Thanks for a good first week. Here's what's on the go for this week:
1.) Band Classes
Monday – Band 9 (First day with instruments!)
Tuesday – Band 10, 11/12
Wenesday – Band 9
Thursday– Band 10, 11/12
Friday – Band 9
2.) Morning Concert Band Rehearsals / Jazz Bands / Pit Orchestra
Senior Concert Band will start on Thursday morning and Jr. Concert Band will start on Friday morning. Both rehearsals start promptly as 7:30am. :) We will rehearse for about 30 minutes and then we will have our annual Band Breakfasts – thanks to the Spectrum Culinary Arts Program for providing a PANCAKE BREAKFAST for our two concert bands!
Junior Jazz Band will begin rehearsing on Wednesday at Lunch and Sr. Jazz Band will begin rehearsing on Thursday at Lunch.
All regular concert band and jazz band rehearsals will be running in the following week once our start up is complete.
There will be a meeting for any students interested in Pit Orchestra for this year's senior musical "In The Heights" on Monday at Lunch in the Band Room. We will begin rehearsing at the end of September as music has not arrived from NYC yet. The music is very exciting! A combination of rock, jazz, latin, pop, and rap!
3.) Fall Forms
Fall Start Up forms are due back on Monday by 3pm. Your assistance in returning these ASAP is greatly appreciated – lots of kids and lots of information to process! :) . Please make sure that you post-date the DAMAGE DEPOSIT Uniform Cheque (cheque #1) only. I will be returning cheques tomorrow to some students as some of the dates are wrong.
4.) Upcoming Dates to Note
Wednesday, 12 September – First Band Parents Meeting (7:00pm - Library)
Monday, 17 September – Uniform Sizing in Band Room (6pm-8pm) - All students must attend one uniform sizing date.
Monday, 17 September – Thrifty Smile Cards Distributed (during Uniform Sizing)
Wednesday, 19 September – Uniform Sizing in Band Room (6pm-8pm) - All students must attend one uniform sizing date.
Friday, 21 September – Last Day for Apple Pie Orders (3pm – Bandroom)
As always, please email me with any questions.
Director of Bands
Spectrum Community School
957 Burnside Road West
Victoria, BC Canada
Tel: +1.250.479.8271 (Ext 512)
Here are some updates for the week of February 13th - 18th.
1.) Rehearsal Schedule Change - There will be NO JUNIOR JAZZ BAND on Monday morning from now until Spring Break (replaced with TOUR BAND REHEARSALS). The Tour Band will also rehearse on Fridays at Lunch (except this Friday).
Morning Band This Week:
Monday - Tour Band
Tuesday - Sr. Concert Band
Wednesday - Sr. Jazz Band
Thursday - Sr. Concert Band
Friday - NONE - PRO D**
Lunch This Week:
Monday - Sr. Jazz Band
Tuesday - Jr. Jazz Band
Wednesday - Jr. Jazz Band
Thursday - Sr. Jazz Band
Friday - NONE - PRO-D**
2.) **Pit Orchestra Schedule
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday - 3:15pm to 4:45pm
FRIDAY (Yes. This rehearsal is on the PRO. D Day. Pizza Lunch will be provided.) - 9am to 3pm
SATURDAY (Dress Rehearsal in the THEATRE. Pizza lunch will be provided.) - 10am to 5pm (9:30am Call time for musicians)
Tickets for our Sr. Musical production on "Hairspray" are on sale now at the school (Ph. 250-479-8271, payment by cash or cheque). The show runs February 24, 25, 29 and March 1, 2, 3, and 4th. (All shows are at 7:30pm except for March 4th which is a Matinee at 2:00pm). Please see the poster under the 'Tours and Concerts' tab and send it to friends, post on Facebook, etc. if you can!
3.) Semester 1 Marks - If you would like an update on your student's Semester 1 (Term 1 and 2) marks please let me know and I can send those home.
4.) Jr. Band Spring Concert - The Junior Concert Band and Junior Jazz Band will be performing with Glanford and Colquitz on MONDAY, MARCH 5th in the GYM at 7:00pm. Attendance for all grade 9 and 10 band students, and any TAs involved with the junior ensembles, is mandatory. Please see the poster under the 'Tours and Concerts' tab! Please help advertise this concert by posting to Facebook or emailing to friends and family. The junior bands have been working very hard and this will be a good concert!
5.) Edmonton Band Tour - We are a few weeks away from our next great escape to Alberta! Hard copies of tour forms have been sent home with students and need to be returned by February 25th.
Note: A 100% attendance policy for all classes (band and other subjects) and rehearsals for all tour students is now in effect. Students with unexcused absences jeopardize their participation in this extra-curricular activity with no refund of tour payments possible.
That's it for now! Please let me know if you have any questions!
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