December Band Notes

Ø  Our annual Winter Band Concert is Thurs. Dec. 8th at 7:30pm at Johnson. The concert will feature all of our grade 6, 7, and 8 band students. Admission is free but there will be a silver collection as well as treats for sale. *Please contact Ms. Smith if you can volunteer to help with t-shirts or treats before the concert.

Ø  Band students please meet in the Johnson auditorium at 7:00 pm for your warm-up. Remember to arrive in uniform-burgundy music shirt, black pants, black socks, and black shoes. (*Jazz warm up at 6:45. Wear a dress shirt and tie over your band shirt.)

Ø  Check out Johnson Collegiate's high school band and choir concert on Wed. Dec. 14th at 7:00pm at Johnson.

Ø  Looking for some musical gift ideas? How about . . .a private music lesson, a wire music stand, an instrumental music CD for their instrument, RSO concert tickets, or a pop music book for your child's instrument. Don't forget reeds, valve oil, or a fun music pencil for their band folder!

Ø  HELP! Can you spare an hour on the first Tuesday of the month? Our JAM volunteers are mostly high school parents so we are looking for some new recruits! Let Ms. Smith know if you can join us at our next JAM meeting on Tues., Dec. 6th at 7:15pm in the Johnson staff room.

Ø  Have you paid your $30 JAM fee? (This is separate from the Regina Public Schools' transportation fee for band.) JAM fees support music events (like the Beginner Band Workshop, ~$1200), subsidize trip fees, and purchase equipment. All JAM payments can be fundraised. Our last JAM fundraiser, chocolate sales, will begin in January.


For all those that ordered thru the SCC In Good Taste Fundraiser, pick up will be MONDAY, NOV 14th from 4-6pm at the school.

November Band Notes

Are you a band student who attends regularly, comes prepared, stays focused, practices regularly, and plays well? If so, thank you for your leadership! If not, what can you do to improve your contribution to our team?

Please join us for our Winter Concert on Thurs. Dec. 8th. All band students are expected to perform. Your uniform t-shirt will arrive before the concert. (Have you paid for it yet?!) You will also need black pants, black socks and black shoes.

Thanks to everyone for their support of our In Good Taste fundraiser. Special thanks to our tireless volunteers. Chocolate sales begin in January--another great way to pay off your JAM fees ($30) and save for our year-end trip.

We are very excited to be offering Gr. 7/8 jazz band this year. Stay tuned for upcoming performances.

Report cards are coming soon! Please look for your child's band mark and, as always, if you have any questions or concerns about your child's progress please contact your child's band director. Our next JAM meeting is Tues. Nov. 8th at 7:15pm at Johnson. Please join us!

Are you getting our emails? If not, please email Ms. Smith ( to get on our list.


Jazz Band Attendance

Parents of Jazz Band members, please call the school if your son/daughter is going to be absent on the morning of a Jazz Band rehearsal.

In Good Taste Orders Due Thursday!

Help Needed: Playground Structure

We are looking for male helpers on Monday morning to assemble the new playground structure. Please call Cynthia at home over the weekend if they can help. Her number is 586-0760. Thanks in advance for your help!



Magazine Fundraising News

Thank you to all that helped make this fundraiser a huge success!  Orders are being tallied and prizes are being determined.  This process takes some time so watch for prize announcements in the next couple of weeks.  The prizes being provided by the SCC should be handed out in the next couple of weeks. The prizes provided by QSP (the light up gloves, keychains, etc) will take a little bit longer.  Watch for those prizes to be handed out closer to the end of October.  Thank you for your patience!


Education Week - "Reading Makes a Difference"

We often take for granted the gift that we have of learning how to read and what a difference knowing how to read makes in our lives. Many simple, everyday tasks require some kind of reading before they can be completed. We read in many different ways for many different reasons. The variety of things that we read is equally as varied. During this week, as we celebrate knowing how to read, we are asking families to stop and think about how reading has made a difference in your lives. What have you read today? We will also have a number of special celebrity readers visiting our school, sharing a favourite story and how reading has made a difference for them.

Mayor’s Mega Minute Reading Challenge Update

We are halfway through the Mayor's Mega Minute Reading Challenge and so far Henry Braun students and teachers have logged an amazing number of minutes reading...77,573 minutes! Wow! Keep reading everyone!

FCC Food Drive

Thanks for all the donations!

Henry Braun School raised 2 955 items of food to help feed hungry children.

Thanks to teachers, parents, and students for helping support our cause!


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