Thank you to the Marching Band for your performance at the Esquimalt Buccaneers Day Parade on Saturday!
A quick story... One of Victoria's professional bassoonists, Cuyler Page, has been in all of the same parades as us this year and asked me to pass this on: (He was the gentleman riding the large penny-farthing bicycle in front of us yesterday morning). He remarked that our band did NOT sound like a typical marching band... Instead we sounded like a marching CONCERT BAND with lots of attention to balance, dynamics, phrasing, and quality sound. He said he enjoyed our performances and likened the sound of the Spectrum Marching Band to Frank Battisti's bands and marching bands. (Mr.Battisi is one of the most renowned American high-school & college band directors, famous for his work with sound concepts and repertoire in the concert band genre. Mr. Page was a student of Frank Battisti's.) Well done Spectrum. :)
1.) Morning Band - All morning rehearsals are now finished. PLEASE HAVE ALL concert band music folders returned to the band room on Monday morning for music sorting/returns. This includes ALL MEMBERS WHO PLAY WITH THE BANDS OUTSIDE OF THE TIMETABLE.
2.) Jazz Bands - Sr. Jazz Band meets for the last time on Monday at Lunch. Jr. Jazz meets for the last time on Tuesday at Lunch. PLEASE HAVE ALL music and music folders at those classes for music sorting.
3.) Band Classes
Monday - Band 10, Band 11/12 (Concert Band music sorting sessions)
Tuesday - Band 9
Wednesday - TBA (Need to consult with PE Teachers) Band 11/12 = English and Study Blocks
Thursday - TBA (Need to consult with PE Teachers) Band 11/12 = English and Study Blocks
Friday - Celebrations Day - Short classes/year book signing. Schedule TBA.