Congratulations to Grade 12 student Andrew Montgomery who was a featured soloist with the Victoria Conservatory of Music Senior Orchestra. Andrew performed Paganini’s “Sonata for the Grand Viola” - a premiere performance of this work in Victoria, BC - as part of the VCM’s Spark to Flame concert. Andrew gave an absolutely brilliant performance of some of the most challenging viola repertoire I have ever heard! Bravo! Thank you to the grade 11 and 12 students that attended this concert and supported Andrew!
“Evita” opens this week! The pit orchestra, cast, and crew have been working extremely hard preparing for opening night and it’s paying off! Tickets are selling quickly. Shows run March 3, 4, 9, 10, and 11 at 7:30pm. The final show is on March 12 - a 2:00pm matinee. Tickets are available by calling the school office (250) 479-8271. You don’t want to miss this one, folks!
Thank you to all of the Grade 9s and 10s that participated in the the Band PE curling field trip last week. It was a lot of fun! Thank you to Ms. Condie and Ms. Wilton of this opportunity to try something new!
1.) Band Classes in Period 1 and 2:
Monday - Band 10 in Period 1.
Tuesday – Band 11/12 in Period 2, Band 9 in Period 1.
Wednesday - Band 10 in Period 1.
Thursday – Band 11/12 in Period 2, Band 9 in Period 1
Friday – Band 10 in Period 1, ENGLISH for Grade 11s/12s in Period 2.
Band 9/10 Practice Cards - Turn in Week 24 for marking. Continue recording for Week 25.
2.) Morning, Lunch, After School Rehearsals:
Monday - Sr. Concert Band at 7:30am, Jr. Jazz Band at Lunch, Pit Orchestra (Cleaning, Transitions, Bits, etc.) from 3:15pm-5:00pm.
Tuesday – Sr. Jazz Band at 7:30am, *Tour Band Rehearsal at Lunch, Pit Orchestra FULL RUN WITH CAST 3:15pm-6:00pm.
Wednesday – Sr. Concert Band at 7:30am, *Tour Band Rehearsal at Lunch, Pit Orchestra DRESS REHEARSAL from 5pm-10:00pm in the theatre.
Thursday - Jr. Jazz at 7:30am, Sr. Jazz at Lunch, None.
Friday - Jr. Concert Band at 7:30am, None, None.
*Mandatory rehearsals for all students traveling on tour to Oregon/Washington. Please attend with your instrument.
3.) Evita Pit Orchestra Dates To Note
Monday, Feb 27th - 3:15pm - 5pm
Tuesday, Feb 28th - 3:15-6pm FULL SHOW RUN WITH CAST (Theatre)
Wednesday, March 1st - 5pm - 10pm DRESS REHERSAL #2 (Theatre)
Friday, March 3rd - Opening Night. 6:30pm Call Time
Saturday, March 4th - Show #2. 6:30pm Call Time
Wednesday, March 8th - 3:15pm - 5:00pm FINAL REHEARSAL (Run tricky numbers/sections from first 2 shows)
Thursday, March 9th - Show #3. 6:30pm Call Time
Friday, March 10th - Show #4. 6:30pm Call Time
Saturday, March 11th - Show #5. 6:30pm Call Time
Sunday, March 12th - Show #6. 1:00pm Call Time
4.) Fundraiser: Mothers Day Hanging Baskets
Our Mother’s Day Hanging Basket sales start on Monday! The baskets are always of great quality (sun and shade varieties available) and will be ready just in time for Mother’s Day. Orders are due on Friday, March 17th by 2:00pm. No late orders will be accepted. Orders will be available for pick up from our "A Touch of New Orleans Jazz Night” on April 21st at 6:00pm. 100% of profits will go to students’ individual band accounts.
Visit the band website for more information and order forms. Order forms will be distributed to students in classes on Monday and Tuesday. Please direct any question to Nancy Wong our fundraiser coordinator (Thanks, Nancy!) - firstname.lastname@example.org
Enjoy your week!