Thursday, 8 May 2014

News from the Choir

With the winter weather sticking around for so long, it feels as though May has really snuck up on us!

Congratulations to “The Golden Boys” who sang at the Sturgeon Heights’ Vocal Jazz Coffee House on April 22! The boys enjoyed singing some oldies by the Beatles and the Beach Boys! All three Golden Gate choirs have been enjoying learning some new repertoire after the music festival season. They are gearing up for the final concert of the year, on Tuesday, May 27 at 7 PM, in the Sturgeon Heights Theatre. This is the sixth year that we are having a concert devoted solely to our choirs, and it’s a great opportunity for them to perform a lot of their repertoire! Please mark your calendars and be sure to come on out!

Students can look forward to a field trip and wind up party at the beginning of June. Current Grade 6 and 7 students are reminded that there will be auditions for next year’s vocal jazz choir in early June as well. Please watch and listen for more information if you are interested, or speak to Ms. Armstrong!

Tuesday, 6 May 2014

Golden Gate Musical

École Golden Gate Middle School is proud to present its School Musical for the year 2014!


May 7th & 8th
Hedges Middle School Theatre
5$ Tickets available from the office

Hope to see you there!

Thank You

Parent Volunteers 

Thank you for the time you have dedicated to our school. Without the assistance of parents and grandparents, we would be unable to offer field trips to Band Festival, Art Camp, Ski Trips and museums,
to name but a few. You make it all possible!

If you haven’t already done so, please drop by the office to sign your annual volunteer renewal form. This will ensure that your volunteer status remains current.

Thank you again from the staff and students of École Golden Gate Middle School.

Thursday, 1 May 2014

News from the Band

Congratulations to Madeline S. who was selected to be a part of the 2014 Manitoba Provincial Junior Honour Band. The Honour Band is an annual event in our province. Members of the band are selected from students across the province through an audition process. In addition to performing a concert on May 10, the band will also perform with the Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra on May 13.

Congratulations to the Grade 7 Concert Band for their recent performance at the Level 1 Band Festival. The students represented our school very well both on and off the stage. Thank you to those parents who assisted us with supervision and transporting our instruments.

The Grade 8 Swingin’ Gators Jazz Band performed at the Sturgeon Heights Big Band Dance on Saturday, April 26th. This has become an annual tradition for the band and, as always, was a great collaboration between the two music programs.

YOU’RE INVITED to our Spring Concert on Thursday, May 22nd at 7:00PM at Sturgeon Heights Collegiate. The concert will feature all of our band and jazz band groups. We hope to see you there!

Final preparations are being made for the annual Grade 8 divisional band trip to the International Music Camp located in the International Peace Gardens. This year’s camp takes place from May 28th – May 30th. We are very fortunate to have access to this world-class facility and this event has always been a memorable experience for our students. This event is open to all Grade 8 band students from our division. Students from all the middle schools are grouped into one of two bands. With the assistance of guest artists and conductors, each band prepares a number of songs for a performance held on the final evening.

Students interested in making some music this summer should consider attending the Manitoba Band Association’s Summer Band Camp from August 18 - 22 here at Golden Gate. This is a great opportunity for students to improve their playing skills with the help of guest artists in a fun, enthusiastic environment. Our band parent organization also supports this event by offering bursaries to offset the cost of the camp. Interested students should see Mr. Popiel or Mme Martin for an application as soon as possible.