Welcome to the AMA 2019/2020!

June 29, 2020

Dear Argyle Music Community

Thanks for another wonderful and interesting year in music at Argyle. We are so fortunate to have so many supportive and enthusiastic students and parents  present and involved in so many ways. Ms. Chan and I are very grateful to the members of the Argyle Music Association who give of themselves toward the life and betterment of our music program.

Unfortunately this year we were unable to do all that we hoped and we are ending “distanced”, so we wanted to acknowledge the “Graduating” AMA Executive volunteers: Heather Maconachie – President, Danielle Moore and Svetlana Sobelman – Fund Raising Coordinators, Heather Skuse – Travel Chair, Leslie Mak – Member at Large, Rocio Lopez – Uniforms. We are very thankful for their dedicated hours of service to the music program. We will miss you!!

We also want to thank all those staying on with the AMA, doing the work necessary to keep us moving forward. MANY THANKS to Dave Strilchuk – treasurer, Claire Arnold – secretary, Ruth Mitchell & Lisa Kury – Fund Raising, Liad Negev & Ken Bigelow –  Argyle Music website, Ashmita Sisodraker – Cabaret Chair, Omar Dharamsi, Carolyn Grafton, Yvonne Strilchuk, – Members at Large and many others who assist in a variety of other capacities. Your presence and support are greatly appreciated. We look forward to working with you again next year.

It has been a challenging third term and we are so proud of the students for staying engaged and connected. We could not have predicted how the school year ended and it has been so bizarre. We wish all our music Grads the very best on their life’s journey and we wish you all a happy and safe summer. Looking forward to meeting again in a new format for the fall.

Frances Roberts – Choir & Strings teacher

Diana Chan – Band teacher

Regarding STUDENT AWARDS – the FINAL list is attached and any awards/ certificates not collected last week with the yearbooks can be retrieved this week from the front office at Argyle. Congratulations everyone!

Argyle Awards Final List

June 22, 2020

Greetings Choir & Strings Students, Parents, Guardians

Thank you for your patience and perseverance over a challenging third term. We made it through and I was impressed with some of the amazing creations and projects that were produced during the distance learning. CONGRATULATIONS!

The students coming to the school for yearbooks this week may drop by the music foyer to RETURN any music still in their possession. Choir folders can be retrieved from the foyer or left for safe keeping till the fall. THANKS

I hope everyone has a safe summer and all the very best to our CHORAL GRADS! – Mrs Roberts

Below are the links to the Virtual Choir Projects done in lieu of our Final Concerts – enjoy!

June 18, 2020

Hello Everyone,

The Argyle Music Awards have been an annual tradition to recognize students in our department that have demonstrated excellence in performance and musicianship or have volunteered to help with various activities within the department over the course of the year. The event is typically held in combination with our Year End Concerts which gives us an opportunity to celebrate each ensemble’s growth and achievement in the year as well.

Awards are always a challenging time for teachers, as we have so many exceptional students that we would like to recognize. Some of these decisions were extremely difficult to make, especially given the unique circumstances we are under right now, and challenges many may be facing at home during this time. While we take this time to congratulate and celebrate the award recipients, we must remember and acknowledge how each ensemble (and individuals within the ensemble) has grown over the course of the year. While we did not get the opportunity to celebrate our achievements as a group through our year end concert, we have had many fantastic performances over the course of the year that are worthy of celebrating. 

With regards to Awards distribution this year, Mrs Roberts and I have considered different options that will allow us to acknowledge recipients, while distributing awards in a safe manner under our current circumstances. We have decided that awards will be distributed along with yearbook distributions this year in order to minimize the number of time students may have to travel to the school. While we acknowledge that this is a less personal way of celebrating that our usual tradition, we would need to consider the safety of the process during this time. 

Recipients will receive their award when they arrive to collect their yearbook and other items in the Small Gym next week. Please refer to this school document for the date and times for distribution: Argyle Secondary schedule for June 22-26 2020

Mrs Roberts and I will either be in the small gym or the music wing during this last week. We hope to see many of you next week before we take off for the summer. The last few months have come with unique challenges, and we are extremely proud of the resilience and determination many of our students have continued to demonstrate during this time. 

Try to find some time to learn a favourite song or find some way to continue making music over the summer! 

Thank you again to all of you for the music that you’ve brought this year, and I hope you have a fantastic summer!


Ms Chan & Mrs. Roberts

Argyle Awards 2019-2020 (Full List)

June 15, 2020

Greetings Students, Parents, Guardians

Can you believe we are here? Through so much change and adversity many THANKS to all of you who have waded through this new way of learning. It has been wonderful to stay connected and see how many of you thrived, coped, blossomed, disappeared, bounced back and created over our third term. It has been an amazing time of learning for us all. THANKS for your patience and perseverance.

FINAL CLASS MEETINGS as per our usual schedule:

I will be unveiling the VIRTUAL CHOIR PROJECTS in our classes as well as we will CELEBRATE and reflect on our special memories from  2019/20. Some classes chose THEMES this is a reminder:

Junior Jazz Choir Tuesday 8:30am in ONESISE’s or PAJAMAS

Choir 8 Friday 10:30am –KAHOOT game

Choir 9 Friday 11am – ANIMAL theme – dress as, stuffie of, have your pet with you – your choice

Choir 10 Friday 11:30am – Hawaiian Theme ( Roller Coaster Ride) – costuming

All other classes – bring your FAVE memory to share and we will listen to some of the CREATIVE COMPOSITIONS from our last assignment. THANKS

AUDITIONED GROUPS FOR 2020/21 – Junior Jazz Choir 8/9/10  Vocal Ensemble 11/12 & Chamber Choir 9 – 12

Thank you for signing up this spring, I have reviewed the lists and you are registered, CONGRATULATIONS!, . Please, if you are interested in any of these choirs for next year and you have NOT yet signed up, do so with me and your counsellor this week. Any queries please contact me.

THANKS everyone for your tenacity and flexibility!
Mrs Roberts

May 14, 2020
Hi Everyone,
Thank you for participating in the AMA Silent Auction, it was a HUGE success and with your help and our sponsors, we were able to raise over $6000+ for the Graduating Music Students scholarship funds.
The applications are due May 15th, please see www.argylemusic.ca for more details.
I am emailing to let you know that we would love to collect any of the baskets used in the auction for our silent auction for 2021….or any you wish to donate.
Please contact me and we can arrange a porch pick up – no contact.
Have a Great Day, stay safe.
AMA Fundraising Coordinator

May 7, 2020

Dear AMA Parents,

GREAT NEWS!!! we have reached our COVID-19 Cabaret Silent Auction goal of $4,000..

But we still have a few days left and new items being added today…so let’s try for the $6,000 – $8,000 we have achieved in the past and give the graduating students a great send off!!!

We are still accepting bids on item auctions and donations.

To view the AMA Cabaret Night Silent Auction, please go to:   www.32auctions.com/AMA2020

Auction will close at 10.45 pm on May 9th.

Any questions, please contact fundraising@argylemusic.ca


May 1, 2020

Argyle Music Cabaret – Online Auction May 4th to 9th

Argyle’s Music Department hosts an annual Cabaret event that showcases the incredible talents of Argyle music students and raises funds for graduating music student scholarships and bursaries. This special event was initially scheduled to take place on May 9th this year. Given the current situation we have had to cancel this year’s Cabaret Event.

The AMA (Argyle Music Association), however, would like to continue to support our music graduates by hosting an online silent auction, where proceeds will go towards scholarships and bursaries for our graduating music students.

The AMA Cabaret Night Silent Auction will be online this year and will run from
Monday, May 4, 2020 at 6am until Saturday, May 9, 2020 at 10:45pm.

To view the AMA Cabaret Night Silent Auction, hosted online at 32auctions please go to:

Cabaret Night Silent Auction

We hope you will take the time to check out our selections and place a bid to support our event. We are also accepting direct donations for this fundraiser.

This is a tough year for the grads, and we welcome any financial contributions so they can still obtain the scholarships from the AMA as they have in past years.

If you want to place a bid, you will have to create an account. All winning bids will be safely delivered to your home after payment via e-transfer. Deliveries are only available for North & West Vancouver Residents.

If you have any questions, please email fundraising@argylemusic.ca

April 24, 2020

The AMA Scholarships application process in now open. Please visit the Argyle Music Scholarships webpage for more information.

April 14, 2020

Greetings Parents/ Guardians/ Music Students

Welcome to Week #2 of our new student delivery of courses on line. Hopefully all is well with you at this time. Please be in touch with any concerns, suggestions and feedback.

I just wanted to OFFICIALLY confirm with you the CANCELLATIONS in our school music calendar for APRIL and MAY : 

ZONE BAND CONCERT – Argyle – April 22

KIWANIS CHORAL Festival April 30 – May 1

CABARET NIGHT – Mulgrave Theatre – May 9

We will keep you posted and urge you to stay at home , and keep your distance whenever outside. Keep smiling, playing and singing – Mrs Roberts

April 9, 2020

Greetings Parents/ Guardians/ Students of Choir & Strings

CONGRATULATIONS ! – we are just about through our FIRST week of our NEW Microsoft TEAMS approach to education for CHOIR & STRINGS. How are we all feeling???

I am thoroughly impressed with the responses on the REFLECTION Assignment, and I have already received 90% of the assignments and it is not due till tonight… Woo Hoo!!! Shout Out to all of you who jumped right in and got the job done. You folks are amazing!

PLEASE at anytime, if you feel overloaded or have any concerns email me here or through TEAMS.

WEEK #2 Strings Performance Project assignment is posted and the final recording can be returned as an mp3 or mp4 file on TEAMS for the FINAL due date MAY 8th. More info on Teams Assignments.

WEEK #2 CHOIR Assignment will be posted later today – Pride Week Theme – Listening and Written assignment due Fri. April 17th. ALL Choir students are doing this project, regardless of how many choir classes you are in, only choose ONE of the songs to complete the assignment. Thanks to Elyse Kantonen, our UBC teacher in training for preparing this project/ assignment.

Have a wonderful LONG weekend – staying safe at home with family and safe distancing from everyone else. Hoping that you can connect virtually with loved ones and extended families to keep us ALL safe

Always have a song in your heart.- Take Care – Mrs Roberts

April 1, 2020

Hello everybody! I hope you are all well and safe at home.

It is hard to believe that it was four weeks ago that we were ALL together celebrating, sharing and performing in our “ELEMENTS” concert at Mt Seymour United Church.

Wed. March 4th was a SPECIAL and joyful evening of music making, performance and I am so grateful to you for doing YOUR part so freely and passionately. It was a magical night!

I am sure many of you are wanting to be back at school (?), in choir/ strings – singing and playing music with your classmates and friends. Elyse and I are missing being back with you too. We will be connecting with you very soon, and should be in touch with you ALL over the coming week.

Even though we cannot resume as ensemble classes we are excited to be trying out new ways of continuing our music learning and connecting with you. Keep smiling, singing & playing!

I wanted to send a video of the final song from the concert “O SIEM” We are ALL FAMILY- as a tribute to the amazing Argyle Music family that we are all a part of (unfortunately the video I have is too large to send) . This song has a message for us all moving forward at this time. We are all connected and need to look after one another so please stay HOME and take care of yourself, this helps take care of everyone!

THANKS Mrs. Roberts & Elyse Kantonen

March 23, 2020

Greetings Music Student/ Parents/ Guardians

Hope this message finds you well, staying safe and socially distant.

The AMA Fund Raising team wants you to remember that our PURDY’s Fund Raiser ends SAT. March 28th – On Line orders

April 4th – Pick Up will take into account appropriate social distancing – MORE info to follow

The team is unsure as to whether or not they proceed with the planned MOTHER’s DAY Fund Raiser – spring flowers/ Samosa’s / Meridian Market Gift Cards? and they are seeking your feedback. Please email your thoughts to fundraising@argylemusic.ca Payment would be e-transfer or direct deposit.

SILENT AUCTION – for graduating music students scholarships will go ahead as an ON LINE event open to all AMA families and friends around May 9th ( CABARET NIGHT – unsure if it will happen). We are DESPERATELY seeking donations for this as many of our community sponsors are unable to contribute at this time. DONATIONS of Wine, Gift Cards would be greatly appreciated, PLEASE email Danielle & Svetlana at fundraising@argylemusic.ca

Many Thanks to Danielle Moore and Svetlana Sobelman for all their work and communications with regards to our Fund Raising efforts to keep the program running at this uncertain time.

Stay Home & Stay Safe – Frances Roberts

March 13, 2020

Greetings Argyle Choral & Strings Community

This is a message regarding a wonderful opportunity for grade 10 – 12 choristers and strings for the next school year ( 2020-2021). This is an annual enhancement project for those interested in auditioning this spring for the FALL gathering in OCTOBER at the BC Music Educator’s Conference in Richmond.

Every year we have ARGYLE representation in these PROVINCIAL HONOUR ENSEMBLES and the application and audition process are OPEN now to be completed by April 24, 2020.

LIVE AUDITIONS – for the Concert Choir are on Thurs. April 16 from 5:00-8:00pm at Burnaby Central High School – with the teacher sponsor Carrie Taylor.

Please go to the BC Music Educators’ Association (BCMEA) website for more info.

Thanks and have a restful spring break!
Frances Roberts

March 6, 2020

AMA Spring Fundraiser 2020 is now opened.

  • Purdy’s chocolates – ONLINE ONLY – Order Now until March 28th!

  • Spring Flowers – ONLINE ONLY – Order Now until April 16th!

  • Two Rivers fundraising – Available now until June 14, 2020!

Visit the AMA Fundraising webpage for more details.

Thank you!

February 28, 2020

Greetings Argyle MUSIC Parent/ Guardian/ Student

The Spring CHORAL & STRINGS Concert is WED MARCH 4 – Mt Seymour United Church 7:30pm

We are looking forward to this special night where we along with the SCIENCE Dept. will take you on a musical journey through all the ELEMENTS.

ALL singers must be ON STAGE for 6:20pm – MASSED song rehearsal O SIEM

CALL TIMES : CHOIR 11/12  5:45 pm       CHAMBER CHOIR 9 – 12  6:00pm

STRINGS  6:55pm – please arrive 6:35 – DEEP COVE room – cases & TUNING

I am attaching the letter that went home with students last week , just in case…looking forward to seeing you in the audience. ADMISSION by DONATION

Thanks, Mrs Roberts

February 28, 2020
Greetings Baltic Tour Singers

This MP4 is the Latvian Song Tumsa nakte, zala zale
The recording starts with SOP line, then ALTO line and finally BARITONE line
Please listen to ALL parts so you get familiar with the TEXT and the song.
Rehearsal FRI MARCH 6th – be prepared to sing the entire song LUNCH  1 – 1:35pm
Thanks, Mrs Roberts

February 24, 2020

Greetings Choir & Strings Parents/ Guardians

Our annul CABARET NIGHT is not until MAY, but the planning, preparations and collecting of items/ donations for the Silent Auction have begun. This event fund raises for our Argyle Music Scholarships for graduating Argyle music students and our community has been very supportive in past so once again we start the process. COLLECTION baskets will be available at the Spring Band Concert Feb 25th and the Spring Choral/ Strings Concert WED March 4th at Mount Seymour United Church.

Thanks Mrs Roberts

February 20, 2020

Spring 2020 Choral Concert Call Times

January 27, 2020

#1. Reminder of the WED. JAN 29th  general meeting for the Argyle Music Association, all are welcome. Meeting  is in Argyle Library from 6:30 – 7:30pm

 #2. OFFICIAL Baltics Tour Meeting is from 7:30 – 9pm – Argyle Library – Tour participant and ONE parent/ guardian need to be present, thanks.

 #3. It’s that Time of Year…the start of collecting items for Cabaret 2020

Last year’s Cabaret raised more than $12,000 which was then distributed as scholarships to graduating music students who applied and met the requirements. We have had a number of inquiries in previous years, and we would like to make clear that you do NOT have to participate in Cabaret Night to apply. All Gr 12 students in the Argyle Music Program are eligible.

We are now accepting DONATIONS for our SILENT AUCTION, and we are asking for your support! This Wednesday, please bring to the AMA Parent or TOUR meeting a bottle of wine, liquor, “unwanted” Christmas gifts, candles, soaps, bath products or cash donations to help kick start fundraising for the Cabaret silent auction baskets.

Future Donation Bins will also be at the up coming concerts on Feb 25th & March 4th

Send an e-mail to donations@argylemusic.ca if you have any questions.

Thank you AMA Cabaret Team

January 14, 2020

Greetings Choir Parent/ Guardian/ Participant

We have had to make a last minute decision to postpone the Junior Music Tour to Vernon for a week due to weather and road conditions. It will now run from WED Jan 22 – FRI Jan 24. This has a ripple effect on other CHOIRS, please note these changes in rehearsal schedules;

Thursday Jan 16 – Junior Jazz Choir WILL meet for class 7:30am ( no class Thurs Jan 23 )

Friday Jan 17 – LUNCH : 1 – 1:30pm – COMBINED CHOIRS – Concert & Chamber Choir ( instead of Fri. Jan 24 )

Thanks for understanding and being flexible with all of this.
Mrs Roberts

December 11, 2019

Dear Music Parents,

Just a reminder that Fundraising distribution day is this Thursday, 12th December in the Argyle Cafeteria from 3 – 5.30 pm.

There will be Poinsettia’s, JJ Bean Coffee, Gift Cards & the remaining Purdys Chocolates.

If you would like to help please email us at fundraising@argylemusic.ca.

Help would be appreciated from 2 – 5.30 pm.


Danielle Moore & Svetlana Sobelman

December 3, 2019

Greetings Chorister / Parent / Guardian

We are in our annual HARVEST PROJRCT DRIVE at Argyle and we ask that each student bring at least ONE item to donate to the cause. Our choir class has 46 students and currently we have receievd some donations but from only THREE people. It is a busy time right now and we have until TUES DEC 17, two weeks today, so I am hopeful that each student could bring an item between now and then.

IDEAS: NON PERISHABLE FOOD ITEMS – tinned/ packaged goods



Thanks for making the time to help our community – Mrs Roberts

December 2, 2019

Invitation to ALL Argyle Concert Choir & Vocal Ensemble ALUMNI
The Annual Christmas Argyle Alumni Choir will meet to REHEARSE Wed Dec 4th 7 – 9pm in the CHOIR room.
Mrs Roberts invites any choral grads to come and SING one last time in the Choir room and Stairwell. Next year we will be in a NEW school.
Performance : Argyle Senior Christmas Concert  Tues Dec 10th 7:30pm Christ Church Cathedral

November 28 2019

Greetings Parent / Guardian

  • The Leadership Classes are running a HARVEST PROJECT Collection for the entire school the month of DEC. We have until Dec 17th to bring items to fill our BIN : Non perishable food items/  grocery gift cards/ toiletries/ SOCKS & underwear/ diapers & toilet paper.
    THANKS for being a part of helping our community!  Frances Roberts

  • REMINDER to those of you who SOLD/PURCHASED any NEUFELD Products: PIES/COOKIES/APPY’s
    DELIVERY & PICKUP SAT. NOV 30TH – 3pm –  4pm : Argyle BACK parking lot (Fromme Road) near the JAMES BUCHANAN THEATRE
    Any concerns contact : Danielle or Svetlana at 778 709 7084

November 23 2019

Argyle  CHRISTMAS CHORAL Events – December 2019

“Spreading Christmas Cheer through song in the community”

Centennial Theater 2300 Lonsdale, North Vancouver  7:30pm

Come hear the Argyle Senior Vocal Ensemble, Chamber Choir and Concert Choir in concert at Centennial Theatre, together with the Vancouver Welsh Men singing some favourite Christmas carols. Tickets purchased through the Centennial Theatre.

#2. ARGYLE SENIOR CHRISTMAS CONCERT – Tues. Dec 10 – 7:30pm  Christ Church Cathedral 690 Burrard St (corner of Georgia & Burrard)

Come hear ALL the Senior Music Ensembles presenting festive music that will literally lift you out of your seats. The Senior Concert Band, Concert Choir, Chamber Choir, Senior Vocal Ensemble and the Argyle Alumni Choir will entertain and engage you in a special night of seasonal music. Audience Carol sing-alongs, our special” 12 Days of Christmas”

 ADMISSION: suggested donation $10 at the door  *note new venue*


#3. Sr. Vocal Ens. CAROLING Lynn Valley Library Open House
Lynn Valley Library from 1 –1:40pm Fri Dec 13

The ensemble will be wandering among the stacks and bookshelves singing Christmas carols for the staff and patrons. Please join us if you can.

5:30 – 7pm
Vancouver Club 915 West Hastings CALL 5pm snacks 5:30 Rehearse

The annual Customplan Insurance Christmas Party at the Vancouver Club

Formal dress required, light refreshments & finger food from 5pm in our green room, Check in with the concierge.  Bring your black carol binder. Program TBA

#5 ARGYLE SENIOR CHORISTERS – Caroling in classrooms – Fri Dec 20
Day #2  6-7-5-8

Choir students can signup to sing ANY block of the school day and we travel the hallways bringing Christmas Cheer to the classes and teachers that have requested we visit.

Frances Roberts

Choir teacher


November 21 2019
Greetings Choir 9 Parent/ Guardian/ Chorister

Thank you to those who came out to the Vernon Tour Meeting Tuesday night. I hope you have a better idea of what a wonderful touring experience this January trip will be. Please return your FORMS to me in the choir room for Fri. Nov 23. Please if you have any concerns contact me. ( 604 903 3300 )

JUNIOR WINTER CONCERT TUES. NOV. 26 7PM GYM – onto our next EXCITING event… the choir has been working hard at their music and many brave souls stepped forward to try out solos. I am very pleased and proud of ALL who did this, no easy task. I wish there were spots for all who tried but for this concert in A MILLION DREAMS: solo #1 Kiyana A #2 Zoe R #3 Radin F #4 Aleena P . Please let me know if you accept this solo spot for the concert. Thanks – Congratulations! You were all amazing!

CONCERT CALL: Choir 9/10 in GYM on risers from 6:20 – 6:35pm – dressed in black pants/ shoes with black Argyle Music Hoody. Those of you touring to Vernon, cost of hoody included in tour fee. Those of you not touring a $50 fee will appear on School Cash On Line. The rest of you already have a hoody.

THANKS – Frances Roberts

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.


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

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
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


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