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
  • Guitar Chorus

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) - $10 fee
  • Senior Choir (Grades 4-6; Jan-Apr) - $10 fee
  • Event Choir (Grades 6-9; Full Year)

All Choirs rehearse at lunch recess twice a week.

Beginner 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 Band Program. 

Parkland Middle Schools Concert Band 

Concert Band is for all Grade 6-9 students across Parkland School Division who have one or more years of experience playing their instrument.

Rehearsals are Mondays 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) - $10 fee
  • Senior Ringers (Grades 5-9; Full Year), an auditioned ensemble - $20 fee

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. 

2018-2019 Music Fees

Concert Band - Program + Rental $85.00
Concert Band - Program, No Rental $35.00
Band Camp $82.00
Music T-Shirts $15.00

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