What a fantastic week at Spectrum. Our music program is running on all cylinders and I couldn't be more pleased. All ensembles have met at least once and the rehearsal schedule is well underway (http://spectrumbandvictoria.weebly.com/rehearsal-schedule.html).
A huge welcome and congrats to our incoming class of grade 9's. They are funny, they are kind and they are very musical!!! It has been a pleasure to meet them and start making music as a group. So happy to see my returning students as well as NEW students in all grades. Welcome to a great group of people!
1. A few immediate changes to our performance schedule and events:
A) Back in Action Concert featuring Spectrum's Large Ensembles: Junior Concert Band, Senior Concert Band and Concert Choir will now take place on Wednesday, October 30th, 2019. Same time, same location (Spectrum Community School).
B) Grade 9 Uniform night has been shifted to September 24th to account for drycleaning returns and organization. Grade 10-12 has been shifted to Wednesday, September 25th.
2. Spectrum Band Chuck-a-Puck, September 27th, 2019
Spectrum Band is excited to partner up with our very own Victoria Royals Hockey team. This is a great opportunity for us to generate some income for much needed items in our band program... this could include: Choir Folders, A sousaphone, Trumpets, Percussion equipment, Band shoes... the list goes on!
In exchange for selling tickets to some of the Royals home games this season, we are the lucky group to be selling numbered foam pucks for the 2nd intermission "Chuck-a-Puck" which has the potential to make a serious dent in our wish list! This fundraiser can raise approximately $2000, but we need your help!
Please follow the link to sign up: https://forms.gle/wucwn5HaBEJK6gH87
3.) 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. 100% of the profits are divided among the students who participate.
Please take the opportunity to book your dates at your convenience here: https://forms.gle/sC987ZHdnBVTzCndA
4) Band Uniforms
Our Band Uniforms are currently being dry cleaned and ready for another season of looking great while sounding great! If you are a new band family, here is a description of what you will be needing: http://spectrumbandvictoria.weebly.com/spectrum-band-uniforms.html
Rental Agreement forms will go home Monday and Tuesday of this week. Please have your cheques (Made out to Spectrum Band Parents Association) and form returned to Mr. Jolliffe Friday, September 20th.
Week 1 of Practice cards should be returned this Monday to Mr. Jolliffe for marking. Rehearsal times as scheduled.
Have a great week everyone, this year is going to be a lot of fun!
Director of Bands
Spectrum Community School
957 Burnside Road West
Victoria, BC V8Z 6E9
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