Happy New Year and welcome back! I hope you had a relaxing holiday and hope this finds you well.
Thank you for all of your hard work at the end of December. The Carol Band performances, Sr. Jazz Band’s performance at Craigflower Elementary, and the Christmas Assembly performance were all well received. Bravo!
Thanks, also, to everyone that came out to support our Bottle Drive on Saturday morning. You raised $1500 for student accounts and the band’s general account. :)
Here’s what we have on the go this week. Please note that we have a number of performances coming up in January!:
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.
Grade 9/10 Practice Cards: Continue recording for week 16, turn in weeks 13-15 for marking, please.
2.) Morning/Lunch/After School Rehearsals:
Monday – Sr. Concert Band at 7:30am, Jr. Jazz Band at Lunch, Pit Orchestra at 3:15pm.
Tuesday – Sr. Jazz at 7:30am, Jr. Jazz Band at Lunch, Extra help is available after school until 5:00pm.
Wednesday – Sr. Concert Band at 7:30am, Sr. Jazz Band at Lunch, Pit Band at 3:15pm.
Thursday – Jr. Jazz Band at 7:30am, Sr. Jazz at Lunch, Pit Band at 3:15pm.
Friday – Jr. Concert Band at 7:30am, Band Council Meeting at Lunch, Extra help is available after school until 4:00pm.
3.) Sunday Pit Orchestra Rehearsals
The Pit Orchestra for Mary Poppins will continue to rehearse on Sunday evenings from 6:30pm-8:30pm until the senior musical opens. Yes, this includes tonight. :)
4.) Photos/Videos Needed
If you have any photos or video from our concerts, performances, or parades I wold love a copy for our archives, the band website, and to print for our display case. You don’t have to be a National Geographic photographer! Pictures from your phone, etc. are always appreciated.
5.) DVD Sales
If you didn’t receive your Christmas Concert DVD, drop by my office and pick it up. Thank you to Mr. Rene Schwarz for making these happen once again!
6.) Band Parents Meeting on Monday Night
The Spectrum Band Parents Association will be holding it’s monthly meeting on Monday, January 4th in the Spectrum library. We will be discussing and starting to organize our annual full program fundraiser - “A Touch of New Orleans Jazz and Dessert Night." All parents are welcome to attend!
7.) Spectrum’s Fine Arts Showcase Performances (Jr. Band, Sr. Band, Sr. Jazz, Pit Orchestra)
Our Jr. and Sr. Concert Bands and the Sr. Jazz Band will be performing in our Fine Arts Showcase on January 13-15. The showcase features highlights from band, dance, drama, media arts, jr. and sr. musical theatre, video arts, and a gallery from our visual arts classes. The evenings sell out quickly and are a great show of collaboration by our fine arts students.
***There is a mandatory dress rehearsal for all JUNIOR CONCERT BAND and PIT ORCHESTRA students on Tuesday, January 12th (please note the date change from January 11) starting at 3:15pm in the Theatre. Uniforms are required (please change right after your 3rd period class and head to the band room). Once the Jr. Band is finished (3:45pm approx), you are free to change and go home or proceed with other performances.
The schedule for the 3 bands is as follows (1 band per evening):
January 13th – Jr. Concert Band
January 14th – Sr. Concert Band
January 15th – Sr. Jazz Band
*Pit Orchestra will perform “Step In Time” from Mary Poppins at the end of each evening.
Call Time: 6:45pm
Performances start at 7:30pm
Tickets are $5 each and can be purchased from the school office.
***PLEASE READ THE RUNNING ORDER FOR MORE INFORMATION. A SET-UP CREW IS NEEDED FOR ALL THREE PERFORMING BANDS.***
8.) Fine Arts Showcase for Middle School Students (Sr. Concert Band)
The Senior Concert Band will be performing for Glanford and Colquitz students on Friday, January 15th during class time. (Glanford students at 9:30am, Colquitz students at 12:15pm). You will be excused from classes. More information to follow later in the week. :)
9.) Jr. Jazz performs at Secondary Information Night
Jr. Jazz Band will perform for Grade 8 families and school visitors during our Secondary Information Night open house on Wednesday, January 20th. (Call time is 6pm, with a performance in the Old Gym at 7pm) More information to follow.
All the best,