WELCOME TO THE EAST WILTSHIRE SCHOOL BAND WEB PAGE

East Wiltshire Intermediate, PO Box 160 Cornwall, Prince Edward Island, Canada, C0A 1H0

              Contact  F. Nabuurs       email:  fanabuurs@edu.pe.ca     phone:  (902) 368-4130 ext. 232 

 Last Up Date Friday, Feb 22, 2019, 3:30 PM

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Grade 9 Band playing concert with the UPEI Wind Symphony Thurs, Feb 28 @ 7:30 PM Dr. Steele Recital Hall, UPEI

All Skills for Term 2 Due TONIGHT, Fri Feb 22....

 

  TABLE OF CONTENTS... Click on the menu item below to go to that item

-PSB Band Camp 2018 Registration Form

 -DAILY HOME PRACTICE HOMEWORK 

 - BAND UNIFORMS

- BAND FEES

 - TEST AND SKILLS DATES

- BAND PRACTICE SCHEDULE FOR THE WEEK   

- GRADE 9 BAND EXCHANGE INFORMATION  

- BAND MUSIC RECORDINGS

- UP- COMING CONCERTS AND PERFORMANCES

- 20114-2015 HONORS BAND

- BAND PRACTICE STORM CANCELLATION POLICY

- GRADE 6 TESTING FOR BAND

- MAGAZINE CAMPAIGN... 

-COOKIE DOUGH

- BAND CAMP 2015 INFORMATION

                                                                                     

                                                     

                                                                                                                                        BAND FEES

1. Band fee

First term Band fees are now past due. If you have not paid your $40 yet, please send an E-Transfer to fanabuurs@edu.pe.ca (PASSWORD: bandmusic.  PLEASE include your son or daughter's name in the memo section)  If you would like to send cash or Cheque made payable to East Wiltshire School Band.

 

Band Tests on video and Google Classroom

 

I now do tests by video so kids don't get so nervous in front of me and the class. I am having students submit videos through "Google Classroom". You need to have a recording device (phone, tablet, laptop, computer, or camera with an sd card) and access to the internet. If any of these are an issue, I will provide a device and we'll submit the file here at the school.

3. Contacting Mr. Nabuurs

 You can reach Mr. Nabuurs at the school via email fanabuurs@edu.pe.ca or by phone at 902-368-4130 ext 232 

 

REHEARSAL SCHEDULE FOR  Feb 18 - 24

Grade 7 Band:   Practice Wednesday morning starting at 7:45 AM 

Grade 8 Band:    Practice Thursday morning only starting at 7:45 AM 

Grade 9 Band:  Band Practice  Tuesday morning only starting at 7:45 AM  Concert Thursday night at UPEI Steele Recital Hall

Jazz Band:  Practice This Tuesday at lunch time.

Honors Band:  Completed for this school year 

 

  BAND PERFORMANCES AND UP-COMING CONCERTS

 

Grade 7 Band:   

PEI Beginning Band Day, SIS Thursday April 11. Info to be sent home prior the event.

Grade 8 Band:  

Band Days Music Festival Performance, Delta Prince Edward Hotel, lower Queen Street, Charlottetown, Tuesday March 5th, Main Ballroom.  9:00 AM.  Students need to be dropped off at the Delta by 8:15 AM that morning in uniform with their instrument and music, They CAN be dropped off as early as 7:30 AM, Mr. Nabuurs will be there at that time to supervise.  Students will be bused back to EWS at noon and will return home by the usual means at the end of the day.   See the full Band Days Schedule below.  Band Days is open to the public, free of charge.

Grade 9 Band: 

Thursday night, Feb 28, 7:30 PM, Dr. Steele Recital Hall, UPEI.  Collaboration concert with the UPEI Wind Symphonoy. Students to be at Steele Recital Hall at 6:00 PM in uniform. Concert starts at 7:30 PM.  Admission, $10 Adults, $5 Students and Seniors

Band Days Music Festival Performance, Delta Prince Edward Hotel, lower Queen Street, Charlottetown, Tuesday March 5th, Main Ballroom, 3:20 PM   Students need to take their uniform to school that morning and be prepared to leave the school by bus at 12:30 PM in uniform with their instrument and music.   PARENTS ARE TO PICK STUDENTS UP AT THE DELTA AT 4:30 PM THAT AFTERNOON.  Mr. Nabuurs will be there until all students have gone home with parents, no later then 5:15 PM. Band Days is open the public free of charge, see the full Band Days Schedule below.  

Time

Tuesday, March 5th

Time

Wednesday, March 6th

8:30 - 9:00

Birchwood 9

8:30 - 9:00

Queen Charlotte 8

9:00 - 9:30

East Wiltshire 8

9:00-9:30

Stonepark 9

9:30 - 10:00

Stonepark 8

9:30-10:05

Charlottetown Rural 10

10:00 - 10:35

Colonel Gray 11-12

10:05-10:35

Gulf Shore 7-9

10:35 - 11:05

Englewood 7-9

10:35-11:05

Montague Int 8-9

11:05 - 11:40

TOSH 10

11:05-11:35

SIS 8

11:40 - 12:10

Hernewood 8-9

11:35-12:05

Athena 7-9

12:10 - 1:00

LUNCH

12:05 - 12:55

LUNCH

1:00 -1:35

TOSH 11-12

12:55 - 1:25

SIS 9

1:35-2:10

Morell 10-12

1:25 - 1:55

Birchwood 8

2:10 - 2:45

Montague SRHS 10-12

1:55 - 2:30

Charlottetown Rural 11-12

2:45-3:20

Colonel Gray 10

2:30 - 3:00

Queen Charlotte 9

3:20-3:50

East Wiltshire 9



3:50 - 4:25

Bluefield 10-12



Jazz Band:

TBA.

 

 

 TESTS/SKILLS DUE DATES

Grade 7 Current Scale Test  

Scales Test:  Clarinets Bb concert scale and arpeggio, ALL OTHER INSTRUMENTS: Eb concert scale and arpeggio, Due Wed, Feb 6 at midnight, See Google Classroom

Warm Up Test.  Due Nov 5.  See Google Classroom.

Grade 8 Skills Due Dates:  (The last test assigned appears at the top of the list)

Term 2 Skills Below

Skill 13 MacKee warm ups Lines 1 and 2, percussion must ALSO play double stoke roll at the Vic Firth bronze level for 30 seconds AGAIN.

Skill 12 double octave Chromatic Scale, Percussion must also play a double stoke roll at the Vic Firth bronze level for 30 seconds.

Skill 11 one octave Chromatic Scale from Eb concert to Eb concert. Percussion, double stroke roll at the Vic Firth bronze level for 15 seconds

Skill 10 F concert Scale in Thirds all tongued at quarter note = 100. Percussion must play a double stroke roll 4 in a hand at quater note = 136 for 15 seconds

Skill 9 Ab concert Scale in Thirds all tongued at quarter note = 100. Percussion must play a double stroke roll 4 in a hand at quater note = 120 for 30 seconds

Skill 8 Eb Concert Scale in Thirds all tongued at quarter note = 100. Percussion must play a double stroke roll 4 in a hand at quarter note = 120 for 15 seconds.

Term 1 Skills Below

Skill 7 Bb Concert 3rds and Single Stroke roll for percussion, 30 seconds due Tues Nov 27

Skill 6 Warm Up Test and Single stroke roll for Percussion, Due Tues, Nov 20

Skill 5 Chromatic Scale and Press roll Due Tuesday, Nov 6

Skill 4 F Concert Scale and arpeggio and 4 and 4 press roll exercise with a better buzz on the buzz bounces.  Due Tuesday Oct 30.

Skill 3 Ab Concert Scale and arpeggio and 4 and 4 press roll exercise for percussion, Due Tuesday Oct  23.

Skill 2 Eb Concert Scale and arpeggio and single stroke roll held for 30 seconds at the bronze level. Due Tuesday Oct 16S

Skill 1 Bb Concert Scale and arpeggio and single stroke roll for percussion due on Google Classroom on Tuesday Oct 9

Grade 9 Skills Due Dates:  (The last test assigned appears at the top of the list)

Term 2 Skills Below

Skill 13 C Concert Cycle.  Play the ENTIRE C Concert Cycle all tongued in quarternotes at quarternote = 100.  Percussion must repeat single paradiddle at the third bronze level found on the Vic Firth Video at timer marking 1:09 for THIRTY seconds.

Skill 12 Double octave chromatic scale all tongued in quarternotes = 140. Percussion must play a single paradiddle at the third bronze level found on the Vic Firth Video at timer marking 1:09 for 15 seconds.

Skill 11 F concert Melodic Minor Scale and arpeggio in quarternotes = 140. Percussion must play a single paradiddle at the Vic Firth BRONZE level for 15 seconds.

Skill 10 Ab concert Melodic Minor Scale and arpeggio in quarternotes = 140. Percussion must play a double stroke roll at the 2nd BRONZE level (second 33 on the Vic Firth Video, see link below for 15 seconds.

Skill 9 Eb concert Melodic Minor Scale and arpeggio in quarternotes at quarternote = 140. Percussion must play a double stroke roll at the BRONZE level on the Vic Firth Video, see link below for 30 seconds.

Skill 8 Bb concert Melodic Minor Scale and arpeggio in quarternotes at quarternote = 140. percussion must play double stroke roll at the BRONZE level on the Vic Firth Video, see link below, for 15 seconds.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gu-Bx25bi_Q

Term 1 Skills Below

Skill 7 McKee Warm up, and Single Stroke Roll, due Tues, Nov 27

Skill 6 Warm Up Test and Single Stroke Roll, due Tues, Nov 20.

Skill 5 Double octave chromatic scale and press roll due Tuesday Nov 6.

Skill 4 F Concert Scale and arpeggio and straight press roll for 15 seconds.

Skill 3 Ab Concert Cycle (major and 3rds) and 4 and 4 press roll exercise for percussion, Due Tuesday Oct 23.

Skill 2 Eb Concert Cycle (major and 3rds)) and Single Stroke Roll at Silver level held for 30 seconds for Perc.  Due Tuesday Oct 16.

Skill 1 Bb Concert Major Scale and Major Scale in 3rds, due on Google Classroom on Tuesday Oct 9.

Skills Testing Summary grade 8 and 9:    Skills for grade 8 and 9 need to be note perfect with a decent sound and good rhythm to achieve 100% .  Skills not achieving these goals will receive a mark of 0 until a video which does meet the requirements is sent to the proper gmail account above.  Please send videos to your google classroom account.  PLEASE DO NOT SEND VIDEO'S TO MR. NABUURS PERSONAL EMAIL ADDRESS!

HOMEWORK FOR BAND STUDENTS

A Guide to Practicing at Home

Understanding music homework can be difficult for non-musicians.   Here's the simplest thing I can ask parents to help with this:   "Have you heard your student practice at home today?"   If not, I suggest that's where you start.   If you did only that on a daily basis, you would aid their success on their instrument a great deal.   Students should be putting in 20 minutes of home practice every day.    Don't have 20 minutes today?... fine, start with 5.   Any home practice is going to help their progress.    Read on for suggestions on what to practice every day.

Daily Warm up Exercises that help with tone and technique for all grade levels  (5 mins. daily)

Students have simple little warm up exercises we do every day in class.    They are different for each type of instrument.   The following are the  instrument categories:   Woodwinds:   Flutes, Clarinets, Saxophones;   Brass:  Trumpet, French Horn, Trombone, Baritone, and Tuba;   Percussion.    Please suggest that they practice some of the following at the beginning of every home practice session:  

Brass:  Mouthpiece buzzing for brass (buzz long notes, scales and little melody's like hot cross buns etc. on their mouthpiece)
Clarinet, Sax:   Mouthpiece only for clarinets and saxophones  (play long notes focusing on pitch and tone)
Flute:   Head Joint only for flutes (play long notes focusing on tone)
Percussion:   Single Stroke Roll, open to close back to open (slow and loud to fast and soft back to slow and loud)
Brass and Woodwinds:  Lip Slurs for brass players, Octave Drills for flutes, register slurs for clarinets and saxophones
Percussion:   Double Stroke Roll,  Press Roll, open to closed back to open.  

Scales (5 - 10 mins. daily)

After these basic warm up exercises, students should practice scales.   They have anywhere from 1 to 22 to choose from depending on their grade level, but they will always be focusing on a certain scale in class at a given point in time and should be practicing that scale and all other scales we have played before that.   They should run through all scales they know once or twice every day.   Percussionists can only play scales in class, but they also must play drum rudiments.   These can be practiced on a practice pad, or even a book on top of a desk or table.   Students will know what they are.

Band Music (5 - 10 mins. daily)

All band students have band music in their binder that they need to practice.   The more they practice music at home, the better prepared they will be at band practices and the less time we will have to spend at practice learning notes and rhythms.   The end result will be time to learn

 more pieces of music which makes the whole learning process more fun and interesting for students. 

 

 

SNOWSTORM BAND PRACTICE CANCELLATION POLICY 

-  If school is cancelled due to inclement weather, band practices held on that day are cancelled.   IF THERE IS A ONE HOUR DELAY IN THE MORNING DUE TO INCLEMENT WEATHER, MORNING PRACTICE FOR THAT DAY IS CANCELLED.    Any afternoon practices would go ahead as usual.

If there is an EARLY closure due to inclement weather, any after school band practices or activities would be cancelled also.

- If School is NOT cancelled or delayed there WILL be band practice that day. THE FINAL DECISION LIES WITH THE PARENT. IF A STUDENT ARRIVES LATE ON A DAY THAT ROADS ARE BAD, THE BAND ROOM DOOR WILL BE LEFT OPEN AND THEY WILL BE WELCOMED TO JOIN US AT ANY TIME THEY ARRIVE.

 

RECORDINGS OF BAND MUSIC

Grade 7 Band:  

Fanfare March:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6wLS0FlZnqo

Grade 8 Band:  

Canterbury Overture:  http://www.sheetmusicplus.com/title/canterbury-overture-sheet-music/4779277

Aztalan (City of Mystery):  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BKAIJq6vawY

Grade 9 Band:  

Pandora:  https://www.jwpepper.com/sheet-music/media-player.jsp?&type=audio&productID=10026604

Down By the Sally Gardens:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9z-K3yxu9lQ

Academic Pageant:  http://www.barnhouse.com/view_score.html?pdf=/~barnhous/samples/pdf/011-2418-00.pdf&mp3=/~barnhous/samples/mp3/011-2418-00.mp3

Jazz Band:  

 

UNIFORMS

Band Uniforms

All Band students in grade 8 and 9 should already have a uniform. The new students in grade 7 will be issued one in October.  The uniform consists of a white long sleeve t-shirt and a black crested sweater vest (both provided by the school) .  Students are to complete the uniform with a pair of BLACK pants (Not provided).  Yoga pants or athletic wear are not acceptable as concerts are a formal event.  Please insure your son or daughter has a decent pair of black pants for the first concert TBA

Washing Uniforms

If you are laundering your band vest PLEASE MAKE SURE  YOU  WASH  IT  IN  COLD WATER  ON  THE  GENTLE  CYCLE  AND  HANG  DRY  OR  LAY ON  A  FLAT SURFACE. DO NOT PUT BLACK SWEATER VESTS IN THE DRYER PLEASE.  Mr. Nabuurs has about 75 vests from last year that need washing, if you would be willing to do a load of 10 or more, would you please contact him by email or phone.  He will also need help in distributing uniforms to students in grade 7 and any who need size changes in grade 8 or 9 at a date to be announced (late October)  If you think you can help, please contact him at the number or email address above.  

 

**ALL GRADE 7, 8 AND 9 BAND MEMBERS MUST HAVE BLACK PANTS TO COMPLETE THE UNIFORM no yoga pants or athletic gear please.

 

 

PEI INTERMEDIATE HONORS BAND

The following url will take you to the PEI Intermediate Honors Band Web Page, please check it for all pertinent information or continue reading below: 

  http://intermediatebandteachers.wordpress.com/

Parents drop students off and pick up at Queen Charlotte Int. School, North River Road on Friday. They drop off there again on Sat morning BUT THE PICK UP SATURDAY NIGHT IS AT THE DELTA PRINCE EDWARD CONVENTION CENTER IN CHARLOTTETOWN. For drop off at Queen Charlotte *Students should always use the entrance off of the Simmons parking lot not the main doors of North River Road.

Friday, Jan. 25th, 2019

5:15 Registration in Queen Charlotte Cafeteria.

5:30 Set-up

6:00-8:00: Rehearsal

8:00-8:40 Trivia in the cafeteria and Fun in the Gym! (Bring sneakers)

Session 1: 8:00-8:20

Session 2: 8:20-8:40

8:45 Parents pick up students

Saturday, Jan. 26th, 2019

8:15: Arrive at Queen Charlotte

8:30 Set-up/Warm-up at Queen Charlotte

9:00-10:30: Rehearsal

10:30-10:50: Break

10:50-11:50: Rehearsal/Sectional

12-12:45: Lunch

12:30: Set up for rehearsal/Move coats and boots to upper floor

12:45-2:45: Rehearsal

2:45-3:00: Rehearsal ends, Students load instruments on bus/truck and take bus to Delta

3:15: Unload gear from truck

3:30-5:00: Concert by Stadacona Band followed by group activity

5:00-6:00: Pizza Party at the Delta

6:00-6:15: Final Announcements to the group

6:15-8:00: Rehearsal at Delta Convention Center

8:00-8:15: Pack up and pick up t-shirts

8:15: Students go home- Parents pick up students at the PEI Convention Center/Delta Hotel

Sunday, Jan. 27th, 2019

12:00: Arrive PEI Convention Center/Delta Hotel

12:30-1:30: Dress rehearsal

2:00 Concert

Student Information

Please be on time with instrument, all honours band music, and a sharpened pencil for all rehearsals.

Please no outdoor footwear in the band room.

You will need sneakers for Friday.

Honor Band performance uniform will be black pants and the Honor Band t‑shirt that will be handed out on Saturday night.

You will also need a lunch on Saturday. There is not enough time for students to go out for lunch on Saturday.

Please refer to this schedule throughout the weekend. It is important that parents know the schedule for weekend in order to drop off and pick‑up students on time at the proper locations.

 

 

GRADE 9 BAND TRIP INFORMATION

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               

THE GRADE 9 BAND WILL TRAVEL TO ST. JOHN  NB  ON WEDNESDAY MAY 24 AND RETURN ON FRIDAY MAY 26. The Itinerary is printed below.  THE FEE FOR THE TRIP IS $225.  PARENTS ARE ASKED TO PAY THE FEE BEFORE APRIL 30. CASH OR CHEQUE MADE PAYABLE TO EAST WILTSHIRE SCHOOL BAND PLEASE. RECEIPTS WILL BE ISSUED.  IF YOU WISH TO PAY BY E-TRANSFER, YOU MAY DO SO PROVIDED YOU TYPE YOUR SON/DAUGHTERS NAME AND A CONTACT PHONE NUMBER IN THE COMMENT SECTION OF THE E-TRANSFER EMAIL.  This fee is now past due :-)

EAST WILTSHIRE GRADE 9 BAND TRIP TO ST. JOHN NB ITINERARY

 Transportation                Name:  Wedge Tours and Charters, PEI  Office:  902 888 9284   Contact:   Aaron Wedge   24 Hour Emergency:  902-888-7688                    

Schools Out Tours         Tour Planner:   Sue Williams Cell:  902-626-8059   Office toll free:   877 955 2244   After hours cell:   902-393-7278     (Ron Murphy)

Hotel                                    Name:   Holiday Inn Express Saint John   Address:   400 Main Street, Saint John, NB  Main Phone:  506-642-2622  Contact:  Terry Soucy  Email:                                    terry.soucy@hiesaintjohn.com

Chaperones                       Mr. Nabuurs, Mr. Martin, Mrs. Broussard, Miss Proude (Student Teacher)

 


Day 1-Wednesday, May 24th    (**Luggage limited to one small suit case and 1 small carry on)  

8:00 am                Meet your coach and driver at East Wiltshire Intermediate School and load the coach.

                                WEAR YOUR UNIFORM TO SCHOOL AND BRING A PACKED LUNCH FROM HOME. (Pack 

                                a change of clothes in your carry on bag)

8:45 am                Board the coach and depart for New Brunswick via Confederation Bridge

10:00 am              Arrive at Port Elgin Elementary School (11:00 am concert).    (Address: 33 Moore Rd, Port Elgin, NB, Contact: Christopher Becker  506-538-2121)


12
:00 pm              Following the concert change out of uniform into comfortable clothes for  traveling and geo caching.

                             Eat lunch from home en route to Saint John                                                                                                               

12:30 pm              Board the coach and depart for Saint John NB. Stops at the discretion of the driver and

                                chaperones.        

3:00 pm                Arrive and enjoy the geo caching at Stonehammer Global Geopark. (1 Market Square, Saint John, NB, 506-672-0770)                                           

5:00 pm                Dinner at Lily Lake Pavillion. (55 Lake Dr S, Saint John, NB, 506-693-5033)             

6:30 pm                Board the coach and travel to your hotel, The Holiday Inn Express. (400 Main Street, Saint John, NB)

6:45  pm               Arrive at your hotel for the evening with time to swim and relax.

10:30 pm              The Security guard will be on duty for the night.

 Day 2-Thursday, May 25th  

7:00 am                Enjoy complimentary breakfast at the hotel. 

8:30 am                Board the coach and depart for a local school.

9:30 am                Concert at St. Rose Elementary (700 Manawagonish Rd, Saint John, (506) 658-5364)

11:00 am              Board the coach and depart for your next concert (20 minute drive)

12:35-1:15 pm    Concert at Rivervalley Middle School (33 Epworth Park Rd, Grand Bay-Westfield  (506) 738-6500)

                                Lunch at the school after concert (Students Pay, approximately $4)

2:30 pm                Depart for The Reversing Falls. (20 minute drive)

3:30 pm                Board the coach and depart for the New Brunswick Museum. (1 Market Square, Saint John, NB 506-643-2300)    

4:45 pm                Board the coach and depart for Vegas Family Entertainment Centre for supper and 2 hours of bumper cars, mini bowling, laser tag, arcade and mini golf fun. ( 110 Portland St.  Saint John 506-674-5289) Supper will be Pizza and will be provided.

8:00 pm                Board the coach and return to the hotel for the night.  

Day 3-Friday, May 26th  

8:00 am                Enjoy complimentary breakfast at the hotel.

8:45 am                Pack, check-out of the hotel and load the coach.

9:15 am                Board the coach.

10:30 am              Concert at St. Andrew & St. David United Church Hall (164 Germain St. Saint John    (506) 634-3092) Audience for the concert will be the clients of Key Industries an adult handicapped Centre.

12:00 pm              Board the coach and depart for lunch. Fast Food or Saint John City Market  (Students Pay)

1:00 pm                Depart for Moncton

2:30 pm                Arrive at Champlain Place. (Students are free to shop at their own expense.)

4:00 pm                Board the coach and depart for home.

6:00 pm                Arrive at East Wiltshire School.    

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Parent/Guardian Permission  Form

I hereby give permission for ________________________________ to participate in the East Wiltshire Grade 9 Band Trip to St. John NB, May 24, 25 and 26, 2017

                                                            STUDENT FIRST AND LAST NAME                                                                                                                                                                  

 including all the activities outlined in the itinerary sent home by Mr. Nabuurs and listed above.  Parents/Guardians and students must NOTE WELL:  This is a school trip and as such all events and activities that take place during the trip will be governed by the school rules as outlined in the East Wiltshire School Handbook.  Students will be expected to conduct themselves according to those rules.  Serious infractions by a student during the trip would result in sending the student home by the quickest and easiest means at the parents expense.  

Signed:_____________________________________________________________________________

                Parent/Guardian

Date:____________________________________________________________

  

 

 

STUDENTS WISHING TO ENTER BAND IN GRADE 7 @ EWS

Students wishing to enter Grade 7 band in September of 2018 at East Wiltshire must participate in a Listening Activity.    This  30 minute activity is administered in the band room of East Wiltshire School.  There were be 3 scheduled times to do the Activity in mid April.  If you missed the scheduled times for the Listening Activity you should call the school at 902-368-4130 or email Mr. Nabuurs at fanabuurs@edu.pe.ca

Participating in the band entrance listening activity starts the selection process for that student.    Results of the screening  process for band will not be known until May sometime.   Students will be notified by mail of their personal results in the screening process.   Students accepted into the program will be sent a contract which will need to be returned to East Wilthsire School by the date listed on the contract.   It is expected that Students entering the band program at East Wiltshire will participate in the PSB Band Camp held annually during the last full week of August.   Dates for this year's camp are August 20 0 August 25 at Charlottetown Rural High School. For questions about grade 7 band or band camp contact Mr. Nabuurs (contact info is located at the top of this web page)

 

PUBLIC SCHOOLS BRANCH BAND CAMP 2018 INFORMATION

 

BAND CAMP 2018

 Aug. 20-25 at Charlottetown Rural High School  

Dear Parents:  

The Grade 7, 8, and 9 music students of Birchwood, East Wiltshire, Englewood, Gulf Shore, Montague, Morell, Queen Charlotte, Souris, Stonepark and Vernon River schools will have the opportunity to participate in a band day-camp this summer.  

The aims of the camp are:

1.  To provide beginning band students with an excellent foundation taught by specialists on their instruments

2.  To provide experienced students an opportunity to advance their playing skills and prepare for the new school year  

Camp staff will be professional instructors and assistants to teach flute, clarinet, saxophone, trumpet, french horn, baritone, trombone, tuba, and percussion. Classes will include instrumental technique, small ensembles, band rehearsals and theory.  

The camp will be held from Monday, August 20th to Saturday, August 25th.  The schedule is: Monday, 8:30-3; Tuesday-Friday, 9-3 and Saturday, 9-11 (beginners only). The intermediate/senior ensembles & bands will perform on Friday afternoon. The camp will be held at Charlottetown Rural High School, 100 Raiderís Road in Charlottetown. Parents will be required to provide transportation to and from the school.  All students must bring lunch each day. Please note: Band Camp is peanut-free and scent-free.  

The fee for the camp will be $100. If paying by cheque, please make payable to East Wiltshire School Band, (no post-dated cheques, please).  This fee MUST accompany the registration form in order for the student to be officially registered.  The form and fee are to be returned to the main office or band teacher of the school your child will be attending in September. Please DO NOT return forms to Charlottetown Rural or the PSB office.  

In the past, camp enrolment has been approximately 300 students. Applications will be dated at each school when they are received and will be accepted on a first-come first-served basis should the camp enrolment exceed 300.

The DEADLINE for registrations is FRIDAY,  JUNE 8 2018.  Please note: Registration fees will be NON-REFUNDABLE except if maximum registration numbers have been reached before registration deadline.  Late registration forms may not be accepted.  For further information, contact your childís (future) music teacher:     Frank Nabuurs                        East Wiltshire                          368-4130       Ext 232          

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 BAND CAMP REGISTRATION FORM                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  

Name: (print clearly) ________________________________________ Home Phone Number: ___________________________

 Grade (this coming Sept/2018): _________________ Cell Phone Number: __________________________________________

 Current Instrument: _________________________________________________________________________________________

 School (now): ______________________________________ School (2018-2019): _______________________________________

 Parentís/Guardianís Signature: _______________________________________________________________________________

 THIS BAND CAMP FORM AND $100. REGISTRATION FEE MUST BE TURNED IN TO THE MAIN OFFICE OF EAST WILTSHIRE SCHOOL. DEADLINE IS FRIDAY JUNE 8, 2018.

 Teachers:  please indicate which level of band this student is to participate in:

 Beginner (no experience)                  intermediate (1yr experience)           senior (2+ yrs experience) 

 

BAND MAGAZINE CAMPAIGN... SEPT 19 - Oct 2, 2018

September 19, 2018    BAND MAGAZINE CAMPAIGN  PARENT  INFORMATION  SHEET

East Wiltshire Band students will start the annual Band Magazine Campaign TODAY!    The following letter will give you the information you need about the campaign, please keep it on your fridge until the campaign is over to answer questions that might come up.

The campaign runs from Tuesday, Sept 19 until Tuesday,  Oct 2.   Students have two ways they can sell subscriptions, on paper or on line, on line sales are the easiest.  Either way, the band getís one third of the cover price of each magazine they sell with all profits going to support extra curricular activities and help keep parent costs to a minimum.  While I know the loathing parents feel towards yet ďANOTHERĒ fundraiser, itís the only way we can insure all parents feel comfortable in allowing their child to participate in band regardless of financial status. We hope you will support our campaign by helping your son/daughter identify potential customers. 

Sales Method # 1, On Line:  The easiest way to sell magazines  is on line  (No paper or money to lose).   Students can sell to customers anywhere in Canada this way and it is by far the easiest one for us to process and help prevent errors.   Simply contact your customers in person, by email, Facebook, or telephone and ask them to go to www.qsp.ca, OR just Google QSP.  Once at the QSP web page, click the blue "I'm ready to shop" button. On the next page click blue ďFind My GroupĒ button. . Type in East Wiltshire and PEI and click ďsearchĒ,  EAST WILTSHIRE SCHOOL BAND will come up, click on that, then click continue.  Now type the name of the band student you want to buy the magazine from and click next.  From here the customer can browse through the hundreds of magazines in the catalog and proceed to the check out to complete their purchase by credit card.  Itís that easy to support the EWS Band Program from the comfort of your own home giving a specific band student credit for the sale. There are even some other items available beside magazines that might interest you.

Sales Method # 2, Paper:  The company that we work with to do our magazine campaign is QSP, Quality Service Programs.   Today each student was given a QSP envelope containing a catalogue of all the magazines QSP offers itsí customers, and order forms.  You fill out one order form for every different address that the student sells to.  That means you can put the order of several people who live at the same address on one form.   If a customer wants to pay using credit card, they need to fill out the pink section at the bottom of the form and SIGN IT.  Best to have the customer fill out the credit card details themselves to eliminate errors.  Once the subscription form is completed, the student rips off the pink copy on the bottom and gives it to the customer as a receipt.   The white and yellow forms are passed in with the money for the subscriptions.  I recommend customers stick the pink copy to their fridge until they get the first magazine.   There will ONLY be 2 days students are asked to bring completed forms and money to the school, Tuesday, Sept. 25 and    Tuesday, Oct 2.  Of the two collection dates, the first one is the best time to bring subscriptions in, as students will earn twice the points they need to collect cool prizes at the end of the campaign.  The kids will explain that one to you. Students are asked to bring forms and money to school sealed in a zip-lock baggy so they donít lose money.  Itís best to put all the forms and the baggy containing the cash or checks inside the QSP envelope, seal it, and place it securely inside a kit bag.   Please remind the students that forms and money are only collected at lunch time so please LOCK the QSP envelope containing the money in their locker until then.   PLEASE DO NOT CARRY THE ENVEOLPE AROUND IN THE KIT BAG FROM CLASS TO CLASS AS IT INVITES THEFT!       

  **Please remember: ALL CHECKS NEED TO BE MADE PAYABLE TO: EAST WILTSHIRE SCHOOL BAND.                                                               

Thanks in advance to all our customers for your support.                                       

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Mr. Nabuurs by phoning 368-4130 ext. 232 or dropping him an email at fanabuurs@edu.pe.ca.

 

MAGAZINE PURCHASING ON LINE QUICK SUMMARY

How to Buy a magazine on the internet and support East Wiltshire School Band

Selling Magazines on the Internet:

1. Google QSP.CA
2. Click on the blue "I'm Ready To Shop".
3. Go to the bottom and click  on the blue "Find My Group"
4. Under Organization Name type "East Wiltshirel" and under Province, select Prince Edward Island, (just type ďPĒ, it will come up)That's all you need on that screen, click search.
5. In the next box, click EAST WILTSHIRE SCHOOL BAND.
6. Click "Continue"
7. Now type the name of the student you want to buy the magazine from (presumably your son or daughter) You don't need Teacher/team, leave it blank
8. Pick a magazine from the many listed, categories are in the burgundy section at the left.
9. Click on the magazine you want and click "add to cart"
10. Click "Checkout" or "continue shopping" whichever you'd like
11. When you click "Checkout" fill out your mailing and billing address information and click continue.
12. Fill out your credit card information and you're done.

How to Register on QSP Web site so you can see how many magazines you sold on line

If students want to know if they've sold magazines on line, they need to follow the steps below:

1. Google QSP.CA and click on the green "I'm a parent or a student" button.
2. Go to the orange buttons in the middle of the page and follow the links
3. Put your cursor over "Register & Send Emails" and click
4. Our Orgainzation's Online ID Number is 3734951, or click group finder and type in East Wiltshire and select Prince Edward Island, you don't need any other information
5. You might be prompted to confirm the teacher and the grade level, Nabuurs is the teacher and your grade level is obvious
6. Once you've logged in, you can find out if customers have bought a magazine on line by clicking on "View Progress/Reports" on the blue and green menu items along the left hand side.
7. After you click View Progress Reports, you have to set the Report "Start Date and Time" and Report "End Date and Time". Our start Date September 18 (check the month, it starts at July, you have to move it to Sept) pick 3:00 PM and our end date can be whatever date and time you are currently at right now.
8. Click on "Customer Sales Report" That will show you the name(s) of your customers, and what they bought. You can also do other reports, just select from the 4 available options.

Any problems or questions, send me and email at
fanabuurs@edu.pe.ca. or call 902-368-4130 ext 232

 

 

  COOKIE DOUGH FUNDRAISER

The Cookie Dough will be shipped to East Wiltshire School for Pick up on Thursday December 13.

Cookie Dough Fundraiser has began November 5.  Students were given brochures in class.  They sell Cookie Dough using the paper forms that were given to them with the brochure in the QSP envelopes.   They make the sales, and take the order forms and money to school on Tuesday, November 20.  The cookie dough will arrive AT THE SCHOOL on Thursday, December 13.  Each student will get a box with their name on it and the names of all those they sold to as well as the product that person ordered.  Students will take it home after school that day OR if the box is too heavy parents will need to come to EWS that day before 5:00 to pick it up.  Students/parents are responsible to deliver the product to the customer.  

Students may also sell cookie dough on line INSTEAD of on paper.  Simply follow the instructions below:

Selling Cookie Dough on line:

1. Google QSP.CA
2. Go to Supporters button, Green button bottom right
3. Put cursor over shop now and click
4. Green Box "Let's Get Started" Go to the bottom and click "Find My Group"
5. Under Organization Name type "East Wiltshire School" and under Province, select Prince Edward Island, (just type P, it will come up) That's all you need on that screen, click search.
6. In the next box, click EAST WILTSHIRE SCHOOL BAND.
7. Click "Continue"
8. Now type the name of the student you want to buy the magazine from (presumably your son or daughter) You don't need Teacher/team, leave it blank
9. Pick Cookie Dough in the burgundy section at the left.
10. Click on the product you want and click "add to cart"
11. Click "Checkout" or "continue shopping" whichever you'd like
12. When you click "Checkout" fill out your billing address information and click continue.
13. Fill out your credit card information and you're done.

The Product will now be shipped to East Wiltshire School for Pick up on Thursday December 13.

Don't like cookie dough, you can also buy ANY of the products listed in the burgundy section at the left hand side of the web page.  I recommend Festival Snacks and Gifts, but you can purchase ANYTHING on this web page and we will get 30% of the price in profits.  This includes magazines in case you missed our campaign in September and would still like to purchase a magazine.  

If you have any questions about the products listed INCLUDING magazine issues, call 1-800-667-2536.