Capitol Hill Music – Burnaby BC


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Divisions 6, 7, 8 and 9 will be learning how to play the recorder in music class.

I will be ordering recorders if you are interested in purchasing one. For $8.00 you’ll receive an excellent quality Aulos recorder, cleaning rod and cloth bag. Recorder Letter

You may also use an instrument you already own, or one can be provided for use during music classes.

Snow Biz!

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The Intermediate students of Capitol Hill present

Snow Biz! 

December 19th at 1:30

January 15th at 1:30 & 7:00

Remembrance Day

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Remembrance Day Assembly

November 9th at 11:00

Choir members are asked to wear black pants, black shoes, and a white blouse or shirt. Vests and poppies will be provided. 

Cap Choir

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Cap Hill Intermediate Choir practices will start this week on Tuesdays at 12:15 in the music room. All grade 4-7 students are welcome to come and join the fun! We will be learning songs for Remembrance Day, Christmas and the District Choir Festival.

African Drumming

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Welcome back everyone! I hope you had a great summer.

Music classes will start up again with some high energy drumming! We will be playing djembes, instruments that originate from West Africa. The name of the djembe comes from the saying “Anke djé, anke bé” which translates to “everyone gather together in peace” and defines the drum’s purpose. It will be a wonderful way to start the year!

Visual Music

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“Music is not limited to the world of sound. There exists a music of the visual world.” Oskar Fischinger 1951

Compose your own visual music here.


Sound Wave Handbell Choir

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Auditions for Sound Wave Handbell Choir will be held in June at Inman Elementary School. This group rehearses on Monday afternoons. Please see Ms. Fletcher if you are in grade 6-7 and would like more information.

District String Orchestras

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Interviews for the Burnaby District String Orchestras will be held on June 21-22 from 3:00-5:00 at Seaforth Elementary School. Please see Ms. Fletcher for more information.


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Jake Shimabukuro is one of the best ukulele players in the world! “What the world needs now is more ukulele.”

District Youth Choir

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Auditions for CoroVoce District Youth Choir will be held on May 4th from 3:30-5:00 at Aubrey Elementary School. Please see Ms. Fletcher if you are in grade 4-7 and would like more information.

Choir Festival

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Congratulations to Cap Choir for an outstanding performance at the District Choir Festival at the Michael J Fox Theatre on April 18th! Our pieces The Artist Teaches Us All and Frim Fram Sauce were lovely and joyful.

We enjoyed hearing choirs from Chaffey Burke, Glenwood, Kitchener and Moscrop, and appreciated the commentator Suzanne Fulton for sharing her expertise with all of the groups. Thank you to Floria for accompanying us so beautifully, and to Ms. Con and our school district for organizing and sponsoring this wonderful annual event. 

District Concert

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Burnaby District Choirs present


Michael J Fox Theatre

April 19th at 6:30

Lord of the Rings

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Listen to Canadian soprano Isabel Bayrakdarian’s hauntingly beautiful voice on the Lord of the Rings soundtrack. 

Primary Days of Music

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Congratulations to our grade 2 and 3 students for their energetic performance at the district Primary Days of Music on March 6th! We joined students from Brentwood Park, Gilpin, Lochdale and Stride schools for a joyful afternoon of singing.

Our pieces The Moon and Tamu Tu were amazing, as were our talented accompanists Susan and Lori! Thank you to Ms. Veikle, Ms. Dumont and the Burnaby School District for organizing and sponsoring this awesome annual event. 


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Intermediate students enjoyed an exhilarating performance by West African group Kunda today at the Michael J Fox Theatre!

Season of Love

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CoroVoce presents

Season of Love

Brentwood Park Alliance Church

December 7th at 6:30

Admission by donation, reception to follow

Fellburn Care Centre

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Cap Choir and the Division 4 Jolly Jinglers will be spreading holiday cheer

Fellburn Care Centre 

December 1st at 2:00

District Children’s Choir

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Auditions for the Burnaby District Children’s Choir will be held on September 20th and 27th from 3:30-5:30 at Forest Grove Elementary School. This choir is for students in grades 1-4. Please see Ms. Fletcher for more information.

Sport Stacking

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Sport stacking (also known as cup stacking or speed stacking) is an individual and team sport that involves stacking specialized plastic cups in specific sequences in as little time as possible. Participants of sport stacking stack cups in pre-determined sequences in pyramids of 3, 6, or 10 cups. Players compete against the clock or another player. Stacking builds great hand-eye coordination and skills that are important for playing sports and musical instruments. Check it out on Sports Day!

CoroVoce Tour

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CoroVoce took our Canadian repertoire on tour April 29th performing at Glenwood, Morley, Cameron and University Highlands schools. Thank you so much for hosting us and for being such wonderful audiences. We had a fantastic, fun day!

Fly to Paradise

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Here is Eric Whitacre’s Virtual Choir piece featured in Music Express magazine.

Marimba Music

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Happy New Year! Primary and Intermediate classes are learning some fun, upbeat marimba music. We are playing xylophones and a vibraphone that was donated from Alpha Secondary School music teacher Kevin White.

Phoenix Chamber Choir

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Phoenix Chamber Choir won 3 categories in the CBC National Choral Competition today! Other local winners included UBC University Singers and Vancouver Youth Choir.

Andrea Bocelli

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Enjoy a video of Funiculì, Funiculà featuring legendary tenor Andrea Bocelli, flutist Andrea Griminelli, Maestro Eugene Kohn, the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra and Chorus at Rogers Arena.

Why the Arts Matter

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Read a beautiful letter in the Burnaby Now by Harman Pandher, vice-chair of the Burnaby board of education. It’s a lovely reminder of how important and powerful the arts are in our schools!

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