Spectrum Music News: May
Hi Spectrum Music Families!
And just like that, it is almost May! I am super proud of what our students in the Music Department have accomplished this year. Including our Musical run, students have participated in over 15 performances with several to go. It has been an absolute privilege working with them everyday!
A huge congratulations to the Spectrum Concert Choir. Right before Spring Break, Spectrum performed on the closing night of Vic Sings, Victoria's biennial Choir festival. This was the first time Spectrum had participated in over 20 years and we were met with smiles, adulation and lots of support from our family of schools. Well done Choir!
HEAPS of thanks to Kindree, Christine, Allison, Mike and Tarrie for travelling with us through BC and Alberta. It was a lot of fun and was made all the better in your company! 51 students performed flawlessly and truly embodied what it means to be a part of a music program :)
A big welcome to Uvic Music Ed. candidate Alyshia Joinson who is joining us for a 6 week practicum in the music room. She is excited to return to her alma mater and we're thrilled to have her!
We have a few special dates that I ask you to re-visit for our remaining months at Spectrum.
Thursday, April 27th: West Coast Jazz Festival (Email has been sent out)
Monday, May 22nd: Victoria Day Parade. Full Program Participates, as marked down in your "Important Dates" September Pack out, Parades are part of our performance schedule.
Saturday, June 3rd: Oak Bay Tea Party Parade. Full Program Participates, as marked down in your "Important Dates" September Pack out, Parades are part of our performance schedule.
Thursday, June 8th: Final Concert for Large Ensembles (Jr. & Sr. Concert Band)
Friday, June 16th: Final Concert Jazz Bands & Choir
It has been a wonderful year, I look forward to our final months of Music making. Thanks again for supporting your student in their pursuit of music in their lives. WIthout that nudge, we wouldn't be here!
Parker Jolliffe B.Mus, M.Mus
Director of Bands, Choir & Choir
Spectrum Community School
957 Burnside Road West
Victoria, BC V8Z 6E9
Tel: 250-479-8271 ext.512
Spectrum Music News: Jazz Festival
Hi Spectrum Music Families!
The Spectrum Music Department has always enjoyed participating at West Coast Jazz Festival, making this our 18th Annual excursion to date. Junior and Senior Jazz Band are slated to perform at 8:25am and 8:50am respectively on Thursday, April 27th.
Students may (or may not) have filled you in on our schedule shuffling at the West Coast Jazz Festival. The changes reflect a VERY early departure time but (in the end) a much more agreeable return to Victoria at 11am (as opposed to 7pm).
Students have been told that the Bus to Nanaimo is departing at 6:30am, wheels moving and packed. I recommend students arrive at 6:15am sharp in the band room. Students are encouraged to bring a change of clothes in which they can store in the music room and a lunch for the bus ride up (or down). Students are asked to arrive in their uniform: Black shoes, Black Socks, Black Pants, White Shirt, Blue vest and tie (JR) or Red vest and Tie (Sr.)
Thank you for your flexibility and understanding!