THANK YOU for an amazing day on Saturday! To all of our students, band parents, band alumni, parent alumni, family, and friends – a most heartfelt thank you for making our 8th Annual Great Apple Pie Event a massive success. I can't believe we made 1100+ pies in that amount of time! It was also great to see so many students (across all four grades) working together towards completing this goal. I enjoyed getting the chance to meet so many new parents and catch up with returning parents. :) I am really proud of what was accomplished this weekend. Thank you, again.
Doug Butler has uploaded some of his photos to his website. Have a look: http://photography.doug-butler.com/p1038961355 If you have pictures of the event, I would love a copy on a CD or Flashdrive for our bulletin boards, display cases and archives.
***Please note that there is NO Bottle Drive on October 13th – as mentioned on the "Dates to Note" sheet.
1.) Band Classes – No change to schedule.
Grade 9s – PE
Grade 10s – Band
Grade 11s/12s – Band
2.) Band 9/10 Practice Cards – Week 4 can be submitted for marking. On to week 5 now.
3.) Morning/Lunch Rehearsals – No change to schedule.
Jr. Jazz Band Members! You have rehearsals on Monday and Tuesday at Lunch and Thursday at 7:30am. Please don't forget.
4.) Pit Orchestra – Will start THIS Wednesday (October 9th) at 3:15pm – 4:45pm
5.) Uniform Sewing Nights – Uniform sewing/alteration nights will continue this Wednesday from 6:00pm – 8:00pm in the Band Room. Thanks to everyone that came out to help last week
6.) San Fransisco Band Tour/"The Nationals" - Unfortunately, due to insufficient numbers, we have decided to cancel the band tour to California. HOWEVER, we ARE planning a smaller scale trip to the MusicFest National Festival that is held in Richmond in May 2014. Both our junior and senior concert bands received invitations to perform at "the Nationals" after receiving GOLD (SUPERIOR-PLUS) ratings at the Vancouver Island Concert Band Festival in April. We are currently working on an itinerary and travel plan that will be affordable for all families (we also have some very profitable individual fundraisers coming up soon). We also hope to have information for the Germany 2015 Band Tour soon. More information to follow.
7.) Scrap Metal Fundraiser - Our next large-scale fundraiser is our Scrap Metal recycling fundraiser which is running NOW until Saturday, October 26th. This is a fundraiser for the band program general account that will help pay for festival entrance fees as well as raise funds for much needed instruments, music, supplies, and uniforms.
To help us achieve our fundraising goals we are asking for your support through the donation of any amount of scrap metal. Scrap metal materials can be dropped off now till October 25th at ‘Schnitzer Steel’ (307 David St, Mon-Fri 8am-4:30pm).
Advise the yard attendant your metal is being donated to ‘SPECTRUM SCHOOL BAND/SCRAP DRIVE’. The band will also be collecting metal donations at the school, 957 Burnside Rd, Saturday, October 26 from 9:00am-2:00pm.
***Check out our business donation letter (if you know of a business that would be interested in donating scrap metal) and our flyer advertising this event. Please feel free to distribute these as you see fit.***
More information is also available on the band website: http://spectrumbandvictoria.weebly.com/scrap-metal-recycling-2013.html
Thanks, everyone! Have a great week!