Welcome back – I hope you all had an excellent Spring Break!
Thank you and congratulations to everyone involved in our senior musical “The Drowsy Chaperone.” I am so proud of our pit band members who performed a tough, professional broadway score and performed it so well! Bravo, everyone!
Here’s what we have on the go this week:
1.) Period 1 & 2 Classes
No change to schedule.
Friday = Band 9 in Period 1.
Band 9/10 Practice Cards – Turn in week 26, 27, and 28. Start week 29.
2.) Morning/Lunch/After-School Rehearsals
All rehearsals are running as scheduled.
There will be a MARCHING BAND practice (all students in grades 9 –12) on Friday morning at 7:30am (NO Jr. Concert Band rehearsal). Please dress appropriately (haul out the gum boots and old shoes!) as we will be practicing outside. If the weather is REALLY bad we will be practicing indoors in the old gym.
3.) Requirements DUE on Friday
Requirements (playing assignments), practice cards, and any outstanding assignments need to be turned in no later than 5:00pm on Friday, March 28th. There are no extensions.
Requirements can be performed in class, one-on-one when I am not teaching, or uploaded to the band website. (Go to www.spectrumband.ca, hover over the ‘Students’ tab and select ‘Requirements / Online Submission’). Copies of the Term 3 mark breakdown are available on that page as well.
4.) Mother’s Day Hanging Baskets
Forms and money are due Monday, March 24th. No later orders can be accepted. Visit the fundraising page on www.spectrumband.ca for more information.
5.) MusicFest Travel: Forms, Hotels
All students attending MusicFest in May were given a package of forms on the last day of school. We are asking for your assistance in completing these forms and bringing them back to the band room on either Wednesday March 26th or Thursday, March 27th between 6:00pm and 7:30pm. Our band parents association executive members will be going over students’ travel forms in preparation for the trip in May.
If you did not sign up for a hotel room (groups of 4) please see me ASAP on Monday.
6.) Dates To Note
Monday, 24 March - Last Day for Mother’s Day Basket Orders (3pm, Band Room)
26, 27 March – MusicFest Travel form completion night (6pm – 7:30pm, Band Room)
Friday, 28 March – Last day to complete Term 3 Requirements.
Monday, 31 March – Germany Tour Payment Due ($300, cheques to “Spectrum Band Parents Association”
Saturday, 5 April – Royal Oak Country Grocer Performance (Sr. Concert Band, 9:40am call, 10:00am start)
Wednesday, 9 April – Band Parent Meeting (7pm, Library)
Saturday, 12 April – Bottle Drive (9am-1pm, Parking Lot) ***
Sunday, 13 April – Hampton Little League Opening Ceremonies (Jr. Band, 10:30am call, 11:30am start)
Tuesday, 15 April – Jr. Band and Jr. Jazz Spring Concert with GMS/CMS (6:00pm Call, 7:00pm Start, Old Gym)
Friday, 25 April – ‘A Touch of New Orleans’ Jazz & Dessert Night Fundraiser (All Students, 7pm Start)
Friday, 25 April - Mother’s Day Basket Pick up During ‘A Touch of New Orleans’
***Please note that the date for our next Bottle Drive is now April 12th (not the 19th)!
Have a great week!