Thank you for supporting the Shredding Fundraiser
our next one will be October 1, 2022
Hello Magee Music Community!
Welcome back and I hope that you had a wonderful summer!
We are so excited to be back and have really hit the ground running and are already well into the groove of things! Classes are full of wide eyed students open to new possibilities and excited for the upcoming year!
Our first event that will take place will be on September 28th and it is our Music Society Welcome Night! Everyone is invited and it will begin at 6:30 with light refreshments and performances by the Chamber Choir, String Orchestra, and Senior Jazz Band. Come out and meet the directors and our Music Society Executives. The Magee Music Society is our parent group that co ordinates events and functions for the music department and it is a really fun and worthy group of parents who really make a difference in the lives of our music students. So please come out and check it out – especially parents and students who are new to the music department!
October is our retreat month. Retreats are a really important part of the growing process where we use that time to really bond with each other and set things up for the year ahead. We will begin with our concert choir retreat at Shaughnessy Heights United Church on Monday October 3rd from 9am-3pm. Students will need to be dropped off there and will be released from that site at 3pm. Following that we will have retreats for both the Evolution Choir and String Orchestra on the 7th and 8th, respectively. Then the following weekend we will have our Whistler retreat for our Chamber Choir and Wind Ensemble. Later on in the month, our junior and intermediate band will head to Loon Lake for their retreat.
We will also be having our first fundraiser, our bi-annual shredding fundraiser on Saturday October 1st from 10am-2pm. This Music Society fundraiser is not only a great way to get some funds for music activities, but also a wonderful community service we provide. Please bring all your documents to the school on that day and watch your sensitive documents shredded right there on site – all by donation – suggested donation $5 per bag and $10 per box. All proceeds will go to help Magee Music Students.
Our first major concert will take place at Pacific Spirit United Church on Tuesday November 1st at 7pm. Admission is by donation and all proceeds will go toward scholarships for Magee Music Students. It will be a great concert with performances by the Concert Choir, Evolution Choir, String Orchestra, Symphony Orchestra, Intermediate band, Wind Ensemble, and Chamber Choir.
November is Festival month and we will be hosting as well as attending a number of district music festivals and concerts. Starting with Friday October 28th where the Chamber Choir will attend the UBC invitational choral festival during the day and then that evening we will be performing with the Delta Police Pipe Band at the South Delta Baptist Church in Tsawwassen at 7:30pm – Tickets can be purchased here: Celtic Gala 2022. Then later in November we will be hosting the Secondary Band festival as well as our Stringvitational on November 16th, the District Choral Festival on November 17th and our own Choral Invitational on November 22nd. So, lots going on in November for performances – should be a lot of fun!
Then all of a sudden, it’s December and the winter season picks up! More on that in future posts!
We certainly are happy to be back and in full swing again and we sincerely hope that you had a wonderful summer and can’t wait to see you at some of our concerts!
Check out our calendar for upcoming events!
Greg Quan and Keith Ollerenshaw
Artistic Directors of the Magee Music Department