Will Rogers Follies opened on Friday night and the cast, crew, and orchestra have done a really fine job! Thank you to everyone that has been involved with putting the show together. We have 4 shows this week (Thursday, Friday, and Saturday at 7:30pm and a Sunday Matinee at 2:00pm). Come and check out the amazing talent in our fine arts department!
Our concert bands and jazz bands have been improving a lot (especially the Grade 9s and 10s!) over the last week. Keep up that practicing and hard work! We have also started practicing music for the start-up of marching band after spring break. Parents, your encouragement of home practice is always appreciated. Thanks!
1.) Band Classes:
Monday – Band 10 in Period 1
Tuesday – Band 9 in Period 1, Band 11/12 in Period 2.
Wednesday – Band 10 in Period 1.
Thursday – Band 9 in Period 1, Band 11/12 in Period 2.
Friday – Band 9 in Period 1.
**Practice Cards for Band 9/10: Now on Week 21 this week! Turn in Week 20 for marking.
2.) Morning/Lunch/After School Rehearsals:
****Please note the changes to this schedule to accommodate Germany tour band rehearsals.
Monday – GERMANY TOUR BAND (Only those students travelling to Germany need to attend) at 7:30am, Jr. Jazz at Lunch, NO Pit Orchestra.
Tuesday – Sr. Jazz at 7:30am, Jr. Jazz at Lunch, Extra help avail. After school.
Wednesday - Sr.Concert Band at 7:30am, GERMANY TOUR BAND at Lunch, FINAL Pit Orchestra rehearsal of the year.
Thursday – Jr. Jazz at 7:30am, Sr. Jazz at Lunch, NO Pit Orchestra.
Friday – Jr. Concert Band at 7:30am (Sectionals until 8:00am), GERMANY TOUR BAND at Lunch.
3.) Mothers Day Hanging Basket Sales Start This Week
Band students can begin selling hanging baskets from Holland Nurseries this week. ALL profits will go directly to band students’ accounts for future tours and trips, instruments, lessons, and music/school supplies. The hanging baskets from Holland Nurseries are always beautiful and do very well. We hope you will consider buying one or selling to friends and family. An order form is attached. Happy selling!
4.) Mandatory Germany Tour Meeting Reminder
All students traveling to Germany (and at least one parent) must attend the principal’s travel meeting on MONDAY at 7:00pm in the Band Room.
5.) Port Alberni Concert Band Festival – DATE CONFIRMED
Both Concert Bands have been confirmed for the Vancouver Island Concert Band festival in Port Alberni. We will be performing on Thursday, April 9th (Sr. Band at 1:00pm and Jr. Band at 3:00pm). This will be a one day bus trip for all students. More details on timings, and cost per student (minimal) coming soon.
6.) ADVANCE NOTICE: Layritz Little League Opening for Sr. Concert Band
The SENIOR Concert Band will be playing at the opening ceremonies of the Layritz Little League (not Hampton as in previous years) season on Saturday, April 11th with a tentative start time of 1:00pm. More details will follow. Please book this day off from work etc. This is an awesome community event and a great way for us to continue to be involved in our community.
Thanks folks! Have a great week.
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