Program Overview

Ardrossan Jr. Sr. High offers lots of opportunities to study music. The programs are as follows: 

During the regular school day:

  • Senior Band (Grades 10-12)
  • Band 9
  • Band 8
  • Band 7

Outside the regular school day schedule:

  • Jazz Bands - Multiple bands, will vary depending on enrollment
  • Marching Band (all grades)

Jazz Night March 10, 2017

Jazz Night is an annual event which features the Schools Jazz Bands in a Dinner/Silent auction at the Ardrossan Rec Centre. This event takes place on March 10, 2017. This year it will feature the 4 Jazz Bands: Junior (Grade 7), Intermediate (Grades 8-9), and two Senior groups (10-12). The evening starts with Mocktails (no Alcohol) at 5:30 PM, and dinner is at 6:00PM, catered by Shirley's Country Kitchen. There will be time for silent auction/raffle and socialization between sets. Usually the evening ends around 9:30 PM, but Junior Jazz will finish performing first if younger students needed to leave earlier.   Tickets are $35 and are available for advance purchase only from Jazz Band Students or Mr. Basaraba.

 

Remind

Remind.com is a mass messaging system.  It will be used for reminders for things like Concert Dates, required materials/practice/tests/forms, and announcements. The reminders will not be that often, and the system will be used as an as needed basis. Remind is for Students and Parents.  It is very easy, Remind sends messages two ways Text or Email. Follow the below instructions.

Text or email the code below to (or follow the links)
Text – 587-409-5907
Email - code@mail.remind.com - remove the @ in front of the code.

Note: Remind has set up a policy that students under 13 cannot sign up for classes that aren't attached to and association or school. Remind has only set of schools in the US.

Codes


Band 7 – @ajsband7
Band 8 – @ajsband8
Band 9 – @ajsband9
Senior Band – @ajssrband
Senior Jazz Band 1 – @ajssrjazz1
Senior Jazz Band 2 – @ajsjrhjazz2

You may reply to messages, but do not use this for a formal communication method please, only for not important or pressing communication.
Note: The system my reply with a different number or email.

The phone number is not Mr. Basaraba’s phone number and is part of a messaging system. To unsubscribe simply reply ‘unsubscribe’.

A.M.P.S.

The Ardrossan Music Parents Society (A.M.P.S.) is a non-profit organization that works directly with the school to help fund and give input on decisions for the Music Program at Ardrossan Jr. Sr. High. They hold monthly meetings in the Band Room, and meetings are open door. There are positions that are elected but all parents are welcome and encouraged to come. Ask Mr. B for more information if you are interested in attending.

Home Practice

Home practice is vital for students to gain skills when it comes to playing a musical instrument. Practicing at home strengthens muscles and reinforces technique. With performance on a musical instrument, time performing is one of the main assets and the most productive ways to improve. Students are strongly encouraged to practice at home.

Practice does not need to be a big task, it is best if treated as structured play. It is better to practice more regularly for shorter durations rather than practice for 4 hours on the weekend.

For students that rent instruments from the school, ask Mr. Basaraba about the possibility of a second instrument at home to practice on.

Contact Mr. B

Please don’t hesitate to contact Mr. Basaraba for any reason. Best ways are to Email: raymond.basaraba@eips.ca or call the school 780-922-2228.