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  • Sr. Music Tour 2018 - Outside St. Nicholas Church, Prague, Czech Republic

Greetings Argyle Muisc Parent/ Guardian/ Student

Thanks for another exciting year in the Argyle Music program! As we close down for this year, plans are in place for the next school year and here is some INFO that may be of interest:

#1 UNIFORM – Senior Womens’ dresses – AMA will be happy to re -sell your dress for an incoming student. If you have a direct connection to someone in need please pass the dresses on. DRESSES for re-sale to AMA must be hand washed in their mesh bag and labelled for June 17th – NAME/ email/ ph#

#2 SENIOR MUSIC TOUR – Finland, Estonia & Latvia – March 2020 –an importatnt message was sent today to those who are REGISTERED to participate, if you did NOT receive this email contact Mrs Roberts immediately. There are a few vacant spots available now. There will be no additional spots in September. (Concert Choir & Chamber Choir will perform on this tour)

#3 AUDITIONS for Senior Vocal Ensemble – MON June 17  / for JUNIOR JAZZ CHOIR TUES June 18 and for CHAMBER CHOIR ( grs 9 – 12) WED June 19 ALL occur after school 3:15 – 4pm Choir rm

Thanks, Mrs Roberts


AUDITIONS for 2019/20 year: OPEN to any Argyle student, whether they are new to choir or have been in choir already. Regardless of whether you have signed up for the course or not, you can sign up in the music foyer after our concerts this week to audition on the following dates:

AUDITION TIMES 3:15 – 4:15pm –choir room ( please see Mrs Roberts if you have a conflict asap)

 MON. June 17 – Senior Vocal Ensemble 11/12  – must currently be in grade 10 or 11 and enroled in either Choir 11/12 or Chamber Choir 11/12 to be able to participate, will sing on mics in groups of 4. The course runs in the regular class rotation, we specialize in jazz and pop repertoire sung acoustically and on mics. Looking for a piano, bass and drummer to be the rhythm section.

TUES. June 18 – Junior Jazz Choir 8/9/10 – must currently be in grade 8 or 9 , also looking for piano players, bass players and drummers. NO pre-requisite . We will sing rounds on mics in groups of 3.The class will meet in X block twice weekly, currently Tues & Thurs 7:30 – 8:30am.

WED. June 19 – Chamber Choir 9/10/11/12 –must currently be in grades 8 – 11, and interested in global & challenging music. We will be learning a section of a song to be sung acoustically in groups of  3 -6. The class meets in X blocks Mon 7:30 – 8:30am / Wed 3:15 – 4:45pm / Fri lunch 1 – 1:30pm . Schedule open to discussion & planning among its members.

SINGERS do NOT need to prepare a solo song. These auditions are geared to show me how well and quickly the singers can learn and how well they collaborate with one another . Then finally how well they can sing together with some blend and balance.

AUDITION SIGNUP  – IN MUSIC FOYER  from THURS. June 6th – after the final concerts

Please consider trying out for one of these choirs, encourage a friend who has not tried yet. All other choir courses are a SIGNUP and SHOW UP. I am looking forward to another exciting year with the Argyle choirs and am happy to welcome newcomers to the program. Any concerns let me know.

THANKS – Mrs Roberts


Kiwanis information: 

Our jazz ensembles braved the snow and performed very well at the Kiwanis Jazz Festival on Wednesday, February 13. We also enjoyed some fantastic clinics with adjudications Malcolm Aitken, Dennis Esson & Chris Hass. Intermediate Jazz received silver and Senior Jazz received gold standing at the festival. Senior Jazz also received an invitation to participate in MusicFest Canada.

Mikaila S. received the Charter Member’s Scholarship and was recognized for being the most outstanding performer in a Senior Stage Band at the Festival!

Here are some photos and recordings of their performance:
 
Intermediate Jazz Band:

Also

Argyle Family of Schools

Join the Choral Group 2018/2019!

Open to Students in Grades 4-7

Tuesdays 3:30-4:30 pm

Term 1 starts October 9

    This Argyle Family of Schools choral experience is an opportunity for young singers wanting to sing in a group/ choir. Frances Roberts, choir teacher from Argyle along with a few senior choir students: Maddy Keir, Myra Sobelman , Claire Burris and others would like to offer this to our FAMILY of SCHOOLS grades 4 – 7 students (boys and girls).

This is an EXTRA-CURRICULAR activity from 3:30 – 4:30pm Tuesdays in the Argyle Choir room. Different music will be done each term, over 3 terms.

GOAL is to promote group singing, play musical games and improve connections with our Family of Schools. Students are encouraged to come for a term to try it out and if they want to continue, wonderful!.

Students can join in at the start of any term. PARTICIPATION is the key.

TERM #1 Dates : Oct. 9 / 16 / 23 / 30 Nov. 6 / 13 / 20

TERM #2 Dates : Jan. 15 / 22 / 29 Feb. 5 / 12 / 19 / 26 Mar. 5

TERM #3 Dates : Apr. 9 / 16 / 23 / 30 May 7 / 14 / 21 / 28

Frances Roberts – Choir Teacher

Maddy Keir and Nika Najafi – Choir 12

Myra Sobelman and Claire Burris – Choir 11

 

 Cabaret 2019 was AWESOME, as always.

The performers were brilliant, of course. The production was stunning, obviously.

Last year Cabaret raised a record breaking $13,400.00 for the AMA Scholarship and Bursary fund! A huge thank you to everyone who volunteered and to everyone who attended to make this our most successful Cabaret ever.
We will need some new faces to ensure that the tradition of Cabaret continues for years to come and there has never been a better time to become involved as we have a strong committee of volunteers returning next year. Join our Cabaret 2019 team by sending an email to cabaret@argylemusic.ca We will help you find the right fit and no experience is necessary.

 

Sr Tour 2018 All Done – See photos so far 

Kiwanis Choral Performances…have a listen

A bunch of parents have stepped up for roles with the Argyle Music Association and to shadow positions…THANK You!

There are still unfilled positions and ways to help on the AMA board, and on the 2019 Cabaret committee. Do you wish you had an excuse to get out of the house more?  Want to have somewhere fun to go once your are out of the house? Send an email to icanhelp@argylemusic.ca

AMA Fundraising for Student travel accounts continues…thanks to SPUD and Two Rivers Meats.  This Fundraising program is a way for kids to earn money for future tours, instead of spending yours.  See the Fundraising page for details.

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