Congratulations to our Marching Band and Advanced Dancers! 100% Attendance. 100% Effort. 200% Class, Spirit, Attitude, and Pride. My thanks and love go out to all of you! It was truly a pleasure to walk beside you and listen to you perform. Thank you to all of the Spectrum students and parents, alumni, community members, and staff that cheered us on. Thank you to our hair braiders, water carriers, and chaperones that kept the kids looking good, kept them safe along the route, and helped with gear transport. We couldn’t have done this without your support.
Be proud of yourselves and be proud of our team, folks. Bravo!
Here’s what we have on the go this week. :)
1.) Band Classes in Period 1 and 2:
Tuesday – Band 11/12 in Period 2, Band 9 in Period 1. Yes! We are playing on Tuesday! I know… Meanest. Band. Teacher. EVER. :)
Wednesday - Band 10 in Period 1.
Thursday – Band 11/12 in Period 2, Band 9 in Period 1.
Friday – None. Grade 9s and 10s to PE. Grade 11s and 12s to English.
Band 9/10 Practice Cards - Turn in Week 37 for marking. Continue recording for Week 38.
2.) Morning, Lunch, After School Rehearsals:
Tuesday - Sr. Jazz Band CANCELLED, Jr. Jazz Band at Lunch, Information Meeting for Dogwood District Scholarships at 3:05pm (All grade 12s please attend!)
Wednesday - Senior Concert Band at 7:30am, Sr. Jazz Band at Lunch, No rehearsals after school.
Thursday - Junior Jazz Band at 7:30am, Senior Jazz Band at Lunch, No rehearsals after school.
Friday - Jr. Concert Band at 7:30am, No rehearsals at lunch. No rehearsals after school.
3.) Bottle Drive On Saturday, May 27th
Our monthly bottle drive is on Saturday from 9am to 1pm in the School Parking Lot. Come out and earn money for your personal band account. Your account can be used to pay for for the ITALY BAND TOUR, private lessons, new instruments etc. A portion of the profits will also go towards the ongoing purchase of sheet music, instruments, and equipment for the program. We are in need of parent drivers and lots of student support! Every little bit helps (even an hour!) Students please sign up in the band room.
4.) Italy 2018
Yes. Italy IS a go next Spring! Thank you for your patience during this time of transition. We will have travel documents out to students by the end of the week.
5.) Upcoming Dates To Note / Gear Transport Help Needed / Hair Braiders Needed
Please make note of the upcoming dates. The program remains quite busy right to the end of the year. Also, please note that there are several performances that are NOT at the school.
We are in need of parent help to transport gear to and from some of these upcoming concerts. Your help is greatly appreciated.
If you are able to help with these concerts please let me know:
McKenzie Elementary Spring Fair
Spectrum Senior Art Exhibit Opening Reception (1-2 trucks, vans)
Year End Concert (We need a small fleet of trucks and vans!)
SD61 Retirement Tea (1-2 trucks, vans)
TD Victoria Jazz Fest
Finally, we are in need of hair braiders for the Oak Bay Tea Party Parade on June 3rd. Please let Jacquie Hawey know if you are able to assist with this. (spectrumbandparents @ hotmail.ca).
Saturday, 27th – Bottle Drive #7 (9am-1pm, School parking lot)
Friday, 2nd - McKenzie Elementary Spring Fair (Jr. Jazz Band, 5pm call time, 6:00pm start, McKenzie Elementary School, 4005 Raymond St. North)
Thursday, 1st - Spectrum Senior Art Exhibit Opening Reception (Potestatem Jazz Combo, 6:30pm call time, 7:00pm start, Cedar Hill Rec. Centre, 3220 Cedar Hill Road)
Saturday, 3rd – Oak Bay Tea Party Parade (Marching Band, 9am call time, Windsor Park in Oak Bay)
Monday, 5th – Year End Concert (All Bands, 6pm call time, 7pm start, Dave Dunnet Community Theatre at Oak Bay HS, 2121 Cadboro Bay Road)
Thursday, 8th - SD61 Retirement Tea (Carpe Noctem Jazz Combo, 2:30pm call time, 3:30pm start, S.J. Willis School Auditorium, 923 Topaz Avenue)
Monday, 12th – Uniform Returns Begin (Drop off to the band room at anytime, incl. all uniform parts/shoes, please! Sr. Jazz, please return yours after June 25th.)
Thursday, 15th – FINAL Level Ground Coffee Orders Due (3pm, Band Room)
Thursday, 15th – Spectrum Awards Night (Senior Jazz Band, 6pm call time, 6:45pm start, Spectrum Old Gymnasium)
Saturday, 17th – Bottle Drive #8 and Year End BBQ (9am-1pm, BBQ Details TBA)
Monday, 19th – Band Parents Association Final Meeting and Annual General Meeting (7pm, Library)
Sunday, 25th - TD Victoria Jazz Fest (Sr. Jazz Band, 12:45pm call time, 2:00pm start, Centennial Square, Downtown)
Monday, 27th – Last Day for Uniform Returns (Until 3pm, Band Room)