Saturday, 22 April 2017

Just a friendly reminder about full band on Monday at the regular times and that tour forms are due soon. Have a great Sunday!!

Monday, 10 April 2017

Grade 6 Tour

The upcoming Grade 6 Tour is happening on May 9. Students will be sent home with the information but parents will receive via email. Happy Practicing!!

Monday, 3 April 2017

A huge congratulations to our grade 6, 7, & 8 band students who performed at the Downtowner’s Optimist Band Festival on March 22nd and 23rd. Our two concert bands and jazz band gave excellent performances and had the opportunity to work with some of Canada’s top band clinicians. A reminder to any students who have still not brought their $7 entrance fee for the festival to please submit this as soon as possible. Our grade 6 students have their next performance on May 9th, and our grade 7/8 students have their next performance and trip on May 16th. Stay tuned for information on these two dates. The date of the final band concert is May 25th so please mark your calendars!

Dylan Wiest, Vanessa Strykiwsky, Lindsay Stetner

Martin Area Band Teachers

Tuesday, 17 January 2017

We are busy practicing for our upcoming Downtowner's Optimist Band Festival performances in March. We gave out the letter yesterday as well as emailed. Students are to pay $7 to cover buses and registration. Please pay online if possible or bring money to one of the band teachers by Tuesday, January 31.

Thanks everyone!!

Early Optimist Note 2017

Friday, 13 January 2017

Welcome back after the break and hope that everything has been great. Just a heads up about the Downtowner's Optimist Band Festival coming up March 21 - 24 at the Conexus Arts Centre. New music is being handed out and information sheets will be sent home shortly. Keep up the practicing!!!

Friday, 25 November 2016


WHEN:  Tuesday, December 6, 2016
WHERE:  Martin Collegiate

TIME:  6:30pm (all band students to be there 6:00)

Tuesday, 1 November 2016

Uniform shirts for Grade 6 Band students and new band students:
All uniform shirts have been ordered for new band students.  Notes and emails have been sent home with information about cost, etc. We will hand out shirts to students prior to our Winter Concert in December.  If your child didn’t get sized and needs a shirt, please have them see us at full band or sectionals and we can add them to the order. 

Winter Concert:  Our winter band concert this year will be held on December 6, 7:00pm, in the Martin Auditorium.  This concert will feature our elementary groups as well as our high school concert band and choir.  Students should arrive at 6:30 in uniform (red t-shirts, black pants/skirt, black shoes).  We will also be holding our annual bake sale in the front lobby.  As in the past, we would appreciate if families could bring one dozen of their favorite baking (nut free).  More information will be sent home as we approach the concert date! 

Mrs. Strykiwsky
Ms. Stetner
Mr. Wiest