Last week was truly amazing with a great deal of focus and hard work in our rehearsals, an excellent clinic for the Senior Band, and a lot of passionate music-making in general! The Marching Band also had a strong start on Friday, as well. With Term 1 now complete, a big thank you and congratulations goes out to everyone that completed their requirements – many with excellent marks. Good work, everyone! Another big thanks to all of the parents that came out to the Band Parents Association meeting on Wednesday night – thanks for your support!
Monday, Oct 29. – Band 10, Band 11/12
Tuesday, Oct 30. – Band 9
Wednesday, Oct 31. – Band 10, Band 11/12
Thursday, November 1. – Band 9 + 10 COMBINED, Band 11/12
Friday, November 2. - Band 9 + 10 COMBINED
**Week 7 Practice cards can now be submitted. Now on to week 8.
Term 2 Requirements will be handed out this week.
2.) Morning Rehearsals
Monday – Sr. Concert Band
Tuesday – Jr. Jazz Band
Wednesday – Sr. Jazz Band
Thursday – Sr. Concert Band
Friday – Marching Band
3.) Uniform Pick Up – Monday, October 29 – Mandatory!
Uniforms are ready to be handed out on Monday from 6pm – 8pm in the Band Room. Please make sure that you attend as we have no other times to distribute uniforms. Students missing damage deposit cheques/maintenance cheques must have them turned in before the uniforms can be issued. We ask for your patience on Monday night as the uniform committee volunteers have to go through each uniform with the students to make sure no parts are missing. Thank you to Jen and Lynda and ALL of the parents that have helped with the huge task of preparing uniforms for the year!
4.) Back In Action Concert – Tuesday November 6 (7:00pm in the Old Gym, Admission by donation to the band, Students FREE)
Our Fall Band Concert is almost here! All concert bands and jazz bands will be playing in the Back in Action Concert next Tuesday. A "running order" will be emailed home on Monday afternoon with more details. All concerts are MANDATORY for band students.
5.) Dates To Note
Monday, 29 October – Uniform Pick up (6pm-8 pm)
Monday, 5 November – Poinsettia Order Forms Distributed
Tuesday, 6 November – Back in Action Concert (All Bands – 5:45 pm call - 7pm start – old gym)
Friday, 9 November – Last Day for Band Wear Orders (3pm – Bandroom)
Friday, 9 November – Remembrance Day Observances (Snr Concert Band, Periods 1-4)
Saturday, 17 November – Island Farms Santa Light Parade (Marching Band, 5 pm – Empress Hotel)
Tuesday, 20 November – Hermann’s Jazz Night (Jazz Bands, 5-7 Hermann’s Jazz Club)
Have a great week and Happy Halloween (clearly, the inventors of Halloween took a cue from Spectrum's school colours…)!