All-City Junior Concert Band
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.
All–City Jazz Band
The players in this Ensemble all belong to our Junior Concert Band (course requirement) although many choose to play a different / second instrument. Since the musicians need to have an advanced ability on their instrument (good range, solid embouchure and know their chromatic fingerings), many start their second instrument in June to ensure they are ready for Jazz, Rock, Latin and/or Pop charts in September! The Band meets with Mr. Johnson & Ms. Bell every Monday from 3:45 to 5:15 pm in the F. H. Collins Sec. Music Room. We arrange transportation from Porter Creek Sec. during the first week of school, so if you would like to commit to the group for the whole year ... talk to Ms. Bell directly.