Week 21 – End of Semester 1

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:

Brochure Conference Brochure

Parental Consent Form Photography Conference Parental Consent Form Photography

Registration Form Registration Form

Staff Registration FormConference Staff Registration Form

Staff Consent Form Photography Conference Staff Consent Form Photography

Updated Schedule (Tentative) Schedule

Confirmed Guests & Musicians:

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

Dr. Peter Meechan, Composer from the United Kingdom

Randy Woods & Adam Streisel from Absofunkinlutely, Saskatoon, SK

Absofunkinlutely, performing group, Saskatoon, SK

Kevin Junk of Musicraft, Saskatoon, SK

St. John’s Music, Saskatoon, SK

U of S Howlin’ Huskies, Saskatoon, SK

DJ Tanner of C95 from Rawlco Radio, 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!


St. John’s Music

St. John’s Music will be the Jam Session sponsor.  They will be supplying the sound system and equipment needed for jamming as an in-kind donation for the event!


Saskatchewan Band Association

The SBA has generously approved us for $700 towards the upcoming conference.  This grant will be used to help with the conference operating expenses.


As of today, Cameco has joined our sponsorship partners with a generous gift of $2000 towards the conference expenses.


In total, the Resonate planning team has now raised $10,450 in revenue from outside sources towards this year’s event.  We are extremely thankful to these sponsors for seeing the value for our students in this event and wanting to be a part of making it happen through their generous contributions!



Many thanks to one of our primary teachers who forwarded these links to me on using body percussion with primary grades music students.



Kendra’s Road Trip Schedule…

This week:

Monday – DO all day

Tuesday – Blaine Lake AM, DO PM

Wednesday – Colonsay AM, DO Music meeting PM

Thursday – Blaine Lake all day

Friday – WCMS AM, DO PM


Next week:

Monday, Feb. 9th – DO all day

Tuesday, Feb. 10th – Blaine Lake AM,

Wednesday, Feb. 11th – Colonsay AM,

Thursday, Feb. 12th – Blaine Lake AM,

Friday, Feb. 13th – Music meeting AM, DO PM