Jazz Band workshops with Jodi Proznick, Monday, February 1

Just a quick reminder to all members of both Senior and Junior Jazz Ensembles that we have our clinics with bassist Jodi Proznick on Monday this week to prepare for Jazz Café on February 11.

  • Senior Jazz Ensemble 10-12 will start promptly at 6:45am as we want to be warmed up and prepared for our 7:00-8:00am clinic.
  • Junior Jazz Ensemble 8-9 will start right at 11:40 with the altered bell schedule and will be extending our lunch rehearsal until 12:45 to maximize our time. I have already informed grade 8 teachers about our extended rehearsal and have had no concerns voiced regarding being late back to C2 after lunch.

Please be prepared with everything, including a pencil and take a few moments to listen to some samples of Jodi’s quartet here: http://www.jodiproznick.com/albums/foundations/


If your family hasn’t bought tickets yet, visit http://poppyjazzcafe.brownpapertickets.com quick and I’ll see you in Monday’s rehearsals!

Poppy Jazz Café on Thursday, February 11 @ Fort Langley Community Hall

The DW Poppy Music Department is proud to present a new event this year, the Poppy Jazz Cafe. Held at the Fort Langley Community Hall (9167 Glover Rd, Fort Langley, BC), this evening features music by our Junior and Senior Jazz Ensembles, our vocal jazz ensemble Poppy Vox, and guest artists, the Jodi Proznik Quartet. The performances begin at 7:00pm and we look forward to celebrating the work of our young musicians and hearing the fabulous music of our Juno-nominated guests. Tickets are $8 for adults and $4 for non-performing students online at http://poppyjazzcafe.brownpapertickets.com – email ahead if you are unable to purchase tickets online. For those who do not pre-order, there may be limited tickets at the door $10 for adults and $5 for students. We look forward to seeing everyone there!

Band 10 & SWE: Elementary Zone Concert on Wednesday, March 2

On Wednesday, March 2, we will again be hosting the elementary bands from Coghlan, Fort Langley, North Otter, and Peterson Road along with the DW Poppy Elementary Honour Band. Band 10 and Senior Wind Ensemble will be performing their massed music as guest artists for the evening. The show will start at 7:00pm but Poppy students do not need to arrive until 7:30pm for their brief performance as they have their main concert the following week.

Junior Tour reminder from Mr. Follett

The second newsletter for the Junior Tour to the Sun Peaks ConBrio festival went home with students on January 12th & 13th and a copy has also been emailed home. Updated Fundraising Balances have been posted in the band room hallway so students know how much they owe. Please ensure that your child’s final payment ($300 less their fundraising total) along with the permission and medical form is returned by Monday, February 1. If you have any concerns regarding making the financial deadline, please contact Mr. Follett  (mfollett@sd35.bc.ca).

Fundraising Account Update – January 26, 2016

Please note that fundraising balances were updated this Monday as the initial balances did not include the dessert orders from the November Neufeld’s orders (my fault and my sincere apologies). Totals are now corrected, but if you have any questions, please let me know (mfollett@sd35.bc.ca). We hope to run a few more fundraisers to support individual student accounts before the end of the year. Any money raised after final tour payments can be refunded up to the value of the trip your chid participated in or it can be saved for next year’s tours. If you have an idea for an additional fundraiser or would simply like to help out, we hope to see you at the meeting on Monday night!

SCC Gig on Monday, December 14th

As has been mentioned previously, Senior Chamber Choir has been invited to open the December 14th Township council meeting. Members need to meet at the township offices in uniform with additional Christmas accents (hats, antlers and so forth) no later than 6:45pm on Monday, December 14th on the 4th floor of 20338 – 65 Avenue by Costco. We will perform O Canada and the 2 numbers from our holiday set at 7:00pm and should be done no later than 7:15pm. There will be seating available for parents in the gallery so please feel free to join us for the performance!

Last minute ESPRESSIVO reminders…

Dear Poppy Music Families,

With less than 24 hours to go, we just want to remind you of a few things for ‪tomorrow night‬:

1. If you have a large group attending or require specific seating for any reason, please remember to arrive with lots of time to find good seats. Doors will open ‪at 5:00pm‬, the performances will begin at approximately ‪6:30‬, and and we have sold out this year.

2. Dinner is available for purchase from our 4 food trucks ‪from 5:00-7:00pm‬. Please keep in mind that there are usually lines and you need to wait for your meals as they are made to order. You are able to pay with cash or credit card.

3. As we have heard that there are some who did not manage to purchase tickets, there will be very limited seating around the edge of the gym available (not at the tables) so you can at least see your child perform. Those seats will be available for $5 per person at the door.

Remember that we also have our balloon pop, popcorn sales, silent auction and more! All proceeds from this event go to support your kids involvement in music, and don’t forget that ESPRESSIVO will also be live streamed at http://www.ustream.tv/channel/dwpoppymusic so tell your extended family so they can see what your children are up to.

Thanks so much to all the parent volunteers who have helped and/or will be helping out ‪tomorrow‬ to make the event a success.  It looks to be a great night and we look forward to seeing everyone ‪tomorrow evening‬!

Thanks for your continued support of your child’s music education.

Mark & Wayne