Thanks to everyone that came out to the bottle drive on Saturday! We had a really good turnout despite the chilly morning. Together you raised $1154!
On a personal note, thank you for all of your support as I’ve been recovering from all of this “fun” over the last few weeks. Your cards, cupcakes (yum!), texts, emails, well wishes and phone calls, and checking in were very touching and it’s very heartwarming to be a part of this community. Thank you all very much.
Here’s what we have on the go for this week:
1.) Band Classes in Period 1 and 2:
Monday – Band 9 in Period 1.
Tuesday – Band 10 in Period 1, Band 11/12 in Period 2.
Wednesday – Band in Period 1
Thursday – Band 10 in Period 1, Band 11/12 in Period 2.
Friday – Band 10 in Period 1, Band 11/12 in Period 2.
Practice Cards: Continue recording for week 10, turn in the last few weeks for marking. :).
2.) Morning/Lunch/After School Rehearsals:
Monday – MARCHING BAND AT 7:30AM (ALL GRADE 9-12 STUDENTS!), Jr. Jazz at Lunch, Pit Band at 3:15pm.
Tuesday – MARCHING BAND AT 7:30AM, Jr. Jazz at Lunch, SECTIONAL FOR ALL MARCHING BAND DRUMMERS AT 3:15PM.
Wednesday – MARCHING BAND AT 7:30AM, Sr. Jazz at Lunch, Pit Band at 3:15pm.
Thursday – MARCHING BAND AT 7:30AM, Sr. Jazz at Lunch, Pit Band at 3:15pm.
Friday – MARCHING BAND AT 7:30AM… ***followed by our traditional “Hallway Serenade” at 8:30am***…, Band Council Meeting at lunch, None.
3.) Marching Band: Practices and Parade on Saturday
The Spectrum Marching Band WILL still march in the Island Farms Santa Claus Parade on the evening of Saturday, November 28th! Yes, we only have a few days to get this together BUT WE CAN DO THIS! I believe in all of you and hard work is the heart and soul of this program. Let’s show Victoria what we can do! Crowds usually number between 20,000-30,000 people. :)
PRACTICES: ALL GRADE 9-12 students are involved in marching band! Practices will be Monday-Friday at 7:30am in the Old Gym (for the first 2-3 days, then on the all-weather field). Please wear good footwear! Uggs, flip-flops, and stilettos make for (hilarious) tripping hazards! :P
PARTICIPATION IS FACTORED INTO YOUR CONCERT BAND GRADE. More importantly, absences from M. Band affect everyone else in the band. Please make sure you are in attendance. Try your best even if you are new! The more you do it, the easier it gets. :) There are lots of students that can help you.
***I will email out marshalling information, meeting times, hair/uniform information etc. on Monday afternoon as soon as I have confirmed final details with the Parade Organizers.*** Sorry for the delay!
Thanks, everyone. Drive safely to morning band – it’s getting slippery out. Take care!