Thanks for a great week last week! All of our classes and ensembles are now up and running - the dust has been blown out!
Thanks to all of the parents and students that came out to help with the Bottle Drive on Saturday. It was a soggy day (yes, an understatement!) but you raised over $1200 for the program and for individual student accounts.
Here's what's on the go this week:
1.) Band Classes in Period 1 and 2:
Tuesday – Band 11/12 in Period 2, Band 10 in Period 1.
Wednesday – Band 9 in Period 1.
Thursday – Band 10 in Period 1, Band 11/12 in Period 2.
Friday – Band 10 in Period 1, Band 11/12 in Period 2.
Band 9/10 Practice Cards - Turn in Week 1 for marking. Continue on to Week 2. Happy practicing!
2.) Morning, Lunch, After School Rehearsals:
Tuesday – Sr. Jazz at 7:30am, Jr. Jazz at lunch, Brief meeting for Grade 10-12 Marching Band Drummers (Re: a Cops4Cancer performance) at 3:00pm.
Wednesday – Sr. Concert Band at 7:30am, Sr. Jazz at lunch, None
Thursday – Jr. Jazz at 7:30am, Sr. Jazz at lunch, None
Friday – Jr. Concert Band at 7:30am, Band Council Meeting at lunch, None.
- I am available for extra help after school.
- Pit Orchestra Rehearsals will begin in late September when our music arrives from NYC.
3.) Information Meeting & BPA Meeting Tonight
Tonight at 7:00pm in the band room is a brief information meeting in the band room. All parents and students are welcome to attend. The Spectrum Band Parents Association will conduct their first meeting if the new year following the info session.
4.) Uniform Sizing - Tuesday & Wednesday
Don’t forget to attend a uniform sizing night this week! All returning students should attend the sizing session on Tuesday night and all new students/Grade 9s should attend the session on Wednesday night. Both session run from 6pm-8pm in the band room.
Any parents that are able to assist the uniform coordinators on Tuesday/Wednesday with sizing would be greatly appreciated (no experience necessary)!
5.) Morning With A Pro - Saturday, September 24 - Help Needed!
This Saturday 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 - 1:00pm with a pizza lunch included. Please let me know if you are interested. Yes, this does count toward volunteer hours for graduation.
6.) Oregon Band Tour
We are still accepting “Intent To Travel” forms and deposits for the spring band tour to Oregon. Get them in soon as the bus is filling up already!
Cheques can be made payable to "Spectrum Band Parents Association.” There have been some questions as to whether a credit card payment can be made online. At this time, we are unable to do this but will look into this option for future travel opportunities. Sorry for any inconvenience!
7.) The Great Apple Pie Event
Apple pie sales have started and all students have now received a sales form. Extras are available in the band room. Please return all forms and money in a sealed envelope by 2:00pm on Friday, September 23rd.
Students - please make sure you arrange to deliver all of your pie orders as there is no storage available at the school this year.
Please note that there was an error on the order form: Apple Pie Making Day is Saturday, October 1st and Final Pickup is Sunday, October 2nd. My apologies for the error!
Apple Donations - we are in need of donations of apples. Please let me know if you have apples you can donate to the event.
We are in need of lots of help to make this fundraiser work. Please sign up in the band room if you can help make pies on Saturday, October 1st.
Thanks, everyone! Enjoy your week!