Hi Spectrum Music Families!
After 17 years of teaching, the arrival of March continues to catch me by surprise! It marks the finale of Semester 1 classes, our mainstage musical and the arrival of springtime opportunities! For new families, April is typically Tour and Festival participation along with our seasonal Parades (Victoria Day and Oak Bay Tea Party).
A HUGE CONGRATS to members of our Cast, Crew AND Pit Orchestra for delivering two hilarious productions of "Freaky Friday." I encourage you all to grab tickets whilst they are still available and join us for our final shows: Friday, March 10, Saturday March 11th and Sunday March 12th Matinee. Information available on the school website.
Thank you to Tarrie and Allison for spearheading our first bottle drive (since the pandemic) Thank you parents and students for getting out in the weather and making some money for your band trip. Allocations will be dispersed once we've received totals from the Bottle Depot.
Springtime Mothers Day Hanging Baskets is back. This fundraiser is open to all students and is (once again) geared towards helping students make money towards their band trip accounts. Grade 9 and 10 Famlilies, its never too early to start building up your account for future trips. I have enclosed the forms in this email, a hardcopy will be handed out for Wednesday and Thursdays classes of this week. Please check the bottom of your childs backpack for said handout :)
2023 Band Tour
Thank you for submitting your band payments on time. Our Final Payment from you is Due Thursday, March 16th. Many of you have been waiting patiently for our Finalized Itinerary. We have been waiting for our last Elementary to commit to our performance. A HEFTY Tour Package will be sent home, Monday, March 13th. This will include a Medical Form, Medication Consent Form, Packing List, Itinerary w/ contacts and our Travel Expectations agreement etc.
Direct Deposit has been initiated. If you wish to E-transfer, please use the following email: firstname.lastname@example.org
On the Horizon
Thursday, March 9th Vic Sings (This is the first time I've ever done this... and I had no idea the Elementary schools would scoop up all the tickets...my apologies!)
March 10th, 11th, 12th: Spectrum Mainstage "Freaky Friday!"
March 16th: Colquitz Band 8 visits Spectrum Music Department (9am-11:30am)
April 10th-15th: 2023 Band Tour
April 17th: Junior Concert Band GVPAF @ Oak Bay (Times to be Disclosed)
April 18th: Senior Concert Band GVPAF @ Oak Bay (Afternoon to be disclosed)
Thats all for now, have a great week (and if I don't see you, enjoy your much deserved Spring Break!)
Parker Jolliffe B. Mus, M. Mus
Director of Bands, Guitar & Choir
Spectrum Community School
957 Burnside Road West
Victoria, BC V8Z 6E9
Tel: 250-479-8271 ext.512