Holy smokes... its October!
A great week of music making, all bands are running on all cylinders with healthy numbers and balanced sections!
Thank you to Bonnie McCallum and the group of parents who helped out with this years uniform fittings. It is a HUGE undertaking and it was so nice to see everyone helping out. Thank you thank you thank you!
Congrats to those Spectrum Band students who auditioned these last two weeks. Call Backs were this Friday and there was much discussion among the Fine Art Department teachers. Tough decisions when so much talent is present!
Thank you to everyone who signed up and participated in our first Bottle Drive of the year. We had several drivers and lots of students ready and able to help out. With our community donations, we raised $1364.56!!! Well done everyone!
Here is whats happening this week:
1) Great Apple Pie Event and Orders DUE
Final Order forms for The Great Apple Pie Event are Due Tuesday, October 2nd 3pm.
NO LATE ORDERS WILL BE ACCEPTED.
The Apple Pie preparation takes place Thursday from 8am-12:30pm. Grade 11/12, your first Shift is Collab through Block A with the Grade 10's and in to the Lunch hour. Students with spares in the afternoon are welcome to continue helping. Be sure to sign in when doing an afternoon shift.
Pie filling and wrapping will begin Friday with Block A Grade 9's and Block B with Grade 11/12. Everyone is welcome at lunch hour to help!
Pick up for pies will be 2:30pm to 8pm. Thank you to those parents who have volunteered to help out with the distribution of orders.
The school will be closed over the weekend. It is your responsibility to arrange for pick up.
2) 1st Annual Spectrum Band Craft Market
We are still accepting applications from vendors and crafters for our first annual Craft Market. If you know of anyone who is interested please pass on our information :)
3.) Band Classes in Period 1 and 2:
Monday – Band 9 Block A
Tuesday – Band 10 Block B, Band 11/12 Block A
Wednesday – Band 9 in Block A
Thursday – Band 10 Block B, Band 11/12 Block A (PIE DAY)
Friday – Band 9 in Block A (Pie Filling), Band 11/12 Block B (Pie FIlling and Prep)
4.) Morning, Lunch, After School Rehearsals:
Monday - Sr. Concert Band at 7:30am, Jr. Jazz at Lunch, None
Tuesday – Sr. Jazz at 7:30am, Jr. Jazz at lunch, Extra Help
Wednesday – Sr. Concert Band @ 7:30am, Sr. Jazz at lunch, Pit Orchestra
Thursday – Jr. Jazz at 7:30am, Sr. Jazz @ Lunch, none (Pie Day)
Friday - Jr. Concert Band at 7:30am, Extra Help, None.
5. Fall Back in Action Concert - October 24th
I encourage you all to look at the 2018-2019 Calendar found on our website. As we have gone paperless, I know this can be more of an inconvenience for some but we are striving to work with the mandate and help our environment. It helps to select the "Agenda" option as it gives you a full breakdown in list format.
Once there, please mark down our concerts. As a performance based program, Spectrum Concerts are mandatory and are a large part of an overall grade. I look forward to an exciting concert series this year!
Have a great week everyone!
Director of Bands
Spectrum Community School
957 Burnside Road West
Victoria, BC V8Z 6E9
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