Friday, 13 October 2017

Wind Ensemble Sectionals Starting Next Week

Wind Ensemble Sectionals begin next week. Sectionals are held on Wednesday mornings from 7:30AM-8:00AM before school.  Please be setup and ready to play for 7:30.  Below is a schedule of sectionals by instrument until December.

Oct. 18 - Flutes
Oct. 25 - Clarinets
Nov. 1 - Trumpets
Nov. 8 - French Horns
Nov. 15 - Trombones, Tubas, Double Bass, Bass Clarinet, Bari Sax
Nov. 22 - Alto Sax
Nov. 29 - Percussion

Wednesday, 11 October 2017

OTHS Music Department Retreat

The Music Retreat is scheduled for this coming Friday and Saturday (Oct. 13-14).  Please remember that it is mid October and we will be doing most of our activities outside, be sure to pack warm sweaters and a rain jacket. Luggage can be left in the Music room Friday morning. We will be meeting in front of the school at 3:00 after school on Friday.


  • Rainwear (poncho, rain jacket, rain boots)
  • Active Wear, Outdoor Fall clothing (closed-toe shoes), slippers
  • A WARM sleeping bag, pillow, blanket
Everything else

  • Medication (incl. puffer / epipens), tensor bandages (if needed)
  • Mini first aid kits (band aids, polysporin)
  • Toiletries
  • Nut-free snacks (in sealed bags)
  • Water bottle
  • Guitar for campfire

Tuesday, 10 October 2017

Music Retreat Registration

Tomorrow (Wednesday, Oct. 11) is the last day to bring in your registration forms and either a receipt from the cashless site or a cheque made out to Oakville Trafalagar High School to secure your spot for this weekend's retreat.

Wednesday, 27 September 2017

Trumpet Clinic, Wednesday, Oct 4 from 3:00 to 4:00

Attention trumpet players in Wind Ensemble and Sr. Jazz Ensemble.  There will be a trumpet clinic after school on Oct. 4 to help trumpet players develop better tone quality and range.  This will be the first of three clinics run by professional trumpet player Howard Leathers.  Future dates for the next two clinics will be announced shortly.

Music Activity Fee

This year if you are playing in a band or singing in a choir you must pay a $50 Music Activity Fee.  This fee will be used to cover some of the extracurricular operating expenses of the Music Department such as registration for competitions, guest conductors, band uniforms, transportation to events as well as bringing in specialist to work with students throughout the year.  You may pay this fee using the cashless site or by a cheque made out to Oakville Trafalgar High School. 

Music Department Retreat Oct. 13-14

The Music Department will once again be travelling to Youth Leadership Camps of Canada in Orillia.   This weekend is focussed on developing leadership skills as well as fostering team building within the department.

WHEN: Friday, October 13th leaving OT at 3:00PM and returning at 8:00PM on Saturday, October 14
COST: $150.00
WHAT IS INCLUDED: All meals (including snacks), certified high rope and leadership activities,                   transportation, accomodation
HOW DO I REGISTER: Registration packages are hanging outside of the Music room and payment can be made on the cashless system or by cheque made out to Oakville Trafalgar High School.

Please note that we are only taking the first 80 students.  In order to secure your spot you must bring a COMPLETED registration package as well as a cheque or a receipt from the cashless site.

Monday, 18 September 2017

Rehearsals Begin!

All rehearsals begin this week!  If you have auditioned or signed up to play in a band, choir or be in Music council, come out this week for your first meeting.