Arts Council

Advisor: Mr. Rothenburg
This student-run club promotes the arts at Barrie North. All Visual Arts, Drama, Music students, and students generally interested in supporting the arts are invited to meet every Wednesday at lunch in the Music room (172). They help organize school fund raising activities to support all arts departments. Students contribute to North's Moving Pictures film and media festival in November and ArtBeats showcase in May, as well as other arts-related events, such as the school musical, and Portfolio 2012 at MacLaren Art Centre.

Meetings: Wednesdays, lunch, all year, Music Room (172)

Arts Club


If you love being creative and having fun exploring and producing various visual art projects, this club is for you. You will learn traditional art forms such as painting, drawing, printmaking, sculpture, and so on. In addition to creating individual art, you will have opportunities to contribute art throughout the school, at the Education Centre, and in the community. Stay tuned for meeting times during lunch in room 230.


Concert Band

Directed by Mr. Pethick

The Concert Band is all-levels instrumental ensemble made up of music students who play woodwinds, brass, and percussion. It practices once a week to prepare a variety of concert music for performances at Holiday Harmony and ArtBeats concerts, Georgian Bay Regional Music Fest in Collingwood, and Canada's Wonderland School Music Festival.

Meetings: Tuesdays 2:30-4pm, all year Music room (172)

Concert Choir

Directed by Mr. Rothenburg

If you love to sing in a group and want to learn many songs of various styles, come out every Monday at lunch (10:40-11:45 in the Music room (172). You do not have to be a music student or have any music reading experience. All you need is a good ear, a willingness to project and pitch your voice, and lots of enthusiasm. This choir performs at North's Remembrance Day service, Social Justice Club coffeehouses, Holiday Harmony concert, and ArtBeats concert.

Meetings: Mondays, 10:40-11:45am, all year, Music Room (172)

Ecos Club

Advisor: Ms. Archbell

Ecos club is an environmental group that does several waste reduction drives throughout the year.  They also do workshops, gardening in the memorial courtyard and outside the tech room.  Ecos puts together eco-tips throughout the year that are featured on VTV on Tuesdays, and works with Ecoschools Canada for certification. Our present designation is silver, and we hope to move to gold next year.

Junior Band

Grade 9 beginning level band meets weekly 2nd Semester at lunch time for rehearsals.  Day of week TBD.

Tech Crew

Advisor: Mr. Emslie
The Tech Crew set up and monitor sound, lighting and projection for many school events. Learn to use microphones and computerized lighting.

Season: all year long, as needed