First of all – A big thank you to everyone involved in our Fine Arts Showcase performances! The concert bands and jazz bands played really well and our audiences were appreciative. We also received really enthusiastic compliments back from students at Glanford and Colquitz that attended our matinee shows. Well done, everyone! This is the first time that the Fine Arts programs have put together a collaboration of this scale – some tweaking will be needed in terms of timing and scheduling for future opportunities like this, but all in all, I think we had a really positive event.
Some changes to the Dates To Note sheets that went out in September are coming due to some changes in schedules and performance days. I will email these revised sheets and send them home with your students this week.
1.) Morning Band This Week
Monday – None (Get some sleep)
Tuesday – None (Jr. Jazz cancelled due to Secondary Info. Night… See below)
Wednesday – Sr. Jazz Band
Thursday – Sr. Concert Band
Friday – Jr. Concert Band
Monday – Band 10, Band 11/12
Tuesday – Band 9
Wednesday – Band 10, Band 11/12
Thursday – Band 9
Friday – Band 10, Band 11/12
3.) Secondary Information Night- Tuesday, January 22 – Jr. Jazz Band Performance
The school's program information night is on Tuesday, January 22. Junior Jazz will be performing in the Old Gym (as people arrive) and in the Band Room (during our new "tour" format for this event). The call time for this event is 6:00pm (in full uniform but please bring a change of clothes as well) and students should be done by 8:30pm at the latest. I will send out the running order tomorrow … Sorry! Forgot the file at school last night!
4.) Requirements Due on Friday
Term 2 "Requirements" (the assignments for band classes) for Band 9, 10, 11&12 are due by Friday, January 25th at 5:00pm. Students can perform these in class, privately in my office, submit them through www.spectrumband.ca , or email them in (PLEASE send small files if you absolutely can't upload to the band website). Practice Cards for Band 9 and Band 10 classes are also due at the end of the week. No late submissions will be accepted as the all material was assigned at the beginning of November.
All the best,