Enrolment explosion in elementary band

Nathan Liewicki
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Prairie South hopeful for future band boost in high schools

Melinda Anderson-Grass wholeheartedly believes music improves all areas of students’ thinking and learning skills.

Elementary band programs in the Prairie South School Division have been blossoming in recent years. According to Prairie South's Kim Novak this is a great sign, which he hopes will result in inreased enrolment in high school band programs in years to come. 

At least that’s how Kim Novak, the pre-kindergarten to Grade 8 superintendent of school operations for the Prairie South School Division (PSSD) described Anderson-Grass, a music teacher at Empire Community School.

Nathan Liewicki can be reached at 306-691-1256 or follow him on Twitter @liewicks

Organizations: Prairie South School Division, PSSD board, Empire Community School Prince Arthur School

Geographic location: Prairie South, Grades 6,7, Moose Jaw

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  • Diane Rhodes
    April 11, 2014 - 18:08

    Assiniboia and Moose Jaw are both in the same school division. Why has band been compulsory for Grade 6 students for 3 years and there is no music program at all in the schools in Assiniboia? I have been asking this question for at least 30 years.

  • Diane Rhodes
    April 11, 2014 - 17:31

    I find it very interesting that Assiniboia is in the same Prairie South School Division as Moose Jaw, but there is compulsory Grade 6 band in Moose Jaw but no music program in any of the schools in Assiniboia.