Here’s what we are looking at this week:
1.) Band Classes – No changes.
Friday = Pro-D Day / No school! :)
2.) Band 9/10 Practice Cards – Week 10 can now be submitted for marking. Week 11 this week.
3.) Morning / Lunch / Pit Orchestra Rehearsals – Note changes on Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday MORNING!
Monday – Sr. Concert Band / Jr. Jazz / Pit Orchestra
Tuesday – *MARCHING BAND / Jr. Jazz / Extra Help
Wednesday – *MARCHING BAND/ Sr. Jazz Band / Pit Orchestra
Thursday – *MARCHING BAND / Sr. Jazz / Pit Orchestra
Friday – NONE. Pro-D. Day
4.) Marching Band / Santa Claus Parade on Saturday, November 23.
We had a good start to Marching Band last week! Thank you to everyone that was on time and prepared for practice. We will have 3 final practices this week on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday morning at 7:30am. All three practices will take place OUTSIDE (If the weather turns really ugly we will practice in the gym again). Please dress appropriately as the mornings are chilly! Solid footwear is always a really good idea (change of shoes, gumboots, whatever!)
The parade is on Saturday, November 23rd. Please read the running order for more detailed information about the parade. Student call time is 4:15pm at the corner of Government and Superior streets (Museum / Legislature Building area). Please pick up your student from the Capital Iron Parking Lot (end of the parade route).
Please wear your marching band uniform when you are dropped off. For new students this means: Black blazer, black band pants, white dress shirt, orange tie, long black socks and black band shoes. Colour Party members will wear this uniform as well.
I ask that all students decorate their instruments before coming to the parade. Garland, tinsel etc. is really cheap at the Dollar Store or Walmart (some students in the past have gone “all out” with lights and decorations even!).
The parade starts at 5:45pm on Saturday and I hope to see you there!
5.) Hermann’s Jazz Night – Cancelled!
Sorry everyone, but with the busy rehearsal schedule for the marching band I feel that it’s not a good idea to have 50 of our musicians out at this gig. I have cancelled the performance at Hermann’s (originally November 19th) and will look at rescheduling this event. I will let you know!
That’s it for now. Have a great week!