Thursday, March 22, 2018 - Band Students Only
11:30 AM - Band students leave on bus, eating bag lunches
12:30 PM - Arrive and check in at Airdrie Festival
1:45 PM - Most likely time to begin performing in the festival
3:15 PM - Depart to workshop with Airdrie area teacher
5:00 PM - Leave workshop, go to Super 8 Hotel
5:30 PM - Walk to various restaurants for dinner
6:30 PM - Return to Hotel, change for water park
7:00 PM - Walk to waterpark. Swimming optional.
9:00 PM - Return to Hotel.
9:30 PM - Evening Liturgy.
10:00 PM - Lights Out.
Friday, March 23, 2018 - All Grade 7s
8:40 AM - Non-Music Students depart NDC by bus
9:00 AM - Music Students leave Airdrie by bus
9:45 AM - All Grade 7s arrive at Telus SPARK, split into 3 groups
10:00 AM - Orientation with Telus SPARK staff
10:30 AM - Group A in "Marble Madness" Session, others explore
12:00 Noon - All students eat either bag lunch or at cafeteria
12:30 PM - Groups B and C in "Marble Madness", others explore
2:00 PM - All Groups finish scavenger hunt in Telus SPARK
3:30 PM - Departure from Telus SPARK
4:30 PM - Arrival at NDC
All parents are asked to arrange for students to be picked up at 4:30 PM sharp. No student should be remaining at the school past 4:45 PM.
This trip is mandatory in some way for music students only, as they receive performance marks for their participation in Festival. Students who do not participate in this trip would need to make up their mark elsewhere, a task that may prove to be difficult in the second semester.
This trip is not mandatory for Non-Music students, but is very highly recommended.
All students are required to submit a Consent Form to the Front Office, regardless of whether or not they choose to participate.
$80 for students in Band, as they are going on an overnight Festival trip with Hotel accommodations.
$25 for Non-Band students, as they are doing a day trip with programming only.
Fees can be paid using SchoolCashOnline.
This trip will take place on March 22 and 23, 2018, with music students participating on both days, and non-music students participating on the 23rd only. Consent Forms with additional details were sent home on January 23, 2018, although some extra copies are available at the Front Office.
If you are able to help out as a chaperone, please indicate so on the Consent Forms sent home with students. We are in need of 2 male and 3 female chaperones for the band portion, and an additional 2 male chaperones for the Science portion.
The Proteus Saxophone Quartet is doing an Exclusive Concert for NDC Music Students on January 25, 2018
All students will be participating, and saxophone players in all Concert and Jazz Bands will get an exclusive workshop with these amazing musicians on the same day!
Students will have a responding assignment following this performance.
We are very lucky to have this ensemble join us, and are even more lucky to have them do so during the school day where it conflicts minimally with other classes. Unfortunately, this concert is not open to the public, so only students may attend. To see them perform in public, buy your tickets.
April/May Band Trips - Details TBA by February 1
The Senior Wind Ensemble's Edmonton Cantando Trip, and the Jazz and Steel Pans April Tour are among these trips, as is a trip to the ABA Provincial Festival of the Bands in May for the Junior Concert Band. These details will be forthcoming by the beginning of the second semester.
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