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Text Box: November 4 (Tu)

Fall Concert @ Ryerson
7pm @ Ryerson United Church (Admiss by donation)
All Choirs, Symphonic Band, String Orchestra, Wind Ens
2195 45th Ave W  (at Yue)
November  13 (Th)

Jr Concert Band Festival
6:30pm @ Eric Hamber
Grade 9 Band

November  18 (Tu)

Sr Concert Band Festival
6:30pm @ Magee
Symphonic Band & Wind Ens

November  19 (W)

Band Concert with Elementary Feeder Schools
7pm @ Magee
Grade 8 & 9 Band

November  20 (Th)

Cookie Dough Pickup
3pm @ Magee in CHOIR ROOM 145

November  20 (Th)

7pm @ Magee
String Orchestra

November  20 (Th)

VSB Jazz Band Festival
6pm @ Pt Grey Secondary
Sr & Jr Jazz Bands

November  27 (Th)

VSB Chamber Choir Festivall
6:30pm @ Magee
Chamber Choir & Evolution

November  27 (Th)

Poinsettia Pickup
3pm @ Magee in Rotunda

December 8 (M)

Seniors Tea
1:30pm-2:30pm @ Magee
Magee Strings, Chamber Choir & Wind Ensemble

December 13 (Sat)

Chamber Choir Sings with the Vancouver Welsh Men’s Choir
8pm @ Shaughnessey Heights United Church
Get tickets here: www.vwmc.ca/events

Next we will be performing at the Remembrance Day ceremonies at school for blocks 2, 3, and 4 on November 7th. Anyone is welcome to attend; just check with the office for times.


The next concert is for the String Orchestra and our annual Stringvitational! This year we will have Elementary String Orchestras from Jamieson, DLG, Sexsmith, and Sir Wilfred Laurier. Eric Hamber Secondary String Orchestra will be there, as well as a TBA professional group, and of course the Magee String Orchestra! Concert will begin at 7pm and admission is by donation.


Then Magee will be hosting the Second Annual VSB District Chamber Choir Festival on November 27th@ 6:30pm. This will be a delightful evening of incredible choral music from around the district. We will have some fabulous adjudicators: Dr. Adam Con and Fiona Blackburn, as well as some amazing music and a few surprises too!

And that should take us up to December, when the next update will take place!


Unfortunately, due to the fact that the students have already missed a lot of school from the unpleasantness at the beginning of the year, we have chosen to cancel all fall retreats that would entail students missing school. It was a very difficult decision to make because of the high benefits gained by going on retreat and having that time to really build connections and rehearsals, but I feel it is the right thing to do for the students who need to be in the classroom as much as possible to make up for lost time. All of the spring retreats will continue on as planned.


We certainly are happy to be back working with your fine children and we look forward to an incredible year! Our senior tour this year happens in March and will take us to the United Kingdom where we will sing and play for audiences all over England and Scotland! Exciting things to come!


Hope to see you at one of our events and we look forward to meeting you!



Greg Quan

Artistic Director of Choirs and Orchestra

Magee Secondary School

6360 Maple Street

Vancouver BC Canada

V6M 4M2

Phone:    604 713 8200

Fax:         604 713 8209


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Where Music LIVES!

Fundraising  Notes

Fundraising is just a part of the life here at Magee where we work hard to raise money to help our students have the absolute best experience that they possibly can without having to worry about how much it’s going to cost. So we have many opportunities for students to fundraise - many of which, the profits go directly into the student’s own account, while others go into scholarships or subsidies for tours.


Cheques should be made out to “Magee Music Society”


If you are wanting to get a table at the Market Fair to sell your goods, contact our music society to book now!









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Music Notes

Next Magee Music Society Meeting:


Tuesday November 18th


In Magee Staffroom

All are welcome!


Check out the New Music Society Blog!

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Magee Chamber Choir CD’s

We have 4 wonderful CD’s for your listening pleasure! First our Premier CD Entitled “For the Beauty…”  our Christmas CD “Sing We Now of Christmas” and our second offering, an album of tranquility and peaceful reflection entitled “Alleluia”, and our most recent,

with our award winning choir on, “Illumina”

Illumina $15; all other cd’s are $10

Buy “Illumina”, get any one other titled Cd for $5

Fall Edition

Even though we just started, we have a number of events already coming up. Firstly, we have our fabulous Magee Music Department Welcome Potluck on Tuesday October 7th at 6:30pm in the Magee Atrium. This is a fantastic night where you will be treated to performances by the Chamber Choir and the Senior Jazz Band and you will be able to meet the Music Directors, the Music Society, and many of the parents and students you will see at all the concerts. And most importantly, you will be able to share a meal with many wonderful people! Your child should have brought home a flyer about this special night and we hope to see you there!


The Chamber Choir will be then going on retreat to Whistler on the Thanksgiving weekend, but will be home in time for Turkey on Sunday afternoon. This is a retreat we look forward to as it starts our year off beautifully as we always come back from this retreat stronger and more together as we not only rehearse a lot, but also do lots of activities to encourage team building and trust, which ultimately makes us better as an ensemble.

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Text Box: Magee String Orchestra CD!
Own the premier CD by the Magee String Orchestra “Beyond Jupiter”
For the low price of $15! All proceeds go to benefit the Magee Strings Department.

Then on November 4th we will be having our annual Ryerson Fall Concert at 7pm at Ryerson United Church. Ensembles performing at this concert include: the Concert Choir, the Chamber Choir, Evolution Choir, Symphonic Band, String Orchestra, and the Wind Ensemble. Admission is by donation, and all the donations go into scholarships given to the Magee Music Department Graduating students by Ryerson United Church. Last year we gave out $1000 in scholarships from Ryerson.


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Hello and Welcome back to another year of amazing music making! After a bumpy start to the year, we are now going full throttle to bring you and your students the absolute best musical experience in the city.


The Magee Chamber Choir are the Provincial Champions! In June, the Chamber Choir competed against the best in the province and came out in the top spot. Not only that, but they also got a special recognition award for “Most Outstanding Choral Performance in any Choral Category”. Congratulations to the Magee Chamber Choir!


The Chamber Choir also has a new CD available entitled “Illumina”, which they recorded at Ryerson United Church in May. If you would like a copy for only $15, please email gquan@vsb.bc.ca or visit us at the school.

Congratulations Magee Chamber Choir

Provincial Champions & earning a special award for Most Outstanding Choral Performance across all Choral Categories at Provincial Festival!