Welcome to DW Poppy Music’s 2022/23 Season!

We hope you all had a wonderful summer break and are very exited to welcome everyone back for the 2022/23 season of DW Poppy Music! We have a full performance calendar including our traditional fall and spring concerts, the return of ESPRESSIVO, Poppy Jazz Cafe and last year’s amazing ESPRESSIVO: Summer Pops. We also will see the return of our district music festivals, the return to community music festival performances, the elementary honour band and honour choir, and hopefully even a Junior and Senior Music Tour!

STAYING IN TOUCH:  Students will receive a copy of the DW Poppy Music Handbook in the first few classes with all information about what we do here and the expectations for the performing ensembles. The site will also continue to be updated in the coming days and weeks as we get rolling, and will host regular resources and updates for parents and our community. For regular communication, students need to connect with us in TEAMS and parents/guardians should have emails up to date for notices, and for quick update. Anyone can also follow us on Facebook and Instagram @dwpmusicdept for highlights through the year.

Band 8, 9 and 10 are asked to bring instruments to their first classes as we hope to play at least a little in our first classes. There will be a lunch-hour meeting on Friday, September 9 in the band room for all off-timetable classes (Choirs, Vocal Jazz, Jazz Bands and Senior Wind Ensemble) and those classes will begin the week of Monday, September 12.

  • Off-Time Table Schedule for 2022/23
    • Junior Choir 8/9 and Senior Jazz Ensemble 10-12 – Monday/Thursday @ 7:15-8:45am
    • Senior Choir 10-12 and Junior Jazz Ensemble 8/9 – Tuesday/Friday @ 7:15-8:45am
    • Senior Wind Ensemble – Wednesday @ 7:15-8:45am and Monday/Friday @ Lunch
    • Senior Vocal Jazz – After-school – Monday & Wednesday @ 3:15-4:30pm

We have our first Music Parents meeting the evening of Wednesday, September 21 at the end of the grade 8 parent night (about 7pm – Grade 12 parents, I can touch base with you after the grade 12 meeting) and we encourage everyone to join us. We’ll outline our plans for the year, how you can support your child’s progress and how you can get involved

Enjoy your last week of summer holidays and we’ll look forward to seeing everyone and beginning to make music next week!