The bottle drive went really well yesterday. Together, you raised $1554 for student accounts and the band general account! Thank you!
Thank you for another strong week last week. :) The marching band is starting to sound quite good! Thank you for your dedication to practicing and attending rehearsals.
The jazz bands and concert bands are ready for a big week with concerts and the jazz festival. Parents, we hope you attend the concerts on Tuesday and Thursday. Your kids have been doing some outstanding work in rehearsals over the past few weeks. I am very proud of them! :)
1.) Performances This Week:
Monday, May 1st - Music Monday!
The Senior Concert Band will perform at Marigold Elementary School on Monday AM after our morning rehearsal. Uniforms are not required but if you can wear something red/Canadian that would be great! You are excused from Period 1.
8:30am - Set-up at Marigold, re-tune.
9:00am - O’ Canada (played twice for for English and French lyrics)
9:25am - Senior Band Performance (Fate of The Gods followed by the Marching Band “routine”)
9:40am - Perform “This is My Home” with Marigold students.
Once done, return to Spectrum for Period 2.
Tuesday, May 2nd - Junior Bands’ Spring Concert with Glanford and Colquitz
The Jr. Jazz Band and Jr. Concert Band perform at 7:00pm in the school’s Old Gymnasium on Tuesday night. Student call time is 6:00pm in full uniform. Please read this "running order" for more information. Admission = FREE! We are still in need of 9 more stage crew volunteers as this is a large concert with many performers.
Wednesday, May 3rd - West Coast Jazz Festival Trip
The Jr. and Sr. Jazz Bands travel to Nanaimo on Wednesday to perform in the West Coast Jazz Festival. Thank you to everyone that turned in forms/money last week. Student call time is 7:00am at the school. Please read this "running order" for more information. We will return to Spectrum for 7:30pm. Dinner is included but PLEASE pack a lunch/snacks for the bus.
Thursday, May 4th - Sr. Concert Band Performance
The Senior Concert Band will perform at 7:00pm in the Spectrum Theatre.The Senior Concert Band will perform a concert of their high-level festival works plus solo pieces with band accompaniment, Canadian literature, wind-band classics, and much more. Admission = by donation.
2.) Band Classes in Period 1 and 2:
Monday - Band 10 in Period 1.
Tuesday – Band 11/12 in Period 2, Band 9 and 10 COMBINED in Period 1.
Wednesday - All non-jazz band students to PE 9/10 in Period 1, English 11/12 in Period 2.
Thursday – Band 11/12 in Period 2, Band 9 in Period 1.
Friday – Band 10 in Period 1. (English in Period 2 for 11s/12s.)
Band 9/10 Practice Cards - Turn in Week 33 for marking. Continue recording for Week 32.
3.) Morning, Lunch, After School Rehearsals:
Monday - Sr. Concert Band at 7:30am, Jr. Jazz Band, Sr. Jazz Band Trumpet Sectional at 3:10pm.
Tuesday – Sr. Jazz Band at 7:30am, Jr. Jazz Band at Lunch, Concert Set-up after school (old gym).
Wednesday – All rehearsals cancelled due to jazz trip.
Thursday - Jr. Jazz Band CANCELLED, Drumline Sectional at Lunch (Parking Lot), Concert Set-up after school (theatre).
Friday - No morning rehearsal, No rehearsals at lunch. No rehearsals after school.
…and then a well-deserved WEEKEND! :)
Stay positive. Continue to work hard. Keep being the wonderful people that you are. You’ve got this. :)
All the best.