Thanks for another great week last week! The Senior Concert Band performed at four Remembrance Day observances at the school. Students were prompt, organized, and played very well! Thank you to Andrew Montgomery (for his jaw-dropping performance of the Theme from Schindler’s List and accompanied by the band), Jacob Davis (bugling The Last Post and Reveille) and to Alyssa Zicari (for bugling for Glanford Middle School). Well done everyone. Our focus is now shifting to preparing for our Winter Concert and for our Grey Cup parade. Please make sure you attend rehearsals/classes and practice!
1.) Upcoming Performances: Hermann’s Jazz Night / UVic Orchestra Combined Concert
Tuesday, November 18th - Hermann’s Jazz Night – CANCELLED. SORRY FOR THE SHORT NOTICE!
Tuesday, November 25th - Combined Concert with UVic Symphony Orchestra (7:00pm) – This concert WILL go ahead. UVic has confirmed that they are still VERY interested in presenting a concert with us on November 25th. This will involve our Senior Concert Band performing with the university group (separate programs). More details to follow.
Saturday, November 29th – CFL Grey Cup Parade – The marching band will be performing in Vancouver. Please make sure you have turned in your travel forms. More info below!
2.) Band Classes
Monday – Band 9 in Period 1
Tuesday – Band 10 in Period 1, Band 11/12 in Period 2.
Wednesday - Band 9 in Period 1
Thursday - Band 10 in Period 1, Band 11/12 in Period 2.
Friday – None. Pro-D Day!
*Band 9/10 Practice Cards – Submit Week 7 for marking. Start week 8. :)
3.) Morning/Lunch/After School Rehearsals
Monday – Sr. Concert Band at 7:30am, Jr. Jazz Band at Lunch, Pit Orchestra at 3:15pm
Tuesday – MARCHING BAND at 7:30am, Jr. Jazz Band at Lunch, Extra help available after school!
Wednesday – MARCHING BAND at 7:30am, Sr. Jazz Band at Lunch, Pit Orchestra at 3:15pm
Thursday – MARCHING BAND at 7:30am, Sr. Jazz Band at Lunch, Pit Orchestra at 3:15pm
Friday – None. Pro-D Day!
4.) (Optional Performance) Naden Band / UVic Wind Symphony Concert – Friday, November 21st
The Naden Band of the Pacific and The University of Victoria Wind Symphony are presenting a joint concert on Friday, November 21st at the University Centre Farquhar Auditorium (8:00pm-10:00pm). The University of Victoria Wind Symphony is recognized as one of Canada’s finest university ensembles and the Naden Band of the Pacific is recognized as one of Canada’s finest military ensembles. Both ensembles will perform separately and then combined as one ensemble. This collaboration is unique in Canada and we want to share this special evening with young musicians on Vancouver Island.
Student/Chaperone Tickets are $5 each! If you are interested in attending this concert please let me know by Wednesday this week. Rides can be arranged for students needing rides to UVic
Updates from the Band Parents Association…
BAND PARENT MEETING
The next Band Parent meeting is Wednesday, November 19th @ 7:00pm in the Library. Please join us as we discuss upcoming events for the year and we are still looking to fill a few positions. The positions of President, Vice President, Band Manager, Communication still need to be filled, if you have any questions please join us to discuss what is involved and consider sharing a position with another parent.
Saturday, November 22nd is our 3rd Bottle Drive of the year, it will be held in the school parking lot from 9-1 and a Hot Dog lunch will follow. We are looking for 12-15 parent drivers, 6-8 parents for sorting & lots of kids for canvassing. WE ARE IN NEED OF A PARENT WITH A TRUCK TO PICK UP BOTTLE DRIVE SUPPLIES FROM THE GLANFORD BOTTLE DEPOT BY 6:00PM, FRIDAY, NOV 21ST & DELIVER TO THE SCHOOL FOR SET-UP ABOUT 8:45AM on Saturday. Just a reminder, if you haven’t already done so, to complete a drivers form if you plan on driving, I have attached the form to complete. Please also check the schools website regarding volunteer driving at https://spectrum.sd61.bc.ca/parent-info/volunteer-drivers/
We have 2 Bottle Drives remaining that are included towards the 1st place prize of $3500 thru Glanford Bottle Depot & Encorp! Let's get out & make Nov 22 & Jan 3rd Bottle Drives successful to continue our 1st place standing for the $3500 prize!! Please contact Russ Forster firstname.lastname@example.org if you can drive, sort or pick up supplies from the Bottle Depot.
Poinsettia's will be ready for pick-up from the Band Room, Thursday, Nov 27th from 6-7:30 pm. The school has NO storage & students are responsible for delivery of all poinsettia's sold!
If your form was returned to be completed please return them to Mr. Davis, Monday so we can get the paperwork completed & to the school.
Just a reminder the $20 cost to travel to the Grey Cup parade doesn't include meals!
Girls hair is required to be French braided for the parade, if you can French braid please braid your daughters hair in 2 braids prior to drop off Saturday morning.
We have 2 emergency parent contacts for Grey Cup: Steve Davis 744-3312 /250-507-0389 & Russ Forster 250-744-2062 / 250-217-4486.
Thanks everyone! Email me if you have questions. :)