Where Music LIVES!

Text Box: Sept 8 (Thurs)

Section Leader Meeting
3-6pm @ choir room
All section leaders

Sept 29 (Th)

Concert Choir Retreat
9am-3pm @ Shaughnessy Heights United Church
Concert Choir

Oct 4 (Tu)

Music Department /Society Welcome Potluck
6:30pm @ Magee Atrium
Chamber Choir/ Sr Jazz Band

Next, you can meet both Mr. Haas and myself at our Music Department Welcome Potluck! Everyone is welcome to come and it will be a fantastic evening where we eat great food (please bring a dish that can feed 4 people, appetizer, entrée, dessert, drinks) and hear performances by the Chamber Choir and Senior Jazz Band, as well as meet the Music Society and hear about things like uniforms, fundraising opportunities, and other events! Please arrive between 6-6:30pm – the evening runs about 2 hours total.


Later on in the month we have retreats for the Chamber Choir in Whistler, and local day retreats for the Evolution Choir and the String Orchestra, where we have invited the Yaletown String Quartet to come work with us!

Fundraising is a great part of what we do here at Magee where students can earn travel credits that can be applied to anything music department related. In September we will be selling Entertainment Digital Books that can be used on any smart phone for $20 (campaign concludes September 30) (Students retain $10 in their travel credit account for every card sold – a great profit for them at 50%!) And then our first major Music Department Fundraiser is a new one that will be happening on Saturday October 15th in the school parking lot where we will have a large shredding truck there and all you have to do is bring your paper documents that need to be shredded and give a donation to the Music Department (cheques can be made out to Magee Music Department or cash of course would be great!) and your papers get shredded right then and there! So come to Magee on October 15th from 10am-2pm and get all your shredding done!


Our grade 9 band will be going on retreat the last weekend in October to Whistler and then on Wednesday November 2nd, our first major concert will happen. Our annual Ryerson Fall Concert will take place at Ryerson at 7pm (students arrive at 6pm) and admission is by donation – all donations go toward the Ryerson United Church Scholarships for Magee Students.


As we get closer, more updates will be given for the winter season!


We warmly welcome you all back and hope that you all had a fantastic summer! We are so looking forward to another incredible year in the Magee Music Department and we sincerely hope to see you at one or all of our events!




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


Mr Haas' Band Page

Magee Music Department

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!







Buy your

Magazine Subscriptions

And Support Magee Students


Two methods of supporting us: Paper orders from a Music Student

or On-Line at www.qsp.ca and input the group number: 3740610


OVER 500 Magazine Titles at unbelievable prices


Also look for: Cookie Dough!

Look for our new cookie dough promotions

That will come with our Magazine brochures!

Yummy Yummy!









Entertainment Books are going DIGITAL!!!


In September we will be running our Digital Entertainment book campaign where for only $20 you can get a full entertainment book to digitally put onto your smartphone to carry around with you wherever you go! Students in the music department will be selling these incredibly useful and money saving cards where you will simply download the Entertainment App, punch in the code from your card and you are ready to start saving! And the best thing is that the digital books expire ONE FULL YEAR anytime from card activation! Look for them from a Magee Music Student in September or email us by clicking HERE



Ongoing Fundraising


· Magazine Subscription sales - go to www.qsp.ca and click “shop” then input the group number 3740610 and don’t forget to put in the student’s name you want the profit credits going to - if you don’t know a student at the school, it’s okay, just put in “Magee Music Society” into the name section


· Gift Cards - Many gift cards including supermarkets, restaurants, retail, gas, and services - a percentage going back to the students             

             If you’re going to buy food or gas, why not have a percentage come back to the students? Everything from T&T to London Drugs, Walmart, Gas stations, Best Buy, Clothing, Restaurants, Movie Tickets & Spas just to name a few


             Email me HERE and I can send you the latest form

Text Box: Magee Secondary School Website

Music Notes

Next Magee Music Society Meeting

7pm in

Teacher lunch room

by Gym:



September 14


Check out the Music Society website!


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”

 All  cd’s are $10


Fall 2016  Edition

September 13, 2016


It is the beginning of a whole new year with amazing opportunities on the horizon and a great amount of memories to be made! This year is extra special as it is once again an international travel year where our top ensembles, the Chamber Choir, Wind Ensemble, Senior Jazz Band, and Senior String Ensemble will all be traveling to the beautiful island of Cuba! This will take place over spring break and will be an unforgettable experience for all involved!


Welcome back! September has already kicked off with a bang as we have had a fantastic section leaders meeting already where we really began to solidify our plans for the year in terms of our ensembles and what our vision for this year is going to be!

Our first event is going to be the Concert Choir retreat, which will take place on Thursday September 29thfrom 9am – 3pm. While we do realize this is photo day as well, students can have the option of either getting their photos done earlier in the day (normally the photographers arrive around 8am) before they arrive at the retreat at 9am, or simply wait to do them at the retake day on October 27th. It will be a great day of rehearsing and getting to know everyone better, as we do lots of team building activities and mindfulness training.



Click any CD Jacket above to order

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.

Click CD Jacket  to order

Check out the updated calendar  for 2016-2017! Updated Sept 13