Drop The Needle: BASS - Listening Test - learn these 9 jazz/funk bass player names and get ready for a "drop the needle" test on any of the tracks. Please listen with good speakers/headphones. These are the bass players: RAY BROWN, PAUL CHAMBERS, RON CARTER, JACO PASTORIUS, ESPERANZA SPALDING, JODI PROZNICK, JAMES JAMERSON, BOOTSY COLLINS, CHRISTIAN MCBRIDE

For the test, you will only be able to hear audio (no video will be shown). You only have to name the bass player (you do not have to name the song or other musicians on the tracks). I might start the song in the middle, or towards the end, or at the beginning. Listen closely and find things that make each song distinctive. For example, what instruments do you hear playing overall? What is the tempo?  What is the style? All of these sorts of things will help make this easier to do. 

https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLUIX-Ckb9R-_KpVHrjOiaP103W2FFuywC


Who 'Dat in 'Da Hat

 Please click on this link to play!

https://forms.office.com/Pages/ResponsePage.aspx?id=LV7swROUrEqeab99Ida2QltNMafXOIRFq1dA4IkXt-pUM1NFRTZPT09FOUEzUzBXNFc5VllEWjFGRS4u


Music Showcase Auditions-click link below to register for an audition!

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1jRVPLwQxzfX1lEozSD2Sb-AAWEVyaP8YyoPvBTG07dY/edit?usp=sharing

Eat pie & support music!

Just in time for the holidays, we are pleased to announce that we are teaming up with local Burnaby company, The Pie Hole!

Between November 28th and December 13th, you can place an order for fresh or frozen pies though their website, and 25% of all sales will go back to the music department.  Money raised will help to purchase a new piano for the band room, percussion equipment, music etc.  Pies will be available for pick up at 7832 6th St, Burnaby, BC on Monday, December 16th  between 10am- 6pm.  (If you are not able to pick up your order, please let me know and I can get it for you and bring it to school the following day!) 

Check out the selection of sweet and savoury pies, with vegan and gluten free options too, at

"AFTER THE SPRING CONCERT" PLANS

WEEK 1: May 21-May 24 2019: Grad ceremony prep (choir), sightreading/small groups (band), celebration class if missed, drama productions/media arts awards/etc. 
WEEK 2: May 27-May 31 2019:  Grad ceremony prep (choir), sightreading/small groups (band), **NEW Rhythm Dictation Test, Conducting Test, Sightreading Test
WEEK 3: June 3-June 7 2019: ALL small group performances band starting Monday!
SR JAZZ-Group 1 Beatitudes, Group 2 All For One, Group 3 Sweet Georgia Brown
**NEW Rhythm Dictation Test, Conducting Test, Sightreading Test
WEEK 4: June 10-June 14 2019: **NEW Rhythm Dictation Test, Conducting Test, Sightreading Test
NEW---Cleaning instruments and year and wrap up-dedicate one class to organizing music, and dedicate one class to instrument cleaning. The instrument cleaning class is when inventory stuff gets done.
ALL choir small group performances June 10-11. Instrument cleaning and music collection tests. All students should receive a high mark for this assignment because if it's not ready I will tell you and you will have another class to still fix any issues. We'll have lots of cleaning supplies plus a vacuum to use in your case. Music collecting/organizing/highlighting on large fold out tables. Instrument inventory update and return instruments. Label all instruments with serial #/school name etc with silver highlighter.
All rented South instruments go in one pile. Music store will go through pile and take those instruments needing further cleaning/repair. 
WEEK 5:  Tuesday June 18 (DAY 2) AND Wednesday June 19 2019 (DAY 1) (Last day of classes)

AFTER LAST DAY OF REG CLASSES OVER:
Short music performance (8 mins.) in the theatre for grade 7s

Last week of school: Clean up , organize scores and percussion equipment etc.

Whister Repertoire April 2019

Please note: this is a judged festival we are participating in. All musicians are responsible for practising outside of class (choir should memorize all music) and attending all rehearsals. If rehearsals are missed musicians will be asked to email an audio recording of their performance in order to be able to play/sing with the ensemble in Whistler. The conductors reserve the right to ask a musician to sit out of performing if they have not prepared themselves for the festival while they are in Whistler. This is all about the team effort! Let's sound strong!

BAND
CHOIR
Our Choir Rep
Come Unto Me - SAB
Nda Wana - Sofia/Himmit on solo part - Evens on sticks, Cheryl on Djembe
The Luckiest SAB - Cheryl piano - solo Daniel Mendoza & Jaden Bullock
I Choose Love SAB - Cheryl piano

Two Mass Choir Pieces
The Road Not Taken
Carpenters Of God

All Term 3 Homework/Playing Tests/Concert Rep - ALL CLASSES

ONLINE BAND THEORY May 1 (Day 1)/ May 2 (Day 2)
Please click on the "Band Theory Tests" tab above, and find your class assignment as well as helpful online tutorials related to the assignments. Please follow the instructions to PRINT OFF your homework, and ask me and/or your section leader if you need any help!

CONCERT REPERTOIRE

Jr Band:
(Ms. Carley)

Int Band:
?
?

Orchestra
(Ms. Carley)

Senior Band
(Ms. Carley)

INTERMISSION

Junior Jazz:
Undecided
Touchdown Tony

Sr Jazz:
Paranoid Android
Superstition

Choir:
Nda Wana (Cheryl on Djembe, Evens on sticks) Himmet/Sofia N solo
The Luckiest - 2 soloists
Come Unto Me OR Hotaru Koi
(Backpocket: Be Like The Bird/Kancho)

Chamber Choir:
Water Fountain
Sleep (*if 90% ready by Apr 30)
Indodana
(Backpocket: Be Like The Bird/Kancho)


ROSES PRESENTATION

END OF CONCERT
-------------------

Grad Ceremony:
1) O Canada
2) The Call (solo: Mayvee?)
3) ?
4) God Save The Queen


REPERTOIRE PLAYING TESTS - (Day 1)/ (Day 2)



Music Showcase Thurs March 7 (Day 2) AUDITION SIGN-UP. Auditions are Feb 13/14/15.

AUDITIONS ARE NOW COMPLETE. SEE CLASSROOM FOR LIST.

We're excited to invite all teachers with their classes to the Michael J. Fox Theatre to attend this year's annual Music Showcase. This fun student-driven event is a sampling of small ensemble work from a variety of self-directed student groups. You will hear a variety of pop, folk, guitar, band, classical, jazz music and singers!

All Class Announcements

Chocolate for Whistler Fundraising. How many boxes do you want of dark/milk? Please fill out form. $40/per box, $20 comes off your Whistler fee. Whistler fee due mid-Feb.
Snr jazz- Fri Jan 25
Chamber-Sat Jan 26
Feb 14-auditions for March music showcase in MJF
(Wed Jan 9- Health Survey @10:22am)

All Term 2 Homework and Playing Test assignments - ALL CLASSES

SCALES PLAYING TESTS Feb 4 (Day 1) or Feb 5 (Day 2)
Jr Band: Scales 1-7 (50bpm)
Int Band: 1-8 (65bpm)
Jr Jazz: 1-8 (65bpm)
Sr Jazz: 1-10 (95 bpm)
CHOIR: The Luckiest, Come Unto Me

REPERTOIRE TESTS Tuesday Feb 19 (Day 1)/Wednesday Feb 20 (Day 2)
Jr Band:  (everybody) or (flutes)
Int Band:
Jr Jazz: solo from
Sr Jazz: solo from

BAND THEORY Feb 14 (day 1) or Feb 15 (day 2)
Please click on the "Band Theory Tests" tab above, and find your class assignment as well as helpful online tutorials related to the assignments. Please follow the instructions to PRINT OFF your homework, and ask me and/or your section leader if you need any help!
Band Theory Tests due date for Second Term:

Term 1 Homework/Playing Tests/Concert Rep - ALL CLASSES

SCALES PLAYING TESTS - Tues. Oct 9 (Day 1)/Wed. Oct 10 (Day 2)
Int Band: 1, 2, 3, 4 (65bpm) with arpeggios
Jr Jazz: 1, 2, 3, 4 (65bpm) with arpeggios
Sr Jazz: Play 37, 41, 45, 1, 5, 9, 13, 17 No arpeggios. Test speed is 95bpm in eighth notes
Chromatic Scale: starts at low concert F chromatically up two octaves then down.
Drums: Level 3
Piano: Etude of your choice from Oscar Peterson book
CHOIR:

REPERTOIRE TESTS - Thurs Nov 15 (Day 2)/ Fri Nov 16 (Day 1)
Int Band: Pictures at an Exhibition mm19-20 AND Great Locomotive Chase mm1-102
Jr Jazz:
Sr Jazz: Swing Shift
Altos- 20-21, 28-29, 71-80, 87-88, 105-112, 130-134
Tenors- 20-21, 28-29, 71-80, 87-88, 105-112, 130-134
Bari- 20-21, 28-29, 87-88, 105-112, 130-134
Tpt- 32, 43-44, 91-92, 113-120
Tbn-43-44, 113-120
Guitar- 9-24
Piano-Freddie Freeloader solo
Bass-CARAVAN 105-120
Drums-111-128

Concert Choir:
Chamber Choir:

ONLINE BAND THEORY Thurs Nov 1/Fri Nov 2 (Day 2)
Please click on the "Band Theory Tests" tab above, and find your class assignment as well as helpful online tutorials related to the assignments. Please follow the instructions to PRINT OFF your homework, and ask me and/or your section leader if you need any help!

CONCERT REPERTOIRE
Concert Choir: Rembembrance Day: O Canada, Flanders Fields, I Choose Love, God Save The Queen
Chamber Choir: Remembrance Day: same as Concert Choir PLUS Muusika
Concert Choir VOICES 41: 2 songs (Wade In The Water, Silent Night, Nda Wana, Walk Out On The Water, I Choose Love)
Chamber Choir VOICES 41: 2 songs (Muusika, Wanting Memories)
Concert Choir: WINTER CONCERT: 3 (Silent Night, Wade In The Water)
Chamber Choir: WINTER CONCERT: 2 Muusika, Wanting Memories (OR Locus Iste)
Int Band: Pictures at an Exhibition (TIMPANI: Dabin (tune Bb,D then change D to Eb then Eb to F), PERC 1(snare, bass drum): Daniel, Justin, PERC 2: Mukhill (Triangle, Low Tom, Whip, Tambo, Sus Cymbal, Crash Cymbal, Gong), MALLETS (Melanie/Cindy/Rosalie (Bells, Xylophone, Chimes
The Great Locomotive Chase: (TIMPANI: Dabin (tune G, A,D),
 PERC 1(drum kit snare/bass drum): Daniel, Justin, PERC 2: Mukhill (Sus Cymbal, Wind Chimes, Anvil, Crash Cymbals, Triangle, Train Whistle, Cabasa), MALLETS (Melanie/Cindy/Rosalie (Xylophone, Chimes

Jr Jazz: Funky Sam (solo #1  solo #2 ), Birdland (solo #1  solo #2 )
Sr Jazz: Sack Of Woe (solo #1 ? solo #2 ?), Swing Shift (solo #1 ? solo #2 ?), Xmas song

Order Burnaby South Music shirts/hoodies here!

The Music Department is excited to announce a very limited time offer.  We have been working with Selects Performance to offer Burnaby South Music Department Clothing! Items will be available for purchase online at:
https://selectsteamshop.com/collections/Burnaby-south-music-dept

There are black shirts in both long and short-sleeved versions, which can be worn as concert dress during performances and tours. Also available are hoodies in both a zip-up and pull-over style.

The order deadline is _____.  

Whistler Meetings/Rehearsals etc

Whistler Rehearsal Schedule
BAND REHEARSAL SCHEDULE


THURSDAY APRIL 12th Period 2 (10:22AM-11:40AM) BAND rehearsal in Band room)
FRIDAY APRIL 13th at 7:30 am in the band room (please ask your music teacher if you need a note to be excused from your early morning class)
WEDNESDAY APRIL 18th Period 9 7:30-8:30 am. In the Band Room .
FRIDAY APRIL 20th Period 9 7:30-8:30 am. In the Band Room
Tuesday, April 24th Period 8 1:50pm-3:08pm In the Band Room
Thursday April 26th at 7:30am-8:30am 
Thursday April 26th Lunch Time Meeting with Administrators


CHOIR REHEARSAL SCHEDULE
THURSDAY APRIL 12 Period 4 (1:50PM-3:10PM) CHOIR rehearsal in choir room)
WED APRIL 18 COLLAB (8:45AM-9:30AM) CHOIR rehearsal in choir room)
FRIDAY APRIL 20 PERIOD 1 (8:45AM-10:07AM) CHOIR rehearsal in choir room)
TUES APRIL 24 LUNCH (11:45AM-12:25PM) CHOIR rehearsal in choir room)
WED APRIL 25 COLLAB (8:45AM-9:30AM) CHOIR rehearsal in choir room)
Thursday April 26th Lunch Time Meeting with Administrators



Have you signed up for the Remind app yet?!
Whistler Trip 2018
Remind App code: (289)-205-1119


Then text: @whistlertr

Whistler Repertoire

Please note: this is a judged festival we are participating in. All musicians are responsible for practising outside of class (choir should memorize all music) and attending all rehearsals. If rehearsals are missed musicians will be asked to email an audio recording of their performance in order to be able to play/sing with the ensemble in Whistler. The conductors reserve the right to ask a musician to sit out of performing if they have not prepared themselves for the festival while they are in Whistler. This is all about the team effort! Let's sound strong!

BAND

CHOIR

Two Mass Choir Pieces
“As the Ship Went Down, You Never Looked Finer”, to be conducted by Carrie Tennant. It is newly published by Cypress Press in the VYC series. Here is a link to Carrie conducting the piece with the Coastal Sound Youth Choir 

Blood On The Saddle 

Our Choir Rep
All To Soon - Hatfield
Fix You 

All Term 2 Homework/Playing Tests/Concert Rep - ALL CLASSES

REPERTOIRE TESTS - 
JR BAND: Flutes, Clarinets, Alto Sax: mm 62-77 of Haunted Carousel
Trumpets 24-39 of Haunted Carousel - all play high!
Tenor Sax 45-63 of Haunted Carousel
Bari, B. Clar, Bassoon, Baritone/Tbn, Bass Drums mm75-93 of Brentwood Pass

INT BAND: Creed-anything mm1-36

JR JAZZ: Stella: Trumpet/Tbns 33-48
Saxes coda to end
Piano 33-48

Sr Jazz:
Drums/piano/guitar mm10-36. Bass: funk line, Winds: mm45-49

ONLINE BAND THEORY Feb 14 (Day 2)/ Feb 15 (Day 1)
Please click on the "Band Theory Tests" tab above, and find your class assignment as well as helpful online tutorials related to the assignments. Please follow the instructions to PRINT OFF your homework, and ask me and/or your section leader if you need any help!

SCALES PLAYING TESTS - DONE! (Day 1)/ (Day 2)
Jr Band: Scales  (50bpm)
Int Band:  (65bpm)
Jr Jazz:  (65bpm)
Sr Jazz:  (95bpm)


CONCERT REPERTOIRE
Choir:
Jr Band:
Int Band:
Jr Jazz: ? (solo #1 ? solo #2 ?)
Sr Jazz: ? (solo #1 ? solo #2 ?)

Wednesday Dec 20 (Day 1) clinic LUNCHTIME

NIMBUS RECORDING SCHOOL
We will be there around 10 to set up.  Workshop will be a combo of Ableton/electronic music and a talk about what Nimbus offers.  Then through lunch we will open it up a bit and hopefully get a cool recording thing going on plus i will be around to talk about our programs if students are keen:)  Looking forward to this!

https://www.lynda.com/Ableton-Live-tutorials/Welcome/120600/131986-4.html

All Term 1 Homework/Playing Tests/Concert Rep - ALL CLASSES

SCALES PLAYING TESTS - Tues. October 10 (Day 1)/Wed. Oct 11 (Day 2)
Jr Band: Scales 1, 2, 3, 4 (50bpm) no arpeggios required.
Int Band: 1, 2, 3, 4 (65bpm)
Jr Jazz: 1, 2, 3, 4 (65bpm)
Sr Jazz: 1, 2, 3, 4 (95bpm) OR FISH 'N GRITS bars 83-111
CHOIR: Spiritual OR In Remembrance

REPERTOIRE TESTS - Wed Nov 15 (Day 1)/ Thurs Nov 16 (Day 2)
Jr Band: Mystic Journey (ALL except saxes), Dr. Rockenstein (Saxes only 33-end)
Int Band: Cathedral Grove
Jr Jazz: Work Song (solos for Nathaniel/Annie/Fred/Rebecca)
Sr Jazz: Woodwinds/Brass: solo from Stolen Moments; Guitar/Piano: Chords from L'il James; Bass/Drums: Los Brujos
Concert Choir: Wondrous Cool
Chamber Choir: Wondrous Cool (Quartets), and Benedictus

ONLINE BAND THEORY Wed Nov 1 (Day 1)/ Thurs Nov 2 (Day 2)
Please click on the "Band Theory Tests" tab above, and find your class assignment as well as helpful online tutorials related to the assignments. Please follow the instructions to PRINT OFF your homework, and ask me and/or your section leader if you need any help!

CONCERT REPERTOIRE
Concert Choir VOICES 41: Spiritual, Wondrous Cool (Fix You)
Chamber Choir VOICES 41: Benedictus, In Remembrance
Concert Choir: WINTER CONCERT: Fix You, Spiritual, Wondrous Cool
Chamber Choir: WINTER CONCERT: Benedictus, The Seal Lullaby
Jr Band: Mystic Journey, Ceremonium
Int Band: Cyclone, Cathedral Grove
Jr Jazz: ? (solo #1 ? solo #2 ?) Pink Panther Remix
Sr Jazz: ? (solo #1 ? solo #2 ?)