Creative Music Info - Rock Band, Songwriting and Audio Engineering
Creative Music Program
Our popular music program has expanded greatly over the past 6 years and now comprises 3 different streams. Many students take our classes throughout high school and have the opportunity to work with some of Alberta's top musicians, learn to write their own popular music and go into the recording studio for a professional result. Our program is involved in 15-20 events and shows per year in a variety of events, some volunteer and some paid.
Rock & Pop 15,25,35
Rock Band Class offered at 3 levels for musicians with min. 2 years experience on guitar, piano, bass, drums, vocals.
Students focus on instrument technique and learning to play and perform for several shows in rock bands.
Experienced musicians form bands that may rehearse and play together throughout high school.
See our YouTube channel for clips of performances from our 20+ performances each year.
Singer-Songwriter (General Music) 10,20,30
Acoustic class learning acoustic pop music covers of the student's choice, vocals and performance techniques and music skills.
After students learn to play with our musicians we explore songwriting and give an outlet for creative expression through songwriting techniques. Students have a chance to showcase their original songwriting and receive feedback from professional songwriters through a variety of professional workshops and shows.
Students in this program work closely with our musicians and gain expertise in running live sound, recording and music video projects with our new Behringer digital sound board. Students get to work on the latest state-of-the-art software and sound equipment including recording standard ProTools. Opportunities for volunteer and work experience doing live sound for theatre and music shows in the Edmonton are possible for strong and keen students. An Edmonton audio engineer coaches our students once a month and shares industry tips and information.
Facey Band Program
Facey Bands have an impressive history. Since 1988 the program has provided students with remarkable experiences and outstanding achievements in Concert Band and Jazz Ensembles. Over the years, these young musicians have toured across Canada; from Vancouver to Ottawa and into the United States to Los Angeles and San Francisco.
Some of their significant accomplishments include:
•Concert Band Grand Champion at Great Northwest Music Festival, Vancouver
•First Place Jazz Band at Great Northwest Music Festival, Vancouver
•First Place Concert Band at Great Northwest Music Festival, Vancouver
•Festival Canada, Banff
•National Finals at Festival Canada, Ottawa
•National Finals at Festival Canada, Calgary
•Disney Magic Music Days, Anaheim, California
•Vancouver Heritage Festival
•San Francisco Heritage Festival
Facey Bands continue to expand as students are exposed to a variety of genres, workshops, performance opportunities, festivals and band tours.