Another productive week in the Spectrum Music Department! Bands are firing on all cylinders and music is being made! Congratulations to all music students who participated in last weeks auditions for this years main stage musical "Dirty Rotten Scoundrels". Call backs take place this Friday (September 29th) Be sure to check that you have your time and schedule figured out with Mr. Barrs.
Thank you for returning your fall pack-out forms and uniform information. If you haven't received a copy, please email me: firstname.lastname@example.org and I will send you a copy. Uniform forms and cheques are now overdue. Please contact me if you have any questions or concerns. We are here to help!
I appreciate your help and patience with the spectrum music news account. I have had tech help us with getting out the emails. For those interested, 90% of my first email bounced due to the account being new and many email platforms flagging my email as spam. I hope we have found the solution! For anyone who has asked to be added, rest assured... you are on the list :)
Here is what is happening this week...
1.) Band Classes in Period 1 and 2:
Monday – Band 9 in Period 1.
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 9 in Period 1. Band 11/12
Band 9/10 Practice Cards - Collect your cards Tuesday and continue reporting practice times for week 3.
2.) Morning, Lunch, After School Rehearsals:
Monday – Sr. Concert Band at 7:30am, Jr. Jazz at lunch, Pit
Tuesday – Sr. Jazz at 7:30am, Jr. Jazz at lunch, None
Wednesday – Sr. Concert Band at 7:30am, Sr. Jazz at lunch, None
Thursday – Jr. Jazz at 7:30am, Sr. Jazz at lunch, Pit
Friday – Jr. Concert Band at 7:30am, Sectionals, None.
3.) Apple Pie Week Info
It’s here - our 12th annual Great Apple Pie Event! Here’s what you need to know… we are in desperate need of apple donations! Due to the inclement weather experience this summer, apple production is down across the region. If you know of anyone with an apple tree that needs picking... please share!
We will be assembling pies on Saturday, September 30th in the Spectrum cafeteria starting at 7:00am. Thank you to the Spectrum Band Parents association for providing a hot dog lunch on Saturday!
WE NEED YOUR HELP ON SATURDAY! : This is a huge undertaking and it needs LOTS student and parent support. I ask that ALL students participate by signing up for AT LEAST one shift on Saturday. If you want to make even more money for your personal band account: stay longer, take more shifts, and bring your friends/parents to earn EXTRA FUNDRAISING CREDIT.
Shifts: 7am-10 am, 8am-11am9am-12pm, 10am-1pm, 11am-2pm, 12pm-3pm, 2pm-5pm. Please sign up on the door in the band room.
Equipment/Peelers/Knives/Cutting Boards: Please bring your own apple peelers, knives, bowls, and cutting boards (make sure they are labeled please!). We will not be using the culinary arts kitchen this year, so please bring your own equipment. The SBPA has a limited number of peelers, boards, and bowls.
Apple Picking: We have one or two trees that have been offered for donations. I need volunteers to do thisafter school this week. Students will receive additional fundraising credit if they volunteer to assist with this. Please let me know if you are available.
Apple Donations: Apples can be brought to the band room at any time this week. We take ANY kind of apple - we’re not picky!
Pie Deliveries: You MUST arrange to pick up and deliver all of your apple pie orders on Saturday (starting anytime after 2pm). There will be absolutely NO OVERNIGHT STORAGE at Spectrum. Thank you for your attention to this very important detail.
Thank you for supporting this fundraiser and band program tradition!
4) Uniform Sizing
Uniform sizing will take place October 3rd and 4th after school from 6:30 to 8:30pm in the Spectrum Band Room. We require the help of anyone who could join us with: ironing, sewing buttons, pinning... the list is full. Bonnie McCallum and team would very much appreciate any help.
Forms will go out Tuesday, September 26th with more info!
Thats all for now!
Director of Bands
Spectrum Community School
957 Burnside Road West
Victoria, BC V8Z 6E9