It was great to meet some new parents at our Meet The Teacher Night on Thursday! Also, a big thanks to the students and parents that helped with our "Morning With A Pro" on Saturday for our middle school music students! It was a great morning with lots of learning! We are moving in to a big week this week with lots of info to know. Here we go…
**Band 9/10 can turn in Practice card Week 2 for marking. Now on week 3.
Monday – Band 9
Tuesday – Band 10, 11/12
Wednesday – Band 9
Thursday – Band 10, 11/12
Friday – Band 9
2.) Performing Bands
All performing bands are running (with the exception of the Pit Orchestra which will start soon)
Jr. Jazz Band: Monday Lunch, Tuesday AM, Wednesday Lunch
Sr. Jazz Band: Tuesday Lunch, Wednesday AM, Thursday Lunch
Jr. Concert Band: Friday AM
Sr. Concert Band: Monday AM, Thursday AM
3.) Uniform Sewing Night
Thank you to everyone that attended a uniform sizing night last weekend. The band parents will be holding a sewing night on Wednesday night this week in the Band Room from 6-8pm (lots of hemming, organizing, and maintenance things to do to keep our bands looking awesome). They are looking for volunteers to come out and help as it's a big job. New sewing experience is necessary as there are a lot of non-sewing jobs to do too. Please contact Lynda Charchuk and Jen Lindsay if you are able to help.
4.) The Great Apple Pie Event
Pie orders have been extended to Monday September 24th!! :) Please turn in all forms and money by Monday at lunch. Incomplete or late orders cannot be filled.
Apple Donations – apple donations can be brought to the band room anytime on Friday this week. If you have to bring them earlier please let me know.
Apple Pickers – We have had a number of community houses and orchards donate apples but they require people to come and pick. We are currently looking for parent volunteers with vehicles to help drive students to these locations. Please email Sue Pyke if you are able to help with this. Some students have indicated that they are interested in picking apples – I will be checking with their teachers this week to make sure this is okay.
Friday – Parent volunteers are needed from 4pm – 8pm to help with set-up in the kitchen / cafeteria.
Saturday – The big day! We start at 9am in the school's cafeteria and go until the last pie is made. We need lots of help!! Students should be signing up themselves and any parents that are coming in the band room – this helps us to know how much lunch to make. Parents, you are welcome to bring your own peelers, knives, boards, etc but please make sure that they are clearly labeled. Pies will be ready for pick-up starting at noon. Please make arrangements to pick up your order as there is no storage available at the school.
Sunday – Last order pick-up from 10:00am – 12:00pm at the school.
5.) Upcoming Dates to Note
Friday, 28 September – Payment due Band Tour ($400 - $800 if no deposit provided in May/June)
Friday, 28 September – Set Up Apple Pie Event (students 4pm-6pm, parents 4pm-8pm)
Saturday, 29 September – Apple Pie Making Day (9am-5pm w/pick up starting at noon)
Sunday, 30 September – Apple Pie Final Pick up (10am-12pm)
Saturday, 13 October – Bottle Drive (9am -1pm)
Have a great week and see you on Saturday!!