UPDATE: December 15, 2017 – Hard copy distributed next week

Dear Junior Music Tour Families

Plans for the Junior Music Tour to the Con Brio Whistler Music Festival are firming up at this point with 69 students participating in this year’s trip. Our exact schedule is still to be finalized but we will do not see any significant changes from our draft schedule at this time.

The total cost of the tour is $595.00 which includes three nights accommodation, three dinners, three breakfasts, transportation, adjudicated performances for all ensembles, workshops for each ensemble, master classes, student social, two evening performances and the massed choir and massed band performances. Students will need to have spending money to cover the cost of three lunches, which they will be able to purchase at any number of restaurants in Whistler Village.

The remaining balance is $445.00 per student, due by Monday, February 5, 2018 at the latest. Current fundraising balances will be updated and posted in the band room in the next few days so please be sure your child checks their balance in the band hallway.

Note that if you collect RBC rewards points, you can use them towards your tour. That info is here: RBC visa rewards redemption-e

  • So please return the following no later than Monday, February 5, 2018:

A more finalized itinerary, packing list and contact information for our hotel and bus company will be available after the holidays. If you have any further questions or concerns, please contact me at mfollett@sd35.bc.ca or via phone at 604.530.2151.

Thank you for encouraging your child’s love of music!


Band 8, Band 9, Junior Jazz Ensemble and Red Hawk Voices will be participating in the 2018 Con Brio Music Festival in Whistler, BC from April 19-22. Tour paperwork is being distributed in classes today and tomorrow and is available online below. Deposits are due next Tuesday, October 3 so please be sure to return forms and deposits as soon as possible as this festival is expected to sell out very quickly.

Junior Tour to Con Brio Whistler Festival – Letter 1 – Deposit due Tuesday, October 3, 2018

If getting the deposit in by October 3rd is a challenge or the cost in general is a concern, please contact me in either in a note or via email and we will do what we can to support your child’s participation as we want every child to travel with us if at all possible.