Link to Anasazi (Grade 7)

Link to Country Caper (Grade 7 Band)

Link to Bryce Canyon Overature (Grade 8 Band)



Link to recording of Pixar Movie Magic: Powerband piece


Link to recording of Highland Echoes (Senior Band)


Link to Recording of Renaissance Festival and Dances (Senior Band)



Upcoming Performances for 2016-2017

Thursday, November 10:  BCHS School Remembrance Ceremonly (Grade 9/Senior Band)

Friday, November 11:  Barrhead Legion Community Service (Grade 9/Senior Band)

Tuesday, December 13  7:00 pm:  December Concert (All BCHS Bands)

Tuesday, June 6, 2017:  Year End Concert (All BCHS Bands)





Repertoire for Senior Band:  Have a listen and practice from home by following the links! (Even though you can't take your instrument home on the bus.....)

(Merry Christmas and all that Jazz)  found on Alfred Music Publishing,


Shut up and Dance

Celtic Farewell

















BCHS Music Program Fundraiser:

Worlds Finest Chocolate $2 per box

Assorted Chocolates are available until September 30

Thank you for supporting our young musicians!

September 2, 2016

Thank you for checking out our BCHS Band Page!  During the year, I will be posting newsletters, concert and trip information etc... so that you are able to stay informed about activities and expectations. I will send home paper copies of these, but just in case they don't make it home.....

I am looking forward to an inspiring year!




Barrhead Composite High School

September 2, 2015

Dear Band Students and Parents:

It is with great excitement that I look toward the new school year as Band Director for BCHS.  I know the year will hold many great musical opportunities for our young musicians.

On Tuesday, September 13 @ 7:00 pm, in the band room (Rm 19), there will be an important information meeting for all band parents (students are also welcome). At that time I will outline details about our program, activities for the year, expectations etc… and will be available to answer any questions or concerns you might have.  Immediately following this portion of the meeting,  the Barrhead Band Boosters (parent group) will be having their annual general meeting.  The Band Boosters are a great help to our program, and financially support the many activities and opportunities available for our band students.

It is my intention to use our school webpage and my teacher page as a tool to keep in touch with my students and their families.  I will be posting newsletters, course information, performance information and other updates on this site.  I will also be collecting phone and email information including "Remind 101"  so that we can keep communication  open as well.  And, if you want to learn a bit about me, check out my biography.

Please feel free to call or email me anytime you have questions or concerns, or would just like to chat about how things are going. My school email is  and my home phone is 780-349-3568.


Kerri-lee Kostiw

Band Director,  BCHS




Reminder: BCHS musicians will wear band uniforms for all public performances.  Grade 7 and 8  band members will be given a band sweater just prior to the performance. To go with this, they are asked to have a white shirt (with collar to support a tie), black dress pants, black socks and dark shoes.


Kerri-lee Kostiw, director



The following list is intended to be a guide as to what supplies will be necessary this year in band.



Higher quality reeds for senior players will range from $3.00 to $4.00 per reed.

Other supplies such as reed guards, polishing cloths, neckstraps etc, can also be purchased at school.  All supplies are sold at cost and are only available for your convenience.


Grade Seven and Eight Band Members:

White shirt with collar to support a tie (boys style works best)

Black dress pants, black socks, black (or dark) shoes

Black tie

Blue BCHS band sweater (given just prior to performance and rented from the program for $5.00 to cover the cost of cleaning)

Grade 9 and Senior Band:

White shirt with collar to support a tie

Black dress pants, black socks, black (or dark) shoes

Black tie

Blue BCHS band jacket (rented for $5.00)



Barrhead Composite High School

Instrumental Music – Course Outline


Teacher:          Mrs. Kerri-lee Kostiw ( or home phone 780-349-3568

Goal:   To provide students with an opportunity to learn a woodwind, brass or percussion instrument within an ensemble setting.

Course Objectives:     Through this course students will realize the following musical skills.

Evaluation: Students will be evaluated on the following areas.

Practice: Regular practice is essential to improvement as a musician. It is helpful to the student if he or she has a place to practice at home with a proper chair and music stand (or a way to hold the music that is similar to a music stand).

Materials:  Method books, scale sheets and repertoire will be provided in the student’s band folder. When in the music room, the folder is to be stored in the folder slot assigned to the student. Instrument cases are to be stored in the storage room. Students are asked to keep a pencil in their music folder for use in class.

If you ever have any questions or concerns about your child’s progress, or any other aspect of the music program, please contact me at any time. I look forward to an inspiring year of music!