Week 20 – Resonate

Apologies for the lateness of this week’s blog!

This week we launched the official information for Resonate:  Student Music Conference 2015.  We are very excited about the buzz around this project that has already been generated.  We anticipate spaces filling up fast, so encourage your students to register early!  Here are the details that are known at this time as well as documents for information and registration that are now available:

PSSD Music Conference – March 19th & 20th, 2015

What: A music conference for exploring and learning music through performance, technology, composition, and improvisation.

Who: The conference will be open to PSSD students in grades 7-12

When: March 19th & 20th – Students are welcome to attend either on one of the two days or on both days

Why:  To engage students in music!

Where: Cedar Lodge on Blackstrap Lake, a few minutes south of Saskatoon

Registration Deadline:  February 13th, 2015


Registration & Information: 


Parental Consent Form Photography

Registration Form

Staff Registration FormConference

Staff Consent Form Photography

Schedule (Tentative)


Confirmed Guests & Musicians:

Chris Crockarell and Chris Brooks from RowLoff Productions in Nashville, Tennessee

Dr. Peter Meecham, Composer from the United Kingdom

Randy Woods & Adam Streisel from Absofunkinlutely, Saskatoon, SK

Kevin Junk of Musicraft, Saskatoon, SK

St. John’s Music, Saskatoon, SK

U of S Howlin’ Huskies, Saskatoon, SK

Stay tuned as the musician list grows…


Our many thanks go to our outside funding sources….

Saskatchewan Music Educators’ Association

The SMEA generously approved us for a total of $2750 towards the upcoming music conference. We are VERY grateful for this contribution which will help us bring in great musicians for our students to work with at the conference.

The potential to receive funding from the SMEA is just one good reason to spend the $30-$50 to become a member!



Thanks to Megan for finding this great link on jazz and blues material.



Road Trip Schedule:

Monday – DO AM, BL PM

Tuesday – DO AM, Rosthern PM

Wednesday – DO all day

Thursday – BL AM, Rosthern PM

Friday – DO all day


Next week:

Monday, Feb. 2nd – DO all day

Tuesday, Feb. 3rd –

Wednesday, Feb. 4th – Colonsay AM, DO meeting with Kim PM

Thursday, Feb. 5th – Blaine Lake all day

Friday, Feb. 6th – WCMS concert AM, DO PM