Arrowwood Community School
Fifty students from Grades 7, 8, and 9 in Arrowwood, Milo, and Vulcan travelled to SABC for a BAND DAY on Monday, March 28th. Two clinicians, specializing in brass, woodwind, and percussion instruments, travelled from Calgary to do sessions with each instrument group. At the same time, other students met with Mrs. Newbury for Sectional Rehearsals or had free time in the gym or Games Area.
After lunch, soup and sandwiches provided by the camp, students met in the large chapel to perform and record videos of "Alpha Overture" and "Rock-it" for submission to the Highwood Lions Music Festival. A recording of the adjudication will be sent for the students to watch.
A great deal of collaboration and effort from the principals, teachers, office staff, and parents was needed to make this day a success. Parent volunteers and even the bus drivers worked together to move six groups of students to their various stations.
I am very proud of the students as most only had two to four months on their instruments. You may listen to the videos - each piece was recorded twice.
Special thanks to:
Mrs. Davis Forman and Mrs.Holloway for helping to organize the event and taking care of much ot the paperwork and finances
Mrs. Davis Forman, Mrs. Sherbestoff, and Mrs. McMorris (Sub for Mrs. Smith) for helping to keep Mrs. Newbury and the students on track at the event
Mrs. McMorris for assisting Mrs. Newbury with the music
Mr. Frank Sitting Eagle for supervising the Gym and Games Area
Mrs. Sherbestoff for also driving the bus
Mrs. Marilyn Newbury
Well done students!!
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One School, One Book
We have had such a wonderful month learning about Ivan and his friends from the Exit 8 Big Top Mall and we hope you've enjoyed reading along with your child. There have been so many learning opportunities and if you'd like to see some of what has been taking place at school, please click this LINK. Yesterday we wrapped up the book by watching the movie “The One and Only Ivan” while enjoying popcorn and being all together in the gym. Many thanks to the community members and Palliser Central Office staff that recorded reading sections.
The copy of the book that you received from school is now yours to keep and perhaps enjoy another time. We look forward to next year and wonder with excitement what book it will be.