It’s here! Our first all-bands concert of the year! Here’s what we have on the go this week… Please note that there are some schedule changes this week:
1.) Band Classes in Period 1 and 2:
Monday – Band 9 in Period 1.
Tuesday – Band 10 in Period 1, Grade 11s/12s to English in Period 2.
Wednesday – Combined Band 9 and 10 in Period 1.
Thursday – Combined Band 9 and 10 in Period 1, Band 11/12 in Period 2.
Friday – All grade 9s and 10s go to PE in Period 1, Band 11/12 in Period 2.
Practice Cards: Continue recording for week 12, turn in week 11 for marking, please.
2.) Morning/Lunch/After School Rehearsals:
Monday – Sr. Concert Band at 7:30am, Jr. Jazz at Lunch, Pit Band at 3:15pm.
Tuesday – Sr. Jazz Band at 7:30am, Jr. Jazz at Lunch, Carol Band Practice 3:00pm – 4:45pm.
Wednesday – Sr. Concert Band at 7:30am, Carol Band Practice at Lunch, Pit Band at 3:15pm.
Thursday – Jr. Jazz Band at 7:30am, Sr. Jazz at Lunch, Pit Orchestra CANCELLED due to concert set-up.
Friday – Jr. Concert Band CANCELLLED, Band Council Meeting at lunch, None.
3.) Winter Concert – Thursday, December 10th - 7:00pm
We hope you will join us for our annual winter concert on Thursday night in the Spectrum Gym! All bands have been working extremely hard over the last few weeks to prepare. The program features festive and seasonal arrangements in a variety of different arrangements!
The poster for this concert can be found here! Feel free to distribute to friends, family, etc. that would be interested! Let’s pack the Spectrum gym!
Student call time is 6:00pm in full uniform (if you play in multiple bands, please wear the uniform for the band that you perform in first).
The concert starts at 7:00pm. Admission is by donation of hamper items or cash donation to local charities.
***Student help is needed for set-up crew and emcees. Sign up in the band room!***
PLEASE DOWNLOAD THE RUNNING ORDER FOR MORE INFORMATION.
4.) Carol Band
The school’s carol band will practice on Tuesday after school and Wednesday at lunch. This is open to all students and there is no limitation on instrumentation. It’s shaping up to be the biggest carol band we have ever had! Our first performance is at our winter concert! I am finalizing some information with Glanford, Colquitz and Marigold schools for our annual visits to those places. More information to follow!
5.) Tuba Christmas 2015 – Saturday, December 12
Victoria’s Tuba Christmas (50+ tubas and euphoniums playing carols together!) is this coming Saturday, December 12th. Please let me know if you are interested in participating.
Schedule: 8:30am – Registration at UVic ($5 per person, purchase your Tuba Christmas music for $18 per book); 9:30am – rehearsal at UVic; 1:00pm - concert in Market Square. Let me know if you need a ride or are able to help provide rides for our musicians and their tubas/euphs!
Have a great week!
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