Thank you to everyone that was involved in our Fine Arts Showcase last week! It was a long week but everyone did a great job. The Fine Arts department has already received a lot of positive feedback about the performances. It’s a lot to do 5 shows in 3 days, especially with the end of semester 1 approaching. Thank you for staying positive and helping to make this collaboration a huge success. :) A huge congratulations goes out to Hunter Ellis (grade 12, percussion), Jesse Carvalho (grade 12, guitar), and Ethan Sawyer (grade 11, bass guitar) for their performance in not only the concert bands/jazz bands/pit orchestra, but in the pit band for the Junior Musical as well! Bravo!
***Please make sure you take any uniforms/costume pieces that were left in the band room home this week. Also, there are a number of personal clothing (shoes, boots, PE strip, marching “apparel”) items in the band room. Please take these home or they will be lit on fire… err… “donated” at the end of the week. <3 Thanks! ***
1.) Secondary Information Night (Jr. Jazz Band) - TOMORROW - TUESDAY JAN. 20th
Junior Jazz Band will again perform at our "Secondary Information Night" on Tuesday January 20th (instead of January 27th). Student call time is 6:15pm in full uniform. We will be finished around 7:15pm. A copy of the running order in PDF format can be found here.
Thank you to all of the students that have volunteered to man the “Band Booth” in the New Gym. Please be at school for 7:00pm.
2.) Band Classes
Monday – NONE.
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 10 in Period 1, Band 11/12 in Period 2.
*Band 9/10 Practice Cards – Submit Week 15 for marking. Start week 16. :)
3.) Morning/Lunch/After School Rehearsals
Monday – NONE.
Tuesday – Sr. Jazz Band at 7:30am, Jr. Jazz Band at Lunch, Extra help available after school.
Wednesday – Sr. Concert Band at 7:30am, Sr. Jazz Band at Lunch, Pit Orchestra at 3:15pm
Thursday – Jr. Jazz Band at 7:30am, Sr. Jazz Band at Lunch, Pit Orchestra at 3:15pm
Friday – Jr. Concert Band at 7:30am, Germany Band Tour Meeting, Extra Help available after school.
4.) Updates from the Spectrum Band Parents Association…
GERMANY TOUR FAMILIES
Just a reminder if your student is travelling to Germany in March we are offering a free ‘NOTARY NIGHT’ January 26th from 6-7:30pm in the Band room. This is one evening only otherwise please make other arrangements & have a notarized letter & passport to Mr. Davis by January 30th. Please bring students passport, ID (driver’s license or passport), any documents required for divorce/separation/custody/death certificate if one parent is attending, completed travel forms (4 total) sent 2 weeks ago (parents please do not sign the bottom left of the letter to be notarized) this must be witnessed by our Commissioner of Oaths. If your student has had any changes with medications or health since completing the Grey Cup medical forms you can update the forms during the evening. Students need to attend to be sized for their Tour hoody & to make sure forms have been completed properly. We will be collecting Passports for tour that evening & storing them in the school safe till tour.
The final tour payment of $200 is due by Jan 31st, if you would like to use funds from Student accounts please email Carol Davis (firstname.lastname@example.org) directly for amounts.
BAND PARENT MEETING
Our next band parent meeting is Monday, Feb 2nd @ 7:00 in the library. Please join us to discuss upcoming events & planning for the remainder of the year. It was great to see so many new faces in January!
A TOUCH OF NEW ORLEANS
We are currently canvassing for raffle prize donations for our Jazz evening April 24th. If you can help with canvassing or have any products or services to donate please contact Jen Lindsay at email@example.com with details. 100% of the profits from this evening go directly to the Band program to benefit all students, let’s make this another successful event!
Our next Bottle drive is Saturday, February 14th, please mark your calendar to come out & help! We are looking for parents to drive & sort and lots of students to canvas for bottles.
Band wear samples & order forms should be ready this week. Orders will be due Wednesday, Feb 4th by 3:00, no late orders will be accepted.
Thanks, folks! Keep up the good work as we head towards the end of first semester. :)