The MRSS Senior Concert Band is taught by Mr. Dumas, band teacher at Maple Ridge Secondary School. The students in this class are in grade 9 - 12. This group plays concert band music of many different styles around the grade 3-4 level.
Our instrumentation includes flutes, oboe, clarinets, saxes, trumpets, trombones, baritones, tubas, basses, and percussion. We meet outside the timetable twice per week, Tuesdays and Thursdays from 7:00 - 8:15 am. We also perform at least four times per year as well. The Senior Concert Band travels to a music festival in the spring each year, and takes a substantial tour every second year. In the spring of 2013, this group visited New York, and in the spring of 2015 we visited Disneyland!
Make sure you visit the members page to access the student materials for this course!
Wow! You really need to see this link on Youtube. This is the Southeast Trombone Symposium presenting a trombone choir composed of post-secondary trombone professors only! This is an amazing sound. Turn up your speakers and make sure you see it to at least the Star Wars point. Definitely the coolest sound in the band!
Here is another really cool video on YouTube. The Mnozil Brass are a world-class brass quintet. Check out what they do with the old tune "Lonely Boy" in this video!
Pipe Band Bass Drummer!
Check out the bass drummer from the Greighlan Crossing Pipe Band, from right here in Maple Ridge. This guy is the craziest bass drummer I have ever seen, but by far and away the BEST bass drummer I have ever seen! Notice how much movement he has, and keep in mind that he is wearing a heavy bass drum while doing this! The lesson for all students is: "Don't play still!"