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    Ms. C. Sousa

  • Band 8 Whistler Trip!

    Information on the Whistler trip has been sent home via email. Please let me know if you do not receive this information and I will send home hard copies with your child.

    Thank you! :)


    • Band 7 Cancelled NOV. 6th

      Band 7 will be cancelled on Monday, November 6th. Kids are expected to be in their regular advisory classes at the bell that morning. 

      Rehearsal will resume on Thursday morning.


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        Rehearsal Schedule

        Morning Rehearsal Schedule - 8:30-9:38

        Mondays & Thursdays: Band 7

        Tuesdays & Fridays: Band 6

        Wednesday: Band 8

        Band 8 will also rehearse on alternating Tuesday and Thursday in Block 4.

        Please email me with any questions or concerns. 

        Cristina Sousa (

        • For Parents - Practicing at Home

          Hello, Band Parents!

          Sometimes I have parents ask what they can do to help support their child in band. The biggest, and most important, thing I can suggest is to have them teach you what they have learned in class so far. Over the last few weeks, the Band 6 students have learned the names of the lines and spaces, how many counts a whole note, half note, and quarter note gets, and fingerings/positions for at least THREE notes. This is huge! Ask them, while it's still early, to show you those notes, tell you what the names of the lines and spaces are, recite the musical alphabet, point to a whole note, half note, or quarter note on the page, and even show YOU how to make a sound on their instrument.

          The most important thing at this crucial stage is repetition. Practice doesn't have to be long, but it does have to be efficient. FIVE minutes of efficient practicing is more useful and beneficial than 20 minutes of unfocused "practice".

          If you have any questions about what else you can do at home, please don't hesitate to contact me!

          Cristina Sousa (