All-City Senior Concert Band
The Senior Concert Band is made up of more than 50 members total; the students are mainly grade 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 the members are committed to the group for the whole school year – in fact, members not in a band class 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 2 or 3 local Elementary Schools, twice at the Rotary Music Festival in April, and at Lepage Park in late May. This group has hosted Bands and Community Ensembles from across Canada and has successfully completed youth exchanges (SEVEC).