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Holiday Band Concert Recordings

Mr. Phu has graciously recorded the Tomekichi Homma Holiday Band Concert and offered the videos for everyone to download. They are large files because they are very good quality. 

Just click this link and find the file you would like to download. They are categorized into each of the three groups. 

Homma Holiday Band Concert 

Thank You Mr. Phu

Students

Click here for your pages --> Music - Band/Ukulele <-- 


Parent General Notice

This main page will hold general information for Parents, i.e. General Forms/Dates/Concert Dress Code

To find information about: homework, practicing, instruments, and class work, please click on the link for Band/Ukulele classes below. Since I teach at two schools - Homma/Maple Lane - it is important to check this site for information you may need.  

Parents are to ensure that students are practicing for 30 minutes per week on their instrument. If students do not practice at home then they will fall behind and not get the full educational advantage of having music as a core subject. Practicing at home is considered homework and is held in the same regard as any other homework subject.

Student attendance and participation at concerts is expected. It is an opportunity to take part in a professional event that requires months of practice. If you have other obligations that are more important on those dates then please contact me. awarbinek@sd38.bc.ca

Music Class materials and info is here --> Music - Band/Ukulele

i.e. practice materials, practice info, current concert repertoire, handouts, and many other materials.




Advantages of Music Education

We are privileged to have music as a requirement in the Richmond School District. It is a subject that everyone can relate and connect with. The benefits of learning to play an instrument are very positive for the human brain, with connections and learned abilities that exceed any other subject in school. It is studied and understood that learning to play an instrument is the best thing that any child can do for their growing brain, giving them skills and tools that apply to everything else in life. Other districts in BC are losing music programs due to lowered education funding, which leaves those students at a detrimental loss. Let's not let this happen in Richmond.

Here is a helpful introduction video on the effects of music on the brain:

 


Homma Concert Video

One of the parents at Homma has recorded the Christmas Concert 2016 and has given a link to it. If you would like to watch it just click here and you will be directed to a webpage with the file on it. It is 7gb in size, so be aware that it may take some time to download. 
Thank you Mr. Phu for doing this!



Concert Dress Code

The Standard Dress Code applies to all concerts, while the Additional Options are optional per concert.

Standard Dress Code
Plain White Tops
Boys: collared shirt with buttons is preferred
Girls: collared shirt or plain coloured white blouse
No t-shirts, sweatshirts, shirts with large logos/text.
i.e. Polo shirts with a small logo are ok.
Black Bottoms
Pants, Dresses
dresses must be long enough to go past the knees
No shorts, capris, sweat pants, or jeans
Shoes
Dress Shoes are the best option
​Plain coloured shoes are the goal
​Runners are ok if they are black and/or white
Snow boots, gum boots/water boots, Ugs, etc. - are not allowed.

The goal with this is to look more formal than a normal day at school. This is not meant to be a Black Tie event, but in between that and casual clothing. When we look professional we feel and act more professional...hopefully.

Additional Options
Xmas Holiday Concerts:
Students can wear red or green in addition to the standard dress code.
Christmas sweaters, accessories, santa hats, etc. are also allowed.

Spring Concerts:
​Students can wear yellow or blue in addition to the standard dress code.​

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