Welcome to the North Otter Elementary Grade 6/7 Band!

It is a pleasure to work with all of the grade 6 and 7 students at North Otter and introduce them to band. Our first class is September 10 and students will need the instruments and other materials for September 17. The list of required materials can be found on the joint Elementary Band page. If you have any questions, email me at mfollett@sd35.bc.ca which is the fastest way to reach me.

Rehearsals

Our rehearsals are on Mondays and Wednesdays. Weeks with a holiday Monday, we rehearse Wednesday and Friday. Students need their instrument, book, music, accessories and a pencil for every rehearsal. Timings may shift occasionally to accommodate other events at one of my four schools but unless I email out, please assume we always have band on these dates.

Performances

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 (mfollett@sd35.bc.ca or 604-530-2151) as soon as possible. Students who miss a performance will be asked to individually perform the concert repertoire to demonstrate their proficiency.

uniform for performances
  • 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 mfollett@sd35.bc.ca and I will get back to you as quickly as possible.