DW Poppy Elementary Honour Band: Tuesdays from 3:00pm to 4:00pm starting October 15, 2019 (In the DW Poppy Band Room [110 as usual] next to the tennis courts at the east end of the school – enter through the Main Doors and head to the left through the cafeteria) 

Starting next week on Tuesday, October 15, I will be running the 8th season for the DW Poppy Elementary Honour Band after school at DW Poppy, this year on Tuesdays from 3:00 to 4:00pm. This is a great opportunity for enthusiastic students to work with other musicians of their age group from all of DW Poppy’s Catchment Schools. Students will get to play more challenging music, learn more quickly as they are challenged and have additional performance opportunities, including a return to the KPU International Music Festival in May where we were awarded a Gold rating and an invitation to Nationals last year! It also gives students a chance to get comfortable at DW Poppy and meet like-minded kids from other elementary schools so they will have some additional friendly faces in all of their classes when they begin their grade 8 year at Poppy. I encourage you to ask students who have participated in past years as it’s challenging and lots of fun for everyone involved!

Any experienced player who is able to play exercise 40 from our book is invited and beginners are encouraged to join as soon as they can read and play exercise 23 from Sound Innovations Book 1. If your child is interested, please have them play for their band teacher (myself, or Ms. Caswell if you attend Wix-Brown or Coghlan). If your child is not ready yet, intake will run through the fall so there are many opportunities to join.

I look forward to working with grade 6/7 students from around our catchment area here at Poppy on Tuesday afternoons. If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to ask.