The Marching Band kicked off parade season with a strong showing at the Esquimalt Buccaneers Day Parade on Saturday! Great work, folks! Parents/Friends - If you have any pictures of the band for the display cases please send them along. Thank you to Bruce Gowers and Daniel Zelisko for carrying water and to the Band-Mom-Braid-Brigade for their braiding help. :)
Thank you to all of our student volunteers that made the 5th Annual Grade 6 Band Festival a success last Thursday! You were SO helpful in many ways: adjudicators assistants, check-in desk, band guides, stage crew, grade 6 wranglers.
Congratulations to everyone who auditioned for the Esquimalt Township Youth Mentorship program after the parade. We hope to hear results soon! Also, good luck to Andrew Montgomery who is in Niagara Falls this week rehearsing and performing with the Denis Wick Canadian National Wind Orchestra. Go Andrew!
Here’s what we have on the go this week…
1.) Band Classes in Period 1 and 2:
Monday - Band 10 in Period 1.
Tuesday – Band 11/12 in Period 2, Band 9 in Period 1.
Wednesday - Band 10 in Period 1.
Thursday – Band 11/12 in Period 2, Band 9 in Period 1.
Friday – None. Pro-D Day!
Band 9/10 Practice Cards - Turn in Week 35 for marking. Continue recording for Week 36.
2.) Morning, Lunch, After School Rehearsals:
Monday - Marching Band at 7:30am, Jr. Jazz Band at Lunch, Marching Band French Horn sectionals at 3:15pm
Tuesday - Marching Band at 7:30am, Jr. Jazz Band at Lunch, Marching Band Drum Line and Colour Party sectional (combined) at 3:15pm.
Wednesday - Marching Band at 7:30am, Sr. Jazz Band at Lunch, Marching Band Trumpet, Trombone, and Low Brass sectional at 3:15pm.
Thursday - Marching Band at 7:30am (Hallway Serenade at 8:30am during Collab), Grade 8 Orientation Set-up at Lunch, No rehearsals after school.
Friday - None. Pro-D Day!
3.) Grade 8 Orientation Day - Sr. Jazz Band and Drumline
The Drumline and Sr. Jazz Band will perform on Thursday for the Grade 8s that will be coming to Spectrum next year. These will be full uniform performances.
Call time is 11:30am for set-up followed by a 12:50pm start time. The Drumline will march Grade 8s into the theatre (starting outside) and Sr. Jazz will perform on e number after Mr. House’s opening remarks.
4.) Marching Band & Victoria Day Parade
We have marching band practices every day this week as we run up to the Victoria Day Parade (a few things to work on: wheels, precision “bits” and balance). Keep up the good work everybody. I’m really looking forward to the parade!
There is a weekend practice on Sunday at Tillicum Mall. Please make every effort to be there at 5:45pm or earlier. We will march from 6pm—7pm.
The band has a call time of 7:15am at Mayfair Mall on Victoria Day Parade. Please plan your travel accordingly and allow for a “margin of error” as side streets and main roads around the mall will be closed due to parade traffic and construction. Parade details are in the RUNNING ORDER. Hair Braiders will be needed for this parade as well. Please let Jacquie Hawey now if you can assist (spectrumbandparents @ hotmail.ca)
Have a great week!