Adult Members

The Senior Concert Band is made up of more than 60 members total; the students are mainly from grades 11 and 12 (from Porter Creek and F. H. Collins Sec.) and more than 50% of this Band is composed of adults from our fine city. All of the members are committed to the group for the whole school year – in fact, the adults pay a yearly $100.00 participation fee! (opportunities for fundraising occur at least 4 times per year)! We rehearse every Thursday night from 7:00 to 9:00 pm alternating between P.C.S.S. and F. H. Collins Band Rooms.

As the group is mature in years and busy with life outside the Music Room, commitment is primary (on time, knowing your music & ready to work).The Directors have made every effort to balance the instrumentation, to play music between a grade 3.5 – 5 level and to keep the musical styles varied. On top of performing at the Yukon Arts Centre in early May and at Christmas, this Band usually attends a Festival outside the Yukon, performs in 3 local Elementary Schools and twice at the Rotary Music Festival in April. This group has hosted Symphonies, Bands and Community Ensembles from across Canada and has successfully completed youth exchanges (SEVEC).

 

The Junior Concert Band is made up of more than 60 members in their second and third year of playing – mostly grade 8 to 10 students with a few adults involved as well. All the students are enrolled in a Band class at either Porter Creek or F. H. Collins Secondary and are committed to the group for the whole school year! We rehearse every second Wednesday night from 6:30 to 8:00 pm alternating between P.C.S.S. and F. H. Collins Band rooms. The Directors have made every effort to balance the parts, to play music between grade 2 – 3.5 levels and to keep the musical style varied (from Marches to Musicals, Jazz to Rock). On top of performing at the Yukon Arts Centre in May and at Christmas, this Band usually tours outside the Yukon (late in Spring), performs in 3 local Elementary Schools and twice at the Rotary Music Festival in April, and is very willing to host visiting School / Community Bands.