Grade 8 band

Open House Meet the Teacher information

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Open House Meet the Teacher information
by Amber Aitchison - Monday, 24 September 2018, 12:32 PM

For some reason I cannot upload the slideshow from the Open House Meet the Teacher. I have copied and pasted the information below. Hope this is useful for band families.


Bayside Band

Ms. Aitchison

Band and PE teacher

250-652-1135 ext 218


Information will be posted regularly on the Band Website. 

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band and masterclass schedule


Students will be required to wear a Band Uniform for our concerts and festival tours.

Grade 6: Black pants, black socks, black shoes, and a Band t-shirt provided (not to keep) from the school.

Grade 7&8: Black pants, black socks, black shoes, and a black collared dress shirt, with a Bayside Band tie (not to keep).


Please mark your calendar with the concert dates to ensure there are no conflicts. Your child would really like to showcase their musical talents this year!

Winter Concert: Weds. December 12 at 7pm, Thurs. December 13 Block 1

Spring Concert: Weds. May 15 at 7pm, Thurs. May 16 Block 1


The bands will travel and compete in festivals this school year. 

Grade 6: Greater Victoria Performing Arts Festival (date TBA, during the school day in April, located in Victoria)

Grade 7: Vancouver Island Concert Band Festival (date TBA, during the school day in April, located in Ladysmith or Port Alberni)

Grade 8: Whistler Con Brio Festival May 2-5, 2019.


Students will be expected to practice their instrument outside of class time to develop the muscle memory to perform with the ensemble. 

No practice cards...just Band Karate. 

How to help your child practice at home?

Private Lessons are encouraged. L&M, Brentwood School of Music, UVic Music majors, or even a high school mentor.

Kids "bored with practice"? Have them look up YouTube resources, Disney books, Pop music books, practice with friends (playdate or here at school), and more.