Hello Spectrum Music Families!
It is hard to believe we are two weeks away from winter break! Our music students have been busy putting finishing touches on various performances that will take place over these next few days... whether it be music, dance, theatre, visual arts... our students will be delivering excellent performances!
Here is our next two weeks and how the Spectrum Music Department is involved. Please read carefully:
December 8th - Spectrum Junior Jazz Band
As discussed in class, the Junior Jazz Band has been invited to close the winter concert at Colquitz Middle School on December 8th. This is a wonderful opportunity to maintain our connection with our feeder schools and inspire our upcoming musicians. Students have been instructed to arrive at Colquitz no later than 7:05pm. They will enter the school and find the woodshop (Colquitz Band Parents will help with any navigation worries). Please arrive on time, in uniform with instrument and music in hand. As we are guests to this school, it is important we are consummate professionals: Be seen and not heard until performing. Concert should end 8:05pm.
December 9th - Spectrum Choir, Junior Jazz, Senior Jazz
Our specialty ensembles make their season debut on December 9th! We look forward to sharing with you a host of music from all walks of life and will guarantee to put a smile on your face and a spring in your step. Please remember, admission to this concert is by donation of non-perishable goods for Spectrum families in need over the holiday. We appreciate your consideration of this request! Doors open 6:45pm, all jazz band members should sit with family members with instrument and music ready for quick transitions. Choir will warm up in the music room.
As this show is sold out, we have generated a wait-list with which you can sign up should there be an opening: https://forms.gle/Tb7rTmUffDy7jRaA6
Spectrum Fine Arts Showcase
We are thrilled to be returning to a Spectrum Fine Arts Department tradition: The Spectrum Fine Arts Showcase. These three nights are a combination of music, song, dance, acting, visual and mixed media arts. The Fine Arts Department will be making tickets available via eventbrite starting Monday, December 6th. Please check the Spectrum Community School Website. The Music Department provides opening entertainment and a preview of our Mainstage Musical: Curtains!
For every night, please arrive in the band room 6:30pm sharp in Uniform.
December 14th: Junior Jazz Band
December 15th: Concert Choir
December 16th: Senior Concert Band
All members of jazz band will receive their vest and tie in class. Members who are in jazz AND choir should remain in their jazz band uniform. Choir is All Black.
I am really looking forward to this opportunity and I know students are excited to return to another evening of music making. AS ALWAYS, I am eternally grateful for the support we receive and your help in keeping our students ahead of the curve. This will be a wonderful two weeks!
Director of Bands & Choir
Spectrum Community School
957 Burnside Road West
Victoria, BC V8Z 6E9
Tel: 250-479-8271 ext.512