Hi Band Families!
Thanks to all of the students and parents that came out to the Bottle Drive on Saturday. Although we were small in numbers, we managed to raise $956! Considering how many groups were out also canvassing the neighbourhood, this is awesome!
Congratulations to the “Sine Cura” jazz combo (Cam Henderson, Ethan Sawyer, Hunter Ellis, and Rowan Wolfe) for their performance at Millstream Mall’s “A Taste of Millstream!” Great work guys – lots of impressed people!
Jason Gordon did an outstanding job at the Sidney Concert Band performance this afternoon at the Mary Winspear Centre! In addition to the scholarship that he won a few weeks ago, Jason won the honour of performing a solo with the Sidney Band. Bravo!
Here’s what we have on the go this week:
1.) Band Classes:
Monday – Band 10
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 10 in Period 1, Band 11/12 in Period 2.
**Practice Cards for Band 9/10: Turn in Week 33. Now on Week 34!
2.) Morning/Lunch/After School Rehearsals:
Monday – Sr. Concert Band at 7:30am, Jr. Jazz at Lunch, None.
Tuesday – Sr. Jazz Band at 7:30am, Jr. Jazz at Lunch, None
Wednesday – Sr. Concert Band at 7:30am, Sr. Jazz at Lunch, None
Thursday – Jr. Jazz at 7:30am, Sr. Jazz at Lunch, None
Friday – FINAL Jr. Concert Band, None, None.
3.) Year End Concert NEXT WEEK – Tuesday, June 2nd 7:00pm
Our Year End Concert is next Tuesday at 7:00pm at the Victoria Conservatory of Music! Student call time is 6:00pm and admission is by donation to the band program (to pay for the rental of the hall). Please encourage friends and family to come out to support our band students. They have worked VERY hard this year and this concert is a celebration of their achievements. :) Please read the running order for more information.
4.) Marching Band (Advance Notice):
Upcoming Practice Days: We will practice for the Oak Bay Tea Party on June 4th and 5th and the Esquimalt Parade on June 12th.
Our next parade is the OAK BAY TEA PARTY parade on Saturday, June 6th. Please read the running order for more information. Students need to meet at Windsor Park at 9:00am in full marching band uniform.
Our final parade is the ESQUIMALT BUCCANEERS DAY PARADE on Saturday, June 13th. Details will follow in the next few days. Students will meet on Old Esquimalt Rd. at 8:00am on June 13th.
5.) Band Parents Association Reminders
a.) Deposits and Intent to Travel forms for the 2016 trip to SAN FRANCISCO are due by Friday. Forms are attached as a PDF. It’s going to be a great tour! Don’t miss out!
b.) Band Parents Association MEETING on Monday May 25 at 7:00pm in the Library. This is the last meeting before the AGM. We are still looking for parents to help with Vice President, shadowing the current treasurer, help with fundraising, and communication. Our entire executive will be leaving at the end of this year and we are in need of parent help to continue supporting the band program.
c.) Band Accounts have been updated and posted in the band room.
- Graduating students/students not continuing can cash out their band accounts. A student reimbursement form must be submitted by June 1st.
- There will be no extensions. Please request funds by June 1st. Any unclaimed funds will be transferred to the band’s general account.
- Funds can ALSO be applied to the tour deposit. Please complete a reimbursement form ASAP.
d.) June 20th is our Final Bottle Drive (9am to 1pm at school) and Year End BBQ (Time TBA). The BBQ will be held at the home of Steve and Carol Davis' (983 Meadowview Place). Everyone is welcome! Please RSVP to Carol (firstname.lastname@example.org) ASAP so that numbers for food can be coordinated.
Thanks, everyone! Only a few weeks of school left. Keep working hard and keep smiling!
All the best,
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