We had a great first week back at Spectrum Community School! Bands are assembled and music is already being explored... I am so lucky to teach such enthusiastic, hardworking students. I'm happy to be in the classroom once again, meeting new students and teaching familiar faces. Looking forward to a fantastic year!
New families to the Spectrum Band Program, our Spectrum Band Handbook was given out in class. Don't hesitate to contact me should you have any question or concerns. If, for whatever reason, it didn't make it home. Please have a gander:
*** The powers that be have changed our timetable system from numerical to alphabetical. From now on, periods are referred as A,B,C,D instead of 1,2,3,4.***
Here is our week ahead :)
1.) Band Classes in Period 1 and 2:
Monday – Band 9 Block A (Remember to bring your reeds, instruments etc.)
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
Friday – Band 9 in Block A.
2.) Morning, Lunch, After School Rehearsals:
Monday - Sr. Concert Band at 7:30am, None, None
Tuesday – Sr. Jazz at 7:30am, Jr. Jazz at lunch, Instrument Questions
Wednesday – Sr. Concert Band at 7:30am, Sr. Jazz at lunch, None
Thursday – None , Sr. Jazz @ Lunch, None
Friday - Jr. Concert Band at 7:30am, Instrument Questions, None.
3. Spectrum Band Website
Once again, We encourage you to bookmark our website: www.spectrumband.ca and become familiar with its advantages. This website is full of everything you need to know from our weekly news, an up-to-date google calendar, Fundraising opportunities, important forms etc. When in doubt, never hesitate to contact me via this email or contact me at the school: 250-479-8271.
4. Spectrum Band Uniforms
Thank you to the families who have returned their Uniform Rental Agreement Form and Cheques.
A printable version is available here for returning families:
Please have your cheques (Made out to Spectrum Band Parents Association) and form returned to Mr. Jolliffe Friday, September 14th.
Uniform Sizing will take place September 26th (Grade 11/12) and September 27th (Grade 9/10) from 6pm to 7:30pm. This is a huge undertaking, made possible by a team of parent volunteers. Your promptness in arrival would be most appreciated.
5. The Great Apple Pie Event
Our 13th Annual Great Apple Pie Event is underway. For new families, Spectrum Band has sold apple pies IN THE HUNDREDS to family and members of community for the last 12 years... creating a seasonal favourite among our supporting neighbourhoods. Sales of Pies will begin this Wednesday, with forms going out to all grades. This is a great fundraiser for students and the program alike, with a large percentage going to students individual band accounts.
We are constantly looking for apples. If you know of anyone with a yard full of apples, orchardists, community members etc. who would like to support our annual fundraiser, please don't hesitate to contact me or members of the SBPA.
6. Bottle Drives (#1 is coming up quick!)
As a Spectrum band member, each student is required to participate in a minimum of 2 Bottle Drives. The student take-home doubles when parents drive.
Please take the opportunity to book your dates at your convenience here: https://goo.gl/forms/3nCtyjHJR9uaFPT13
7. Morning with a Pro - September 22nd
Saturday, September 22nd is our annual “Morning With A Pro” that we host for Glanford and Colquitz Grade 6 students. I am in need of 10-12 student volunteers to assist with wrangling grade 6s, registration, and snack delivery. The time commitment is 8:00am - 12:30pm with a pizza lunch included. Please fill out this form if interested: https://goo.gl/forms/tS4C14RbGDozg3K12
8. Weekly Rehearsal Schedule
Please follow the link for classes scheduled outside the timetable:
9. Spectrum Band Parents Association AGM
The Spectrum Band Parents Association Annual General Meeting will take place this Wednesday, September 12th 6:30pm-730pm. Executive positions are open, please contact me should you have any questions.. If you are interested in helping out a vibrant and exciting Band Program, we are always happy to have anyone wanting to get involved.
Have a great week everyone!
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