Another great week in the books, all grades are working hard making music... I am looking forward to our first performance!
Congratulations to Jewel Foster, appointed ambassador to special guest Wendy Tilby (Spectrum Alumnus and two time Academy Award Nominee) as well as Scott Gordon, Ethan Sawyer (Spectrum Grad), Hunter Ellis (Spectrum Grad), Rowan Wolfe (Spectrum Grad), whom performed at Spectrums very first Distinguished Alumni Dinner, held at the Ward room CFB. Our compliments to all of you for representing our music program and the school so well!
Here is what is happening in Spectrum Music this week...
1.) Band Classes in Period 1 and 2:
Monday - Band 9
Tuesday – Band 11/12 in Period 2, Band 10 in Period 1.
Wednesday – Band 9 in Period 1.
Thursday – Band 10 in Period 1, Band 11/12 in Period 2.
Friday – No School - PRO D
Band 9/10 Practice Cards - Turn in Week 5 for marking. Continue recording for Week 6.
2.) Morning, Lunch, After School Rehearsals:
Monday - Sr. Concert Band, Sr. Jazz at lunch, no pit.
Tuesday – Sr. Jazz at 7:30am, Jr. Jazz at lunch, None.
Wednesday – Sr. Concert Band at 7:30am, Sr. Jazz at lunch, Pit Orchestra at 3:15pm.
Thursday – Jr. Jazz at 7:30am, Sr. Jazz at lunch, Pit Orchestra at 3:15pm.
3) Apple Pies available
Only a few more left... thank you for dropping in and grabbing what remains of the most delicious apple pies in town :)
4.) Glanford Band Retreat
A reminder to those who have handed in your forms and attended our meeting this Friday at lunch: Please pack appropriately to the weather. Rain coats are our friend :)
Please arrive at the Glanford Middle School Parking lot with bag and instrument no later than 8:30am. It would be stellar if you could arrive donning Spectrum Band wear if you have a sweatshirt, t-shirt etc.
See you soon!
5) Spectrum Band Bottle Drive #2
Two more weeks before our second bottle drive of the year. Looking forward to making a dent in our fundraising efforts with as many parents and band members available to make this our biggest yet. An hour of your time driving students picking up recyclables would be very much appreciated. If you can stay longer, even better!
Our bottle drive takes place Saturday, October 28th from 9am-1pm in the Spectrum parking lot.. Proceeds will help students increase their individual band accounts as well as help replenish much needed monies towards the purchasing of uniform items i.e. shoes, blazers, pants etc.
We are always in need of drivers and students. Sign up sheets will be posted outside the band room door this week. Please let Russ Forster (Bottle Drive coordinator) know if you are able to help drive. Russ’ email is firstname.lastname@example.org Thank you very much for your consideration!
6) "Back in Action Concert"
Our Fall 'Back In Action Concert' is just around the corner! The full band program (both concert bands, both jazz bands and jazz combos) will perform during fall ‘Back In Action!’ concert on Wednesday, November 1st (7:00pm in the old Gym). Some great music will be shared! More details to follow next week.
On the horizon...
October 15-16th: Invitation to Glanford Camp Pringle Retreat. Details sent home.
October 16th: Spectrum Band Parents Meeting
October 20th: Pro-D Day, NO SCHOOL
October 28th: Spectrum Band Bottle Drive #2
November 1st: Back in Action Concert in Old gym
November 10th: Remembrance Day Assemblies (Sr. Band)
November 25th: ISLAND FARMS SANTA'S LIGHT PARADE
Thanks and have a great week everyone!
Director of Bands
Spectrum Community School
957 Burnside Road West
Victoria, BC V8Z 6E9