Box 65 2nd Street East, Marengo SK, S0L 2K0
Phone: 306-968-2939
Email: karen.jeffries@sunwestsd.ca

WCS Band

 

                  Westcliffe Composite School has featured several bands since the program was started: a Senior Band which consists of students in Grades 8-12, a Junior Band, which includes Grades 6-7, and a beginner band of Grade 5.  Each year, the community is entertained by the School Bands at the Winter Band Concert in January and again at Spring Band Concert in June.  For the past several years, the bands have competed at the Kindersley Music Festival under the direction of Mr. Brown. In addition, many students have participated in and received awards at the annual Kindersley Music Festival.  Music has remained an important part in the lives of many graduates, some of which have gone on to further their studies in music. 

                   The Band Parents' Association is very active and it is through their fundraising efforts and hours of volunteerism that the Concert Band has been able to perform on tours to various destinations.  Every five years the Senior Band goes on a bigger trip/tour to further develop their music education.  The Senior Band’s latest trip was to Banff, where in addition to working with renowned clinicians and conductors to further their skills, they were able to experience many of the local attractions and take in Michael Jackson concert performed by the CSO.  The next trip will be in the spring of 2018.