Be sure to check back soon for more details regarding Howe Middle Music online courses. Content is being assembled as we speak, and I am hopeful that music study will be a great blessing to you during this difficult time.
Please click on the link below to register for our amazing music retreat June 10th - 12th this year!
Hello Concert Band, Guitar, Choir, and Dhol parents,
This Tuesday night at 6pm, in the Howe music room, I am hosting a parent meeting to discuss this years’ retreat. Each year at Howe Middle, the music program offers its music students a fun, 3-day retreat at Timberline Ranch in Maple Ridge. The cost is $200, with opportunities to raise funds via our annual Easter Purdy’s fundraiser. The retreat will be June 5-7, 2019.
The retreat is meant to be a reward for all the hard work and dedication our music students give throughout the year. It is an optional event, but all students are encouraged to come if possible.
On Tuesday I will be available to discuss the retreat, as well as our fundraiser with you. If you are not able to come, please email me with any questions you may have.
If you would like to register your child for the retreat, you can do so at this link: https://goo.gl/forms/6xlqycwNDGljrkaH3
Secondly, please ensure that your child is practicing thoroughly each day. We are coming into our performance season, and it is imperative that all Howe musicians are working hard to prepare. If you feel your child needs extra help, please let me know so we can arrange a time. Homework is listed at the top of each ensemble webpage at www.mrnoftle.com. Please check that often.
Thank you, and I am looking forward to seeing you on Tuesday at 6pm!
Wow. Howe Middle Music has had an exciting start to 2019!!
First the Howe Choir wowed the crowd of choir students at our annual District Choir Day Festival, held at the Abbey Arts Centre in January. They sang beautifully and powerfully, and our guest adjudicator was duly impressed. Well done Howe Choir! Check out their performances on our school youtube channel.
Next, our very own Howe Middle Rocks! rocked the Character BC Conference at Reimer Middle on Feb. 8th. It was a great performance opportunity and audience, consisting of about 300 students and staff from throughout the district. You can also watch their performances on our youtube channel.
A sign of things to come for 2019!
We are very proud of our Howe musicians who performed during the Remembrance Day Assembly this past week. Now our focus is Christmas! Please look to your groups on the top menu for resources that will assist your practice. Good luck!
Well our retreat is finally upon us! As you prepare, please remember the following:
Please let me know if you have any concerns or questions.
As I will be away from April 20-25, I have created the above schedule for rehearsals. Please let me know if you have any questions. And yes, as you can see above, there will be an extra rehearsal/pizza party on Thursday the 26th from 10am - 12pm.
On the evening of April 30th, the guitar ensemble will be performing at our Nights of Music district event at the Abbey Arts Centre. This will be a wonderful opportunity to perform and represent our school, as well as hear some of the great music being learned at other schools. More details to follow. Thanks!