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Text Box: May 18 (Wed)

Strings Concert
7pm @ Queen Elizabeth Theater
String Orchestra

May 31 (Tu)

Junior Spring Concert
7pm @ Magee
Gr 8 & 9 band, Concert Choir, Evolution Choir, Jr. Jazz Band

June 2 (Th)

Senior Spring Concert
7pm @ Magee
Symphonic Band, String Orchestra, Sr Jazz Band, Chamber Choir, Wind Ensemble

June 6 (M)

Little Night Music Orchestra
With String Orchestra
7pm @ Magee Auditorium

June 7 (Tu)

St Pat’s and Magee Concert
7pm @ St Pat’s Church
(corner of 12th and Main St)

However one of the big highlights of our season actually came after school was let out where we had the good fortune and opportunity to sing on the Global TV Morning News all morning form 7-10am. We had a segment all to ourselves which can be seen by clicking here (Global TV Magee Broadcast) and we sang the ins and outs of the commercials – approximately 3 times an hour. It was a fabulous experience and one that we won’t soon forget. Thanks to Andrew Snalam, the director of the morning show, for contacting us and making this happen!

 

January started off with a bang as we had two concerts already in the second week of school. First we sang for the Grade 7 parent’s night and then we were invited to sing as the special guests at the Capilano University Chancellors Circle Dinner at which all their major donors attended. It was a fabulous evening and the Magee Chamber Choir wowed again and were very well received with a standing ovation. This was a very special concert for me as I am a Capilano University Alumni, graduating from their Bachelor of Music in Jazz Studies in 1997.

 

Now we have a little break until our retreats at the end of the month, Evolution will be on the 28th where we will have the fabulous Janet Warren coming to work with us and the Strings retreat on the 29th where faculty of the Vancouver Academy of Music will come and help us out. Then in mid February, the Chamber Choir will have their annual retreat with Richard Nace where he will not only come to work with us, but also on the afternoon of Saturday the 20th, we invite teachers from across the district and other friends to come and work with Rich free of charge and conduct and hopefully leave feeling recharged and with a few new ideas. If you are a music teacher who would like to take part in this, please email me at gquan@vsb.bc.ca

 

However the big early spring thing is getting ready for our annual Magee Market Fair. This year’s promises to be bigger and better and with new games area and lots of entertainment, vendors, books, fun and most importantly, FOOD!!! Mark your calendars down for Friday February 12 from 5:30pm-9:30pm. Admission is by donation and we hope to see a couple thousand people pass through our beautiful school. Always a fun family event! – bring everyone you know to the Magee Market Fair!

 

We will be having a few more concerts before spring break including a concert with Point Grey and Eric Hamber on March 1st in our Auditorium at 7pm. Then after Spring Break we will have a Concert on April 5th with Mountain Secondary, North Surrey Secondary, and Lord Byng; Saturday the 9th both Evolution and the Chamber Choir will be participating in the Kiwanis Choral Festival at Bethany Baptist Church in Richmond; the 12th of April we will be having our Movie Extravaganza Concert in our Auditorium where the Concert Choir will sing selections from the Movies Amistad, the Lion King, and Star Wars. The other choirs will perform that night as well including the Seraphim Ladies Choir and the Troubadours Mens Choir as well as Chamber Choir and Evolution and the String Orchestra. It should be an amazing night of music that starts at 7pm.

 

Our Senior tour this year is to Banff, Alberta from April 20-25 to participate in the Canadian Rocky Mountain Music Festival. This is a fantastic festival that has long been a great destination for hearing quality music. What is exciting is that the Chamber Choir will have an evening showcase concert there where they will be able to sing a great set and hopefully inspire many. On the way up, we will stop in Kamloops where the Chamber Choir will have a concert with the Kamloops District Honour Choir and Serious Options, an adult choral group that is made up of many of the music teachers and their friends and are apparently just a fabulous group!

Oh and for those interested, our Annual concert with St Patrick’s Chamber Choir with our friend Tony Araujo is on May 12th at St Pat’s Church on 12th and Main at 7pm and also the Magee String Orchestra will be performing at the Queen Elizabeth Theater on May 18th along with many of the other elementary and secondary programs in Vancouver.

So this is shaping up to be an incredible spring season! We hope to see you at one or more of our events and we wish you all a very happy and successful 2016!

Sincerely,

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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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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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             

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Music Notes

Next Magee Music Society Meeting:

 

AGM

Wednesday

June 8

 

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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

Spring 2016  Edition

January 18, 2016

 

Happy New Year to everyone! Sorry it’s been a while since this has been updated, but there has been a lot that has happened musically around here! So here are some highlights!

 

Our December was extremely successful and very busy. The Chamber Choir alone had 14 concerts not to mention the other concerts with Evolution Choir, Concert Choir, and the String Orchestra! Some of the most memorable concerts included singing with the Vancouver Welsh Men’s Choir at Shaughnessy Heights United Church and another concert with the Little Night Music Orchestra. We also did quite a bit of community building where we sang at a service at St Stephen’s and the Ryerson United Church Senior’s Luncheon, as well as our Senior’s tea at which approximately 100 seniors from all around the Magee area came to listen to some beautiful music and have some goodies and tea. Also, we were able to get to 4 elementary schools, Maple Grove, Jamieson, Osler, and David Lloyd George and sing a few short concerts for them too! And finally, we were honoured to sing at the Vancouver School Board for all of our School Board Trustees.

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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.

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St Pat’s and Magee Chamber Choirs performance Tuesday June 7th at St Pat’s Church on 12th and Main Street - 7pm