WOW! Congratulations to our Marching Band! I have no hesitation in saying that this was, by far, the BEST performance of the Spectrum Marching Band in 5 years. I am totally proud of all of my students that participated in this event - it was a long road and a steep learning curve for some but we did it... AND IT WAS AWESOME!
The weather was terrible and we were pretty much soaked as soon as we stepped off the bus. Not one student complained about the rain, the cold, or the wait to start. You were all classy and team-players from 5:00 AM right until we got home. Several kids have even come up to me and said that they made new friends! While I love listening to our kids play I also enjoy listening to spectators comments ABOUT our kids: "Looks great!" "Yeah, Victoria! Welcome to Vancouver!" "You sound great!" "Look how good you all look!" ... "Yeah Spectrum! That was MY school! So proud of you all!"
Thank you to our chaperones: Sue Issel, Carol Davis, Dave Lee, Jen Lindsay, Nancy Laughy, Dorothy VanNice, and Doug Butler! Today would not have been possible without your help and caring for these kids. There was a small hiccup with coverage for the parade. I am hoping that TSN or Global will air portions of the parade tomorrow. Don't worry! We have lots of video from the chaperones and pictures will be available soon (I'll let you know).
Visit our MEDIA PAGE to see videos and pictures from the parade!
Once again... congratulations and THANK YOU for all that you do at Spectrum for Band! Proud of you!
First of all... Thank you for a great 'Back In Action' concert on Thursday night! I am really proud of all of our groups for playing so well. Congratulations, especially, to our new students and Grade 9s who did very well!
CD ORDERS - If you have not ordered a CD you can still do so! Order forms are available in the Band Room and CDs are $12 each. These will be ready for pick-up next week. I have attached a CD order form to this email if you would like to print one off.
1.) Morning Band This Week Tuesday - Sr. Concert Band (Rehearsal for Remembrance Day observances) Wednesday - MARCHING BAND (for all students!) Thursday - Sr. Concert Band (NOTE: STARTING AT 7:30am **See below**) Friday - NO SCHOOL.
2.) Sr. Concert Band & Remembrance Day Observances - the Sr. Band will, again, be providing music for our in-school observances on Wednesday, Nov. 10th during all FOUR blocks. Students have been excused from classes for the day BUT I do encourage you to return to classes once the band portion has been completed. (Note: Parents are welcome to attend one of the assemblies, but seating in the theatre will be limited) Sr. Band members will need to be at school at 7:30am (not 8:00am as originally planned). Please arrive in full uniform (with a change of clothes for later, if needed).
3.) Upcoming Dates to Note (Running Orders coming soon) November 15th - Sr. Band Performance with UVic Wind Symphony (Concert starts at 7pm) November 23rd - Jazz Bands perform at Hermann's Jazz Club (753 View St.) November 26th - Marching Band marches in the Grey Cup Parade
4.) Grey Cup Update Many students have still not turned in their forms for the parade. :( We need to have these turned in ASAP. I will be contacting several students who did not complete all of the information on the forms. I understand that some of it is redundant HOWEVER, legally, the forms must be completely filled out for me to take your students on this trip.
Thanks everyone. Please don't hesitate to ask questions!
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