I hope you all had a good Holiday! Welcome back! Thanks to everyone that came out to the Bottle Drive yesterday. With over 50 students and parents volunteers there, we raised $1500 (a big feat when up competing with so many other groups). Thank you!
Here's what's up for this week:
1.) Band Classes
Monday – Band 10, Band 11/12
Tuesday – Band 9
Wednesday – Band 10, Band 11/12
Thursday – Band 9
Friday – Band 10, Band 11/12
**Practice card week is Week #16 this week.
2.) Morning, Lunch, Pit Orchestra Rehearsals
All morning, lunch and Pit Orchestra rehearsals/classes are running as per usual. Yes, Senior Band, there IS a rehearsal on Monday AM! :)
3.) Requirements Deadline Approaching
The deadline for completing Term 2 Requirements and turning in practice cards/outstanding assignments is January 25th by 5:00pm. Don't leave this until the last minute. Playing requirements can be completed IN CLASS, WHEN I'M NOT TEACHING, ON A DIGITAL CAMERA/DVD/CD/CELL PHONE and uploaded to the Band Website. : http://spectrumbandvictoria.weebly.com/requirements--online-submission.html
4.) Fine Arts Showcase Update
Sorry for not sending out a running order for this yet. I am still confirming a few more details regarding our participation in the event. Information will be ready for you by the end of the day, tomorrow.
Please note that I am CANCELLING the Saturday, January 12th DRESS REHEARSAL (I am away at a Provincial Music Meeting on the mainland that day). Band Members do NOT need to attend THAT rehearsal:
We are still required to participate in the following, though:
Mon Jan 14 5:00-9:00 (dress rehearsal #2)
Wed Jan 16 7:30 Performance #1
Thurs Jan 17 7:30 Performance #2
Fri Jan 18 7:30 Performance #3
Sat Jan 19 7:30 Performance #4
Thurs Jan 17 Blocks B & A (afternoon). Shows for Spectrum students.
Fri Jan 18 9:30am & 12:30pm. Shows for Middle Schools.
The evening performances are open to the public with all performances taking place in the school Theatre! Admission is $5. This is going to be a great show!
5.) Secondary Information Night – Jr. Jazz Band Performance – Evening of January 22
The Jr. Jazz Band will be performing for Spectrum's Grade 8 info night in the gym and in the band room (during tours). This is a chance to perform for prospective Spectrum families! More details and timing to follow this week.
6.) Upcoming Dates to Note
Wednesday, 9 January – Band Parent Meeting (7pm – Library)
Friday, 18 January - Payment due Band Tour ($400)
16-19 January – Fine Arts Showcase (ALL BANDS, Evening, Times TBA)
Monday, 21 January – Tour Package Completion Night and US Travel Notarization (6pm-8pm)
Tuesday, 22 January – Tour Package Completion Night and US Travel Notarization (6pm-8pm)
Tuesday, 22 January – Secondary Information Night (Junior Jazz Band, Evening, Times TBA)
Looking forward to getting back into the swing of things and making more music!