All junior high students are enrolled in choir and need a uniform for performances. Grade 6 to 9 uniforms include a white polo shirt, a navy Westgate vest, dark jeans (purchased on their own – no rips, tears, or distress), black socks, and black shoes with black soles. Grade 10 to 12 uniforms are similar but they will need a white long-sleeved dress shirt and black dress pants (purchased on their own – not jeans, leggings, or yoga pants).

Early in September, new and used uniforms are available for sale. Any families wishing to sell uniforms they no longer need are asked to have their clearly labelled items at school prior to the event. Throughout the year, further sales can be arranged through the business office.

Students playing in the band will rent instruments directly from Westgate. The annual fee is approximately $160 to $190 and is due to the school by the end of September. If there is any damage to the instrument above and beyond normal wear and tear, an extra payment will be required to cover the cost of the repair.

Performances:

Choirs and bands perform at school functions throughout the year, such as Opening Program, Christmas Concert, and Spring Concert. Concert Choir and Concert Band help in leading six to seven worship services a year at our constituency churches. Students involved in music courses are expected to be at all performances in their uniforms.

Music Lessons:

Students will receive basic instruction in their band instrument in band class from our band director. However, some families may choose to enroll a student in private lessons at an additional cost. In early September, there will be an opportunity to sign up for these lessons.