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The Band program at Gilbert Paterson Middle School is an exciting option where band students develop skills to last a lifetime. The band program at Paterson is one of the strongest in our province winning best performances at festivals every year and top marks at Provincials. We participate in trips,  retreats, festivals and performances. Be a part of something amazing! Join band.

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Welcome to GPMS Band!

The Paterson Band Program Strives for musical excellence in a very fun and engaging environment. 

Make lasting memories in middle school and be a part of something amazing. Join Band! 


Who can join band?

Anyone can join our band program. No experience in music in necessary. Ms. Lewis starts all band students on their instruments from knowing nothing to being a young musician. The band students pride themselves in receiving top marks at festivals every year and enjoy performing for the school at some of our assemblies. 

What do we do in band?

Aside from having fun and learning how to play an instrument, we go on retreats to:

  • University of Lethbridge
  • SABC Retreat Center
  • Festivals
  • Concerts (both in school and off campus)
  • Banff 

Of course, with all these excursions off campus, some in-class school will be missed as we pursue our learning and passion for music.

What instruments could you play?

  • Flute
  • Oboe
  • Clarinet
  • Bass Clarinet
  • Alto Saxophone
  • Tenor Saxophone
  • Baritone Saxophone
  • Trumpet
  • French Horn
  • Trombone
  • Baritone
  • Tuba
  • Percussion

What kind of music do we play?

We play all sorts of music. During the winter holidays, we play Christmas pieces. In spring, we play some movie scores. Examples from past years include Jurassic Park, Pirates of the Caribbean, Spider Man, Shrek, Star Wars... just to name a few. Once you learn a few notes you can play anything!