SCSS Music Council Executive 2018-2019
We are a student run council, responsible for organizing events, fundraisers and concerts for the music program at SCSS.
To ensure that the Stratford Central music program is enjoyable, exciting and welcoming to all students.
The Stratford Central Music Council meets weekly to discuss matters of the music program. We take votes, form committees and debate issues in order to plan events such as band camps, choir camps, concerts, coffee houses, fundraisers, and the annual music department trip. We include representatives from each ensemble to ensure that the needs of all music department students are met. Music Council is a fun way for students to further their involvement in the music program at Central.
Interested in Music Council?
Holding an executive position on Music Council offers unique opportunities for both inter- and intra-personal development through various council-related tasks during the school year. Traits like responsibility, initiative, confidence, and creativity are often utilized and developed while facing and working through these challenges. As well, Music Council is a great place to connect with musically-minded peers and make a difference in Central’s school environment. Application and selection for Music Council Executive is completed for this year. Keep your ears open for opportunities to be involved with our General Council meetings throughout the year.
Music Council: General Members
Even if not executive members on Music Council, music students can still further their involvement in the music program by participating in monthly general meetings. Run by Music Council representatives, any and all music students are encouraged to take part in general meetings where ideas are shared, discussed, and created. Often, general council members are invited to assist with preparation or execution of certain events. Hope to see you there!
Evelyn Bachellier is a grade 12 student at Stratford Central and has been a part of the SCSS music program for six years. She plays bassoon in the symphonic band and tenor saxophone in the jazz band, though she began on clarinet in grade 7. This year, Evelyn is eager to further develop her abilities as both a musician and a leader, and hopes to encourage greater participation of all students in Music Council and in general member meetings.
Effie Honeywell is a grade 12 student at Stratford Central and has been heavily involved in the music program ever since grade 7. She plays trumpet in the symphonic band, jazz band and the brass quintet, Rams Horns. She is also a member of the vocal ensembles at the school, Central singers and Vocal Chords. This year, Effie is very excited to be vice president of music council! She plans to encourage younger music students to be more involved in the music program, and wants to encourage leadership in the seniors! Effie is looking forward to a great year!
Amber is a grade 12 student at Stratford Central, and a proud member of the SCSS music department! She absolutely loves singing in Central Singers and playing the clarinet in Symphonic Band. She hopes that as secretary on Music Council, she can help give all students a super positive experience in the SCSS music program. She is so excited for another year full of music, and hopes that everyone else is too!
Emma Rouse is a 16 year old singer and songwriter. She is a percussionist in Stratford Central Symphonic Band, and plays guitar. She loves to produce music, perform, and participate in choir and all opportunities in Central music and music in general!
Set Up Crew Leader
Entering the music program at Stratford Central in 7th grade, Alex Damjanovski has been a part of many bands and choirs for several years. He has played trombone in concert, symphonic and jazz bands and sings bass in the school choir. As Setup Crew Leader, Alex aims to make setup and teardown of rehearsals and performances as simple and easy for everyone involved as possible, and he is excited for a great year of new experiences!
Katie Paradis is a Grade 12 student at Stratford Central, and librarian on Music Council for the 2018-2019 year. She has been involved in the music program since coming to Central in Grade 9 and has been in many ensembles in the past. This year Katie is again a part of Symphonic Band playing Flute and Piccolo, as well as Central Singers and Vocal Chords. As librarian she wants to make sure everything runs smoothly this year in the organization department, so don’t ever hesitate to ask her about missing music! Katie is very excited for this years music season and can’t wait to be a part of making it be the best it can be!
Grade 9 Rep
Maeve Wheaton is a grade 9 student at Stratford Central Secondary School. She has been a part of the music department for two full years, starting in grade 7 on the clarinet, and beginning this year on bass clarinet. Maeve is also participating in the vocal ensemble Central Singers. Having started learning music at a young age, she thoroughly enjoys making music of all kinds and finds that it has become a significant part of her life. She is honoured to have been chosen to be the grade 9 representative and is looking forward to the year ahead. As well, Maeve hopes that all the grade 9s would consider coming out join her and the rest of the music council at the general meetings!
Grade 10 Rep
Ella McBoyle has been playing trombone at Stratford Central for almost four years. She is a member of the symphonic band and Central Singers. This will be Ella’s second year on music council as a grade representative and she is excited to continue learning and growing through the music program.
Grade 10 Rep
Mikayla Woods is a grade 10 student at Stratford Central, and this year is one of the two grade 10 reps we have on executive music council. Mikayla loves anything music, she plays Oboe in Symphonic Band, and she is an Alto in Central Singers. This year she is very excited to grow even more as a musician and be more inclusive with the music program at Stratford Central. Mikayla’s goal for this the music program this year is to help out wherever needed and put new ideas out there for what we can do to help grow our SCSS music program. Mikayla is very excited for the opportunity to be on music council this year 2018-19!
Grade 11 Rep
Bronwyn MacLeod is a grade 11 student at Stratford Central Secondary School and this is her 5th year in the music program. She plays the flute in the symphonic band, which she has played for 6 years, 1 of those years being at an elementary school. She is very passionate about music and playing the flute, and even though band rehearsal is early in the morning it is always the highlight of her day. Her goals in music for this year are to become even more involved in the music program by helping out wherever possible and to further advance her skills when playing repertoire. She is thrilled to be back on music council this year, and to plan an amazing year for the music department!
Grade 12 Rep
Kayleigh Robertson-Hart is a grade 12 student at Stratford Central and has been apart of the SCSS music program for 6 years. She plays trumpet in the symphonic band, jazz band and ramshorns. This year, Kayleigh is excited to further grow as a musician and learn more of a leadership role. She hopes to be able to put fresh ideas about continuing to make the Music Department the best it can be!
Maddie Van Osch
5th Year Rep
Maddie Van Osch is excited to be going into her seventh year as a proud member of the Central Music Department. Since Maddie began playing flute in grade seven, she has participated in band every year so she is thrilled to be back in Symphonic Band. She is also pleased to be rejoining Central Singers after a couple years off. Maddie thoroughly enjoyed her time as Grade 12 representative on Music Council in the 2017/18 school year so she is grateful for the opportunity to be 5th year rep this year! Maddie’s goal throughout the year will be to make sure that everyone feels as welcomed and included in the Music Department as she has for the last six years.