École Broxton Park
School (K–9)

Music

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Music is for Everyone!

Our program provides many opportunities for students to attain the musical skills and understanding needed to make music an enjoyable and meaningful part of their lives. 

Our music program includes:

  • Elementary Music
  • Choir
  • Band
  • Hand Bell Ensemble

Elementary Music

The elementary music program is part of our regular school day and is focused on:

  • Building musical awareness through listening, moving, singing and playing Orff and non-pitched percussion instruments
  • Developing the ability to sing in tune
  • Reading and writing music notation
  • Self-expression and responding to music through creative movement and dance
  • Nurturing positive attitudes toward music.

Students are taught with the emphasis on Orff and Kodaly music philosophies.

Extracurricular Programs

Choir

Our program provides many opportunities for students to attain the musical skills and understanding needed to make music an enjoyable and meaningful part of their lives. 

  • Junior Choir (Grades 2-3; Jan-Apr)
  • Senior Choir (Grades 4-6; Jan-Apr)
  • BP Singers (Grades 5-7; Full Year), an auditioned ensemble

All Choirs rehearse at lunch recess twice a week.

Spruce Grove Middle Schools (SGMS) Band Program

Band students learn to play woodwind, brass or percussion instruments in a group setting. All Parkland School Division middle year students (Grades 5-9) may join the SGMS Band Program. 

Band Handbook

Beginning Band

Students with little or no band instrument experience are invited to join the Beginning Band to learn proper playing techniques and musical notation.

Rehearsals are Wednesdays from 3:30-4:30pm, starting after Christmas Break.

Concert Band 

Students who have played their band instrument for one year or more and want to improve their skills and gain performance experience are encouraged to audition.

Rehearsals are Thursdays from 3:30-4:30pm.

Handbell Ensembles

Playing handbells allows students to enhance their musical experience and learn new techniques by playing a wide variety of music. 

  • Junior Ringers (Grades 5-9; Sept-Dec & Jan-Apr)
  • Senior Ringers (Grades 5-9; Full Year), an auditioned ensemble

Handbell ensembles rehearse after school; Junior Ringers on Mondays and Senior Ringers on Tuesdays.

Handbell History

In 1989, École Queen Street School received a generous gift of two octaves of handbells from the Wilson family in memory of their daughter. Stephanie Ann Wilson was in Grade 6 French Immersion when she passed away due to a brain aneurysm just before the end of the school year. The school later purchased a third octave of bells, and in 2014, three octaves of hand chimes were added.

These handbells are now part of the music program at École Broxton Park School as Mr. Wilson, Stephanie’s dad, requested that the handbells always stay in Spruce Grove with the French Immersion program. 

For more information contact:
Ecole Broxton Park School
Phone: 780-962-0212
Email: broxtonpark@psd70.ab.ca 
or 
Mr. Loge
Email: mloge@psd70.ab.ca
or
Mrs. Iampen
Email: eiampen@psd70.ab.ca