Welcome to the AMA 2019/2020!

October 15, 2019

Avi Kaplan Honour Choir Festival Registration – Individual Singer
Click HERE to register

October 8, 2019

Dear AMA Parents,

This is a reminder that the Fall Fundraising Package (SPC Cards, Entertainment Books & Samosa’s) are due this THURSDAY,10th OCTOBER at 3 pm.

Fundraising Books can be found in the music rooms or online at: www.argylemusic.ca/argyle-music-fund-raising/

Delivery Date for Samosa’s – October 30th from 3 – 5 pm in the Cafeteria.

If you can help on this day – please email fundraising@argylemusic.ca

The Winter Fundraising Package will be available approx. October 29th with the old favourites of Purdy’s, Pies & Cookies, JJ Bean Coffee, Grocery Gift Cards, Poinsettia’s

Danielle & Svetlana

September 27, 2019

Greetings CHOIR & STRINGS Parents / Guardians

We are up and running, thanks to everyone for a great startup and a wonderful turn out to the AMA meeting Sept 25th. Please go to our website
www.argylemusic.ca to see meeting notes and the Argyle Music Handbook for calendar details.

UPCOMING DEADLINES: Senior Baltic Tour next payment  will appear online OCT 1st

#1 Concert & Chamber Choir RETREAT  forms due Tues. Oct 1st to Mrs. Roberts

#2 Senior CHOIR – UNIFORM purchase of USED or NEW orders due Wed. Oct 2nd

#3 FALL FUND RAISER has started – Orders Due Thurs. Oct 10th –  (forms on website) Delivery & pick up date  WED. Oct 30th in the cafeteria

#4 COFFEE HOUSE event – Tues. Oct 29th – Argyle Cafeteria – admission by donation – please join us for a casual night of jazz , refreshments and treats . Entertainment provided by SENIOR Jazz groups

#5 Strings Retreat – Nov 1 – 3 –  Informed Consent Documents will be distributed next week.

Happy Autumn everyone! Great to see such enthusiasm and energy as we get going in all our ensemble classes.

Thanks – Mrs Roberts

September 24, 2019

Greetings Argyle Music Parents & Guardians

A Final REMINDER of the AMA Meeting Wed Sept 25 – 7pm library , hope to see many of you there!

TOURING FORMS : Grade 9/10’s please return your form regarding Vernon tour in January by Sept 26

SENIOR BALTIC TOUR : On Line payment #3 will appear OCT 1st, please be caught up , any queries please contact me or Mr Peake in the office.

STRINGS RETREAT : please return your form of INTENT regarding participation by Sept 26.

CONCERT & CHAMBER CHOIR RETREAT : FORMS due Oct 1st  Parent Meeting 8pm Library

THANKS – Mrs Roberts

September 20, 2019

Greetings Choir & Strings Parents/ Guardians

Important upcoming meetings and general info:

#1 AMA General Meeting 7pm Wed Sept 25 – Library –everyone welcome & invited – Meet the teachers, your AMA executive and hear about the plans for the year. Following the meeting approx. 8pm Meeting re: Concert  CHOIR 11/12 & Chamber Choir 9- 12 Retreat  CAMP LUTHER OCT 17 – 18

#2 Senior Music Tour to BALTICS – your next installment of payment will appear Oct 1st

#3 STRINGS Retreat Nov 1 – 3 Camp Capilano with Windsor Strings please return forms TUES Sept 24

#4 Junior Jazz Choir commences TUES Sept 24th  7:30am

Frances Roberts

Choir & Strings teacher

September 15, 2019

Greetings Family of School Principals & Music teachers

We are back! Hope your year startup went well and that you will have a chance to share this info with your school community.

As we have done for a few years now, myself and some of my senior choir students are offering a FREE  AFTER SCHOOL DROP in PROGRAM for interested singers. This is geared to grades 4 – 7 BOYS & GIRLS. We hope to get more kids in our community SINGING and our upper elementary students more familiar with Argyle.

Please spread the word and see attached Argyle Family of Schools AD 2019 poster.

We will start our first TERM TUESDAY Sept 24 at 3:30pm in the CHOIR room and run for 8 weeks.

TERM #2 will start JANUARY 14, 2020 and TERM #3 will start APRIL 7, 2020


Frances Roberts, choir teacher

September 14, 2019

Greetings ARGYLE MUSIC members

Great to be back and starting up the NEW school year and ensembles that make up this wonderful Music Program. Six bands, six choirs and the string orchestra create a marvellous music making machine! There are some key DATES and events coming up that I will highlight:

1. Argyle Music Association General Meeting WED Sept 25  – everyone is welcome and encouraged to attend this information meeting Bring your questions ,ideas.( parents/ guardians ) Argyle Library 7pm

2. Annual Chamber & Concert CHOIR RETREAT –OCT 17 – 18 Camp Luther – Hatzic Lake – Informed Consent documents will be given to choristers this week..We have an exceptional clinician coming : Carrie Tennant artistic director of the Vancouver Youth Choir.

3. Annual STRINGS Retreat – NOV 1 – 3 Camp Capilano – a joint venture with Windsor and Argyle Strings. Clinicians will be present, Claude Giguere with North Shore Celtic is one . More names to follow.

Looking forward to seeing and meeting you at the meeting, please look at our website argylemusic.ca

Thanks – Frances Roberts

Greetings & Welcome to Argyle Music 2019/2020

I am looking forward to seeing you all very soon. A few key items regarding X block classes.

#1 CHAMBER CHOIR will meet for it’s first class tomorrow WED Sept 4th at 3:15pm in the Choir room.

#2 STRINGS will meet for the first time THURS Sept 5th at 3:15pm in the Band Room. Classes will run on TUESDAYS & THURSDAYS after school from 3:15pm in the Band room.

#3 JUNIOR JAZZ CHOIR has AUDITIONS for grade 8’s TUES. Sept 17th at 3:15pm in the Choir room. Classes will begin the following week  Sept 24th and run on TUESDAYS & THURSDAYS from 7:30 to 8:30am in the Choir room.

Finally some important DATE changes from the agenda calendar : the annual CHOIR RETREAT for Concert Choir 11/12 and Chamber Choir 9/10/11/12 will be on Thurs Oct 17 – Fri Oct 18th at Camp Luther – Hatzic Lake (not the 10th & 11th )ALSO in October the JAZZ COFFEE HOUSE event will be on Tues Oct 29th in the Cafeteria ( not Mon Oct 28th ) Thanks – please take note and sorry for these errors.

Frances Roberts

Enjoy the 2018/2019 year end concert / Concert Band Recording Session