Welcome to the 2023 - 2024 School Year. Please see our Newsletter below.
More information to come soon :)
Our 50/50 winning number from our Musical production run is:
The winning ticket was claimed on Friday, February 10th as the winner was present for our final show.
Thank you again to everyone for their support!!! We appreciate you! :)
Come out and support our amazing musical this week: Tuesday, February 7 - Friday, February 10
Tickets available at:
Below is a great opportunity we were asked to pass along:
The Bow Valley Music Festival provides music students with an opportunity to perform before their peers, family, and friends in an encouraging master-class atmosphere. Our aim is to foster a love for music and inspire the youth of the Valley to develop this life-skill to its fullest potential. The festival provides the music teachers of the Valley with a venue in which to exchange ideas and support.
The Bow Valley Music Festival 2023 is excited to stage a live Festival after 2 years of Virtual Festivals.
This is a friendly reminder to register interested students between FEBRUARY 1st and MARCH 9th when registration closes.
** Check this out if you're interested in singing/playing a solo for a masterclass style festival.
For more information and to register please visit our website
If you have any questions or concerns please send them to
Hey everyone. Here is a great opportunity you should know about (non-music related). Although, we will be doing this for music as well soon, in our mentorship/buddy program.
Interested in being a peer tutor or being helped by a peer tutor?
Here's some info:
Students who want to be tutors – fill out this form: https://forms.gle/M9Fc1Kn5kB2M16N6A
Students who need a tutor – fill out this form: https://forms.gle/F6Lem3KTN9YVuj2EA
Tutors need to maintain a 75% average (no single class below 60%), have two teacher references, and commit to a minimum of 20 hours of participation throughout the year.
Tutors will be given a certificate of participation at graduation
One-credit CCS courses (1080, 2080, 3080 - Community Volunteerism) for their transcript depending on whether they volunteer for one, two or three quarters; if Leadership kids already have these credits, I will put together “Special Projects” credits
This is your last call/reminder to purchase Optimist concert tickets. On Wednesday, November 30, our Gr 10 – 12 Symphonic Band and the Grade 9 – 12 Choir students will be performing at the Jubilee.
Tickets are now on sale for performing groups at 34% off until tomorrow, November 10.
To purchase tickets, go to: https://optimistfestiveshowcase.com/
The attached pdf also gives some information on the concert.
All tickets sold during this time period will be delivered to the school by November 15thand handed out to the kids that week.
After November 10th, all tickets sold will be available for pick up at the will call table on the night of the concert. The 34% discount will not apply after November 10th.
Hope to see some of you out for the evening. 😊 It’s always an amazing evening of music!
We have begun our Purdy’s fundraising campaign. Your child should have their own unique Purdy’s letter shared with them through Google Classroom. However, I have attached a document with each student’s login and ‘Join Link’ that you can use to send out to family and friends. Please read through your child’s letter for more instructions.
Purdy’s has always been an incredible fundraiser for us. Many families who own businesses or work in an office that need Christmas gifts for their employees use this fundraiser to purchase what they need.
** The profit from everything sold goes directly into your child’s personal music account. This is not a shared fundraiser. The more they individually sell, the more money they collect into their personal music account through the Cochrane High School Band Parents Association. This CHSBPA music account can be used to pay for uniforms, CHSBPA $40 fee, music field trips/tour, etc. It cannot be used to pay RVS school fees or for any other program in our school. A big thank you goes out to the CHSBPA, who directly supports us in our fundraising campaigns to make this happen for your student.
Place and Pay for Orders Online by: Friday, October 28, 2022
Pickup Orders by: Tuesday, November 22, 2022 (More information on pickup will be out at a later date)
** I highly recommend fundraising this year, as we have the opportunity now to have a regular performance, workshop, and traveling season. Information on our Symphonic and Choir tour to Halifax will be coming out asap! The first deposit for that will be $450, due on November 4. I have pushed future payments for the tour out until January, so that families have time to fundraise.
Please reach out if you have any questions or concerns.
Tuesday, September 20, 2022 @ 6:30 pm in the Cochrane High Theatre.
Please join us for our Music Information Night and AGM for all band and choir parents/guardians.
We will provide a lot of information for the school year, discuss our tour and other trips, give you an overview of the calendar events and answer any questions you have. This evening is also an opportunity to pay your uniform fee, CHSBPA, and fill out any forms we need from you.
Our CHSBPA (Band Parent Association) will be on hand to run the AGM and seek out new amazing volunteers. :)
* We ask one parent/guardian attend per music family
Thank you :)
All Grade 9 - 12 Band students are expected to be present for our start of year band clinics.
Friday, September 16, 2022 @ 1:30 - 3:15 pm.
Students will have small group instruction from a professional musician and clinician.
These clinics do cost us a lot of money. Please help to ensure that you can be present for these.
Our clinics benefit our musicians in so many ways. We appreciate you making the time to join us.
Thank you so much!!
Please return your instrument rental form as soon as possible.
Both student and parent must sign the form.
**Percussionists and String Bass students need to fill one out for use of the class equipment.