Welcome to the NDC Music Department, Class of 2028!
I am very excited to have your students join the music program this year!
There is something I need you to complete today if at all possible. I intended to have students complete it in class, but we ran out of time.
I need your student to complete an Instrument Request Form.
I will be completing Instrument Assignments based on your responses to this form on Thursday after school. I have to do it that fast, because our Instrument Rental Night will be on September 6, 2022 at 6:30 PM at Notre Dame Collegiate. That isn't a lot of time to make sure everyone gets the best instrument for themselves.
You should expect an individualized email from me on Thursday after school to share with you which instrument your student has been assigned, and I will make every effort to assign them their first choice while also being sensitive to the needs of the whole band (a band with 35 flute players and 1 tuba player will never feel good) so that the whole band has the highest chance for a sense of success.
Fast Forward in the Video Below to the 13-minute mark to hear about the instruments available in Grade 7 Concert Band.
As stated, Instrument Rental Night is September 6, 2022 taking place at Notre Dame Collegiate at 6:30 PM. This will happen in-person, but an online option will be made available later that day as well.
Department Information (Course Outlines)
This year the Course Outline is entirely digital, and is on this website. Here are a few links that will help you navigate the same information as is usually available in our Department Information Booklet;
Opus Administrative Assistant
All Student Work in music classes will be coordinated by our Opus Administrative Assistant. This includes Instrument Management, Task Management, Hall of Fame, Practice Logs, and even Music-Based Volunteer Activities. Students will be instructed on how to use this and other tools (BandLab, Breezin' Thru, inTune, etc.) during classtime.
High River Catholic Fine Arts parents Association
Mr. Windsor will provide you with some interesting hints, help, advice, and resources on this page.