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

Advisor: Ms. Paul

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)


Gamers Club

Advisor: Mr. Cavanaugh

The Gamers Club meets every Tuesday and Thursday during Lunch in Room 240.


Green Team

Advisor: TBD
The Green Team is a club that partakes in activities to promote environmental awareness.


Jazz Band

Directed by Mr. Rothenburg

If you are experienced playing various jazz styles on flute, clarinet, saxophone, trumpet, trombone, piano, bass, guitar, or drums and percussion, come out on Thursdays after school from 2:30 to 4pm in the Music room (172). Focus is on playing challenging pieces in swing, bebop, Latin, funk, rock, and ballad styles. Everyone will learn to improvise individually on their instruments. This band performs at the Holiday Harmony and ArtBeats concerts, Grade 8 night, coffeehouse fund raisers, school assemblies, elementary schools, and the Georgian Bay Regional Music Fest in Collingwood. Occasionally it performs at community events at such venues as the MacLaren Art Centre and at the Simcoe County District School Board.

Meetings: Thursdays 2:30 to 4:00 pm, all year, Music Room (172)


Knitting and Crochet Club

Advisor: Ms. Girard-Gregory

The knitting and crochet club meets every Tuesday at lunch on Room 210. Students are invited to work on knitting and crochet projects. All beginners are welcome!


Music Parents Association

To all parents and guardians of Barrie North Music students:
Do you have a child who has enjoyed or is currently a part of the music program this year at Barrie North? Did he/she have an instrument of good quality to play and a variety of music from which to choose? Opportunities to hear performances by outside groups, such as a cappella vocal group Cadence? A chance to perform at Georgian Bay Regional MusicFest and Canada's Wonderland School Music Festival? See a concert by the Toronto Symphony Orchestra? The opportunity to work with MIDI computers in the music computer lab? The possibility of going to New York City or Chicago on a music trip? The chance of going to Ontario Educational Leadership camp for the Arts?

If so, most of these opportunities are made possible due to the support of the Barrie North Music Parents' Association. This group of dedicated volunteers is responsible for providing support for the music teachers by financial contributions from fundraising, providing help at concerts and school musicals, providing chaperones for various group-subsidized field trips related to the music curriculum, and generally being a help to the teachers in providing a well-balanced and exciting music program.

The Music Parents' Association provides opportunities for the students to fundraise towards music event participation, thus offsetting their cost of travel, bussing, and tickets to concerts and workshops. Workshops, guest speakers and concerts are often funded fully by Music Parents, to allow teachers to spend their budget directly on classroom curriculum and resources. Music Parents also provide funds for updating annual music plaques and trophies and for monetary awards given to graduating Music students at Commencement.

Fund raising activities include Bradford Greenhouses Garden Gallery fund raising program, Drysdales Christmas wreaths, MacMillan's Gourmet Cookie and Muffin Dough.

As always, there is a turnover in the group, as students (and parents) graduate. So your help is desperately needed. Please consider coming to the meetings and supporting this very important group, and thereby helping your child gain a richer musical experience in high school.

For more information, please contact Mr. Rothenburg or Mr. Pethick (726-6541).


Outers Club

Advisor: Ms. Kirkpatrick and Mr. Ellis

Barrie North’s Outers Club is very active!

We run day paddling trips, day hikes and other outdoor events like snowshoeing and routinely take part in “Take Me Outside!” days. Students are invited to join us on any of our outings. Swim tests are required for all water activities. Students should stay tuned to VTV news for all the details they will need. We also run four-day, overnight canoe trips for students of all grades. This very popular event usually sells out! We are well outfitted for tripping and travel to various places in Muskoka and Georgian Bay regions. These trips PROMISE to make lasting memories of your high school years.


Photography Club

Advisor: Mr. Pethick
The Barrie North Photography Club is dedicated to the enjoyment of all aspects of photography. Members include students with a wide range of interests and abilities, and whether interested in digital or analogue, color or black and white, prints or slides, all are welcome to join. Club meetings are full of learning opportunities and are encouraged through member and/or guest presentations, image sharing and critiquing, and exhibition excursions.


Prom Committee

Advisor: Ms. Gibbons
Plan and organize Barrie North's Senior Prom and all the tasks that go with this project.

Meetings: Planning occurs all year, with heavier focus two months prior to the event. Prom will be held May 5, 2023.


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