Welcome to the Coghlan Elementary Grade 6/7 Band!

It is a pleasure to work with the grade 6 and 7 students at Coghlan and introduce them to band. Our first class is September 13th and students will need the instruments and other materials for September 20. The list of required materials can be found on the joint Elementary Band page. If you have any questions, email me at wablitt@sd35.bc.ca which is the fastest way to reach me.


Our rehearsals are on Wednesdays and Fridays. Students need their instrument, book, music, accessories and a pencil for every rehearsal.


We have three concerts during the year in December, March and late May/early June and dates will be announced shortly. Band is a performance-based class so all students are expected to participate in all performances as a course expectation. If a student is absent from a performance, music’s version of a final exam, the previous months of work by the ensemble is suddenly incomplete, which can have a tremendous impact on their classmates.

Parents and students are asked to communicate any schedule conflicts as soon as possible. I will work with you to find a solution in everyone’s best interest. In case of emergency situations, please contact me as soon as possible. Students who miss a performance will be asked to individually perform the concert repertoire to demonstrate their proficiency.

  • Long sleeved black dress shirt or sweater
  • Black dress pants
  • Black socks & dress shoes
  • Optional: Red accent (tie, scarf, socks, other?)

If you have any questions, please email me at wablitt@sd35.bc.ca and I will get back to you as quickly as possible.