THANK YOU all for the wonderful concert on Tuesday night at the Alix Goolden Hall! Thanks to all of those family members and friends that attended and supported our musicians. A special thanks to our Band Grads for their words and support. Congratulations to all of our award winners!
If you have photos or videos - can I get a copy? I would love to share these with our students as we head to the end of the year. Thanks!
1.) Marching Band / Esquimalt Buccaneers Day Parade - Saturday, June 9th.
There is a FINAL marching band practice on Friday at 7:30 am.
The running order for the Esquimalt Buccaneers Day Parade can be found here.
Student need to meet on Old Esquimalt Rd at 8:00am. We should be done by10:45 am.
2.) Year End - Equipment / Instrument Returns
BAND 9 STUDENTS - Please make sure that you have your folders at school tomorrow.
ALL music folders, school-owned instruments, marching band instruments, drums, flags, flag-holsters, carol band folders, loaner instruments,sticks and mallets MUST be returned to the band room (for inventory /repairs / cleaning purposes) on MONDAY, JUNE 11th.
Students needing instruments to complete requirements and for summer practice will be able to sign them out again.
3.) Uniform Return Nights
We will be holding 2 uniform return nights: Wednesday, June 13th and Thursday, June 14th from 6pm - 8pm in the Band Room. Please pick a night to drop off your uniforms (deposit cheques will be returned after auniform inspection) ***Please do not bring uniforms to school as uniformsare handled by the Band Parents Association.***
4.) Final Dates to Note
June 15: Band 9, 10, 11, 12 Requirements and Practice Cards are DUE (Note that this has been extended from June 12th.
June 16: Last Bottle Drive and Student/Parent Appreciation BBQ (9am - 1pmat Spectrum)
June 20th: Spectrum Band Parents Association Annual General Meeting &Elections (7:00pm, Library)
I just wanted to send a quick note clarifying how band "Requirements"work. Term 3 Band and Jazz Band requirements are due on April 5th by5:00pm. All band 9-12 classes and the two jazz bands have requirements consisting of scales and studies/"etudes". Performing these "assignments"is worth 20% of students' marks and they are looked at/rehearsed daily in our classes.
Your student has the following options for completing these:
1.) Play them in class in front of me and their peers.
2.) Submit a video recording to me (DVD, CD, Flashdrive, Tape etc.)
3.) Submit an audio recording to me (CD, Tape, mp3 file etc.)
*NEW* The band website now allows for online submissions. Students can record themselves playing their requirements and upload them directly tothe website. Only I can see these and the site is very secure.
Go to www.spectrumband.ca > Hover over the "Students" tab and > Click on"Requirements / Online Submissions" > Fill out the form and attach your mp3 or video files and upload them to the web (note: this may take a few moments to upload).
At this time, files can't exceed 20mb in size so one study or scale set per upload please.
***Copies of the current Requirements and Term Mark Break Downs are alsoavailable on this page. Hope this helps. Please let me know if you need help or have questions.
Term 1 Mark Breakdowns have been added to the Students > Requirements Page. Please note that Term 1 Requirements, Practice Cards, and Assignments are due by October 27th at 5:00pm. Good luck! Work hard and have fun!
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