Thank you to the Senior Concert Band for playing at Royal Oak Country Grocer yesterday! All the elements of a strong performance were there: efficient set-up/tear down, everyone was on time (early!), focussed warm-up, and strong playing. Thank you! Thanks to everyone that helped with set-up/tear down and thanks to the Brown's, Davis', Forster's, Issel's, Pyke's, Portlock's, and Zicari's for helping to transport gear!
Monday – Band 9
Tuesday – Band 10, Band 11/12
Wednesday – Band 9
Thursday – Band 10, Band 11/12
Friday - Band 9 & 10 COMBINED CLASS
Week 29 for Practice Cards.
2.) Morning Rehearsals
Monday – Sr. Concert Band
Tuesday – Jr. Jazz Band
Wednesday – Sr. Jazz Band
Thursday – Sr. Concert Band
Friday – Marching Band
3.) Hampton Little League Opening
The Jr. Concert Band opens the Hampton Little League season on Sunday April 14th. Please read the attached running order and let me know if you have any questions. If you are able to help with transporting equipment and instruments please let me know ASAP. Thanks!
3.) Port Alberni Festival Trip – April 18 – Thursday
Unfortunately the school bus company we deal with has lost 2 drivers and is unable to accommodate our trip to Port Alberni. We have had to book 2 coaches and for the trip instead (yay! Comfier!). We are asking for all concert band students to contribute $10 towards this trip to help offset this cost ASAP. Sue and Carol have also planned a dinner stop for us at Boston Pizza ($15 for unlimited pizza and pop) which is optional. Students are able to use their band account money to pay for this as well. More detailed information will be coming from Sue Pyke and I will discuss this with students in class this week. If you are unable to pay the $10 bus fee please let me know. No student will be denied participation in this trip due to financial issues. Confidentiality is assured.
4.) A Touch of New Orleans Jazz Night
Sign up sheets for New Orleans will go up on Monday at lunch (sorry for the delay on this). Students not in a jazz band must sign up for a shift. Be proactive about this, please. Students who do not sign themselves up will be assigned a shift.
5.) Date To Note
Monday, 8 April – Spectrum Alumni Band Rehearsal (7:00pm, Band Room)
Wednesday, 10 April –Band Parent Meeting (7pm - Library)
Sunday, 14 April – Hampton Little League Opening Ceremonies (Jr.Band, 10:30am call time, 11:30am start)
Thursday 18 April – Vancouver Island Concert Band Festival Day Trip (Both Concert Bands, Times TBA)
Friday, 19 April – A Touch of New Orleans Night (All Students - 7pm)
Friday, 26 April –Capital City Jazzfest (Jr. & Sr. Jazz Bands, miss Periods 1 & 2, Glanford School)
Saturday, 27 April – Mother’s Day Baskets (delivered to school)
Saturday, 27 April –Bottle Drive (9-1)/Mother’s Day Basket Pick up
Tuesday, 30 April – Senior Concert Band Performance (6pm call time, 7pm start, Theatre)
Thank you for all that you do!!