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

 

Current Fundraisers

Big Brothers:
Final donation day for this year’s student accounts is Jan. 27th. Any donation after the 27th will be credited to accounts next year.

Tupperware Fundraiser:
Students can pick up a fundraising flyer and order form in the band or choir rooms. Completed order forms and payment (cheques to NWSS Music Auxiliary) are due back to the teachers by January 25th. Tupperware will be delivered to the school approximately 2 weeks after that date and distributed to the students for delivery to their customers. The students earn 40% profit to their accounts on all sales. Questions – call/text or email Cheryl at 604-916-5321 cheryl_greenhalgh@telus.net

 

 

December 2017- Celebrity Alumnus Visits!

Felix Cartal, renowned DJ and EDM producer, revisits his alma mater to give an inspiring Q & A to this term's Music Composition class:

Stay up-to-date with Felix Cartal via his website, http://www.felixcartal.com

 

Purdy’s Chocolate Fundraiser

This fundraiser has now ended.  If you lost either the $20 or $26, it must be deducted from your band account. Any outstanding money should be brought in on January 8th.

If you have questions, please email cheryl_greenhalgh@telus.net, or call/text Cheryl at 604-916-5321

 

 

IMPORTANT DATES

Friday, February 16th

Surrey Jazz Festival:  all jazz bands 

 

Feb 22nd

Block C performance by the Ad Mare Wind Quintet  http://www.admarequintet.com/quintet-members/

 

February 21st to 24th

The NWSS Musical Theatre Program, School’s Out Productions, is pleased to present The New Gershwin Musical: CRAZY FOR YOU!   From the same team that brought you Legally Blonde last year as well as past productions of Footloose, Grease, Bye Bye Birdie and Annie, this romantic comedy tells the story of dreamer Bobby Child, a New York City banker who longs to perform on the stage. When he is sent to the sleepy town of Deadrock, Nevada to foreclose on a theatre, he meets Polly Baker whose father happens to own the theatre and he falls dramatically and hopelessly in love with her. Audience members will be taken on a hilarious journey filled with cunning wit and mistaken identity as Bobby attempts to win Polly’s heart and save the theatre. The show features many Gershwin classics such as: “I Got Rhythm,” Someone to Watch Over Me,” and “Slap that Bass.” Tickets make a great Christmas Gift and are available from the Massey Theatre Box Office or online from the Massey Theatre Website. We hope to see you all there! 

 

April 27th-29th

JUNIOR BAND TRIP TO WHISTLER

 

May 19th – 26th

SENIOR BAND TRIP TO CUBA 

 

June 4th

Choir Concert at Queens Avenue United Church

 

June 13th

Year-End June Revue Concert in Massey Theatre

 

 

Clothing Drive Fundraiser ONGOING ALL YEAR!

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.

   

 

Andrew Poirier of the VSO Brass Quintet leads a trombone clinic at NWSS.

 

 

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

 

School Band Instrument Rental Information

If your child is using a school instrument, please fill out the form (supplied by the band teacher) and return to your child's band teacher with the appropriate rental fee payment of $100 for the year.
 

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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