Good afternoon Spectrum Music Families!
With a blink of an eye, we are in February and just a few days into Semester 2!
As most of the Music Department is linear, there are not many changes to the daily schedule with the exception of Band 9 and 10 (who have completed the "Semester Shuffle"). Band 9 now meets Tuesdays, Thursdays, Even Fridays Block A... Band 10 now meets Mondays, Wednesdays, Even Fridays Block A.
Spectrum's newest course offering has officially commenced: Guitar Lab. I couldn't be more pleased to see 24 students partaking in a musical enrichment available to our school population. A HUGE THANK YOU to our Spectrum Band Parents group for purchasing these guitars and making this musical opportunity possible for the student body!
As mentioned in our January Edition, I have created a link for both the payment schedule and FAQ document for those committed to this year's Music Tour. I ask that you review this list and contact me should you have any questions. Most importantly: A tour of this size equates to very large invoices that we cannot afford to cover if payments are late. It puts us in a very difficult position. Please make sure you note the due dates from this document and remit these payments on time.
Spectrum Band Parents have organized a no sort Music Tour Bottle Drive for February 28th. Proceeds of this Bottle Drive will be applied to members signed up for the Tour. Parent involvement doubles the amount ie. One student and Parent driver receives double.
Bottle Drive Link
On the Horizon
February 11th: Belmont Choral Collab
(Choirs from 9 schools will meet at Belmont Secondary for a day of sharing, collaboration and singing, we are very excited!)
March 9th: Vic Sings! The first time in 4 years, Vic Sings returns... and this will be the first time Spectrum has ever participated. We are thrilled!
April 25th: Vancouver Island Concert Band Festival (Jr and Sr CB at Oak Bay)
April 27th: West Coast Jazz Festival (Jr and Sr Jazz Band)
Parker Jolliffe B.Mus, M. Mus
Director of Bands, Choir & Guitar
Spectrum Community School
957 Burnside Road West
Victoria, BC V8Z 6E9
Tel: 250-479-8271 ext.512