We had a busy week last week with football assemblies, the juniors' Spring Concert, and Layritz Little League opening and again, band students played well, were organized/prepared, and represented Spectrum with pride! Thank you, everyone. I am very proud of all of you!
Thank you to all of the parents that helped out to make these performances successful (donating vehicles, helping to transport gear/kids, coming to watch and support, helping with set-up/tear-down). Your support is always appreciated and we couldn't do these events without you!
A big thank you to René Schwarz for always supporting our performances – not only as a band parent, but as the school’s BRILLIANT media arts teacher! René regularly films our performances and creates DVDs for us. The feedback that our students receive from hearing/seeing themselves in performance is invaluable – THANK YOU!
Here’s what we have on the go this week:
1.) Band Classes in Period 1 and 2:
Monday – Band 10 in Period 1
Tuesday – Band 9 in Period 1, Band 11/12 in Period 2.
Wednesday – Band 10 in Period 1 (Sine Cura combo performance @ 10:30am, Library)
Thursday – Band 11/12 in Period 2.
Friday (April 1) – Band 10 in Period 1, 11s/12s to English in Period 2.
Grade 9/10 Practice Cards: Continue recording for week 30, turn in week 29 for marking please.
2.) Morning/Lunch/After School Rehearsals:
Monday – Sr. Concert Band at 7:30am, Jr. Jazz at Lunch.
Tuesday – Sr. Jazz Band at 7:30am, Jr. Jazz Band at Lunch.
Wednesday – Marching Band at 7:30am, Sr. Jazz Band at Lunch
Thursday – Jr. Jazz Band at 7:30am, Sr. Jazz Band at Lunch.
Friday – Marching Band at 7:30am, Jr. Jazz Combo rehearsal at Lunch.
3.) Hampton Little League Opening Ceremonies - Jr. Concert Band - Sunday
The Junior Concert Band will be performing for the Hampton Little League opening ceremonies on Sunday, April 17th.
Call time for Jr. Band is 11:00am at the park concession. Please arrive wearing your full uniform with instrument and music.
We are again in need of trucks/vans/comically-large-horse-drawn-carts to transport chairs, stands, and instruments to the park. Please advise by email if you can help! We will meet at the school at 10:30am to load gear.
Please read the attached running order for more details.
4.) New Orleans Night Notes / Raffle Ticket Sales
a. A number of non-jazz band students have NOT signed up for shifts yet. Please take care of this by the end of the day on Monday.
b. Thank you to everyone that has been selling raffle tickets! Again, we ask that every student sell at least ONE book of tickets. All sold tickets/money and any unsold booklets are due back by FRIDAY, April 15th at 2:00pm.
c. We are looking for volunteers to sell raffle tickets at the Uptown Walmart on Saturday, April 16th in one-hour shifts from 10:00am – 3pm. (Students will be required to wear your marching band uniform). Parent supervisors will be needed as well. Please advise by email if you are interested in a shift. A sign-up sheet is available in the band room.
d. Parents who are interested in assisting, please contact Ainsley Lowe (email@example.com)
e. We are not pre-selling tickets to this event so admission is $10 at the door.
f. Thank you to grade 12 student Breanna Lowe for designing this year's poster. Your help in sharing this event on social media is greatly appreciated!
5.) Upcoming Dates To Note (Please note changes)
**Please note: We will no longer be attending the Concert Band/Jazz Band festivals up island this month. Sorry!...As you can see, we are rather busy!
Wednesday, 13th – Sine Cura Jazz Combo performance at Elders Tea #3 (10:30am, Library)
Friday, 15th – New Orleans Jazz Night Raffle Ticket DUE BACK (Return all sold/unsold tickets by 3pm)
Saturday, 16th – Raffle Ticket Sales at Uptown Walmart (10:00am – 3pm, Volunteers needed!)
Sunday, April 17th – Hampton Little League Opening (Jr. Concert Band, See above).
Friday, 22nd – ‘A Touch of New Orleans’ Jazz and Dessert Night (All Students; 2pm setup, 7pm start)
Friday, 22nd – Mothers Day Hanging Basket Pick Up (During Jazz Night)
Tuesday, 26th - Capilano College Jazz Band/Vocal Jazz performance/workshop at Spectrum (2:00pm, Theatre) - All jazz band members
Saturday, 30th – Bottle Drive #6 (9am-1pm, School parking lot - Lots of parents and students needed to make this successful!)
Monday, 2nd – Music Monday at Marigold Elementary (Jr. Concert Band, 10am)
Thursday, 5th – All-Day Middle School Band Festival at Spectrum (Stage crew & volunteers needed)
Thursday, 5th – Senior Concert Band Performance (6pm call time, 7pm start, Theatre)
Friday, 6th - Limelight Youth Art Showcase (Jr. Jazz Combo, 7:30pm-8:00pm - Details TBA)
Saturday, 14th – Marching Band at Esquimalt Buccaneers Day Parade in AM (Note Date Change), AND Mens Soccer Provincial Championships in Afternoon – DETAILS TBA.
Monday, 16th - Band Parents Association Meeting (7pm, Library)
Sunday, 22nd – Weekend Marching Band Practice (6pm, Tillicum Mall Upper Parking Lot)
Monday 23rd – Victoria Day Parade (Marching Band; Mayfair Mall, 7:45am call time)
Saturday, 28th – Bottle Drive #7 (9am-1pm, School parking lot)
Saturday, 28th – A Taste of Millstream - Jazz combo performance. Details/Combo TBA.