Online Composition Workshops

Dr. Richard Covey from the UPEI Music Department will be hosting online composition workshop sessions during the month of July. The sessions will focus on:

  • Rhythms
  • Notes, scales, intervals, harmonies dynamics and other aspects of music
  • Introduction to free notation software – MuseScore3!
  • Creating your own music on your computer

The 8 half hour sessions are $20 and will be hosted on Zoom. For more information or to register, email Dr. Covey at rcovey@upei.ca – please include your name, age and the school you attend.

Grade 6 Application Process Update

Stonepark Band Acceptance notifications were sent out today by email. Please fill out and submit the Google Form by Friday, June 5, 2020.

Please note, the annual Charlottetown Area Band Camp will NOT be held this year. Junior High Band teachers are working together to explore other options to be held in September at our individual schools – more information will be available in September.

Music Monday and “May the 4th be With You!”

People across the world annually celebrate MUSIC on the first Monday in May; known as MUSIC MONDAY. This year, Music Monday falls on May 4th – a date widely recognized by those who love Star Wars.

So,” May the 4th be with you” as you celebrate Star Wars AND Music Monday today!

The Imperial March – The Los Angeles Philharmonic and conducted by composer John Williams

Star Wars – Cantina Band – The Danish National Symphony Orchestra

Grade 7 Band Registration 2020-2021

Due to COVID-19, further information regarding the Grade 7 Band program at Stonepark (including information about band camp) will be provided at a later date. Please continue to check the homepage of this blog as well as the “Application Process – Grade 6” tab.

If your Grade 6 student has not yet applied for band, and would like to, please email Mrs. Sorensen at sdsorensen@edu.pe.ca for an application form.

Grade 10 Band Registration Information

As students and families make decisions about Grade 10 Registration this week, the band teachers at Charlottetown Rural (Mr. Parsons) and at Colonel Gray (Mr. Dorion) would like to pass on some information regarding the band programs at their schools.

A few things to keep in mind:

  • the band program is semestered, so a three year commitment is not required.
  • there are a variety of ensembles students can participate in; R&B Band, Jazz Band, Musicals as well as music festivals and band trips
  • band students are often involved in athletics, French Immersion and IB programs

I encourage you to read through the information links listed below, for more information regarding the high school band programs. If you have any questions, please send me an email (sdsorensen@edu.pe.ca)

Charlottetown Rural Band Program Information

Colonel Gray Band Program Information

PEI Band Days Wrap Up

Congratulations to the Grade 8 and Grade 9 Concert Bands on their wonderful performances at PEI Band Days today! Both groups received many positive comments about their musicality and overall ensemble playing. The band also received feedback that will help the students take their music-making to the next level.

Because of the performances held today, the Grade 9 early morning band rehearsal on Thursday, March 5th, 2020 is cancelled.

Permission Slips – Grade 8 and 9

There are a number of permission slips that have not been handed in for Grade 8 and 9 students to attend PEI Band Days.

Grade 8 students – please bring your signed permission slips with you to the Delta

Grade 9 students – please bring your signed permission slips to school – the forms will be collected before you leave on the bus to perform at the Delta.