Thank you to everyone that came out to the Bottle Drive on Saturday! Together, you made $1576 for the band program and it’s students. :)
A HUGE thank you to everyone involved in the Hampton Little League Opening Ceremonies this morning – what great weather! Thank you to all of the parent volunteers that helped with transporting gear – your help is truly appreciated and we wouldn’t have been able to do this performance without you. To my students – thank you for being flexible and rolling with the changes as they happened. You played well, smiled and laughed, and represented Spectrum so well. Bravo and thank you to all of you!
Parents – If you happen to have pictures from this morning’s concert I would love a copy if you can put them on a CD or flash drive.
1.) Period 1 & 2 Classes
No change to schedule.
Friday = No school (Good Friday!)
Band 9/10 Practice Cards – Turn in week 31. Start Week 32.
2.) Morning/Lunch/After-School Rehearsals
All lunch rehearsals are running as scheduled.
Morning Band (Note change on Thursday):
Monday - Sr. Concert Band
Tuesday – Sr. Jazz Band
Wednesday – Sr. Concert Band
Thursday – Marching Band
Friday - No school!
3.) Jr. Band/Jr. Jazz Spring Concert - Tuesday, April 15th
Our annual Spring concert with Glanford and Colquitz is on Tuesday, April 15th at 7:00pm in the Old Gym. Spectrum Jr. Jazz and Jr. Concert Band students need to be at the school by 6:00pm in full uniform. We hope to see you there! Admission is free and there will be a concession. Thank you to the Grade 11 and 12 students that have volunteered to help run the concession.
4.) “A Touch of New Orleans” Jazz and Dessert Night – Friday, April 25th at 7:00pm
Our annual New Orleans Jazz and Dessert Night is our next big focus. The evening features music from both of our Jazz Bands and from our Jazz Combos combined with delectable desserts. This year we are proud to feature inspired dessert creations by our very own Chef Lauri Humeniuk and Spectrum Culinary Arts. Chef Humeniuk is a Red Seal certified chef, a restaurant owner, and we are very fortunate to have her teaching our culinary arts program.
Tickets for this evening are $10 each and can be purchased at the door. Your ticket gets you a choice of dessert, beverages, as well as some fine music by our jazz students!
All students are expected to participate in this program-wide fundraiser. Jazz Band students perform while non-jazz band students help in the following ways:
- Students sign up for shifts
- Set-up Shift – Setting up the gym, staging, lighting, sound equipment, band setups, tables, linens, prize tables, etc.
- Service Shift 1 – greeting people as they come in, taking tickets, waiting tables, taking orders, delivering desserts and beverages
- Service shift 2 – As above.
- Tear-down Shift – Clean up, etc.
5.) Raffle Tickets for New Orleans Night
All students should have received a book of raffle tickets for our grand prize draws. We ask for your help in selling at least one book of tickets to help the band program purchase instruments, sheet music, and other music materials.
The raffle tickets for NEW ORLEANS are now ready and students can begin selling! We ask that each student try & sell at least one book each to help towards the band program, there are 10 tickets in each book & tickets are $2 each. We have 3 top prizes, return trip for 2 to Vancouver from Harbour Air, Family fun pack which includes, Imax, dinner GC, 2 nights camping, Butterfly Gardens, Mini Golf, Museum passes & books, round trip for 2 adults & car by BC Ferries! As well 11 more prizes will be drawn throughout the evening.
Prizes are also available for students, prizes awarded to the 2 top selling students plus for each complete book of tickets sold by a student, they get 1 entry for a prize draw, prizes include bike tune-ups, Starbucks chill cups, Retro game console & gift certificates!!! Happy selling! Please return all sold/unsold books & raffle money by Wednesday, April 23rd. Clearly label all tickets & money together with students name when returning to school.
Thank you to all of the parents that have helped organize raffle prizes, gaming licenses, and so much that goes into making this night a success! :)
Have a great week! Don’t hesitate to ask questions if you have them.