Objectives of the Band Program

The New Westminster Secondar School music program was designed to maximize the musical potential of every participating student. The objectives of the NWSS music education Band Program are:

  • To teach music through actual performance
  • To develop performance skills on the various wind, string and percussion instruments
  • To provide for the musical needs of the school and community
  • To develop discrimination in the selection of music
  • To acquaint the students with music theory and history
  • To develop an awareness of the relationship of music history and composition to students’ current life and musical experiences.
  • To provide all students with the opportunity for worthy use of their time, a means for self expression, and a healthy social experience
  • To develop the ability to function as a responsible member of a group, and enhance social interaction
  • To foster leadership skills within each student

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)