Thank you for a wonderful concert on Thursday night and thanks for taking some incredibly positive risks in terms of the repertoire that you performed. For me the only things that shines brighter than Thursday’s performance is the learning and growth that ALL students showed over the last month in rehearsals. One month. It’s incredible what you did! Bravo! Your work ethic, attitude, and musicianship inspire me as a a teacher and musician. I’m so proud of you all! Thank you to the alumni that returned to perform. It was a pleasure to reconnect with you during our rehearsals. Finally, thank you to all of the friends, family, school staff, and community members that came to support and brought hamper items and cash donations. These will go to Spectrum families in need at the end of this week. Thank you for your generosity!
A HUGE thanks to the crew of students that helped move instruments and equipment into the portable so that the band room can be painted next week!
Tuba Christmas 2016 had 75 tubas/euphoniums performing in Market Square on Saturday. Thanks to the students, parents, and alumni that braved the weather to come out and play or to come and watch!
Band This Week:
**PLEASE NOTE: Due to painting and repairs to the band room all classes/rehearsals from December 12th-16th will be held in the “band shack" (portable on the all-weather field).**
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 – None. Carol Band performs at GMS and CMS (If not in Carol Band - go to PE or English)
Friday – Last Day of School. (Shortened Classes, Winter Assembly, Schedule TBA)
Band 9/10 Practice Cards - Turn in Week 13 for marking. Continue recording for Week 14.
2.) Morning, Lunch, After School Rehearsals:
Monday - Sr. Concert Band at 7:30am, Jr. Jazz at Lunch, Pit Orchestra (ALL) at 3:15pm.
Tuesday – Sr. Jazz Band at 7:30am, Jr. Jazz CANCELLED (Carol Band Call Time at 11:30am/Perform at Marigold at 11:50am), None.
Wednesday – Sr. Concert Band at 7:30am, Sr. Jazz at lunch, Pit Orchestra (ALL) at 3:15pm.
Thursday - Jr. Jazz and Sr. Jazz CANCELLED due to Carol Band performances, Pit Orchestra (ALL) at 3:15pm
Friday - Last Day of School. Jr. Concert Band CANCELLED (Carol Band Call Time/Breakfast at 7:00am, Playing at 8:00am)
3.) Carol Band Performances:
The Carol Band has 4 performances this week! Uniforms are not required but festive hats and school scarves will be provided. Please dress appropriately as we will be outside/walking to/from some of these gigs.
Dec. 13, Tuesday - Marigold Lunch Hour - Meet in the band room at 11:30am. Bring stands, music, wind clips, and perform on the Marigold basketball court (weather dependent, obviously!)
Dec. 15, Thursday #1 - Glanford Middle School Pancake Breakfast - Meet at Glanford Middle School (4140 Glanford Ave) in the music room at 8:00am with music, instrument, and a plate/cutlery for breakfast. We will perform and then have breakfast. Once done, we walk to Colquitz Middle School (larger instruments can be placed in a band-mobile...)
Thursday #2 - Colquitz Middle School Lunch Hour - We will perform in the Colquitz foyer during their lunch break (12pm-12:40pm), then return to Spectrum.
Dec. 16, Friday - Spectrum’s Pancake Breakfast - Meet in the "band shack” (portable) at 7:00am. Setup chairs, stands, percussion, in foyer outside of the theatre. Have breakfast (thanks Chef and Culinary Arts!), then perform at 8:00am.
4.) Sr. Jazz Performs Winter Assembly on Friday
We’ll play charts as the gym loads, and play "A Chili Pepper Christmas" as a feature. Uniforms are not required (although festive hats are encouraged).
5.) Band Parents Meeting on Monday Night
The Spectrum Band Parents Association has a meeting on Monday night at 7:00pm in the school library. All parents are welcome to attend. Band/Class student reps please attend.
6.) Upcoming January Dates To Note:
Please note the following upcoming dates in January. Our next performances will be during the Fine Arts Showcase (Jan. 11-13). Please note which dates apply to which bands. Performances are mandatory for the bands listed. Tickets can be purchased through the main office or by calling 250-479-8271.
Tuesday, 3rd – Band Parents Association Meeting (7pm, Library)
Saturday, 7th – Bottle Drive #4 (9am-1pm, School parking lot)
Fine Arts Showcase Week:
Monday, 9th – Fine Arts Showcase Dress Rehearsal (Jr. Concert Band, Pit Bands ONLY; 3:15pm-6pm, Theatre)
Wednesday, 11th – Fine Arts Showcase #1 (Jr. Concert Band, Pit Bands; 6:00pm call, 7:00pm start)
Thursday, 12th – Fine Arts Showcase #2 (Sr. Concert Band; Pit Bands 6:00pm call, 7:00pm start)
Friday, 13th – Fine Arts Showcase for Middle Schools (Sr. Jazz Band, Pit Bands; 2 performances during the day, Times TBA)
Friday, 13th – Fine Arts Showcase #3 (Sr. Jazz Band; Pit Bands 6:00pm call, 7:00pm start)
Friday, 13th– Level Ground Coffee Orders Due (2pm, Band Room)
Monday, 17th – Spectrum Information Night (Junior Jazz Band; 6:00pm call, 7:00pm start, Old Gymnasium)
Friday, 20th - Final Band Tour Payment Due ($275)
Monday, 23rd – Tour Package Completion Night and Travel Notarization (All Tour Members; 6pm-8pm, Band Rm.)
Thursday, 26th – Pit Orchestra/Musical Sitzprobe (3:15pm, Band Room)
That’s it for now! Thank you for your hard work and team spirit. The last 3 1/2 months have really flown by! Enjoy your final week before the holiday break.
Wishing you all a safe and happy holiday!