Welcome to the AMA 2019/2020!

November 18, 2019

Dear AMA Parents,
Here is your FINAL Reminder to get your fundraising orders in !!!!!
Poinsettia’s, Grocery Gift Cards, JJ Bean Coffee, Pies & Cookies are DUE Thursday 21st Nov 3pm.
PLEASE NOTE: Sorry, we are not able to order the MARBLE Poinsettia’s Plants this year, sorry they have no more available!!!
Fundraising Books can be found in the music rooms or online at: www.argylemusic.ca/argyle-music-fund-raising/
PURDY”S Can Still be Ordered ONLINE until 27th November.
Delivery Date for Pies/Cookies & More is November 30th – 3 pm at the Argyle Back Parking Lot (behind Theatre)
Delivery Date for Purdy’s Chocolates is  December 7th – 1.30 – 3 pm at 4153 Hoskins Road.
Delivery Date for Poinsettia’s , Gift Cards & JJ Bean Coffee December 12th – 3 – 5 pm in the Cafeteria
Don’t forget you can order SPUD & Two Rivers Speciality Meats ALL YEAR LONG.
If you can help on December 7th (11.30 – 1.30 pm) or December 12th (2 – 5 pm) – please email fundraising@argylemusic.ca.
If you have any questions please feel free to contact us.
Danielle & Svetlana

November 15, 2019

Greetings Chorister, Parent/ Guardian

This is the reminder of the OFFICIAL TOUR MEETING for the student participants and their parents/ guardians.
Please insure that the touring participant and ONE parent/ guardian are PRESENT for this important meeting Tuesday Nov 19 –  Argyle Band Room 7pm. Touring documents will be distributed and our administratve rep will be present. Q  & A at the end of the meeting.

Thanks, Mrs Roberts


November 15, 2019

Greetings JUNIOR CHOIR & STRINGS student performers/ Parents/ Guardians

Our Term #1 CONCERT is just around the corner and I want to make sure everyone is clear on the event and the expectations – TUESDAY NOV. 26TH – Junior Winter Concert

ALL students are involved in four areas of assessment as part of this concert  #1 SET-UP or CLEANUP #2 CALL Time – GYM  #3  ENSEMBLE PERFORMANCE  #4 AUDIENCE behaviour/ etiquette.

The students sign up in advance for a TASK in set up or cleanup of the Concert Hall (gym) CALL TIME means in the GYM dressed, ready to perform with everything needed to sing/ play your instrument. CALL times are tight and the students should be in the gym 5 minutes in advance of their specified time.

Band 8: 3:45 – 4:10pm

Band 9: 4:10 – 4:30pm

Band 10: 4:30 – 4:50pm

JUNIOR JAZZ CHOIR: 5:40 – 6pm attire Black pants / shoes & top from your other performing  group

STRINGS: 6:00 – 6:20pm  attire Black pants/ shoes & Seylynn Strings hoody or black long sleeve shirt

CHOIR 9/10: 6:20 – 6:35PM attire Black pants/ shoes /socks & Vernon Tour Music Hoody

CHOIR 8: 6:35 – 6:45PM attire Black pants/ shoes/  socks & solid white top ( blouse/ shirt)

DOORS OPEN 6:45pm – Audience  7pm CONCERT

This is an important night for our student musicians, please be dressed appropriately as specified above (NO YOGA pants/ LOGOS etc). DO NOT bring your cel phone into the Concert Hall (gym) please secure it elsewhere for the concert.
Concert will be approx. 2 hours and there will be 2 stand & stretch breaks as we move performers off and on stage. Please limit any IN and OUT of the gym to these breaks or during applause out of respect for our student performers.

THANKS, Mrs Roberts


November 9, 2019

Congratulations and praise are in order to ALL the choristers on their performance and service decorum this past Friday . Huge thanks for their performance preparation and participation in the SET UP and CLEAN UP as well. I am very proud of the way we REMEMBER at Argyle and am grateful for this tradition.

NOVEMBER Dates of NOTE:

Thurs. Nov 14th – LEARNING CONFERENCES early dismissal for students – Strings class cancelled

Tues. NOV 19th – 7pm Band Room – JUNIOR TOUR MEETING – VERNON 2020  *mandatory attendance for Participant & Parent/ Guardian

Tues. NOV 26th 7pm GYM – JUNIOR WINTER CONCERT – Choir 8 /9/10/ Junior Jazz/ Strings


November 5, 2019

REMEMBRANCE Service is FRIDAY Nov 8th at 12 noon in the GYM. ALL performing musicians are to be dressd in SOLID BLACK, please no logos/ stripes/ yoga wear. POPPY is to be worn on the left.

SET UP starts Thursday Nov 7th at lunch and continues after school.

CLEAN UP occurs immediately after the service during Friday lunch.

Performers should sign up for ONE task on either day thanks.

FINAL REHEARSALS: Thursday Lunch JUNIORS: Ngothando / Al Shlosha – DANCERS

Dress Rehearsal –  FRI. per #5 GYM – dressed for the service to follow

Thanks – Mrs Roberts


October 30, 2019

Dear AMA Parents,

It’s Winter Fundraising Time!!!
Time to shop for Christmas Presents and Hostess Gifts while adding to your Travel Account!!
We are offering Purdy’s Chocolate, Poinsettia’s, Grocery Gift Cards, JJ Bean Coffee, Pies & Cookies and SPUD & Two Rivers Speciality Meats.
Fundraising Books can be found in the music rooms or online at: www.argylemusic.ca/argyle-music-fund-raising/

Orders are DUE:
November 21st at 3 pm in the Fundraising Box outside the Music Rooms

Delivery Date for Pies/Cookies & More is November 30th – 3 pm at the Argyle Back Parking Lot (behind Theatre)

Delivery Date for Purdy’s Chocolates is  December 7th – 1.30 – 3 pm at 4153 Hoskins Road.

Delivery Date for Poinsettia’s , Gift Cards & JJ Bean Coffee December 12th – 3 – 5 pm in the Cafeteria

Don’t forget you can order SPUD & Two Rivers Speciality Meats ALL YEAR LONG

If you can help on December 7th (11.30 – 1.30 pm) or December 12th (2 – 5 pm) – please email fundraising@argylemusic.ca.

If you have any questions please feel free to contact us.
Danielle & Svetlana

UNIFORM SALE & Distribution – TUESDAY Nov 5 – LUNCH – Choir room

This message is for CONCERT CHOIR 11/12 and CHAMBER CHOIR 9 – 12 ONLY.

Burgundy Henkaa dresses $80 and Burgundy Ties  $31.

Payable by cash or cheque to Argyle Music Association.

Thanks Mrs Roberts


October 28, 2019

This is a reminder that Samosa & Chai Tea Orders are ready for PICK UP on 30th October at 3-5 pm in the Argyle Cafeteria.

We would love some help sorting out orders from 2 – 3 pm if you are able to help please email fundraising@argylemusic.ca.

The Winter Fundraising Package will be available tomorrow night at the Jazz Coffee House or when you pick up your orders on Wednesday or in the Music Rooms.

They are due November 21st at 3 pm

Any questions, please let us know.

Danielle and Svetlana

Fundraising Coordinators


October 23, 2019

Greetings Vocal Ensemble Parent/Guardian & Singer

Important INFO regarding our Second Annual Coffee House Tues. Oct 29th

AGENDA:
3-3:30pm Moving Sound Equipment to Cafeteria – Sound Techs setup
5:45pm – ARRIVE dressed for Performance – final move into place in Cafeteria / BRING FOOD ITEM (clearly labelled for ownership of plate and INGREDIENTS)
6:15pm – SOUND CHECK with Sr Jazz Band – followed by acapella songs sound check
6:45pm – DOORS OPEN
7-8pm SHOWTIME
8:15-9pm (approx) CLEANUP – Return equipment to Band & Choir rooms

Thanks everyone for your efforts so far, this is going to be a wonderful night of music and community for us. The students have been practicing hard and we are pleased to have this forum to share with you.

Frances Roberts


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

THANKS

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