Hello Spectrum Music Students/Family,
What a fabulous start to the school year! By now, all grades have been to the Music room at least once and course outlines, handbooks and instruments have been handed out. Thank you for getting the Instrument Rental Contract and Uniform Agreement forms back so quickly.
As mentioned in the course outline, I will be sending out a monthly newsletter to keep everyone on track with our busy program. All of our information can be easily accessed from our flagship page: www.spectrumband.ca. Here you will find info regarding:
*Fundraising; Spectrum Music Timetable; Performance Dates; Volunteering; Music Calendar.
We encourage you to bookmark some of these pages as a “Quick Guide” when in a jam.
We have a pretty light schedule as all ensembles start getting adjusted to the school year. If you have any questions regarding the program, do not hesitate to contact me at your convenience. I try to respond to all queries in the afternoon when morning rehearsals have completed.
ALL MORNING, LUNCH and AFTER SCHOOL rehearsals begin Monday, September 13th: Senior Jazz - Monday Morning 7:35am; Junior Jazz -Tuesday Morning 7:35am; Pit Orchestra - Monday Afterschool 3pm; Choir - Wednesday 11:20am.
If you are interested in any of these ensembles (but have not been officially registered) come and check us out, and we will set you up.
Tuesday, September 28th - 7pm - Band Room: Spectrum Band Parents group re-unites for a new year! We welcome new families and faces to help with opportunities to the music department. Several band families have graduated and space is open for a few positions on the executive as well as Members at Large. Elections will be held this evening and we try to keep meetings to one hour maximum. We hope to see you there!
New Families: I arrive at Spectrum between 7:05-7:20am and open up my classroom for students. If you see me rush from the Music room as you are dropping off your child, I am scooting my 3 year old son down the block to his pre-school: Little Friends. Students know to set up and warm up for my 7:30 return.
I am looking forward to a great year, thank you for your continued support for music education! Have a fantastic weekend!
Director of Bands & Choir
Spectrum Community School