Senior Honours Band info. and recordings

Congratulations to Caleb McKenna, Jaimie Wood, Janette Kerry, and Mary Kate Picketts who represented KISH and participated in the P.E.I. Senior High Honours Band this past weekend (Thursday, Friday, and Saturday).  These four talented young people did KISH proud.  The guest conductor Jaccqueline Dawson from the University of Manitoba was delighted and raved about their musicianship, behaviour, and focus.  She said that this honours band will have a special place in her heart.  (Photos to follow) Here is the recording of the concert.    

Senior Honours Band information about the three days at Bluefield December 1 – 3:


– Students are to bring their own lunch on both days.

– Students are to wear their school band uniform at the concert.

– All rehearsals will be in the music room at Bluefield.

– Set up room will be room 123 (drama room).

– Ice breakers etc. (unless indicated) are in the music room.

– Students need to arrive 20 minutes prior to the start of rehearsal.

– The BPA will pay the registration fee of $30. Each.   

– Listen to the conductor at all times.  Be prepared with your instrument ready to play, music, and a pencil.  

Thursday, Dec. 1, 2016 at Bluefield High School

9:00-9:15 am            Arrive, meet and greet

9:15-9:30 am            Icebreakers

9:30-10:15 am          Session 1: rehearsal

10:15-10:30 am        Break: SNACK WILL BE PROVIDED, cafeteria service is also available.

10:30-11:40 am        Session 2: rehearsal

11:40-12:30 am        Lunch- students bring their own lunch or buy it at the cafeteria

12:30-12:50 pm        ice breaker activity

12:50-1:55 pm          Session 3: rehearsal

1:55-2:10 pm            Break: A LIGHT SNACK WILL BE PROVIDED.

2:10-3:20 pm            Session 4: rehearsal

3:20-4:00 pm            Break: Icebreaker/Trust activity (cafeteria)

4:00-5:00 pm            Session 5: rehearsal

5:00-6:00 pm            Supper – food will be provided with a beverage and dessert

6:00-7:00 pm            Session 6: rehearsal

7:00 pm                    Depart for the day!

Friday, Dec.2, 2016 at Bluefield High School

8:45 am                    Arrive, set up instrument in room 123, warm up

9:00-9:15 am            Trust activity

9:15-10:45 am          Session 7: rehearsal room 115

10:45-11:00 am        Break – SNACK WILL BE PROVIDED

11:00-12:00 pm        Session 8: Sectional practice

12:00-1:00 pm          Lunch:  bring your own lunch with beverage.  There will be no cafeteria service today so please bring your own lunch.

1:00-3:15 pm            Session 9: rehearsal

3:15-3:35 pm            Break – A LIGHT SNACK WILL BE PROVIDED

3:35-5:00 pm            Session 10: rehearsal

5:00-5:50 pm            Supper- food provided with beverage and dessert

5:50-6:10 pm           trust activity (cafeteria)

6:00-7:00 pm            Session 11: rehearsal

7:00 pm                    Depart for the day

Saturday, Dec.3, 2016 at Bluefield High School cafeteria

9:00-10:00 am          Session 12: pre-concert rehearsal in the cafeteria

10:00-11:00 am        break

11:00-11:40 am       Concert

11:40-12:00 noon     Post concert talk with Ms. Dawson

12 noon           

Senior Honours Band – List of songs and recordings:

  1. Blackwater – Fergal Carroll –
  2. Cathedral Grove – Robert Buckley –
  3. Con Brio – Ralph Ford –
  4. Galop – Dmitri Shostakovich –
  5. Ave Maria – recordings to follow
  6. Rocky Mountain Lullaby – recordings to follow