Thank you to everyone that participated in the 35th Annual Tuba Christmas in Market Square! 75 tubas and euphoniums made up the ensemble this year and there was a great crowd. Spectrum was well represented with 8 participants playing tubas and euphoniums. Thank you to Tamara Zicari for volunteering to drive students and instruments to/from UVic and Market Square!
We have a busy week ahead of us as we run up to the concert!
1.) Band Classes – Note changes.
Monday – Pro-D Day
Tuesday – Band 10, Band 11/12
Wednesday – Band 9 and 10 COMBINED Class in Period 1
Thursday – Band 9 and 10 COMBINED Class in Period 1, Band 11/12
Friday – All grade 9s and 10s go to PE. Grade 11s/12s TBA.
2.) Band 9/10 Practice Cards – Week 13 can now be submitted for marking. Week 14 this week.
3.) Morning / Lunch / Pit Orchestra Rehearsals – Note changes on Tuesday and Thursday.
Tuesday After School = Carol Band Rehearsals
Thursday After School = No Pit Orchestra Rehearsal
Friday Morning = No Jr. Concert Band Rehearsal
4.) Carol Band – Thank you to the 15 students that have kept our Carol Band running this year. The band will be performing at the concert this week and will be conducted by Jason Gordon (grade 10) and Sharon Nasonov (grade 12).
5.) Winter Concert - Thursday, December 12th – Concert night on Thursday, December 12th at 7:00pm in the Old Gym. Student call time is 6:00pm in full uniform. Admission is by donation of a hamper item (that will go to Spectrum families over the holidays). PLEASE READ THE RUNNING ORDER for more information. The concert poster (beautifully designed by grade 12 student, Sharon Nasonov) can be found here. Your assistance in promoting this concert on Facebook, Twitter, and via email is greatly appreciated.
I hope to see you there. The concert bands and jazz bands have prepared this program in just under 5 weeks and are truly doing a great job. Please come and celebrate the work of all of our young musicians on Thursday!
6.) Upcoming Dates To Note:
Wednesday, 11 December – Band Parent Meeting (7pm – Library)
Thursday, 12 December – Christmas Concert (ALL BAND STUDENTS, 6pm Call, 7pm Start, Old Gym) Poinsettia Pick-up During Concert, Band Wear Order Pick-Up
Friday, 20 December – Santa’s Breakfast/Winter Assembly (Carol Band at 8am, Sr. Jazz at Assembly, Time TBA)
Saturday, 4 January – Bottle Drive (9am-1pm, Parking Lot)
Wednesday, 8 January – Band Parent Meeting (7pm, Library)