Welcome to DW Poppy Music’s 2015/16 Season!

After a restful summer, we wanted to welcome you back to DW Poppy Music for our 2015/16 season. We have a great year planned including some new events.

  • Our first major event is to host Louis Hayes and the Cannonball Legacy Band at DW Poppy on Tuesday, September 22nd from 3:30-5:00pm. This concert is in conjunction the band’s tour to Vancouver with the Coastal Jazz and Blues Society.
  • November 4th and 5th, join us for our fall nights of music from our Juniors and Seniors respectively.
  • December 2nd is this year’s ESPRESSIVO: Holiday Spectacular. Kick off the holiday season with family, friends, food and holiday favourites compliments of all our ensembles here at Poppy.
  • February 11th is a new event, the Poppy Jazz Cafe, featuring our jazz ensembles: Midnight Blue Junior Jazz Band, Hot House Senior Jazz Band and Poppy Vox Vocal Jazz.
  • March 9th is Sounds of Spring, brining you classics from our “classical” ensembles: Concert Bands 8, 9 and 10, Senior Wind Ensemble, Redhawk Voices and Senior Chamber Choir
  • Our spring tours include Sun Peaks for our Juniors and Montreal for our Seniors in April and May
  • Join us on June 7th and 8th for the Junior and Senior Concerts and Awards Nights where we recognize some of our outstanding young musicians.

The website is currently being updated, so be sure to check back often. If you have questions, contact us at mfollett@sd35.bc.ca and wablitt@sd35.bc.ca and we look forward to a great year working with your children.

PS – Please ensure you return the Student Commitment Contract your child received at school this week by Friday, September 18th.


Currently directly serving more than 160 secondary students and over 200 elementary musicians, the DW Poppy Music Department is pleased to offer 5 concert bands, 2 jazz bands, 2 choirs, 1 jazz choir, and pit orchestra for musical theatre. By teaching band at many of the surrounding elementary schools as well, we are able to encourage students from as young as grade 5 to explore music. Students perform many times through out the year both at the the school, the community, and on tours from UBC, Whistler and SunPeaks to New York, Disneyland and beyond.

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