What a great week last week!
Thank you to all of my students for an excellent "Back in Action Concert" on Tuesday night! Also, a big thank you to all of the families, friends, staff, grads, and community members that came out to support our students. DVDs will be ready for pick up soon (please bring in order forms ASAP if you wish to order). If you have any pictures or media that we can post on the band website, please don’t hesitate to send along a CD or FlashDrive with your pictures/videos.
It was great to meet so many new parents at our Parent/Teacher Interviews on Thursday night as well. Thank you!
Our Senior Concert Band performed for 4 Remembrance Day observances on Friday at our school AND was also able to perform for the students, staff, and parents at Marigold Elementary School for their assembly (even if we had to sprint back to Spectrum to make it in time for our third performance.. :-) ). Thanks also go to our buglers Jackson Barnard (grade 12) for bugling for “The Last Post” for Spectrum and Marigold and to Jacob Davis (grade 11) for playing for Glanford Middle School. Well done everyone!
1.) Band Classes – No changes.
Friday = Band 10 in Period 1, Band 11/12 in Period 2
2.) Band 9/10 Practice Cards – Week 9 can now be submitted for marking. Week 10 this week.
3.) Morning / Lunch / Pit Orchestra Rehearsals – Note changes on Thursday and Friday MORNING!
Tuesday – Sr. Jazz / Jr. Jazz / Extra Help
Wednesday – Sr. Concert Band / Sr. Jazz Band / Pit Orchestra
Thursday – *MARCHING BAND / Sr. Jazz / Pit Orchestra
Friday – *MARCHING BAND / Band Council / Extra Help
4.) Marching Band
We will be starting Marching Band practices this week for all grade 9 –12 students. We only have a short time to prepare for the Island Farms Santa Claus Parade (Saturday, November 23) so attendance at all marching band practices is essential for the success of the band. Students need to have “Holidays on Parade” memorized for the first practice on Thursday morning.
Practices on Thursday and Friday this week will be IN THE GYM. Please wear running shoes or sturdy shoes. We will have 2 practices outdoors next week (I will give you notice about which days these will happen on).
I will announce “Colour Party” positions on Wednesday after-school for girls that are interested in carrying flags in front of the band.
Poinsettia Sales: Orders forms and money are due on Friday, November 15th by 3:00pm in the band room. 100% of the profits from this fundraiser go to individual student accounts. This is a great way to raise money for our trip to MusicFest this spring and for Germany in Spring 2015.
Scrap Metal Drive: Still ongoing! Donations can still be dropped off to Schnitzer Steel at 307 David Street (Monday-Friday, 8:00am – 4:30pm)
Next Bottle Drive: Saturday, November 30th (9:00am – 1:00pm) in the school parking lot.
Thank you! Have a great week.