Graduation 2017

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KISH Band student Mary Kate Picketts is top of her class.  Congratulations Mary Kate!

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Congratulations to all the KISH Band students who graduated last night.

Music awards given out last night went to:

  1. Anne Campbell Music Memorial Award in the amount of $300. went to Jaimie Wood
  2. The Music 621 prize of $100 donated by the KISH Band BPA was given to Austin Gallant
  3. The Long & McQuade Music Award of $25. went to Holden Sheen.

KISH Band graduates all received awards last night.  Well done!

Jaimie Wood – second in the class

Holden Sheen

Dylan MacLeod

Janette Kerry

Austin Gallant

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Summer Instrument signouts:

All instruments and method books will need to be returned to the school ASAP.  An inventory review of books and instruments will need to be done before students can sign them out for the summer.  Students who would like to sign an instrument out for the summer can do so on Friday, June  23.  Make sure your instruments and music have been returned prior.

Award winners

Band Banquet

The following awards were given out:

1. Medals were given out to the grade 12 band students for their years of participation in KISH Band

2. Plaques were given out to the Co-Presidents of the Student Band Executive

3. Certificates were given out to each band member

4. The Adrian Hamilton-Irving Band Parent Award was voted by band parents and awarded to Francis Wiegers

5. The Alysha Toombs Spirit Award voted by band students was given to Holden Sheen

Intermediate Awards Assembly

The following awards were given out:

1. Grade 7 Award = Kalev DesRoches

2. Grade 8 Award = Megan MacDonald

3. Grade 9 Award = Emilie Reilly

4. Plaque Most Dedicated Intermediate Band Student = Nicole Boucher

Senior Awards Assembly

The following awards were given out:

Plaque to:

1. Concert Band = Holden Sheen

2. Jazz Band = Jaimie Wood

3. Most Dedicated Concert/Jazz Band member = Jaimie Wood

The BPA Executive was recognized and thanked for all their efforts and dedication to band activities.

Coming up next week in Band

Tuesday, June 6:                                                      

  1. Early morning band is finished for this year.
  2. QEES Grade 6 concert in the music room at 12 noon.  Senior concert and jazz bands will be performing are asked to come to the music room at 11:30 am for warm-up and rehearsal.
  3. Band Banquet – in the cafeteria starting at 6:30 pm.  There will be food (pizza, beverages, sweets, and chip/dip), awards, The Alysha Toombs Spirit Award, the “newly renamed” parent award, student band executive awards, etc.   All band members and your families are welcome to attend.
  4. Uniform deposits have been given back to students who have returned their vest(s) and/or bowtie.  If you have not received your deposit back, return your vest(s)/bowtie.

Have a good weekend everyone.

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UPEI Summer Woodwind Academy June 18–23, 2017

UPEI Summer Woodwind Academy June 18–23, 2017

A week-long summer intensive woodwind course on beautiful Prince Edward Island Open to flute, clarinet, and saxophone students from Grade 10 to second-year university

Warm-up and technique classes > Musicianship classes > Chamber music > Private lessons > Final performance

Faculty: Dr. Karem Simon, clarinet

Dr. Nicole Strum, saxophone and flute

Dr. Richard Covey, music theory/composition

Tuition options: $200.00 (not including private lessons) OR $250.00 (including private lessons)

University of Prince Edward Island Department of Music


For more information or to register, email: or call the UPEI Department of Music at (902) 566-0507

Uniform returns

Uniform returnsconcert band vest, jazz band vest, and jazz band bow ties have been collected at the Spring Concert.

  1. Some students need to return their vest(s) and/or bow ties and their uniform deposit will be returned.
  2. Some students have returned their vest and just need to come to the music room and see Ms. Profit to receive their uniform deposit.

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Band Banquet – Tuesday, June 6

Image result for band banquet images   Band Banquet in the KISH Cafeteria starting at 6:30 pm.  Food will be provided.  The evening is open to band students and their families.  Awards will be given out including:

  1. Alysha Toombs Spirit Award – given to the senior band student who the band students have voted for that displays fun, helpfulness, attends band on a regular basis, and is kind to their fellow band mates.
  2. Band Parent Award – voted by parents and given to the band parent who displays a commitment and dedication to band events.

As well as awards to the band members.

Come out and enjoy food, fun, and friendship as we celebrate all that is band!                     Image result for band banquet images        Image result for band banquet images