Music is for Everyone!
Our program encourages students to be creators, performers, historians, critics and consumers of music. Students will learn to appreciate, understand, create and be sensitive to the expressive elements of music.
Our music program includes:
- Elementary Music
- Hand Bell Ensemble
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.
Choir gives students a chance to discover, develop and strengthen their musical talents and ability to sing.
- Junior Choir (Grades 2-3)
- Senior Choir (Grades 4-6)
- BP Singers (Grades 5-7), an auditioned ensemble
All Choirs rehearse at lunch recess twice a week.
The Junior and Senior Choirs rehearse January through April; the BP Singers rehearse September through April.
Spruce Grove Middle Schools (SGMS) Band Program
All Parkland School Division middle year students (Grades 5-9) may join the SGMS Band Program.
Band students will learn to play woodwind, brass or percussion instruments in a program designed to develop skills in listening and performance.
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 3:30-4:30 pm at Ecole Broxton Park School.
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 3:30-4:30 pm at Ecole Broxton Park School.
Hand Bell Ensembles
Our Hand Bell ensembles learn and perform a wide variety of music using a three octave set of hand bells.
- Junior Ringers (Grades 5-9)
- Senior Ringers (Grades 5-9), an auditioned ensemble
Hand Bell ensembles rehearse after school.
Hand Bell History
In 1989, École Queen Street School received a generous gift of two octaves of hand bells 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.
These hand bells are now part of the music program at École Broxton Park School as Mr. Wilson, Stephanie’s dad, requested that the hand bells always stay in Spruce Grove with the French Immersion program. In 2014, three octaves of hand chimes were added.