Tuesday, January 9, 2018 by Colleen Branson | practice
|From January 15028. 2018, music students will be invited to participate in a Practice-A-Thon fundraiser, organized by Thank You for the Music Society and the BC Registered Music Teachers’ Association. Participating students will collect pledges and commit to practice for a specific amount of time over the two week practice-a-then. The majority of money raised through the fundraiser will go to the Surrey School District, to support the purchase of new acoustic, hybrid and stage pianos.
As a teacher, I am thrilled to be sharing this opportunity with you and truly hope your family decides to participate. The Practice-A-Thon is a wonderful way to strengthen students’ practice habits, while also encouraging empathy and empowering them to make a difference in their community.
What is a Practice-A-Thon?
♩ Musicians (students) of all ages register online at www.raiseathon.ca/thankyouforthemusic
♩Pledge ∞∞ Ask family members, friends and the community to sponsor them
♩Practice ∞∞ Commit to reaching a reasonable practice goal over the two-week Practice-A-Thon
♩Prizes ∞∞ Feel the accomplishment of reaching their practice goal, giving back to the community and supporting the arts .... and maybe win a prize!
Important dates and details
♩Practice-A-Thontakes Place January 15-28. 2018
♩Deadline for donations is February 17, 2018
Let’s have fun and make a difference in our community with music!
Mrs. Colleen Branson, RMT
Halloween & Christmas recitals
Friday, October 6, 2017 by Colleen Branson | recitals
Well, I'm a bit slow posting this but I did get the first two recitals of this term booked.
October 29th at 2pm: To be held at Whitecliff seniors residence in South Surrey. We had fun doing this last year and I got great feedback from the residence, even ones who listened from the lobby. Details coming about parking etc but please put it on your CALENDAR now. Thank you parents.
December 10th at 2pm: Same venue as the Halloween recital.
Address: 15501 16 Avenue, south Surrey, BC, V4A 9M5
Dress code: Sunday best or costume [as seems appropriate]. No shorts, jeans or runners please [talk to me if this is a problem please parents].
Parking: If you arrive early there may be parking in the lot. You need to sign your car in at the desk. Otherwise, feel free to park on the street to the north and enter through the back gate.
Snacks: You are welcome to bring a small to medium sharing plate of goodies to the reception afterwards. [Please NO PLATTERS!]. Please take it home with you when you leave...
Thursday, September 6, 2018 by Colleen Branson | Uncategorized
Hello all parents and students, new and "old"!
As you know lessons began this week, the same as public schools. We are off to a great start, with new music, new goals and some new faces. The first scheduled recital is on December 8th at 5pm. It will be at Northwood United Church, the same place as the June recital just past. I am hoping to schedule a Halloween recital if I can find an appropriate venue. The June 2019 recital is also at Northwood, scheduled for Sunday, June 16th. Mark your calendars with these dates please.
Welcome Back! I'm looking forward to a year of progress and fun.
2018 Recital Pictures
Friday, June 29, 2018 by Colleen Branson | recitals
I just posted all the still pictures I had taken at the recital last Saturday, June 23rd, on my Facebook page. It's BransonPianoStudio if you haven't seen it before. Thank you again everyone. I had a great time and I hope you did too!
Friday, April 27, 2018 by Colleen Branson | recitals
Wow, I can’t believe it’s almost the end of April! I have secured a venue for the June recital. (Unfortunately, we are unable to use the lovely old church in White Rock any longer as it is being sold.)
Date: Saturday, June 23rd
Place: Northwood United Church, 8855 - 156 Street, Surrey, BC, V3R 4K9
Time: 6pm I believe will work well.
Please mark this on your family calendars and plan to attend.