Music at Cariboo Adventist Academy
For the 2020-21 school year, CAA will have a senior band for high school students, and a beginning band program for elementary band students. Auditions for senior band will be held during the first week of school.
A choir program will also be started if there is sufficient student interest.
For the 2020-21 School Year, we will be holding regular band classes in accordance with BC Ministry of Education guidelines. All government safety requirements with regards to Covid-19 will be observed in our band classroom.
Parents or children who do not feel comfortable participating in a group music ensemble because of the coronavirus are encouraged to email the teacher, and we will try to work out an alternative arrangement to ensure that your children are able to get their music education this school year.
The CAA Music Program is currently raising funds in order to purchase a number of percussion instruments for the band, including a set of Timpani, Bells, Xylophone, Marimba, and Chimes. Expected costs are above $10,000. If you can help with a donation, or if you would like to help raise funds, please contact the director at ; or, talk to our school accountant.
TBA in March
Livestream or Live Performance will depend on the public health situation.
Other performances will be added to this calendar as the school year progresses, if the public health situation allows for it.
Making Music Safely During COVID-19
Below you will find a guide from the BC Music Educators Association on how to clean instruments safely during COVID-19.
Listening Links for Students
Hello Band Students!
Here are listening links to the pieces we are working on right now.
Nettleton, by Johnnie Vinson
Salvation is Created, arr. by Michael Brown
We Gather Together, arr. by Scott Stanton
Fanfare and Flourishes, by James Curnow
Starfire Fanfare, by Randall Standridge
Canticum, by James Curnow
Pictures at an Exhibition, by Modest Mussorgsky, arr. by Michael Sweeney
Regarding SmartMusic, pieces above in bold are ready for SmartMusic rehearsal; pieces above in italics have non-flex band versions of these pieces available on SmartMusic, and your teacher is working to get flex band versions up on SmartMusic.