April Waterbury - Music Teacher

Welcome to Mrs. Waterbury's Workspace

I am pleased to welcome you to our blossoming music program here at Cochrane High School. I look forward to our year together: Creating, Learning, Performing, Imagining, Excelling and Inspiring.

Please visit www.cochranehighmusic.com for more information on the Instrumental Music, Band, Jazz Band, and Pit Orchestra/Pep Band Programs.

If you have any questions regarding our CHS Music Tour, Band/Choir Registration Forms, Fundraising or our CHSBPA (Cochrane High School Band Parents Association) please contact our amazing Band Parents at:  chsbpa1@gmail.com

The music program at Cochrane High School is rich in foundational skills, creativity, exploration, performance, innovation and fun! We offer many opportunities for students to get involved in our program and feel successful.

Mrs. Waterbury's Office Hours are Available by appointment. Please email me to schedule a time to visit. Every effort will be made to meet you at the earliest possible time.


Credit courses we offer:

- Instrumental Music 90/10/20/30

- Band 15/25/35 (Symphonic Band) - Wednesday mornings 7:15 am, plus flex schedule sectional times created on a monthly basis

- Jazz 9 (Platinum Band) / Instrumental Jazz 15/25/35 - Split into three jazz bands:

Jazz 3 (Junior Jazz - with Mr. Talen) Mondays 7:15 am;

Jazz 1 (Senior Jazz) Tuesdays 7:15 am & Jazz 2 (Intermediate Jazz) Thursdays 7:15 am

* All 3 Jazz Bands will also have mandatory sectional rehearsals during flex and/or lunch times - schedule created on a monthly basis.

- Pit Orchestra/Pep Band (Registered under Musical Theatre 15/25/35) - Fridays 1:30 - 4:00 pm, plus flex schedule times created on a monthly basis.

- Choral Music 9/10/20/30 (With Mr. Talen) - Wednesdays 3:30 - 5:15 pm, plus flex schedule sectional times TBD

* All Band, Jazz Band, & Choirs will include additional clinic, sectional, and rehearsal times throughout the year!!

- Performing Arts/Musical Theatre 9/15/25/35 (according to rehearsal schedule, typically after school). See PA website

- Choir 9/15/25/35 (PA Singing Portion of Musical Theatre) - student singers in PA are also registered in this course starting September 2015 (with Mr. Talen)- all PA singers will be required to attend singing rehearsals after school - times TBD. See Mr. Talen's website for further information.

** There are many roles available to participate in Performing Arts/Musical Theatre that do not involve singing, acting and/or dancing on stage. You can get involved in a number of ways including set design/building/painting/lighting/ audio/costuming/production assistants/etc.

Parent Tips

Your involvement as a parent is essential to the success of your child at school. Please visit my workspace, CHARMS, our music website, Smart Music, and Power School bi-weekly so that you are up to date with your child’s assignments, field trip forms, class rehearsal schedules/timelines, attendance, practice charts/goals, and marks.

Parents can be an extremely valuable motivation and support system at home for the study of the arts. With home practice and motivation, comes a successful music student. Your help with home practice, attendance, support, and care is essential!

If you have any questions or concerns please contact me at awaterbury@rockyview.ab.ca or contact me at 403-932-2542 ext. 4468.

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