Our band programs have become a source of pride for the school division. The school division offers two band programs in the communities of Melville and Yorkton.
- Saint Henry’s Band Program, in Melville, includes students from grades 5-9. Upon graduation from grade 9 students can continue in the band program at the Melville Comprehensive High School.
- In the Yorkton, the band program is offered to students in grade 5-12. The band program in the Christ the Teacher Catholic Schools is comprised of classroom instruction, music appreciation and performance opportunities, offering a rich and exciting musical experience which fosters musicianship, creative thinking, and self-expression.
As part of a sequential curriculum, students develop their musical fundamentals through classroom instruction and required home practice. These fundamentals include aural perception, instrument technique and music literacy.
Band students meet in a conducive, small group learning environment, and must therefore meet outside the school timetable for large group or full rehearsals. Co-curricular rehearsal and concert participation are considered part of a band student’s grade for report cards.
The program offers and encourages a wealth of performance opportunities including concert, festival, community and solo/ensemble performances.
The band program is supported by a fantastic parent booster organization. Without their support and dedication, the band could not maintain its current level of excellence.
Attention Gr. 4’s!
In Gr. 5, you get to be part of the Band! Every student is invited, regardless of ability, background, or financial situation. For more information, please contact Mrs. Karapita:
- home 306-647-2626
- cell 306-621-5856