First off, some thank you’s:
Thank you to everyone in our Junior Bands that performed on April 15th for our Spring Concert! I thought both bands did very well – both musically AND behaviour-wise. Thank you for modelling good behaviour to the middle school students that were visiting and performing. A huge thank you goes out to the 10 students that helped set up for that concert. With 6 bands from 3 schools and a TON of performers your help was truly appreciated.
Our 4th annual “A Touch of New Orleans” jazz night was a HUGE success! Thank you to everyone that came to the show, sold raffle tickets, bought raffle tickets, and to all of the parents who helped behind the scenes! Both jazz bands played SO well – good playing on the charts and some great solos! Thank you to all of the concert band students that helped with set-up (that took approximately an hour – WOW!), tear-down, and serving. I’ve received some wonderful comments from people about how polite, organized and professional you were. Bravo! You all have made me very proud.
Band This Week:
1.) Period 1 & 2 Classes
No change to schedule.
Friday = Band 9 in Period 1. (10s, 11/12s to PE and English)
Band 9/10 Practice Cards – Turn in week 32 and 33. Start Week 34.
2.) Morning/Lunch/After-School Rehearsals
All lunch rehearsals are running as scheduled.
Morning Band (Note change on Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday):
Monday - Sr. Concert Band
Tuesday – Marching Band
Wednesday – Sr. Concert Band
Thursday - Jr. Concert Band (MusicFest students only)
Friday - Marching Band
***Please make sure your student is attending marching band practices. Participation is a graded component in (morning) jr/sr concert band marks. Our first parade is coming up soon. Thank you!
3.) Sr. Concert Band Performance - Thursday, May 1st (7:00pm, Theatre, Admission by donation)
The Senior Band will be performing works that we will be taking to the Nationals in May as well as NEW, ORIGINAL compositions and arrangements by Spectrum KIDS including: Alex Bannister (Grade 12), Cam Henderson (Grade 10), Sharon Nasonov (Grade 12), and Sebastian Woodland (Grade 12). Jason Gordon (Grade 10) will also be performing James Curnow’s “Rhapsody for Euphonium and Wind Ensemble” - this is a challenging work (even for professional/university musicians) and Jason is nailing it!
***Student Call Time: 6:00pm in Full Uniform.
*** A uniform inspection for all students going to Nationals will also happen this evening.
4.) Upcoming Dates To Note
Thursday, 1 May – Sr. Concert Band Performance feat. Student Composers/Arrangers (6pm call, 7pm start, Theatre)
Monday, 5 May – Music Monday with Marigold Elementary (Jr. Band, 9am – 10am, Marigold School)
15-16 May – Band Tour to MusicFest “The Nationals” (Jr. and Sr. Concert Bands, Details TBA)
Sunday, 18 May – Weekend Marching Band Practice (6pm – 7pm, Spectrum Field)
Monday, 19 May – Victoria Day Parade (Marching Band, Mayfair Mall, 7:45am call time)
Saturday, 24 May – Bottle Drive (9am-1pm, Parking Lot)
Wednesday, 28 May – Band Parent Meeting (7pm, Library)