Providing Excellent Music Education in New Westminster Since 1960

"The Music Department at NWSS played a pivotal role in forming my enthusiasm and dedication to music during those formative high school years. The excellent teachers on staff made the learning environment totally communal and ensured that music was something that their students could identify with and always feel a part of. I played percussion in concert band, guitar in jazz band (and even a bit of saxophone in grade 12!), and have many fond memories of great concerts, trips and after school jam sessions."

- Karl Hirzer, Associate Conductor of the Calgary Philharmonic

 

 

TRIPS

Trip payments for Banff and Victoria are now OVERDUE.  Please submit your final payments now.  $650 for Banff and $445 for Victoria.  To inquire about student fundraiser totals, email our music auxiliary treasurer, wendycooper75@gmail.com.

 

Congratulations to the NWSS Jazz Bands!

At the Surrey Jazz Festival, our Jazz A ensemble was named one of the top two senior bands and were featured in the showcase.

Jazz B did a great job with their set and respresented NDUB beautifully.

  The kids in the Jazz C ensemble played their hearts out Friday morning, and were named one of the top bands in their category, in competition against 25 other groups.   Well done, JAZZ C!  Unfortunately, they did not make it into the showcase. They were named as a finalist, though, which is very impressive!

 

Attention Choir and Band Families!

 We are excited to announce another fundraising opportunity for our students!
Have you been asked to bring dessert to a family function? Let The Pie Hole help!
For those of you who celebrate Easter, this would be a great way to save time in the kitchen.
Your guests will be impressed by the scratch made pies with double butter crust!

Starting today, you can go online to and order some scrumptious pies for yourself or as a gift for someone else. 

https://nwss.thepiehole.com/

Proceeds from this fundraiser will go to individual student accounts.
Once you have ordered your pies, please email tchesman@gmail.com to specify which student should be credited for your order.
If you wish to donate the proceeds of your order to the Music Auxiliary, funds will go toward the scholarship fund and purchasing new instruments for the program.

The Music Auxiliary thanks you for your continued support.
   

Upcoming Events

Tuesday, March 12th - Ad Mare Wind Quintet, performance in block C for all band students. http://www.admarequintet.com/

April 11th to 15th - Senior Band/Choir trip to Banff Rocky Mountain Music Festival. (Approx $650)

April 25th - 27th - Junior Band trip to Victoria for the Greater Victoria Performing Arts Festival. (Approx $450)

Saturday May 4th - Concert with Vivo Children’s Choir - Chamber Choir only. 3pm at New Westminster Christian Reformed Church.

May 11 - NWSS Jazz Night at Sapperton Pensioners Hall

June 6th - Scholarship Awards Night

June 7th - Spring Choir Concert 7pm Queens Avenue United Church. Tickets $8 in advance from Ms Proznick or at the door.

June 12 - June Revue Concert and Awards 7pm. (MASSEY THEATRE) Tickets $8 + s/c from Massey Theatre Box Office (www.ticketsnw.ca)

June 27 - Graduation Ceremonies. Choir performs.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Make a donation to the music department!

You can donate to any student participating in the bandathon by clicking the above button. On PayPal you will be able to enter the name of the student you want to receive your donation.

 

 

I TROMBONI, performing for New West students on May 3rd, 2018:

 

Check out their website here:

https://www.itromboni.com/

 

Clothing Drive Fundraiser ENDS JANUARY 26th, 2019

Any donations after this date will count toward trips in 2020 instead of 2019.

BIG BROTHERS ACCEPTS DONATIONS:
Monday to Friday 8am-6pm
Saturday 12-4:30pm
Closed on Sundays & stat holidays

What?

A fundraiser! Drop off unwanted clothing, accessories and other cloth items to Big Brothers Depot in Sapperton and make money for every pound collected in your name!

How?
Tell friends, neighbours, family and others to take their unwanted items to the Big Brothers Depot (15 Braid Street around the back of the building in unit #221- New Westminster) Big Brothers Clothing Donation at ANY TIME DURING THE YEAR. You must drop off during business hours and fill out the donation form, being certain to list "NWSS Music" as the donor recipient as well as the name of the student you want to support. You will get a yellow copy of the donations slip, which you should return to the music department for tracking purposes.
 

Why?
To raise money to be used towards trips! 100% of the profit earned by individual students goes directly into their student accounts to be used towards their spring band/choir trip.

Acceptable Items for Donation (no dirty or soiled items, no housewares/tools/furniture/etc)

Clothing for men, women and children
Accessories (belts, hats, scarves)
Purses, wallets, backpacks and bags
Shoes and boots
Towels, tablecloths, curtains and linens
Under garments, nylons and socks
Blankets, bedding and pillows
Some tips for succesful fundraising with the Clothing Drive

Offer to pick up people's items on a selected date. Ask them to put items outside in bags clearly marked with your name and do a mini clothing drive blitz. Load up your vehicle and deliver the donations yourself!
Don't forget to remind your donors to fill out the donation form indicating your name and NWSS MUSIC.

   

 

 

Check out our new Promo video!  Music education is fun for everyone!

Donate to NWSS Music!

 

Much of our ability to purchase new equipment and instruments, as well as maintain repairs, is realized through donations. We appreciate any support you may be able to offer the NWSS Music department and our students.

Donations can come in all shapes and sizes...

We are ACCEPTING donations of all kinds, whether it be cash or cheque, or used instruments of all sorts.

Our goals are:

  • to provide good quality instruments to students who need them;
  • to provide scholarships for our students’ future studies;
  • to make our band and choir trips affordable for everyone.

Gifts large and small are very much appreciated.  We currently do not need any pianos, although excellent, high quality pianos might be useful.

Make a gift in honour of your favourite student, teacher or in memory of a loved one – or simply because you love music and the opportunity for students to learn and perform. It’s a wonderful way to support the music program which means so much to our students, their families and our community.

Leave a legacy of harmony!

For more information on the many ways you can make a gift, email Miss Proznick (kproznick@sd40.bc.ca) or Mr. Clements (sclements@sd40.bc.ca)


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