Welcome to the St. Mary’s High School Instrumental Music Program!Welcome to the St. Mary’s High School Instrumental Music Program!
We will be kicking off our new school year the first week of September, rehearsals beginning on Tuesday, September 6th. Please note the weekly schedule (below) for your corresponding rehearsal times. Our first goal of the year is to prepare for our Band Camp residency project with Dr. Dale Lonis at River’s Edge Camp, the weekend of Sept. 30 – Oct. 2.
All students interested in playing in a Jazz Band need to meet in the Band Room for a brief meeting on Friday, September 2nd, from 2:15-3:00. ALL experience levels and instruments (flute/clarinet/tuba etc.) are welcome!! Jazz 1 Musicians, we have our first performance on Thursday, September 15th, the “United Way Kick-Off”, being held at Olympic Plaza from Noon to 1:00 PM. Music will be distributed Friday, September 2nd during the Jazz meeting.
Wind Orchestra (Grade 11/12), we will be playing during our first rehearsal on Tuesday, September 6th, please bring your instrument if you own one.
Concert Band (Grade 10), we will be playing during our first rehearsal on Wednesday, September 7th, please bring your instrument if you own one.
All Musicians, morning rehearsals begin on September 6th, and lunch-time classes begin that week as well.
We will not be selling SUTP books this year. We will be introducing new fundraising initiatives in September, please bring information packages home when the information is handed out to you.
Our Instrumental Music Program offers comprehensive studies in instrumental music, in both classical and jazz genres. This is a performance-based program with a variety of performance ensembles, including a Wind Orchestra, Concert Band, Symphonic Band, and several Jazz Ensembles. Students have the opportunity to work with the finest local clinicians on a regular basis within their music classes. Guest conductors, as well as internationally renowned guest artists work with our students on a regular basis. Performances are held in the best concert venues, including the Rozsa Centre Stage and the Jubilee Auditorium. Festivals, camps (retreats) and trips are annual components of the program. The “St. Mary’s Music Foundation” provides organizational and financial support to our music program. Graduates of the St. Mary’s Instrumental Music Program can be found in many of the leading university and college programs across Canada, performing professionally in a myriad of settings, teaching music privately and in school music programs, performing in amateur community ensembles, and in a variety of other music related careers and activities. Recent travel opportunities for St. Mary’s Instrumental Music students have included Nova Scotia, England, New York City, and Whistler BC.
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About Mr. Jeremy Legault
Mr. Jeremy Legault has a very active musical career both as a performer and music educator. Currently, Jeremy is the Director of Bands at St. Mary’s High School in Calgary AB, a comprehensive music program which incorporates both Classical and Jazz instruction. St. Mary’s Music Program has been awarded local and international awards, and is very active in Calgary’s music community, frequently working with local musicians and clinicians, as well as world renowned CADME guest artists.
Jeremy is an active member within the Calgary music community. In 2006 Jeremy co-founded the “Metropolitan Winds” performing the role of both Conductor and Artistic Director to 2014. Currently, he is a member of the adult community “Westwinds” organization, directing the “Silver Jazz Band”, and the “Summer Ensembles” through the summer. Jeremy is a member of the world renowned “Calgary Stampede Showband” staff team, working with both the full ensemble and the Brass section. Jeremy is an executive member and performing musician (Trumpet) with the “Alberta Winds” Wind Ensemble. In 2013 Jeremy assisted with the founding of the Ismaili Community Youth Music Program. Jeremy is the Alberta International Band Festival Honor Concert Band Coordinator, working each year with the festival’s finest high school musicians and guest conductors. Jeremy is an active guest conductor and clinician collaborating with both adult and youth community organizations, music camps, and school music programs across southern Alberta.
Jeremy received a Bachelor of Music from the University of Calgary (1999) and a Bachelor of Education from the University of Toronto (2001). After completing a Diploma in Wind Conducting from the University of Calgary (2003) while studying with Glenn Price, Jeremy completed a Master of Music Degree, specializing in Wind Ensemble Conducting, while studying with Dale Lonis, Fraser Linklater and Earl Stafford at the University of Manitoba (2005-2006).
If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me at Jeremy.Legault@cssd.ab.ca or (403) 500.2024 extension 363 at your convenience!
Instrumental Music Director