Junior Tour is on! Last call for interested participants.

We are very excited to announce that the Junior Tour to the Con Brio Whistler Music Festival is going ahead for Band 8, Band 9 and Junior Jazz Ensemble. We have well-exceeded the minimum numbers in those three ensembles to qualify for the festival and are very excited to be travelling with the kids in the spring. We will shortly be getting updated pricing based upon our final numbers so if your child has not returned their paperwork and are still interested in participating, please return registration (found on the Junior Tour page) by Tuesday, October 24.

Thank you to all the parents who have expressed interest in chaperoning. We would love to bring everyone but are limited by our budgets so we will be looking at our final numbers and budget and be in touch in the coming weeks to sort out who will be with us as chaperones. If you are interested in joining us and have not yet let us know, please send me an email at mfollett@sd35.bc.ca ASAP.

Music Parents Tonight

Just a quick reminder that we have our first music parents meeting tonight at 8:30 PM in the band room after the grade parent night. We hope you can make it but if you can’t please feel free to let us know if there’s places you like to help or you have any questions.

Update – September 17, 2017

Dear Poppy Music Families,

Welcome to another great year of music at DW Poppy! Mr. Ablitt and I have a great year planned for the kids (as we hope you’ve already seen on the calendar in theDW POPPY MUSIC Handbook). There are a few things that were distributed to students in classes during the first week of school that are posted athttp://dwpoppymusic.com/assignments-handouts/ that you can also find here:


If you have not submitted the Student Information and Understanding of Expectations or Startup Fees Letter yet, please do so this week.

We look forward to seeing everyone who is interested at the first Music Parents Meeting (click for details) on Tuesday, September 19 – 8:30 to 9:00pm and will be talking about Junior Tour to Whistler, Senior Tour to Toronto, ESPRESSIVO and fundraising plans. Please note the changed start time of 8:30pm to accommodate the later end of the Grade 8 Parent night this year.

Thank you so much for your ongoing support of your child’s love of music and we look forward to seeing you at Tuesday’s meeting.

PS – We are still updating our email list for 2017/18. If you know of someone who didn’t receive this via email as well and should have, please pass it on and get them to contact us.

On your marks…

img_0009.jpgWith just a few days until school starts, this is just a heads up that we have updated the website. Most of the details outlined in the DW POPPY MUSIC 2017/18 Handbook are now live, including our performance calendar for the year. Demo recordings of this years material will be posted in the coming days, but please take a moment to look around and we’ll see you in a few days!

DW Poppy Music 2017/18

Welcome back!

It is our great pleasure to welcome you all back for the 2017/18 season of music here at DW Poppy Secondary! We are looking forward to a great year with our school concerts, district events, Jazz Cafe, ESPRESSIVO and our Junior Tour to the Whistler Con Brio Music Festival and Senior Tour to Toronto.

We will post our opening schedule next week and you can check back as we post the rest of the details for this year online in the coming weeks. We hope you enjoy the final few weeks of holidays and we look forward to seeing you all in a few weeks.

Mr. Follett & Mr. Ablitt

SCC sings tomorrow

Remember that SCC is singing “O Canada” at the awards ceremony Friday June 16th.  We will not be in uniform as it is such a brief performance.  We will have a short run through at lunch in the choir room.

Summer Music Opportunities


It may be three months away, but it isn’t too early to start thinking about summer plans. There are a number of great musical opportunities that your child can participate in over the summer. Here are a few: