Join the Band Parents Association

The Avon View/West Hants Band Parents Association consists of all the parents and/or guardians of the students who are enrolled in the music program at Avon View High School and West Hants Middle School. The Annapolis Valley Regional School Board provides funding for the Band Teachers’ salaries and space for classes. Other costs are covered by money raised through the Band Parents Association (BPA). The BPA raises money through several major fundraisers, private donations, concert revenues, and Program Operational and Instrument Rental Fees.

In order for the music program to continue to be successful parents need to be involved!  Here are a few ways you can help!

  • To volunteer contact the Registrar by email click here.
  • For questions about registering a student contact our Registrar: click here for email.
  • Participate in the annual general meeting, see the calendar for dates!
  • Make a donation to the BPA by emailing BPA Treasurer: click for email.

You can also email or call your school music teacher for more information! Go to contact us.

Join the Band

Students who are part of the music program will receive class instruction during school hours. Sectionals are held during school hours at WHMS and normally take place during quiet time (common period). There are several concerts held throughout the year after school for students to share their musical talents with family and friends. There are also many other events during the school year for students to showcase their talents and perform.

Forms and Registration

*Registration is required each year that your child participates in the Music Program at WHMS and AVHS.

Registration for the upcoming year takes place in May/June – please check our calendar for dates.

After completing the appropriate form(s) below, please place in an envelope with the student’s name and send to the band director at the school your child will be attending. Or, you can scan & email or fax the forms. See the contact us page for fax, email, and contact information.

Registration Fees for Avon View High School and West Hants Middle School are as follows:

  1. Each year the band requires a $50 operational fee and a $75 instrument rental fee.  Total cost is $125.00.
  2. Parents are also requested to volunteer as part of the Band Parents Association or pay $50 as a charitable donation.

* Bursaries are available on request.

There is no additional cost for students to join the Concert, Jazz, or Westview Concert Band.

Our Programs


Music is offered to all West Hants Middle School and Avon View High School students. Registration with the BPA is required.


Concert Band

WHMS Concert band is available to students who wish to become more involved. There is no audition required! Practices are every Tuesday morning at 7:30 am in the WHMS band room.


Jazz, Stage Band, & The View

Jazz Band is a great opportunity for students to express their musical talents. Practices are Thursdays after school for WHMS students from 3:30 to 4:30.

The View practices on Thursdays after school at AVHS – all musicians welcome.

Stage Band is available for AVHS students on certain days during school lunch. Please see AVHS music teacher for details.