Music

Berwick and District School Band:
Your child has expressed an interest in joining the school band program. This site is designed to explain the full commitment of both students and parents when enrolling in band.

The band program begins when students are in grade five. Students may choose an instrument to play from a wide variety we have at Berwick School. Usually there is a band fee which helps with costs associated with the care and maintenance of the instrument. This fee is charged by the AVRSB and is separate from the budget and fundraising associated with the Band Parents' Association.

Berwick Band Uniform:
Grade 5, 6, 7 band uniforms should consist of a white shirt with buttons up the front, having a collar suitable to wear with a tie and long enough to be tucked in. Boys should also wear navy dress pants (no jeans) and a solid navy tie. Girls should wear a navy skirt (no denim or skorts ) Skirt length for grades 5 & 6 are to the knee and grade 7 is mid-calf.Skirts should be worn with navy tights or navy nylons.

Grade 8 concert and stage band uniforms will be provided for all students.

Black, navy or dark brown shoes are expected to be worn with the band uniform. Sneakers are not acceptable footwear.


Bewick Band Fees:
$40 grade 7-8 band students
$25 grade 6 band student
$20 grade 5 band student
* There is no fee for students
using their own instrument.
** Family Rates are; $40 for the first child, $20 for the second child and $10 for the third child.
*** Rhythm Section: $10 fee for guitar, keyboard                                                 and percussion instruments.

Commitment of each band member:
It is understood that a student registering in Band will maintain their commitment for one full year. Attendance at rehearsals is compulsory. Written excuses are expected when a child is able to attend school but is unable to attend band practices. Rehearsals may be held early in the morning, during lunch hour, or after school.

 

Daily Schedule

8:25am Doors Open

8:40am Classes Begin

10:40-10:55am Recess

12:25-1:10pm Lunch Hour

1:10pm Classes Resume

2:45pm Dismissal Bell for Afterschool Program as well as P, P/1 & 1/2

2:50pm Dismissal Bell for Walkers

2:55pm Dismissal Announcement for Bussers

3:30pm Office Closes

At a Glance

July 2017

July 10th: Office closes at 3:00 pm until August 28th

 

August 2017

August 28: Office at BDS is now open during the week

 

September 2017

September 5: First Day for Teachers

September 6:  First Day for Students

September 14:  Pink Shirt Day

September 18-22: BDS Book Fair

September 20: BDS Early Dismissal 11:45 am

September 21:  Grade 7 Needles

September 21:  BDS Open House and Corn Boil

September 27:  Terry Fox Run

September 29:  No School for Students (Regional Shut-Down)

 

October 2017

October 3: SCC Meeting 6:30 pm

October 9: Thanksgiving Day
October  12, 13, 16 & 17: RWM 6

October 11: Students and Staff Photos

October 18: BDS Early Dismissal 11:45 am

October 27:  No School for Students (NSTU Provincial Conference Day)

 

November 2017

November 7: SCC Meeting 6:30 pm

November 7: Picture Retakes

November 10: No School for Students (Regional Shutdown Day)

November 13: Remembrance Day observed

November 17: Reports Go Home

November 23: Parent Teacher Meetings in Evening 6:30pm-8:00pm

November 24: No School for Students (Parent Teacher Meetings 9:00 am-12:00 pm; Inservice PM)

November 30: No School for Students (Regional Shut-Down and WE Day)

 

December 2017

December 5: SCC Meeting 6:30 pm

December 21:  Diversity Day

December 21: Last Teaching Day Before Break

 

January 2018

January 3:  First Teaching Day After Break 

January 9: SCC Meeting 6:30 pm

January 17:  Common Early Dismissal 11:45 am

 

February 2018

February 1: No School for Students (Regional Shutdown Day) 

February 6: SCC Meeting 6:30 pm

February 8: Primary Registration (TENTATIVE)

February 8: Primary Registration(TENTATIVE-if needed)

February 14: BDS Early Dismissal 11:45 am

February 19:  No School for Students (Heritage Day)

February 20-22: BDS Project/Science & Heritage Fair

 

March 2018

March 6: SCC Meeting 6:30 pm

March 9: BDS Wellness Day

March 12-16: No School: March Break

March 23: No School for Students (BDS Marking Day)

March 30: No School: Good Friday

 

April 2018

April 2: No School: Easter Monday

April 3: SCC Meeting 6:30 pm

April 5: Reports Go Home

April 12:  Parent Teacher Evening 6:30-8:00 pm

April 13:  No School for Students: Parent Teacher Morning 9:00- 12:00 pm/Inservice in the PM

 

May 2018

May 1: SCC Meeting 6:30 pm

May 3: Common Early Dismissal 11:45 am

May 11: Primary Orientation (TENTATIVE)

May 21: No School: Victoria Day

May 23-24 & 28-29: RWM 8

 

June 2018

June 5: SCC Meeting 6:30 pm

June 6: Common Early Dismissal 11:45 am

June 21: Grade 7/8 Year End Dance            

June 25: Field Day at the Manor

June 27: BDS Early Dismissal 11:45 am

June 27: Grade 8 Closing & Awards Ceremony 6:00 pm

June 28: No School for Students (Marking Day)

June 29:  Last Day of School