Sorry for the delay in getting this out to you!
Thank you for a wonderful concert on Thursday night! While we didn’t have out Back In Action concert this year I think our Christmas concert really opened our concert season nicely. Congratulations and thank you to everyone that was involved in making this a success – especially all the kids that performed so well. Bravo, folks!
Tuba and Euphonium players (Sarah, Josh, Cam, Jason, and Scott) from the Spectrum Band had a great afternoon performing in Victoria's annual Tuba Christmas concert down in Market Square (and helped to raise money for the Times Colonist Fund)! 84 tubas and euphoniums made up the ensemble - a record number!
Here’s what we have on the go this week:
1.) Band Classes in Period 1 and 2:
Monday – Band 9 in Period 1.
Tuesday – Band 10 in Period 1, Band 11/12 in Period 2.
Wednesday – Band 9 in Period 1.
Thursday – Band 10 in Period 1, Band 11/12 in Period 2.
Friday – Band 9 in Period 1 (20 min classes).
Practice Cards: Continue recording for week 13, turn in week 12 for marking, please.
2.) Morning/Lunch/After School Rehearsals:
Monday – Sr. Jazz Band at 7:30am, Sr. Jazz Band at Lunch, Pit Band Meeting at 3:10pm (all members MUST attend).
Tuesday – Sr. Jazz CANCELLED, Jr. Jazz Band at Lunch, Carol Band Practice 3:00pm – 4:45pm.
Wednesday – Sr. Concert Band at 7:30am, Sr. Jazz Band at Lunch, Pit Band at 3:15pm.
Thursday – Jr. Jazz CANCELLED due to Carol Band gigm, Sr. Jazz at Lunch, Pit Band at 3:15pm.
Friday – Jr. Concert Band CANCELLLED due to Carol Band gig, None, None.
3.) Sr. Jazz Band Performs at Craigflower Elementary on Monday Evening, Spectrum on Friday afternoon
Our Senior Jazz Band will be performing for the Craigflower Elementary School Christmas dinner on Monday evening. Student call time is 4:00pm in full uniform with set-up and warm-up to follow. We will perform a 45 minute set between 5:00pm and 6:00pm with tear down and pack-up to follow. Students can be picked up from Craigflower at 6:30pm. Craigflower Elementary is located at 2766 Admiral’s Road just before the bridge.
Sr. Jazz will also perform at our school assembly at 11:00am on Friday. Uniforms are not required.
4.) Carol Band Performances This Week
The Carol Band has a number of quick but important gigs this week. Teachers have been notified that some of these performances will occur during class time. Please make sure that you arrange to pick up homework, notes, assignments, etc. No uniforms are required, except for Santa Hats/Reindeer Antlers, and a Spectrum scarf. Gig schedule is below:
A.) Monday – Marigold Elementary Choir Concert
Meet in the Band Room at 12:15pm, head to Marigold, perform in the middle of the concert, return for Period 4 classes.
B.) Wednesday – Carols for Colquitz Middle School
Meet in the Band Room at 11:15am, walk to Colquitz, perform during their lunch break (Noon – 12:30), walk back to Spectrum for the end of Period 3.
C.) Thursday - Glanford Pancake Breakfast
Meet AT GLANFORD MIDDLE SCHOOL (4140 Glanford Ave.) at 8:00am in the Band Room. Perform from 8:45am – 9:30am, return to Spectrum after we have breakfast (bring your own plate and cutlery, please!).
PARENTS: We are in need of rides back to Spectrum at 10:00am. If you are able to help, it would be greatly appreciated! We have 30 performers in Carol Band this year! Please let me know if you can assist with this. :)
D.) Friday – Spectrum’s Pancake Breakfast
Meet in the Band Room at 7:30am, Chef will provide you with breakfast, perform from 8:00am – 9:00am (2 sets, with a break in between).
5.) Band Parents Meeting On Monday Night
The Spectrum Band Parents Association meets on Monday night at 7:00pm in the school library! All parents are welcome and encouraged to attend.
One final week before the break! Finish strong everybody!
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