Thursday, February 01, 2018

Experience Music in a New Way!

The York Region Elementary Enrichment Band is an overnight camp program where talented musicians from Grades 6 to 8 rehearse under the direction of Dr. Jeffrey Reynolds of the Faculty of Music at the University of Toronto. The camp runs June 4 – June 7th, 2018 at the Cedar Glen Outdoor Education. Application will open in January 8, 2018. To apply, please complete this online formThe application deadline is February 5, 2018.

Students applying are required to audition. Please access audition materials online. Auditions will be held on Thursday, March 1, 2018 between 5:30 p.m. and 9:00 p.m. at Baythorn Public School. Applicants will be expected to play all audition materials provided, or they may choose to play an alternate piece (same or higher level of difficulty). In addition, applicants will be asked to play a short sight passage. Accommodation will be provided on a case-by-case basis for students requiring an online audition submission. Please contact Justina So (, Curriculum Consultant, with inquiries. Individual audition times will be forwarded to students and their music teacher by email in late February.

Students will be selected for the York Region Elementary Enrichment Band based on the following performance criteria, where the student demonstrates:

§ Skill level (approximately grade 2 level band music);
§ Ability to play musically, and;
§ Appropriate tone, pitch, rhythm, dynamics, and articulation
Audition results will be shared with students through a personalized communication sent to their email and home school after March Break.

Once successfully accepted, students will participate in the full enrichment program that includes:
  • a pre-camp rehearsal from 1:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. on May 23, 2018 at Baythorn P.S.;
  • an enrichment band camp from June 4 - 7th, 2018 at The Cedar Glen YMCA Outdoor Centre;
  • a family concert on Thursday, June 7th, 2018 at 7:00 p.m. at Newmarket High School, and;
  • Student concerts on Friday, June 8th, 2018 at the Newmarket Theatre.

Students accepted into the York Region Elementary Enrichment Band will be required to submit the YREEB 2018 Acceptance Package that includes the 2018 Informed Consent Agreement, Health Certificate, and Friday Bus Form, along with a full payment of $375.00. A parent information night will follow the pre-camp rehearsal at Baythorn Public School on May 23, 2018If you have questions regarding the cost or require additional information, please contact Justina So ( Curriculum Consultant, or David Hipperson (, music teacher at Baythorn Public School.


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