30 in uniform (red t-shirts, black pants/skirt, black shoes). We will also be holding our annual bake sale in the front lobby. As in the past, we would appreciate if families could bring one dozen of their favorite baking (nut free). More information will be sent home as we approach the concert date!
Don’t forget to visit our band website for more information about upcoming events: martinareaband.blogspot.ca
We are off to a great start with the Martin area band ensembles! The Grade 6 band had their first rehearsal on Sept. 26 - it’s wonderful to hear the beginning sounds of a group of young musicians!
Some things for the month of October:
INSTRUMENT LOAN FORMS: Please return if you are using a school instrument
ONLINE PAYMENT: Families should soon see a request for online payment for instruments ($120, if you’re using the school’s), and transportation fee ($50, with the exception of McLurg Grade 6 students)
OCTOBER 19 – Woodwind Day at the U of R – all Grade 7/8 woodwind players are invited to the University for the morning – more details/bus times to follow
GRADE 6 BAND T-SHIRTS – All new band students will be sized for their band uniform t-shirts during full band on October 12. A note will be sent home with all students with cost, etc.
MARK YOUR CALENDAR – Our winter concert this year is on December 6, 7:00pm at Martin. This concert will feature all of our elementary groups as well as high school. See you there!
BAND: Our year is off to a great start with 140 students registered in our Martin Area Band program! Both the Grade 6 and the 7/8 groups are well under way with full band rehearsals and sectionals. It’s early in the year, but we are already hearing some wonderful sounds happening!
We will be sending information home through e-mail, school newsletters, notes to students, and something new – our website/blog for Martin Area Bands – martinareaband.blogspot.ca. Please visit the site to stay connected with valuable information and upcoming events in our program.
Our jazz program will be starting on October 8, and is open to all Grade 7 and 8 band students. The jazz rehearsal will be held every Day 2 (after full band) at Martin Collegiate from 3:30-5:00. Students will need a ride home at 5pm. Notes/permission forms have been sent home with students interested in coming out.
Please feel free to contact any of us with questions or feedback. We’re looking forward to a wonderful year with these young musicians!
Vanessa Strykiwsky email@example.com
Lindsay Stetner firstname.lastname@example.org
Dylan Wiest email@example.com