BAND Together is a project in support of music education in Kamloops. 

BAND Together Program

What began as an instrument lending library, has evolved into a program which introduces elementary school students to high school concert band! 

What is the BAND Together Program?

BAND Together is a collaboration between School District 73 and the Kamloops Music Collective that introduces elementary school students to high school band. Grade 6 and 7 students are invited to their future High School and participate in a 6 week Introduction to Concert Band program. This program gives the students a chance to interact with peers who will be attending the same high school as them in September 2020 or 2021, while also exploring their potential future music program with the school's band teacher.

In the Winter/ Spring of 2022 we hope to once again be running the BAND Together programs at Valleyview Secondary!  If your child would like to participate in this program but they will not be attending Valleyview please email info@kamloopsmusiccollective to discuss your situation with a Kamloops Music Collective staff member. 

What is included in the BAND Together Program?

Each student registered in the 6 week program receives:​

  • The use of an instrument free of charge

  • Music instruction for 6 weeks

  •  A $50 Kamloops Interior Summer School of Music (KISSM) gift certificate for use by the registered student for KISSM 2020 (non-transferable)

  • A snack & drink will be provided each week

  • A chance to perform at our “Squeak and Squawk” concert on the last day of the program

2020 BAND Together Program

Valleyview Secondary School

Teacher: Jaymi Daniels

Location: Valleyview Secondary School's Music Room

Feeder Schools

  • Marion Schilling Elementary School

  •  Juniper Ridge Elementary School,

  • Dallas Elementary School

  • Barnhartville Elementary School

Dates: 1st Session is January 31st, the program then continues on Feb. 14th, 21st, 28th, March 6th, 13th

Time: 3:30- 5:00 pm

This year students interested in the Valleyview BAND Together program have 2 options: 
  • A 1 week introductory session ($10 fee)
  • The full 6 week program ($50 fee)
For those students who are unsure about joining the full 6 week program, or have time restraints and cannot commit to all 6 weeks, we are offering the option of just enrolling for week 1. This would allow the participant to get a tour of Valleyview Secondary, meet some other future Valleyview Secondary students, and get an introduction to band instruments.  
At the time of registration, you can choose the 1 week or 6 week option. If after the 1st session you would like to switch to the full 6 week session, we would be happy to accommodate this change (space permitting).
How it All Began: An instrument lending library
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Special thanks to Kamloops Ford Lincoln for being a collection location for instruments during the month of April 2017