After a long pause due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we are excited to resume the Trafalgar Band in-person this year! Erin Marks – our beloved band teacher – will be returning to provide fabulous and fun instructions. A second band teacher who focuses on brass instruments will be joining Erin to teach our band.
2022-23 Rehearsal schedule – rehearsals will take place in the Activity Room twice a week: Monday 7:50 – 8:50 am and Wednesday 7:50 – 8:50 am. There will be 57 rehearsals starting from Wednesday Oct 12, 2022 to Wednesday June 14, 2023. We are also planning to have a Christmas concert and a school year-end concert for the school community.
Eligibility – Any grade 4 to 7 music loving student is welcome. No musical background is required.
Fees – Tuition fees will be collected to cover the activity room rental, liability insurance, teacher’s salaries and music supplies. The amount is TBD and will depend on the final enrollment.
Registration and Waiver of Liability Agreement Forms – The forms can be filled out online here: https://forms.gle/ckytKd3AFQNrZUqeA
Instrument Selection – Students can choose from one of the following:
- Woodwind: Clarinet, Flute, Oboe
- Brass: Trumpet, Trombone, French Horn*, Baritone/Euphonium
*French Horn students are strongly recommended to seek additional 1:1 private lessons.
Students who are interested in percussion (e.g., drums, triangle, xylophone, etc.) are required to learn a woodwind or brass instrument. Each student will take turns to play during the rehearsal.
The registration form requests that the parent specifies a first, second and third choice of instrument. We will make every effort to honour the first choice, but we want to make sure the band has a balance of instruments. Ideally, there will be at least 3 of each instrument except for percussion.
Instrument Rental – If you need to arrange an instrument rental, we recommend going to Tapestry Music. Information about their instrument rental options is available on their website (https://www.tapestrymusic.com/t-rentalprogram.aspx) and the rentals can be arranged on-line. Instrument pick up is at their Vancouver location (4440 West 10th Avenue). Another great option is Long & McQuade – https://www.long-mcquade.com. Both companies are well versed in working with school bands, and offer rent-to-own programs if that is of interest.
Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions!
Covid-19大流行⻓期以来，我们很高兴今年恢复Trafalgar乐队! Erin Marks – 我们心爱的乐队教师 – 将带孩子们踏上美妙有趣的音乐之旅。专注于⻩铜乐器的第二座乐队老师将加入ERIN教导我们的乐队。排练时间表 – 排练每周两次活动室: 星期一上午7:50 – 8:50和周三上午7:50-8:50。 从2022年10月12日星期三到2023年6月14日星期三，一共57个排练日。我们还计划有一个圣诞节音乐会和学校社区的学校年终音乐会。欢迎任何4至7年级学生参加。 不需要音乐背景及基础。费用 – 将收取学费，以涵盖活动室租 赁，责任保险，教师的工资和音乐用品。 金额是TBD，并将取决于最终的注册人数。 注册和责任豁免协议表格 – 该表格可以在这里在线填写:https://forms.gle/ckytKd3AFQNrZUqeA。
乐器选择 – 学生们可以在以下的乐器里选一个：
- ⻩铜:小号，⻓号，法国喇叭*，Baritone / Euphonium
对撞击感感兴趣的学生(例如，鼓， 三⻆形，木琴等)需要学习木⻛或⻩铜仪器。 每个学生都会在排练期间 轮流授课。父母可以在注册表选择第一选项，第二和第三选择。 我们将尽一切努力遵循您的第一选择，但我们希望确保乐队的乐器分配均匀。 理想情况下，除了打击乐外，每种乐器中将至少有3个孩子学习。有关他们的乐器租赁选择的信息可在其网站上找到https://www.tapestrymusic.com/t-rentalprogram.aspx。