Christmas Concerts

For those who would like to know concert dates for this year, they will be as follows:

Kindergarten Tea: Dec. 14, 1:30pm

 

Gr. 1-3: Tuesday, Dec. 18

afternoon dress rehearsal 1:00pm

evening concert 7:00pm

 

Gr. 4-6: Thursday, Dec. 20

afternoon dress rehearsal 1:00pm

evening concert 7:00pm

 

These dates and times are on the student calendar as well, but just in case you haven’t located them, we wanted to let you know.

Thank you.

Mrs. Gottenbos

 

 

Attention CHOIR & GLEE CLUB

Just a reminder that all choir and Glee Club members should come dressed for their performances tomorrow at the Remembrance Day Ceremony.  Both groups need to wear either black or gray tops without any words.  If you have a choir t-shirt, please wear that.  Poppies will be supplied.

Thank you!

Mrs. Gottenbos

Band Opportunity

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Parkland Middle Schools Concert Band is an after school program open to any Parkland school students in grade 6-9.  Those who have played at least 1 year are welcome to join.  They will meet Mondays at Broxton Park School.  Costs and other details are in the attached information sheet.

If you have never played an instrument but are interested in learning, Miss Brophy will be starting a beginner band after Christmas.

If you have further questions, please contact Mrs. Gottenbos or Miss Brophy at Broxton Park School.

 

Attention All Singers!

If you had not considered joining choir, but would like to add it to your schedule, please talk to one of the counsellors at the high school to rearrange things or talk to Mrs. Gottenbos for more information.

Also, just to make you aware, there will be auditions for one of the MCHS Choirs this Friday.  Mixed Ensemble is their only select-voice choir where incoming students are required to audition for admittance to the group.  They’re hoping to add a significant number of singers to the group this year (especially men) as they are losing a lot of grade 12s.

Grade 9 students are able to audition between 3:30 and 5:00 on Friday, June 15th.  Auditions are in the music room at MCHS.  You can email the choir directors directly, (mholton@psd70.ab.ca and dweisenberger@psd70.ab.ca) or contact myself to help make those arrangements.  For auditions, you should prepare an a capella song to sing and then be prepared to do some range and ear testing.   The audition should take approximately 10 minutes.
This is a fantastic opportunity that many of our Muir Lake students have taken and thoroughly enjoyed!  Let me know if I can answer any questions.
Mrs. Gottenbos

Choir Performance – May 2

WE are pleased to announce that the Muir Lake Choir will be performing for our school on Wednesday, May 2.  The Broxton Park handbell and band students will be visiting our school that day and have graciously agreed to let us open for them.

The choir will perform at 1:20 pm in the school gymnasium with our guest performers starting at 1:30.  All are welcome!

Choir members, please wear your choir t-shirts that day!

 

Peter Pan the musical

We are pleased to announce that tickets for Peter Pan are now on sale in the school office.  The Musical Theatre option is excited to present their own version of this classic story.  Come for a night of song, dance, and wonderful storytelling!

There will be two performances of the play: Tuesday, May 8, and Thursday, May 10.  Doors will open at 6:45 with a 7:00 pm performance.  Tickets are $6.00 each.  Seating is limited, so get yours right away!

Thank you in advance for your support!  It is your support that makes this adventure possible.

Choral Celebration

Just a reminder to choir members and their parents that the Muir Lake Choir will be performing at Choral Celebration on Monday, March 19.  The t-shirts have arrived and will be distributed that morning.  Those who have t-shirts at home from previous years, be sure to wear them!

The event will be held at the Beulah Alliance Church (17504 98a Ave NW, Edmonton) from 10am-noon.  Parents are welcome to come enjoy the performances of several choirs from the Parkland School Division.

Choir T-shirts

We have 48 children in our Muir Lake Choir!  Wow!  It is fantastic and they sound amazing!  I wanted to clarify something for parents…

Choir T-shirts will be ordered shortly for those who do not already own one.  These shirts are being printed at SGCHS at will be made available at a very reasonable price.  Child sizes are $7 and adult sizes are $9.  I have sample sizes at the school and will meet with each child to figure out which size is best for them.

If you are paying online, please let me know so that I can be sure to order a shirt for your child.  For those who sent cash, I will obviously order one for them as well.

Orders must be placed by TUESDAY, FEB. 6.

Thank you so much for your support.  We hope you are able to come hear your amazing children perform in March!

Mrs. Daina Gottenbos

dgottenbos@psd70.ab.ca

 

Muir Lake Music Update

There’s a lot of exciting things happening in the music department at Muir Lake School!  Here’s an update just so you are aware:

Remembrance Day: the grade 6’s and grade 2’s will be singing at our Remembrance Day Assembly this Thursday, November 9.

Christmas Concerts are as follow:

Kindergarten Christmas Tea: Monday, December 18, 1:30pm

Grade 1-3 Christmas Concert: Tuesday, December 19.  Dress Rehearsal at 1:00pm (all invited), 7:00 pm concert (only for ticket holders)

Grade 4-6 Christmas Concert: Thursday, December 21.  Dress Rehearsal at 1:00pm (all invited), 7:00 pm concert (only for ticket holders)

Tickets will be given out at the beginning of December.  There are four tickets allotted per family.  If families do not need all four, we ask that you return those tickets to the office for others to use.

The cast for this year’s 4-6 Christmas concert have been chosen and we have started to rehearse and to make props and sets for the play.  Mrs. Harris and Mrs. Carley, two student teachers at our school, are taking lead in these preparations.

The Muir Lake 4-6 choir is busy rehearsing their part to add to the evening.  We meet every Tuesday at lunch recess.  After Christmas, we will invite any interested grade 3’s to join our choir.

The grade 6 handbell choir will begin on Wednesday, Nov. 16.  Practices will be on Wednesdays and Fridays up until the Christmas Concert.

We have such wonderful students here at Muir Lake!  Their talent and positivity make my job the best!  I look forward to sharing their accomplishments with you in the upcoming months!

Mrs. Gottenbos

 

 

Cultural Event – Michael Mitchell

K-5 parents are invited to attend our first cultural event of the year on Friday, Sept 15.  Michael Mitchell, a Canadian singer and songwriter will be performing songs celebrating Canada – it’s geography, history, and people.  The performance will be at 1:00 in the gymnasium.

If you are interested in buying any of his music, an order form is attached below.  Please print the form and bring it filled out along with money on the day of the concert.

We look forward to a wonderful Canadian celebration through music!

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