The Bishop Carroll Music Society’s mandate is to enhance the education of students attending Bishop Carroll High School through the provision of books, equipment, musical instruments, educational aids and experiences We also support the music program through volunteering, fundraising efforts and guidance to our staff. We encourage parents to become involved in the program by attending our meetings.
The Bishop Carroll Music Society is a registered charity, number 124297813RR0001. Confirmation can be found here http://www.cra-arc.gc.ca/chrts-gvng/lstngs/menu-eng.html
The Music Society welcomes any donations that you might be able to give. Donations can be made through https://www.canadahelps.org/en/charities/bishop-carroll-music-society/ or mail your donation to Bishop Carroll Music Society, 4624 Richard Road SW Calgary, Alberta, T3L 6L1
Many opportunities exist to help BCMS. Volunteer for one of our vacant Board positions, help coordinate one of our fundraisers or organize uniforms, or volunteer to work at The Music Gala on Feb 22, 2019. Support us by attending one of the Society meetings, held every second Tuesday at 7 pm in Room 201 throughout the school year.
Uniforms are issued once we receive your uniform agreement, uniform rental fee, and required deposit. See the Parent Handbook for further details. Please submit these as soon as possible, so we can ensure each student has a uniform in time for the Christmas Concert.
The Music Department uses CHARMS to post calendar updates, event lists, handouts, forms, music and schedules.
CHARMS is also used to track uniforms, finances and other important parent information.
Parents, please make sure you update your information.
If your email address is not entered into CHARMS, you will miss out on important communication from the Music Department.
Here’s how to update:
Log into www.charmsoffice.com
- Click on the ENTER/LOGIN
- Enter the site under Parent/Student/Members tab
- Log in to your child’s program account using the following login:School code:BishopCarrollMusic
Password: your child’s school district ID#, preceded by the upper case letter "P" (ex: If your child's ID# is 1234567, then the password would be P1234567)
- This will bring you to the main parents’ page.
- Go to the parent tab and complete the information requested. This will enable the Music Directors and BCMS to communicate with you
If you are having trouble accessing Charms, please contact our Music Assistant, Melissa McCaffrey Melissa.email@example.com
Grocery Store Gift Cards - Fundraiser
Throughout the year, your purchase of face-value grocery store gift cards to Safeway/Sobeys, Co-op and/or Superstore helps support our music students. Print off the gift card order form and have your child bring the completed form to Mrs. McCaffrey in the Music Office, along with your payment. Grocery gift cards will be distributed to the students on Fridays.
BCMS Music Scholarships
The Music Society funds four scholarships each year.
The Brian McAuley Award and Scholarship is the music award named after a long-time and much loved educator, musician and composer who spent over 20 years building the music program at Bishop Carroll. Mr. McAuley currently resides in Turkey and visits Calgary annually. He continues to write and teach, and ensures he spends time at Bishop Carroll every year. Mr. McAuley is known not only for his great teaching, but his personal qualities of patience, acceptance, a joyful spirit, humility and unending energy. The Brian McAuley award is given to the student whose contributions to the music program continue the legacy of Mr. McAuley.
In addition, annual Bishop Carroll Music Society Scholarships are provided to one music student from each of band, choral music and strings. Applicants are judged on the basis of their scholarship, musicianship and participation in the music program.
Available to all graduating students enrolled in music pursuing post-secondary studies. Deadline for application is May 1st annually, and more information is available through the music faculty.