Band Homeroom Classes at Grades 7 & 8
Extensive music training improves the ability of the nervous systems to integrate sensory information from sight, sound and touch. Other benefits include better motor coordination, pitch perception, auditory memory and linguistic abilities, as well as greater empathy and increased emotion recognition. Learning music can also improve self-confidence and help students remain in school and excel in science, reading and math, according to the Toronto-headquartered Coalition for Music Education.
Grade 7 band is for students that enjoyed and were successful in grade 6 band. Grade 7 band students join the grade 8 band students for several performances throughout the year (many more than in grade 6), including our annual 2-day field trip to Edmonton. In Edmonton, students work with professional musicians at the Grant MacEwan Conservatory of Music, experience fine arts culture by attending a music production, and perform on stage in West Edmonton Mall! We have also incorporated team building activities on this trip by going to Old Spaghetti Factory, LZ Trampoline Park and Galaxyland/Waterpark. If you love music and want to share your love of music through performing, then grade 7 band is for you!
Grade 8 band is for students that enjoyed and were successful in band in previous grades. The grade 8 band students have the opportunity to participate in several performances throughout the year, including the aforementioned trip to Edmonton.