November 27 - Grade 5 Music Update
The upcoming Christmas play (Fa-La-La-Land is under rehearsal and will be a chance to hear great performances from the grade 5's. The Christmas Concert Dates are: Wednesday, December 12th for Keller and Mceller grade 5 class and Thursday, December 13th for Hollingsworth class. It will be a great performance by all.
Band and Jazz Band 6-9
The students have their winter concert coming up on Dec. 6th, 6:30 pm in the Gym. They are working hard on their music and will be a great night of music and talent!
Hello from Mr. Steve Benson,
I feel very blessed to now be a part of Westmounts learning community. In a short couple of days I have met the most energetic, upbeat, and fun group of kids. Having taught for the past 25 years I have found myself feeling new and inspired by the commitment I have seen in all the classes.
I am excited to continue to build on the strength of the band and music program at Westmount and I can't wait to see what the kids will show me over the course of the year.
Music education offers students a method of self–expression through performance, while at the same time establishes the importance of team work, self–discipline, and dedication. It is the goal of the music department to foster these qualities and encourage their transfer into other avenues of students lives, to provide the student with the musical knowledge and instrumental technique necessary to make intelligent and aesthetically – sensitive decisions in performance (e.g. blend, pitch, style), to build self – confidence and self esteem, and foster life long appreciation of music and other related arts.
- Oct. 11 Band Concert-7/9/9 camp caroline information session
- Week of Oct 29th-chinook band festival
- Nov 22 jazz night FCHS
- Dec 6- Band winter concert
- Dec 12 christmas concert 1 (K135A&B)
- Dec. 13 Christmas Concert 11 (K245C)
- Feb 8 Big Band Bash
- March 4-6 Camp Caroline 7/8/9
- Week of march 11-15 Alberta International Festival of Bands Edmonton gr 8/9
- April 10 Beginning Band Festival
- May 8- Festival concert
- May (16-25) TBA Alberta Band Association Provincial Festival –Red Deer band 7/8/9
- June 4 BBQ band concert
- TBD Grade 7 band festival calgary
- TBD Jazz Band Festival Calgary
More information to follow regarding band, jazz band and grade 5 music!