It was great to see everyone at the information meeting on Monday as well as the uniform sizing nights and Spectrum’s Meet the Teacher night. Thank you for coming!
Thank you to our uniform team (headed by Robyn Copp) and all of the volunteers who came out to assist last week with sizing. To my students - thanks for your patience throughout the nights!
The Senior Jazz Band performed on Friday afternoon for the school during the Cops4Cancer kick-off assembly. Well done, folks! Pretty impressive after only 3 rehearsals! Musically, all groups and classes have had a good start and have been doing some great work. Keep it up! :)
Our annual Morning With a Pro on Saturday was another success thanks to all of the Spectrum student volunteers, alumni helpers and clinicians, our university and community volunteers, and band manager, Jacquie Hawey! Sixty six Glanford and Colquitz grade six students got a head start on their band instrument this weekend. Bravo, all!
Here’s what’s on the go this week...
1.) Band Classes in Period 1 and 2:
Monday – Band 9 in Period 1.
Tuesday – Band 11/12 in Period 2, Band 10 in Period 1.
Wednesday – Band 9 in Period 1.
Thursday – Band 10 in Period 1, Band 11/12 in Period 2.
Friday – Band 9 in Period 1.
Band 9/10 Practice Cards - Turn in Week 2 for marking. Continue recording for Week 3. Happy practicing!
2.) Morning, Lunch, After School Rehearsals:
Monday – Sr. Concert Band at 7:30am, Jr. Jazz at lunch, None
Tuesday – Sr. Jazz at 7:30am, Jr. Jazz at lunch,
Wednesday – Sr. Concert Band at 7:30am, Sr. Jazz at lunch, None
Thursday – Jr. Jazz at 7:30am, Sr. Jazz at lunch, None
Friday – Jr. Concert Band at 7:30am, Band Council Meeting at lunch, None.
- Pit Orchestra Rehearsals will begin next week (hopefully) if our music arrives from NYC (fingers crossed).
3.) Apple Pie Week Info
It’s here - our 11th annual Great Apple Pie Event! Here’s what you need to know…
We will be assembling pies on Saturday, October 1st in the Spectrum cafeteria starting at 9:00am. Thank you to the Spectrum Band Parents association for providing a hot dog lunch on Saturday!
WE NEED YOUR HELP ON SATURDAY! : This is a huge undertaking and it needs LOTS student and parent support. I ask that ALL students participate by signing up for AT LEAST one shift on Saturday. If you want to make even more money for your personal band account: stay longer, take more shifts, and bring your friends/parents to earn EXTRA FUNDRAISING CREDIT.
Shifts: 9am-12pm, 10am-1pm, 11am-2pm, 12pm-3pm, 2pm-5pm. Please sign up on the door in the band room.
Equipment/Peelers/Knives/Cutting Boards: Please bring your own apple peelers, knives, bowls, and cutting boards (make sure they are labeled please!). We will not be using the culinary arts kitchen this year, so please bring your own equipment. The SBPA has a limited number of peelers, boards, and bowls.
Apple Picking: We have a number of trees in the community that need to be picked. I need volunteers to do this during Period 3 and 4 as well as after school Tuesday - Thursday. Students will receive additional fundraising credit if they volunteer to assist with this. Please let me know if you are available.
Apple Donations: Apples can be brought to the band room at any time this week. We take ANY kind of apple - we’re not picky!
Pie Deliveries: You MUST arrange to pick up and deliver all of your apple pie orders on Saturday (starting anytime after 12pm). There will be absolutely NO OVERNIGHT STORAGE at Spectrum this year. Thank you for your attention to this very important detail.
Thank you for supporting this fundraiser and band program tradition!
4) Level Ground Coffee
Reminder: The next Level Ground Coffee order is due on October 15th. Order forms are available in the band room.
Have a great week! I hope to see all of you on Saturday!