IMPORTANT DATES

Burnaby South Music Department Concert & Rehearsal Dates for 2018/2019
Dates subject to change. This page is updated frequently, so please check it regularly. Put the events that apply to you in your calendar.
NOTE: ANYTHING HIGHLIGHTED IN YELLOW NEEDS TO BE CONFIRMED
EventLocationDate/info
Burnaby Firefighters’ Christmas Angel Breakfast & Toy Drive (Senior Jazz 7:30am, INT Band 8:45am)
Big Band
We Three Kings
Rudolph
Frosty
Holly Jolly
I Heard The Bells
Silent Night
Christmas Time is Here (not from the book)
HILTON HOTEL 6083 McKay Ave, Burnaby, BC V5H 2W7Friday December 14 (DAY 2) Free FULL breakfast before! HILTON 3rd floor 7am breakfast (arrive 7:15am at the latest!) 7:30am show, 8am finish You are responsible to bring your instrument and music. Underground parking available. Parents are welcome and can have free breakfast IF they bring toy or something to donate.
VSO ConnectsMon Dec 17 8am-9am
SMALL ENSEMBLES FOR INTERACT CLUB CANDY CANES DISTRUBUTION MUSICMain lobby & Entrance from Rumble Street.Thurs Dec 20th (Day 2)--7:45am-8:45am for candy canes distribution
Late slips given.
Use 12 page Holiday Flexible arrangments books
Dec 6-21
FRIDAY DEC 21 (DAY 1) LAST DAY OF CLASSES BEFORE HOLIDAY BREAK
MONDAY JAN 7 (DAY 2) FIRST DAY OF CLASSES AFTER HOLIDAY BREAK
Symphonic Encounters
A Whole Lotta Shakin’: from Swing to Rock
Michael Krajewski, conductor
Dave Bennett & Quartet
One of the all-time greats, Benny Goodman’s influence on jazz, swing, big band, and popular music was unsurpassed. Dave Bennett and his quartet perform a loving and authentic tribute to The King of Swing, in a fantastic concert that features all of Goodman’s hits, including the timeless classics Moonglow, I’ve Got Rhythm, Slipped Disc, and of course, Sing Sing Sing.Friday, January 11 (Day 2)
11am
Feeder School Visits - Gr 7 band classesVarious elementary schoolsJan 14-18, backup is Jan 21-25
District Band Night
(Senior Concert Band only)
Michael J. Fox Theatre (Burnaby South Secondary)Wed Jan 16 (Day 1)
Course Selection Night for Grade 7-11 parents
SMALL CONCERT BAND ENSEMBLES
PERFORMANCE
AND CHAMBER CHOIR PERFORMANCE
CONCERT BAND Setup in Foyer 5:30pm, play 5:45ish to 6:05ish in the school entrance, near the office. The evening officially starts with a presentation in the theatre at 6:00. FREE PIZZA DINNER IN D227 AT 6:15pm
CHAMBER CHOIR: Arrive no later than 5:30pm for warmup, sing in MJF 5:50pm-6pm. FREE PIZZA DINNER IN D227 AT 6:15pm
Thurs Jan 17 (Day 2)
5:30pm until 6:00pm
Organized by councilor Ms. Duhamel-Conover
Night runs officially from 6pm-8pm.
Teachers Got TalentMichael J. Fox Theatre (Burnaby South Secondary)Thurs/Fri Jan 17/18 LUNCH TIME
SENIOR JAZZ in CAFETERIA LUNCH TIME for Arts WeekCafeteriaFri Jan 25 (DAY 2)
Trumpet Clinic - 12-1pm (late slips provided)
Kyle Axford
Trombone Clinic 12-1pm (late slips provided)- Andrew Poreir
Clarient Clinic- 12-1pm (late slips provided)
Julie Begg
Choir Roomend of Jan
Feeder School Visit - CHOIR WITH COUNSELORS
(counsellors will drive, students also talk about locks, some schools are walkable)
Biggest Feeder Schools: Maywood, Nelson, Clinton. Lower Priority: Glenwood, Suncrest, Taylor, WIndsor, Marlborough)
Black History Monthhttps://www.canada.ca/en/canadian-heritage/campaigns/black-history-month.html
Oscar Peterson https://youtu.be/NTJhHn-TuDY
Feb 1-28 every year
DAYTIME COURSE SELECTIONS ASSEMBLIES BY GRADEMichael J. Fox TheatreTues Feb 5 (Day 2)
The counsellors will be holding grade assemblies. During these assemblies we will be giving students information on the Course Selection Process, required courses, electives, etc.
Kiwanis Music Festival JAZZRichmondTues Feb 13-Wed Feb 14
Valentine’s Serenades
-Mr. Wilson/Ms. Carley have final say on auditions
-group of students get full day to go around
-celebration pizza lunch on day of performance
Around entire schoolWed Feb 14 (DAY 1)
Choir Clinic with Ms. Carrie Taylor from Burnaby CentralChoir Room2017 end of February
Choir Clinic with Mr. Brian TateChoir Room2017 beginning of March
ONE song at MaywoodMaywood Elementary2017 early March
11:00am to 11:45am
FEB 14th/15th TERM 2 ONLINE THEORY HOMEWORK DUE
District Jazz Night - SENIOR JAZZ
NOTES:
-arrive between 6-6:30pm. Concert begins at 7pm and ends approximately 9pm.
-all bands will remain in Michael J Fox Theatre for the entire performance and will have their instruments and music with them in their seats. When called upon, they will come down to the stage and set up. When finished they return to their seats in the Michael J. Fox Theatre. At the end of the concert EVERYONE returns to their assigned room to pack up and collect their belongings.
Vocal jazz is invited.
Korg synth provided.
Use our acoustic bass amp. Provide 2 bass amps and 2 guitar amps
We are responsible for our own patch cords/sticks/mallets and collecting them
Michael J. Fox Theatre (Burnaby South Secondary)
-Guests enter left hand side door of MJF and pay $5 (cash only) at box office to music council volunteers. Guests receive stamp and we track numbers and money
-sliding doors on right hand side of MJF will be closed the whole night to so that guests have to enter on the side of the box office.
-the zone door into the school's main lobby must remain closed so that people enter through the MJF doors and NOT through the main lobby of the school
-2 MJF theatre ushers will be on duty checking stamps as people walk into the actual theatre.
-concession WILL be open and run by theatre staff
-The South music council is running all other things
-parents/guests sit in lower bowl of theatre
Tues Feb 19 (Day 1)

Room bookings:
BURNABY SOUTH BAND (D227 Band Room)
CARIBOO (D223 Choir Room)
NORTH (C238/249 Multipurpose)
ALPHA (Gallery)
MOUNTAIN (D131 Drama 2)
EXTRA ROOM IF NEEDED (D128 Drama 1)
EXTRA ROOM IF NEEDED (On-stage, storage in room C103)

Mr. Wilson - Check that everyone is ready before counting in :)
It’s time to audition for BCMEA!
Rebel Nations Rehearsal (run by Mr. Kwan)Tues Feb 19 (Day 1) 3pm-10:30
Rebel Nations (run by Mr. Kwan)MJFThurs Feb 21 (Day 1) 3pm-10:30
WED MAR 6 TERM 2 MARKS DUE
Music Showcase Concert
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!
Michael J. Fox Theatre (Burnaby South Secondary)Thurs March 7 (Day 2) 8am-3pm
(see document “How to run Music Showcase”)
International Women’s DayBlind Auditons in Orchestras: https://www.google.ca/amp/s/amp.theguardian.com/women-in-leadership/2013/oct/14/blind-auditions-orchestras-gender-biasFri March 8 every year (Day 1)
FRI MARCH 15 LAST DAY OF CLASSES BEFORE SPRING BREAK (DAY 2)
MON APRIL 1 FIRST DAY OF CLASSES (DAY 1)
Kiwanis Music Festival CHOIRRichmondApr 10-13
Intermediate choir festival (for elementary schools)

Jillian McQueen
Head Teacher
Music Specialist
Forest Grove Elementary School, Burnaby
Each choir presents 2 pieces. Our adjudicator (TBA) will then give feedback to your choir that you can take forward into other festivals/performances you may have later in the year. Where possible, we try to match elementary feeder schools with their secondary schools.

We will also send a massed piece to be learned by all the participating choirs and shared at the end of each session. This year we have chosen a simple canon based on Mozart and arranged by Donald Moore (published by Alfred). We will hopefully have a ShowTrax accompaniment shortly to make your accompanying-life simpler. It's a 2-pt arrangement, but TB's can mirror the SA's down the octave quite easily.
Please consider participating in this performance opportunity to keep our choral programs thriving (it's great PR and encourages students to enrol in secondary choir!)
LAST YEAR WAS Apr 16/17/18
The festival will be held at Michael J. Fox Theatre. There are four spots for secondary choirs available:
JANET NORDSTRAND EVENT - NOT BURNABY SOUTH District Honours Ensemble 6:30pmMichael J. Fox Theatre (Burnaby South Secondary)LAST YEAR WAS Apr 19
Choir Clinic: Douglas College in New Westminster. Eric Hannan
Head of Choirs and Voice
Douglas College, New Westminster BC
hannane@douglascollege.ca
bringing chamber choir, Chorale.
Choir Room
Usually when we visit schools, we sing a few songs for each other (your group, my group), occasionally do something together if it works out, and I can work with the whole group or your group alone – we do whatever you think best for your students. I use it as a recruiting tool, and to give my students more experience performing. If I work with your group, it also gives high school singers experience with another conductor, if that is desired, and perhaps a fresh look at the repertoire they’re singing.
mid-April?
Whistler-Cantando-
Band/Choir
WhistlerFri Apr 26 (DAY 2) - Sun Apr 28 (2 nights, 3 days)
http://cantando.org/whistler/schedule.html
Kiwanis Music Festival BANDRichmondApr 30-May 3
MAY 1st/2nd TERM 3 ONLINE THEORY HOMEWORK DUE
Choir Festival - Synergy, Coastal Sound Youth ChoirLAST YEAR Salvation Army Cariboo Hill 7195 Cariboo Road, BurnabyLAST YEAR Sat May 5 9:30am-3:30pm
Elementary Festival Of Beginning Bandsearly May
Spring Concert RehearsalsMichael J. Fox Theatre (Burnaby South Secondary)Tues May 14 (Day 1)
Spring Concert Band/Orchestra/ Choir/Chamber Choir/Jazz Bands Spring Concert
Flowers for Gr 12s
Michael J. Fox Theatre (Burnaby South Secondary)Wed May 15 (DAY 2)
Students arrive no later than 6:30pm, Concert begins at 7pm
Bake Sale, refreshments, and 50/50 raffles organized by music council.
Tickets $8 (students/seniors $5)
Choir -Even though there are microphones, sing out like you are singing to the back row! At the same time, be mindful that all whispering is audible to the audience.

Trick your brain to treat nervousness as just excitement to sing!

Our singing is not about us, it is FOR THE AUDIENCE.
CHOIR-School Leaving Ceremonies
General outline of event:
Attire: all black.
Once Gr12 grads fill their rows and save their seat in audience, Gr 12 choir members come up to stage to join Gr 8-11s on risers to get ready for “O Canada”.
O Canada - Whole choir sings

Last Year we did “This Is Me”
After song all Gr8-11 choir students sit quietly on risers. ALL GRADE 12 MEMBERS GO TO THEIR SEATS IN AUDIENCE. Once the grade 12's who are singing other song have received their diploma they come back to me and wait to sing.
Grads cross stage (reminder, Grade 12 choir students GO BACK TO YOUR SEATS IN AUDIENCE)
FINAL SONG TBA

God Save The Queen-Gr 8-11 choir sings, but Grade 12s help from their seats in audience!
Bill Copeland Centre
3676 Kensington Ave, Burnaby
Students make their own way after school:
Be there at 4pm!
Approx 45 minute journey by transit:
Burnaby South Secondary School
walk to Royal Oak Station
Take Expo Line to Metrotown Station
METROTOWN STN BAY 6 –
Take the 144 SFU
Arriving At: NORTHBOUND KENSINGTON AVE AT JOE SAKIC WAY

OTHER NOTES:
-Area mics only
-Risers provided
-Will be an electric keyboard for us
-Acoustic guitar that "plugs in" will be D.I. Cable there into sound system
-this is a big hockey arena

Choir -Even though there are microphones, sing out like you are singing to the back row! At the same time, be mindful that all whispering is audible to the audience.

Trick your brain to treat nervousness as just excitement to sing!

Our singing is not about us, it is FOR THE AUDIENCE.
Saturday May 25 (DAY 1)
-Leave South at 2:50pm
-Arrive by 4pm
-sound check around 430-5 PM
-Pizza between 5 PM and 6 PM
-Doors open at 6 PM
-Ceremony runs 7 PM-8:45 PM

Click here for stage plot
1) 3-4 area microphones to cover all of the mass choir songs (risers too pls)
2) 4 solo vocal microphones on microphone stands for soloists (these 4 solo vocal microphones should be set up in front of the main choir so that the soloists step forward for the song). Wired vocal microphones are fine.
3) monitors for the soloists to hear themselves


Talk to pro-show to confirm no backing tracks
MONDAY JUNE 3 (DAY 1) GR 8-11 AWARDS ASSEMBLIES
Choir-Russell Wallace (First Nations)Choir RoomMID-JUNE?
THURS JUNE 20 (“TUTORIAL DAY”) LAST DAY OF CLASSES
FRI JUNE 21 TERM 3 MARKS DUE
Senior Band Performance for incoming Grade 8s (Rebel For A Day)Michael J. Fox Theatre (Burnaby South Secondary)Wed June 27
PAST EVENTS FROM THE 2018-2019 SCHOOL YEAR
SCHOOL OPENS TUES SEPT 4 2018
First Lesson Night (for beginners needing a free first lesson from specialist AND to rent an instrument)Byrne Creek SecondaryTuesday Sept 18 (Day 2)
TERM 1 SCALES PLAYING TESTS: OCT 11/12
Symphonic Encounters
Otto Tausk, conductor
Cedric Tiberghien, piano* Kodály
Bartók
Beethoven Dances of Galánta
Piano Concerto No. 3*
Symphony No. 7
OrpheumFri Sep 28 (Day 1) 10am
Orange Shirt Dayhttp://www.orangeshirtday.org/phyllis-story.htmlFriday Sept 28 (Day 1)
Timberline Ranch Jr. Concert Band/Choir TripTimberline Ranch, Maple RidgeEnd of Oct
Lynch Bus Lines
Pick up (Schools): 1:30PM?
Pick up return: (Timberline): 1:00PM?
Remembrance Day REHEARSAL
(Senior band and choir)
Michael J. Fox Theatre (Burnaby South Secondary)Thurs November 8 (Day 2) …. 7am-3pm
(? 8:45AM until lunch? QUICK REHEARSAL. Be ready to stand in formation and go. After mid-morning break run whole assembly (note for Mr. Wilson: My classes can watch or have study block)
Remembrance Day Assemblies (Senior band and choir)Gr. 10 & Adult Ed 9:10 am
Gr. 12, BCSD& Oral 10:40 am
Gr. 8/9 12:45 pm
Gr. 11 - 2:10 pm

Bring your classes down 10 minutes prior to the time noted below so that we can start the assemblies promptly.
Michael J. Fox Theatre (Burnaby South Secondary)
Remembrance Day is a sombre occasion where we pay tribute to those who have lost their lives to war. There should be no applause or talking during the service. The audience should stand for the entrance of the platform party, for the singing of “O Canada” and during the last post. Students should remain standing until the end of the assembly after the post (Includes “God Save the Queen”). Have students leave their belongings in class. No cell phones in the theatre. Please remove hats in the theatre. According to the members of the Legion, it is disrespectful to wear more than one poppy.
Fri November 9 (Day 1)
- all day (4 assemblies)
*Oh Canada choir *Flanders Field choir
*other song I Choose Love *Muusika
*God Save Our Queen (collab with band)
(Pizza lunch for every performing student in Multi-Purpose Room!)
Choir -Even though there are microphones, sing out like you are singing to the back row! At the same time, be mindful that all whispering is audible to the audience.

Trick your brain to treat nervousness as just excitement to sing!

Our singing is not about us, it is FOR THE AUDIENCE.
TERM 1 ONLINE THEORY HOMEWORK DUE NOV 1st/2nd
TERM 1 REPERTOIRE TESTS NOV 15/16
Choir ClinicsChoir RoomThursday Nov 22
District Choral Evening Voices 41
(this is an event mostly for STUDENTS only, as there will be hundreds of young singers filling the theatre. However, limited parent seating is available. No tickets are sold at the door!! Tickets MUST be purchased in advance)
Michael J. Fox Theatre (Burnaby South Secondary)
Central concert choir
South chamber choir
Cariboo concert choir
Alpha concert choir
Central's Chamber B
Moscrop concert choir
Mountain concert choir
Central's chamber A
South concert choir
Mountain chamber choir​
Mon November 26 (Day 2)
Notes: Please arrive at South by 6:15pm. All choirs must be sitting in the theatre by 6:30 for a group warmup. At 6:45 the audience will enter the theatre. Each choir will go to the stage directly from their seats in the audience.
*Tickets for the concert will not be available at the door but we will pre-sell them for $5.00. Mr. Wilson has only 20 tickets to sell.
Choir -Even though there are microphones, sing out like you are singing to the back row! At the same time, be mindful that all whispering is audible to the audience.

Trick your brain to treat nervousness as just excitement to sing!

Our singing is not about us, it is FOR THE AUDIENCE.
PAC parent holiday social - a small group who could come to performMulti-Purpose Room - Burnaby South SecLAST YEAR WAS December 4 -between 7pm and 7:10 pm (come to perform at the beginning of the event)
Winter Concert RehearsalsMichael J. Fox Theatre (Burnaby South Secondary)Mon December 3 (Day 1)
Winter Concert RehearsalsMichael J. Fox Theatre (Burnaby South Secondary)Tues December 4 (Day 2)
CHAMBER/SR JAZZ/ORCHESTRA/JR BANDMichael J. Fox Theatre (Burnaby South Secondary)Wed Dec 5 (Day 1) 9:45am-10:30am (not a collab day)
Winter Concert
CONCERT BANDS/JAZZ BANDS/CHOIR ORCHESTRA/ HANDBELLS
Michael J. Fox Theatre (Burnaby South Secondary)Wed Dec 5 (Day 1)
Students arrive no later than 6:30pm, Concert begins at 7pm
Bake Sale, refreshments, and 50/50 raffles organized by music council.
Tickets $8 (students/seniors $5)
Choir -Even though there are microphones, sing out like you are singing to the back row! At the same time, be mindful that all whispering is audible to the audience.
Trick your brain to treat nervousness as just excitement to sing!

Our singing is not about us, it is FOR THE AUDIENCE.
WEDNESDAY DEC 5 TERM 1 MARKS DUE