First of all, thank you to our marching band for a great performance at the Esquimalt Buccaneer’s Day Parade yesterday. You did a fantastic job and brought smiles to so many people’s faces yesterday. Bravo, all! I am very proud of you! Thank you to all of the parents that helped in our marshalling area and helped/cheered as the band made it’s way along the parade route.
If you missed the Oak Bay Tea Party or the Buccaneers Day Parade check out Doug Butler’s YouTube channel! Lots of videos of the band: http://www.youtube.com/channel/UClpuqt3Tf1SC90svOxzumlg Thanks, Doug!
***URGENT – RETURN ALL UNIFORM AND INSTRUMENTS TOMORROW***
Due to teacher job action this week PLEASE RETURN ALL UNIFORMS AND SCHOOL-OWNED INSTRUMENTS TO THE SCHOOL on Monday (Tomorrow). I don’t want to put students and their families in a position where they may have to cross a picket-line. While the teacher job action is still “up in the air” at this point, I do know that there will be NO picket lines up tomorrow (Monday, June 16th). I am asking for your assistance in returning instruments and band uniforms tomorrow.
Please make arrangements to drop off instruments and uniforms TOMORROW at the following times:
**The school secretaries will have the band room will open from 8:30am – 4:00pm for instrument/uniform drop-offs (students please do not "hang out” in the band room :)
**Carol and the band moms will be at the school from 6:00pm – 8:00pm tomorrow night
- Instruments: put your name on your case (tape/markers provided) and place it back on the shelves in the band room. Please do not hold onto school-owned instruments over the summer. If you need your horn for the summer I will make arrangements for this at a later date. This includes all MARCHING BAND DRUMS AND STICKS, fand instruments borrowed for combos, jazz band, Carol Band, loaners, new instrument tryouts etc.
- Music: Any folders and sheet music can be put back in the folder units for sorting in September.
- Uniforms: Return ALL uniform parts (including shoes, ties, sweaters etc.) in the uniform bag that was provided. Hang them up neatly on the racks provided. Please empty your pockets. Don’t return black socks or white dress shirts. Colour party, please put your name on your colour party uniforms and return as well.
Your assistance in promptly returning these items is greatly appreciated!
Upcoming Dates To Note:
Saturday, 21 June – Final Bottle Drive and Appreciation BBQ hosted by the Band Parents Association (9am-3pm, Parking Lot)
Wednesday, 25 June –Band Parent Association AGM (7pm, Location TBA)