Thanks for a great week last week. The Bottle Drive crew was small but mighty and made $666 (eek!) for the program and band tour accounts. Thanks, all!
I can’t believe it’s almost June!
Here’s what we have on the go this week. Please attend all rehearsals and classes. We have a lot to do leading up to our final gigs and performances. Everyone is important. Potestatem, you have a gig on Thursday, Jr. Jazz, you have a gig on Friday night and Marching Band performs at the Oak Bay Tea Party on Saturday! RUNNING ORDERS will be available mid-week for these gigs.
1.) Marching Band Shirts
The new marching band shirts are here! Students will receive these on Tuesday during Period 1 and Period 2. Colour party, please report to the band room at BREAK on Tuesday. Band 11/12 students - please bring your uniform pants and shoes to Period 2 on Tuesday! We will wear the shirts for the Oak Bay Tea Party. Thank you to Bonnie McCallum and Cheryl Bowes for all of their work getting us to this point! Here’s hoping for a much coooooler experience at the Tea Party this year. Who put all those kids in black blazers anyways? Jerk. ;)
2.) 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 – Band 9 in Period 1.
Band 9/10 Practice Cards - Turn in Week 37 for marking. Continue recording for Week 38.
3.) Morning, Lunch, After School Rehearsals:
Monday - Senior Concert Band at 7:30am, Jr. Jazz Band at Lunch, No rehearsals after school.
Tuesday - Sr. Jazz Band, Jr. Jazz Band at Lunch, No rehearsals after school.
Wednesday - Senior Concert Band at 7:30am, Sr. Jazz Band at Lunch, No rehearsals after school.
Thursday - Jr. Concert Band Band at 7:30am, Senior Jazz Band at Lunch, No rehearsals after school.
Friday - Marching Band at 7:30am, No rehearsals at lunch. No rehearsals after school.
4.) Upcoming Dates To Note / Gear Transport Help Needed / Hair Braiders Needed
Please make note of the upcoming dates. The program remains quite busy right to the end of the year. Also, please note that there are several performances that are NOT at the school.
We are in need of parent help to transport gear to and from some of these upcoming concerts. Your help is greatly appreciated.
If you are able to help with these concerts please let me know:
McKenzie Elementary Spring Fair
Spectrum Senior Art Exhibit Opening Reception (1-2 trucks, vans)
Year End Concert (We need a small fleet of trucks and vans!)
SD61 Retirement Tea (1-2 trucks, vans)
TD Victoria Jazz Fest
Finally, we are in need of hair braiders for the Oak Bay Tea Party Parade on June 3rd. Please let Jacquie Hawey know if you are able to assist with this. (spectrumbandparents @ hotmail.ca).
Thursday, 1st - Spectrum Senior Art Exhibit Opening Reception (Potestatem Jazz Combo, 6:30pm call time, 7:00pm start, Cedar Hill Rec. Centre, 3220 Cedar Hill Road)
Friday, 2nd - McKenzie Elementary Spring Fair (Jr. Jazz Band, 5pm call time, 6:00pm start, McKenzie Elementary School, 4005 Raymond St. North)
Saturday, 3rd – Oak Bay Tea Party Parade (Marching Band, 9am call time, Windsor Park in Oak Bay)
Monday, 5th – Year End Concert (All Bands, 6pm call time, 7pm start, Dave Dunnet Community Theatre at Oak Bay HS, 2121 Cadboro Bay Road)
Thursday, 8th - SD61 Retirement Tea (Carpe Noctem Jazz Combo, 2:30pm call time, 3:30pm start, S.J. Willis School Auditorium, 923 Topaz Avenue)
Monday, 12th – Uniform Returns Begin (Drop off to the band room at anytime, incl. all uniform parts/shoes, please! Sr. Jazz, please return yours after June 25th.)
Thursday, 15th – FINAL Level Ground Coffee Orders Due (3pm, Band Room)
Thursday, 15th – Spectrum Awards Night (Senior Jazz Band, 6pm call time, 6:45pm start, Spectrum Old Gymnasium)
Saturday, 17th – Bottle Drive #8 and Year End BBQ (9am-1pm, BBQ Details TBA)
Monday, 19th – Band Parents Association Final Meeting and Annual General Meeting (7pm, Library)
Sunday, 25th - TD Victoria Jazz Fest (Sr. Jazz Band, 12:45pm call time, 2:00pm start, Centennial Square, Downtown)
Monday, 27th – Last Day for Uniform Returns (Until 3pm, Band Room)