Assessment Week Rehearsal Schedule

Next week from the 21st to the 24th is Assessment Week at Cariboo. During that time, there will be no regular classes in session, however, students are expected to attend any assigned tutorial time. Taking a week off from rehearsals simply isn’t possible for us as we prepare for our February performances, and therefore, we will be having rehearsals during that week. Please click below for rehearsal times. Please note that these rehearsals are mandatory, unless there is a scheduling conflict (i.e., Capstone meeting, numeracy assessment, etc.).


Upcoming January/February Events

January 16 – District Concert Band Night (Senior Band only)

  • Arrive at Michael J Fox Theatre no later than 6:30pm
  • Concert begins at 7pm, and usually runs about 2 hours
  • Tickets are available at the door for family/friends, $5 each (limited seating available)
  • Dress is all-black

January 21 – Open House (Jazz Band only)

  • Arrive at the school 5:00pm for set-up
  • We will play 1 or 2 charts at 6:00pm to kick-off the evening
  • Dismissed by 6:30pm at the latest
  • Dress is all-black

February 6 – Fine Arts Night (ALL GROUPS)

  • This annual event is a celebration of our visual & performing arts department at Cariboo, and features music, dance, drama, and visual art
  • Students need to arrive at Cariboo by 6:30pm
  • Doors to the small gym open at 6:30pm (gallery walk will be in the cafeteria)
  • Show begins at 7:00pm, admission by donation
  • Dress for all groups is all-black
  • Set-up times for students TBA

February 12 – Music Council Valentine’s Movie Night

  • All music students & friends welcome for our movie night in the band room. Begins at 7pm
  • Movie TBA

February 18 – District Jazz Night (Jazz Band only)

  • Arrive at Michael J Fox Theatre no later than 6:30pm
  • Concert begins at 7pm, and usually runs about 2 hours
  • Tickets are available at the door for family/friends, $5 each (limited seating available)
  • Dress is all-black

Upcoming Holiday Events

November 27 – Ice Skating at Moody Park Arena, 6:30-8:00pm. This is an opportunity for music students to bond outside of our regular ensembles. Admission is $1 for the public skate, and $2.10 for skate rentals. Please note that students are responsible for their own transportation, and participation is at their own risk.

December 4 – Movie Night 7:00-9:00pm in the band room. $3 admission. Featuring a family holiday movie (TBA)

December 12 – WINTER CONCERT, in the small gym, featuring all music students. Doors open at 6:30pm, and admission is by donation. Students will be expected to set-up after school from 3:00-4:00pm, and arrive back at school at 6:15pm. A reminder that all performances are mandatory.

Voices 41

The annual Burnaby School District Choir Night, “Voices 41,” is taking place on Tuesday, November 26 at Michael J. Fox Theatre. Students are expected to arrive at the theatre no later than 6:15pm, wearing all black concert dress. The concert begins at 7:00pm.

This event features all secondary choirs in our district, and usually runs between 2 to 2 and half hours.

We only have 10 tickets available for sale ($5 each), available on a first come, first serve basis. If you are interested in buying a ticket, please send money to Ms. Brown ASAP. There will be no tickets sold at the door. 

Welcome Back!

Welcome to another school year! I hope you have all had a wonderful summer and that you’re ready for an exciting year of music-making. This year, for our music courses that fall outside the timetable (senior band, choir, and jazz band), there will be a new schedule. Unlike previous years, those classes will no longer follow the day 1/day 2 rotation, and instead, we will have them on set days. Please see the schedule below:

Senior Band: Monday & Thursday 7:15am

Choir: Tuesday & Friday 7:15am

Jazz Band: Monday 3:15pm-4:30pm; Wednesday 7:15am

Please note that Jazz Band will begin next Monday, September 9th. Senior Band and Choir will both begin this week. Junior Band (gr.8/9) has remained in the timetable.

Important Dates

May 1 – Junior Band members rehearsing with Senior Band 8:15am

  • Choir students at Derby Manor 10:30-11:30am (missing period 6. Dress is black bottoms, solid-coloured top)

May 7 – No Senior Band in the morning (majority of students away on SFU field trip)

May 8 – Jazz Band rehearsal at lunch

May 9 – Music Council event: MOVIE NIGHT in the band room 7:00pm-9:30pm. Admission $3.

May 15 – Jazz Band rehearsal at lunch

May 23 – Choir students at 2nd Street and Armstrong Elementary Schools 10:30am-1:45pm (missing periods 6&7. Dress is all-black)

May 27 – SCHOOL LEAVING CEREMONY (Choir only performing)

  • 4pm Sound-check at Bill Copeland Arena. Performance should be done by 8:30pm
  • Dress is formal all-black
  • Students are responsible for transportation to the arena
  • Pizza dinner will be served after sound-check


  • Set-up will be after school (mandatory for all students)
  • Cariboo Hill Small Gym
  • Students arrive & doors open 6:30pm
  • Admission by donation
  • Student dress is all-black

June 11 – SWING INTO SUMMER (Jazz Night)

  • Set-up after school (mandatory for all performers)
  • Cariboo Hill cafeteria,
  • Doors open 6:30pm
  • Early bird tickets $7 or $10 at the door. Includes coffee, tea, dessert
  • Student dress is formal