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

Fine Arts Night – February 7

copy of art event flyer

Fine Arts Night is taking place Thursday, February 7 at Cariboo in the small gym. Doors will open at 6:30pm. This annual event is a celebration of Cariboo Hill’s thriving Visual & Performing Arts programs, and this year will feature an art auction and 50/50 draw. Friends and family are encouraged to attend, and donations at the door will be gratefully accepted. Details of the event are as follows:

Wednesday, February 6
Period 1 – Junior Band to set-up music equipment in gym
Period 4 – Senior Band rehearsal in small gym with dancers
After school – all performers in the small gym for table/chair/decoration set-up, followed by a cue-to-cue rehearsal

Thursday, February 7
Arrive at Cariboo music room by 6:30pm
Show begins promptly at 7pm, and usually runs for about 2 hours
Dress is all-black

District Concert Band Night – next Wednesday!

The Burnaby School Distirct’s annual District Concert Band Night is next Wednesday, January 16 at 7pm. This evening will include all the Senior Concert Bands from the district’s 8 high schools. Family and friends are more than welcome to attend this event.

Time: arrive no later than 6:30pm. Concert begins at 7pm, and usually runs 2.5 hours
Location: Michael J. Fox Theatre (7373 Macpherson Ave)
Dress: all-black
Tickets: sold at the door for $5 each. Performers do not require a ticket.