Neufeld Farm Fundraiser is live now too!

Our third fundraiser is now live online. Neufeld Farms orders are now available with profits going directly to your child’s fundraising account as long as you include their name as outlined.

  1. ORDERS ARE PLACED ONLINE
    1. Link: https://app.neufeldfarms.ca/fundraising/2022-dw-poppy-secondary-school-68afc41fc1/ref/em
    2. Select “Cash” as your payment type on the Neufeld website
    3. Write down your order number from the Neufeld website
  2. PAY FOR YOUR ORDER VIA SCHOOLCASHONLINE:
    1. Be sure you selected “Cash” as your payment type on the Neufeld website
    2. Be sure you have your order number from the Neufeld website
    3. Go to your child’s School Cash Online account
    4. Select Music Department – Neufeld Order Payment
    5. Input your order number and payment amount
  3. Orders are due online by November 27th
  4. Pick-up Wednesday, December 7, 6:30pm outside the music room (same time as PURDYS
  5. ***Be sure to input your child’s name in the “Student/Player/Participant Name” field to ensure they get credit for the purchase***

Fundraisers are live


FUNDRAISING:
We’re excited that we have two fundraisers that are starting up today and one more running starting next week. These fundraisers will go directly towards your child’s music account and are fully online this year:

  1. Poinsettias & Wreaths:

    1. https://dwpoppysecondary.growingsmilesfundraising.com/home
    2. Orders due November 30th
    3. Pick-up Monday, December 12, 3:15-5:00pm outside the music room 
    4. ***Be sure to input your child’s name in the “Special Notes” field to ensure they get credit for the purchase

  2. Purdy’s Chocolates 

    1. https://fundraising.purdys.com/1568426-97791
    2. Orders due November 20th
    3. Pick-up Wednesday, December 7, 6:30pm outside the music room 
    4. ***Be sure to input your child’s name in the “Additional Info” field to ensure they get credit for the purchase
    5. Any questions, contact Jenny at 604-764-9679

  3. Neufeld Farms – Online Ordering and payment details will go live next Wednesday, but orders will be due November 27th pick-up will be Wednesday, December 7 at the same time as Purdy’s. Watch for an email during concert week.

Welcome to DW Poppy Music’s 2022/23 Season!

We hope you all had a wonderful summer break and are very exited to welcome everyone back for the 2022/23 season of DW Poppy Music! We have a full performance calendar including our traditional fall and spring concerts, the return of ESPRESSIVO, Poppy Jazz Cafe and last year’s amazing ESPRESSIVO: Summer Pops. We also will see the return of our district music festivals, the return to community music festival performances, the elementary honour band and honour choir, and hopefully even a Junior and Senior Music Tour!

STAYING IN TOUCH:  Students will receive a copy of the DW Poppy Music Handbook in the first few classes with all information about what we do here and the expectations for the performing ensembles. The site will also continue to be updated in the coming days and weeks as we get rolling, and will host regular resources and updates for parents and our community. For regular communication, students need to connect with us in TEAMS and parents/guardians should have emails up to date for notices, and for quick update. Anyone can also follow us on Facebook and Instagram @dwpmusicdept for highlights through the year.

Band 8, 9 and 10 are asked to bring instruments to their first classes as we hope to play at least a little in our first classes. There will be a lunch-hour meeting on Friday, September 9 in the band room for all off-timetable classes (Choirs, Vocal Jazz, Jazz Bands and Senior Wind Ensemble) and those classes will begin the week of Monday, September 12.

  • Off-Time Table Schedule for 2022/23
    • Junior Choir 8/9 and Senior Jazz Ensemble 10-12 – Monday/Thursday @ 7:15-8:45am
    • Senior Choir 10-12 and Junior Jazz Ensemble 8/9 – Tuesday/Friday @ 7:15-8:45am
    • Senior Wind Ensemble – Wednesday @ 7:15-8:45am and Monday/Friday @ Lunch
    • Senior Vocal Jazz – After-school – Monday & Wednesday @ 3:15-4:30pm

We have our first Music Parents meeting the evening of Wednesday, September 21 at the end of the grade 8 parent night (about 7pm – Grade 12 parents, I can touch base with you after the grade 12 meeting) and we encourage everyone to join us. We’ll outline our plans for the year, how you can support your child’s progress and how you can get involved

Enjoy your last week of summer holidays and we’ll look forward to seeing everyone and beginning to make music next week!

ESPRESSIVO is back on-site at DW POPPY

Due to the amount of electrical equipment we use in many of our ensembles, how and when would need to set it up off-site, and the continued unseasonable weather, Mr. Steeves and I have made the difficult decision to move ESPRESSIVO: Summer Pops back to DW Poppy Secondary School (23752 52nd Ave) on June 8th. Click this link to purchase your tickets for ESPRESSIVO: Summer Pops online as all other details remain the same:

  • 20+ Night Market Vendors
  • 5 Food Trucks (Corndog King, Little Ooties Donuts, Big Red’s Poutine, Reel Mac & Cheese and Helms Kitchen – bring your appetite) 
  • 5 Elementary Bands starting at 5:30pm(concluding with a joint massed performance with guests!)
  • 9 DW Poppy Ensembles starting at 7:00pmending with our massed DW Poppy 8-12 Band & Choir

If the weather holds for us, we will be outside in the West Parking Lot with lots of tables and chairs for seating. If it looks like there is a chance of rain, we will be in the music wing, cafeteria, dramnasium and large gym with bleacher seating.

We are very excited to welcome everyone back to DW Poppy on June 8th, and to host our grade 6/7 students here for their first live performance in more than two years! Thank you so much for your understanding and your ongoing support of your child’s interest in music. If you have any questions or concerns, please email Mr. Follett

ESPRESSIVO: Summer Pops Tickets are here!

Click this link to purchase your tickets for ESPRESSIVO: Summer Pops online.

Ticket purchase online puts you on our guest list, but please Print or Screen/Cap your receipt to bring with you as your ticket(s) for admission.

In case of inclement weather, the event may be moved to DW Poppy Secondary School (with limited seating) so please be sure to visit www.dwpoppymusic.com for updates

Event details are posted here: http://dwpoppymusic.com/espressivo-summer-pops-is-coming-soon/ and call times for ensembles will be announced shortly.

ESPRESSIVO: Summer Pops is coming soon!

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June 8, 2022 @ Thunderbird Show Park (24550 72nd Ave, Langley, BC)

From Cole Porter to Coldplay, Bluegrass to Bon Jovi, and Avengers to Led Zeppelin, join the bands and choirs of the DW Poppy Family of Schools for and evening of Live Music, Food Trucks & Night Market

  • 5:00pm – Doors open at 5:00pm 
  • 5:30pm – Elementary 6/7 Bands (Student Call Times TBA)
  • 7:00pm – DW Poppy Musicians (Student Call Times TBA)
Tickets WILL BE AVAILABLE ONLINE SHORTLY! CHECK BACK AFTER THE EASTER WEEKEND
  • $5.00 per person
  • 12 and under – Tickets Free (but require a “12 and Under” ticket)
  • Performers DO NOT require a ticket

Ticket purchase online puts you on our guest list, but please Print or Screen/Cap your receipt to bring with you as your ticket(s) for admission.

IN CASE OF RAIN

Weather dependent, the event may be moved to DW Poppy Secondary School with limited seating available. Please visit www.dwpoppymusic.com closer to the event for updates

As we head into our last week before the 21|22 winter break…

IMG_0122Thank you again to Mrs. Gropp for running our Poinsettia Fundraiser again this year. It looks like we raised approximately $900 for individual student accounts so thank you all for supporting your child and music at Poppy!

As we head into the final week of school before winter break, a quick reminder that we have lots still going on in the band classes. All concert and jazz bands have their winter (audio-only) recording sessions next week for their holiday tunes:

  • Band 8: March of the Magical Toys
  • Band 9: Beethoven’s Fifth Christmas
  • Band 10: Themes from the Nutcracker
  • Senior Wind Ensemble: The Twelve Days of Christmas
  • Junior Jazz Ensemble: Greensleves
  • Senior Jazz Ensemble: Christmas Time is Here

These recordings will be made available by the end of next week!

Concert Bands also have their solo and chamber music presentations in class next week:

  • Band 8 and 9 have solo performances in class on Monday and their Chamber Ensembles (Duets, Trios, Quartets, Quintets) and their Full Recording Session on Wednesday.
  • Band 10 have their Chamber Music and Full Recording Session on Tuesday and solo performances in class on Thursday
  • Senior Wind has their Recording and Chamber Ensembles on Wednesday.

Please encourage your grade 8-10 child to take a few minutes and play their solo work and to share the recording the receive of their chamber group.

2021 Fall Showcase Concerts

We are excited to be able to present our Fall Showcase Concerts on November 17 and 18. We are working within the PHO guidelines to ensure everyone is as safe as possible, please remember to

  1. wear your mask,
  2. hand sanitize,
  3. sign in for contact tracing (online below or at the door)
  4. keep 2 (two) empty seats between family groups.

There are QR codes and links to access our online concert programs and online Contact Tracing form posted at the school but for ease, here they are one more time:

At the end of the evening, please exit the school through the south doors and walk around the school (to your left!) and meet your child at your vehicle or at the covered area outside so that we can leave the lobby area free for students to pack up for the evening.

Thank you for joining us and enjoy the show!