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Thursday, February 20
 

9:00am

Band/Music Programs That Pop!
How do you create a Band/Music Performance program that will engage your students to strive beyond expectations and exceed their potential? This presentation will focus on creating performances that are challenging for the students and entertaining for the audiences. A successful school year requires balance, enthusiasm and planning that is designed for the ability level of your students. Practice and performance are essential to any successful band/music program. Timelines and templates will be shared to assist in your school music program planning.

Speakers
KL

Karly Lewis

Karly is an active educator and musician in Southern Alberta. She has been an educator for 15 years working with the Rocky View School Division and the Lethbridge School Division. Karly is passionate about education, music – both as a conductor, teacher and musician - and her students... Read More →


Thursday February 20, 2020 9:00am - 10:15am
2305
 
Friday, February 21
 

9:00am

Rockin’ Rhythms: Fun Games & Activities to Teach and Assess Rhythm
Get ready to clap, stomp, race and play! In this highly interactive session, Joyce will demonstrate a variety of fun activities to teach, reinforce and assess rhythms concepts for Div. I and II music.

Speakers
avatar for Joyce Holoboff

Joyce Holoboff

Music Specialist, Wolf Creek Public Schools
Joyce Holoboff has taught elementary music and middle school band with Wolf Creek School Division for 27 years. She uses a hybrid approach combining elements of Kodaly, Orff, and world music in her elementary instruction, and she loves teaching beginning recorder. She directs choirs... Read More →


Friday February 21, 2020 9:00am - 10:15am
1408

10:45am

Open Rehearsal with the Central Alberta Junior Honour Band
The Alberta Band Association hosts three Junior Honour Bands in the province, and for the first time, the ABA will be hosting a Central Alberta Junior Honour Band program to provide an advanced performance experience for those students who demonstrate excellence in leadership, musicality and engagement in their home band programs. Leading music educators in the province guide the students through three days of fun and intensive rehearsals. The experience culminates in a concert performance of repertoire that the students have prepared in rehearsal. The Junior Honour Bands are intentionally held during Teachers' Convention so that music teachers in the area may attend an open rehearsal with the band and learn from their colleagues. During this open rehearsal, the guest conductor discusses various rehearsal techniques and uses the Honour Band as a demonstration group.This year's Central Alberta Junior Honour Band conductor will be Brian Uzick. Following the rehearsal, Brian will open the floor for a brief discussion of rehearsal techniques and information related to the honour band experience. Brian was a junior high and high school band instructor for 27 years and his bands toured extensively across North America and Europe. Since his retirement in 2018, he continues to teach clinics, guest conduct, plan workshops, mentor and adjudicate throughout Western Canada.

Speakers
KD

Kimberley Denis

Managing Director, Alberta Band Association
The Alberta Band Association hosts three Junior Honour Bands in the province, and for the first time, the ABA will be hosting a Central Alberta Junior Honour Band program to provide an advanced performance experience for those students who demonstrate excellence in leadership, musicality... Read More →


Friday February 21, 2020 10:45am - 12:00pm
AC147 Studio B

10:45am

Dance Around the World: Super Fun Folk Dances
Do you teach Music or PE? Folk dancing is fun, and teaches many important skills including beat, form and phrasing. Folk dances also introduce students to cultures, instruments and music from around the world. Come and get moving as you learn dances for Pre-K, Div I and II. Handouts will provide detailed instructions for all dances.

Speakers
avatar for Joyce Holoboff

Joyce Holoboff

Music Specialist, Wolf Creek Public Schools
Joyce Holoboff has taught elementary music and middle school band with Wolf Creek School Division for 27 years. She uses a hybrid approach combining elements of Kodaly, Orff, and world music in her elementary instruction, and she loves teaching beginning recorder. She directs choirs... Read More →


Friday February 21, 2020 10:45am - 12:00pm
1408

10:45am

Let the ideas fly! Bird Puppets Inspire - from math to music!
Get going with classroom ready, curriculum linked, puppet workshop plans on Bird themes. Wendy brings her enthusiasm and experience to ideas for all elementary grades – from kindergarten exploration of the micro-magic of feathers through a shadow puppet project to a story-study on leadership for grade six with giant team-based puppets. The workshop links to books such as the colourful “Owl and the Woodpecker” and “King of Birds” to the classic “Are you my Mother”. See loads of puppets samples, as well as make and move your own take – home puppets.

Speakers
avatar for Wendy Passmore-Godfrey

Wendy Passmore-Godfrey

Artistic Director, W.P. Puppet Theatre Society
Wendy Passmore –Godfrey, BFA , shares her passion and experience in the art of puppetry, through innovative and explorative projects to enhance the artistic, educational and life experiences of young people. She founded WP Puppet Theatre Society (WPTS) in 1991, and continues as... Read More →


Friday February 21, 2020 10:45am - 12:00pm
2205

12:30pm

Tate Wetu (Our Father)
Performed by Namibian choirs and marimba bands regularly,  "Tate Wetu" is a well-known and catchy Namibian traditional spiritual song. Arranged by Garth Prince as part of his African Christmas songs series, the vocal call-and-response and marimba parts are an exciting challenge for Div 2 students. English lyrics translated: "Our Father, you created us to praise you". Complete with movement, drumming, Orff instruments, and sheet music, the workshop enables teachers to learn a traditional Namibian folk song to teach confidently in the music classroom. This is an exciting opportunity to learn from a native Namibian and with Alberta elementary music curriculum experience. Often, the biggest difficulty with arranging non-western music for classrooms is the challenge in maintaining the authentic sound and "spirit" of the songs. Having taught Namibian songs across Alberta for the last six years, Garth has developed a method that involves audio and video resources which teachers can access after the workshop. These resources help with pronunciation, movement, rhythm and much more and are included for free.

Speakers
GP

Garth Prinsonsky

As a native of Namibia with years of experience in promoting African culture and community-building through song, dance and instruments, Garth Prince offers unique music concerts, workshops and residencies to schools and venues across North America. ​His goal is to encourage cultural... Read More →


Friday February 21, 2020 12:30pm - 1:45pm
GWH 161

2:15pm

Get Singing and Playing: Favorite Singing Games and Mixers
In this fun and interactive session, Joyce will show you how to energize your Music or PE classes with super-fun singing games. Games are a great way to teach and reinforce musical concepts while getting students excited and moving. Included will be ideas for mixers and games to promote inclusiveness. Not a music or PE specialist? Not a problem! Joyce will share ideas for even the most reticent of singers to teach these games with confidence!

Speakers
avatar for Joyce Holoboff

Joyce Holoboff

Music Specialist, Wolf Creek Public Schools
Joyce Holoboff has taught elementary music and middle school band with Wolf Creek School Division for 27 years. She uses a hybrid approach combining elements of Kodaly, Orff, and world music in her elementary instruction, and she loves teaching beginning recorder. She directs choirs... Read More →


Friday February 21, 2020 2:15pm - 3:30pm
1408

2:15pm

Southern African Drumming for Children
In African music, the further south you go on the continent, the more the emphasis is on singing as opposed to drumming and percussion which is prevalent in northern and western Africa. In Namibia, southwest Africa, nomadic communities carry fewer drums and have thus developed ways of making group music without as many drums as in typical drum-circle traditions. Drawing from these methods, we learn and teach students the importance of group listening. In a classroom setting, drum-circles are useful but can pose some challenges. The southern African music techniques require only two drums per classroom and serve as an excellent precursor to full drum-circles. Many schools in Alberta have hand drums and teachers seek different ways to utilize them. Drum-circle resources are available online, but without the basics of group listening, it can be difficult to have such ensembles. This workshop builds the skills of the teachers, who will, in turn, be drumming leaders in their classroom ensembles. Students, in turn, learn to follow the leader until they are confident enough to play themselves. This technique is also great for schools with limited resources because not many drums are required to make music.

Speakers
GP

Garth Prinsonsky

As a native of Namibia with years of experience in promoting African culture and community-building through song, dance and instruments, Garth Prince offers unique music concerts, workshops and residencies to schools and venues across North America. ​His goal is to encourage cultural... Read More →


Friday February 21, 2020 2:15pm - 3:30pm
GWH 161