I hope you've been able to enjoy some time out in this crisp air. Bluebird days are a nice reminder of how beautiful our surroundings are!
The Spectrum Music Department continues to develop at a steady pace! A reminder this is our second week with Choir rehearsing Monday mornings and Friday Mornings being home-study. Our Junior Concert Band and Jazz Band will be putting finishing touches on their first virtual program available soon. Senior Band members (Concert Band/Jazz) we visit a third less than our junior groups and as such, rehearsals are few and far between... families, if instruments are not being practiced at home, a gentle nudge towards establishing a modest practice routine will make our rehearsals a more efficient use of our time (and much more enjoyable)!
Items of Note
HEAPS of thanks to Tracey, Christine, Laura, Lori, Deanna and Spectrum all-stars Caitlyn and Brad for helping with our uniform fittings. Through their time and effort, we have a better understanding of stock availability and what needs to be replaced to make sure we look our best. Thank you thank you thank you!
Purdy's Christmas Fundraiser (Thank you Deanna!)
Please see attached document for details of this fabulous chocolate fundraiser. When signing on as a supporter please use your child’s name so we can make sure it goes to their accounts. After signing up you can use the task bar to send personal evites to friends and family and when they purchase chocolates you will get the profits from every order. No going into the malls or lineups to enjoy this Canadian chocolate company. The catalogue is available online or pick a hard copy in the band room.
Poinsettia's (Thank you Yvonne!)
Our seasonal fundraiser is back again, partnering up with our neighbours to the west: Hilltop Nurseries. Hardcopies will be handed out to students in classes this Monday. You can also print a copy for yourself via this link: http://spectrumbandvictoria.weebly.com/winter-poinsettia-sales.html. Orders are due November 6th in the Band Room.
As mentioned in our previous email, we are excited to be partnering up with Glanford Bottle Depot's "No Sort" Bottle Drive. I apologize for the broken link, I am confident this will work second time around: forms.gle/bnJTt5Z7JHLeSmiR6
Many students have been keen to start rehearsing, we are currently securing the remainder of our music from different locations. I am confident at the end of this week, a rehearsal schedule can be established. Thank you for your patience!
That is all for now, have a great week everyone!
Director of Bands & Choir
Spectrum Community School
957 Burnside Road West
Victoria, BC V8Z 6E9
Tel: 250-479-8271 ext.512