TA Senior Band

Conductors - Mike McIsaac, Darcy Ura

The TA Symphonic Winds and Percussion is the senior ensemble which consists of students from grades 9-12.  We have a consistent membership of approximately 35-40 students but we are always glad to have members of the community come and participate for the love of music.  The senior group also forms smaller ensembles, such as, the Saxophone Quartet, Clarinet Choir, Brass Choir and the RnB/Jazz Combo, for special events and or concerts.  Rehearsals are on Tuesdays and Thursdays throughout the school year from 3:30pm - 5:00pm.  The students who enroll in AMR 1O, AMR 2O, AMR 3O, AMR 4O, AMI4 or AMU4M can gain a credit for their time and effort in the band program.  Most students graduate from the intermediate winds straight into SWP but students may audition if they were not in the junior or intermediate winds and wish to participate in the senior group.  (see Mr. Ura for details)

Intermediate Winds (Gr.7/8) Beginners and One Year of Playing Experience

Conductor - Janet Schonewille

The TA Intermediate Winds is the grade 8 ensemble.  Students who were in the Junior Winds in grade 7, traditionally gradate to the Intermediate Winds the following year.  This is a crucial step for most student to be able to play in the senior ensembles.  This group rehearses on Mondays and Wednesdays from 3:30 to 5:00 throughout the year. 

Junior Winds (Gr.5/6) Beginning Musicians

Conductor - Carolyn Hudson

The TA Junior Winds is the grade 6/7 ensemble.  Students who have never played an instrument are invited to come and join this exciting group.  Students will learn all of the fundamentals of their instrument and learn to play as a group.  This group rehearses on Mondays from 3:30 to 4:30 and Wednesdays from 3:30-5:00 throughout the year. 

TAmbre (Gr.7-12) All Experience Levels

Director - Denique Adams   Accompanist - Lillian Penner

TAmber is the newest ensemble at TA.  The name comes from a fusion of the school letters and the musical term ‘timbre’ which means the tone quality or colour of a sound. This group in an integral part of the music program.  This is an excellent way for students to experience music by using their voice as their instrument.  Students participate in public performance, school religious/community ceremonies, music festivals and cultural excursions.