Music

MUSIC

Lambrick Park Secondary offers a variety of music courses including Concert Band, Jazz Band, Marching Band, Choir, String Orchestra and Guitar.  All ensembles are multi-grade, 9 – 12, performance based, and offered outside the timetable. Students will continue to develop their technique, musicianship, understanding of music theory and explore music history. Participation in each ensemble requires attending rehearsals, as well as prescheduled performances.

Note: Each ensemble is a separate class and students are not required to be enrolled in another ensemble in order to participate.

If there is a musical group that you did not see listed or would like to form your own band/ensemble, talk to or leave a message for Mrs. Blair. Skies the limit for music at LPSS!

Mrs. Blair is the instructor for the LPSS music courses. Contact her at  ablair@sd61.bc.ca for further inquiries.

 Concert Band

The Concert Band is a traditional ensemble that blends the sounds of woodwinds, brass and percussion. The repertoire to be performed includes wind band literature, movie and television themes, and popular music arrangements.

Rehearsals are twice a week: Tuesday 12:15 – 12:55 pm and Friday 2:00 – 2:45 pm.

Students should have at least one year of previous experiencing playing in a concert band.

 Beginner Concert Band

The Beginner Concert Band is for students with no previous experience playing wind or percussion instruments. Students can learn to play the flute, clarinet, saxophone, trumpet, trombone, snare drum or bass drum.

If you are interested in learning an instrument, please contact Mrs. Blair for more information.

Class time: TBA

Jazz Band

The LPSS Jazz Band is an ensemble that studies, explores and performs music in many jazz genres including swing, funk and rock. Instrumentation for the group includes woodwinds, brass, plus a rhythm section featuring piano, drum kit, electric guitar and electric bass.

Rehearsals are twice a week: Monday 4:00 – 5:00 pm and Thursday 12:15 – 12:55 pm.

Students should have at least one year of previous experiencing playing in a jazz or concert band.

Marching Band

This is a newly formed group and is a community based Marching Band. The ensemble is open to all students at Lambrick Park Secondary, Gordon Head Middle, the Victoria Conservatory of Music, LPSS alumni and other musicians in the Gordon Head area. The Marching Band will preform at the Island Farms Santa’s “Lite” Parade in November and various parades in the spring.

One rehearsal a week: Wednesday 4:00 – 5:30 pm. Dr. J.  Edwards and Mrs. A. Blair are the instructors.

Choir

Enjoy singing? Come out and join the LPSS Choir, open to students in grades 9 – 12. A wide array of songs will be studied and performed, there will be something for everybody’s musical taste. The ensemble will experience singing in 3 to 4-part harmony.

Rehearsals are twice a week: Monday 12:15 – 12:55 pm and Wednesday 7:30 – 8:20 am

Previous musical experience an asset but not necessary.

String Orchestra

This ensemble is for students continuing to study violin, viola, cello or double bass in a string orchestra setting. Throughout the year students will join other high school string programs to form the District Strings Orchestra and perform at various events. Orchestra music has a rich history of spanning back hundreds of years and our ensemble will play a mix of modern and classical arrangements.

Rehearsals are twice a week: Monday 7:30 – 8:20 am  and Wednesday 12:15 – 12:55 pm

Students should have at least one year of previous experiencing playing an orchestral instrument.

If you have no previous experience and would like to learn how to play the violin, viola, cello or double bass, talk to Mrs. Blair.

 Guitar

Group lessons for beginner guitar is available this year. Learn how to play common chords to popular songs and pick melodies.

Already know basic chords and melodies…where do you go next?

Class time: TBA

 If there is a musical group that you did not see listed or would like to form your own band/ensemble, talk to or leave a message for Mrs. Blair. Skies the limit for music at LPSS!