Thank you to everyone that was involved in our New Orleans Jazz night on Friday night! It was great to see so many people out. :) Thank you to all of the parents that helped organize, sey-up, and run this event. We couldn’t do it without you! Bravo and thank you to all of the students involved in the jazz bands and with serving - very well done, folks! I think you’ll agree that the Culinary Arts Program outdid itself with the selections of desserts this year! Thank you to the culinary arts students, Chef Humeniuk, and Pastry Chef Nicole Froman for the wonderful desserts!
Note: THERE ARE STILL several books of raffle tickets that are outstanding. Please return these to the band room on Tuesday.
Here’s what we have on the go for this week…
1.) Band Classes:
Monday – NONE… obviously. ;-)
Tuesday – Band 9 in Period 1, Band 11/12 in Period 2.
Wednesday – Band 10 in Period 1.
Thursday – Band 9/10 students not going to festival will go to PE. Band 11/12 in Period 2 is cancelled.
Friday – Band 10 in Period 1, Band 11/12 in Period 2.
**Practice Cards for Band 9/10: Turn in Week 29. Now on Week 30!
2.) Morning/Lunch/After School Rehearsals:
Monday – NONE.
Tuesday – Sr. Jazz Band at 7:30am, Jr. Jazz at Lunch, None
Wednesday – Sr. Concert Band at 7:30am, Sr. Jazz at Lunch, None
Thursday – Jr. Jazz at 7:30am, Call time for all students going to Nanaimo is 8:30am. Band room closed during lunch/after school.
Friday – MARCHING BAND at 7:30am, None, None.
3.) West Coast Jazz Festival Trip
The Jazz Bands will be heading to the West Coast Jazz Festival in Nanaimo on Thursday. All students must be in the Band Room at 8:30am. The bus departs at 9:00am. A more detailed running order will be provided to students on Tuesday AM.
Last call for WC Jazz Festival forms! If you have not turned in your forms for the festival trip – THEY MUST BE RETURNED BY TUESDAY AT 3:00PM. NO LATER.
4.) Mothers Day Basket - Strawberry Planter Pick-up
If you ordered a strawberry planter they will be available for pick-up at the Senior Concert Band performance on May 7th from 7:00pm onwards.
5.) Jr. Concert Band Music Monday Performance – Monday, May 4th at 10:00am
The Jr. Concert Band will be performing at Marigold Elementary School on Monday at 10:00am. Our two schools are finalizing details about this annual performance and we will let you know ASAP.
6.) Sr. Concert Band Spring Performance – Thursday, May 7th at 7:00pm
The Sr. Concert Band will present their annual spring performance on Thursday, May 7th at 7:00pm in the Spectrum Theatre. The theme of the concert is “Music around the world” and will feature concert selections from: Canada, The United States, England, Germany, Russia, Japan, The Middle East and more! Admission is by donation. Students are FREE! Bonus marks will be provided to any Grade 9 or 10 students that attend and write a concert review (see me for details).
Program to include:
The Maple Leaf Forever (Canada)
Concerto for Trombone and Wind Band (Russia) - feat. Nathan Freeman, trombone
English Folk Song Suite (England)
Sound Off! March (USA)
Fantasy on a Japanese Folk Song (Japan)
The Beatles: Love (England)
Prelude and Fugue in B-Flat Major (Germany)
Arabian Dances (Middle East)