Welcome to the R.D. Parker Music Department, home of the largest music department in Northern Manitoba. In addition to our five concert bands, three jazz ensembles and three concert choirs, we offer courses in jazz small groups and vocal jazz.
Mission Statement The mission of the School District of Mystery Lake is to maximize each student's learning potential and to produce life long learners with a sense of self-worth and social responsibility by providing, in cooperation with the community, a diversity of educational experiences in a learning environment that recognizes the uniqueness of the individual. We encompass this statement in the music department, ensuring that our students receive a rich music education filled with unique learning experiences.
To give a collaborative, welcoming environment to students
To allow us to question, explore, and engage in meaningful musical experiences
To encourage the pursuit of life-long music making
To help us understand music as a form of human expression
To help us understand our own and others' cultures, leading to a richer, broader knowledge of the world
To hone leadership skills, self-determination, and independence