Grade 8 Band Sweaters

Grade 8 students with the treble clef logo on their band sweaters, are asked to bring them to school to swap them for the band sweaters with the tiger logo.

Band Uniforms

As our Christmas Concert draws near, please be sure your child has all items needed for a band uniform; black dress pants (no athletic wear please), black shoes and black socks. Males will also need a white collared shirt. Band sweaters are provided to the musicians. More details can be found under the “Uniforms” tab on the blog.

Please take note of the upcoming band events:

  • Thursday, November 21, 3 pm-6 pm Cookie Dough Pick Up in the multi-purpose room next to the main office.
  • Thursday, November 21, 7:30 Wind Symphony Concert at the Homburg Theatre, Confederation Centre of the Arts. Students will meet in the lobby of the Centre at 7:10 pm. Students and their families are invited to a post-recital gathering at Wendy’s/Tim Hortons on University Avenue following the performance (individual payment).
  • Wednesday, December 11, 7:00 Christmas Concert in the school gymnasium.

Cookie Dough and Wind Symphony Concert

Two reminders for band students and their families this week:

Cookie Dough orders are available for pick up on Thursday, November 21, 3:00-6:00 pm in the multi-purpose room (next to the main office). If you are picking up multiple tubs of cookie dough, please bring a reusable bag with you. Orders that are not picked up will be donated (there are no facilities available at the school to store cookie dough).

Tickets for the Wind Symphony recital at the Homburg Theatre on Thursday November 21st are available to purchase from Mrs. Sorensen. $10 for students, $15 for adults. This concert provides an excellent opportunity for students and their families to experience high calibre music making in the best music hall on PEI! I hope to see you there!

Early Morning Band

Grade 9, just a reminder there is early morning band on Tuesday, November 12, 2019.

As winter weather draws near, all Grade 8 and Grade 9 families are encouraged to review the “Storm Closure, Delays and Cancellations” tab on the band blog.

UPEI Wind Symphony Performance

The UPEI Wind Symphony is the highest level performing wind band in all of Prince Edward Island. The music Dr. Karem J. Simon programmes for the ensemble is exciting, reflective and entertaining!

Stonepark Band students have the opportunity to hear the UPEI Wind Symphony perform a recital on Thursday, November 21, 2019 at the Homburg Theatre (Confederation Centre) at 7:30 pm. Tickets can be purchased through Mrs. Sorensen ($10 per student, $15 per adult).

Please read Dr. Karem J. Simon’s description of the works being performed at this recital:

UPEI Wind Symphony presents Into the Silent Land

The UPEI Wind Symphony will present its final performance of this Fall semester on Thursday, November 21 at 7:30 PM at the Homburg Theatre at the Confederation Centre of the Arts in Charlottetown.The centrepiece of the programming is “Into the Silent Land”. This profoundly emotional work reflects on the December 14, 2012 tragedy at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Sandy Hook, Connecticut, where twenty children and six educators were killed by a gunman. Written by American Steve Danyew, who attended this school for grades 3 -5, “Into the Silent Land” is both a funeral march and lament. It communicates through music the grief felt by the families of lost ones. Danyew incorporates an excerpt from Christina Rossetti’s poem “Remember”, which will be narrated by Johanna Forbes, an eleven-year old Grade 6 student from Spring Park Elementary School.

Among other works will be Gustav Holst’s “First Suite in Eb”, one of the signature works of the wind band repertoire. Oscar’s Navarro’s piece “The Fly” will also be performed. It is a highly descriptive and entertaining work. Soloist for this recital is Dr. Dale Sorensen, UPEI’s new brass professor. He will be featured in Guilmant’s “Morceau Symphonique”, which exploits the tonal, technical, and expressive elements of the trombone.

The Fly https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OGhV7fDlxxc

Remembrance Day Assembly

The Grade 9 Band will be performing (in uniform – black dress pants, black shoes and black socks for females and males, as well as a white collared shirt for males) as part of the Remembrance Day Assembly for Stonepark staff and students on Thursday, November 7, 2019.

If your student’s band sweater no longer fits, it can be exchanged for a different size on Tuesday or Wednesday of this week.

“Spooktacular” Performance

Congratulations to the Grade 9 band on their energetic and exciting performance at the Charlottetown Rural Family of Schools Concert! Students, you have put in a lot of effort into our rehearsals over the past few weeks and it has paid off. Be proud of how well you played tonight.

A reminder: no early morning band for Grade 9 on Thursday, October 31st.

Grade 9 Band – Concert Details

The Grade 9 band will be performing at Charlottetown Rural on Wednesday, October 30 as part of the Charlottetown Family of Schools Concert Series. The concert begins at 7:00 and family and friends are welcome to attend.

Students should arrive by 6:40. Please enter through the main doors or the side doors by the band room. We will all meet in the cafeteria; students will set up their instruments on the cafeteria tables at the back of the room.

All band students are encouraged to dress in a Halloween costume instead of band uniforms! It will be a fun night of “Spook”tacular music!