Sorry for taking so long to get this out to you. I am currently at Camp Pringle with Glanford's Grade 8 Band and 13 hard working Spectrum Bandies. It's been a wonderful first day of music making, team building, and good food! Thanks to Cam, Sarah, Josh, Brandt, Katherine, Hyein, Jordie, Mary, Sam, Kyle, Tavish, Rylee G., and Kaitlyn M. for your leadership!
To our Senior Concert Band - BRAVO! Your performance, your musicianship, and your work leading up to Friday's concert stand out clearly as highlights in my career! I am so proud of all of you and am inspired by your tenacity to achieve so much in a very short time frame. You impressed a LOT of people: community members, fellow students, UVic students, and UVic faculty!
Thanks to the hard work of 30 people at Saturday's Bottle Drive we raised $820 for student accounts and the band general account. :) Great work! Thanks for volunteering!
Please note that there are some schedule changes:
1.) Band Classes in Period 1 and 2:
Monday - GRADE 9s - NO BAND TODAY. GO TO PE WITH MS. WILTON!
Tuesday – Band 11/12 in Period 2, COMBINED Band 9 AND 10 in Period 1 (Requirement Completion Block)
Wednesday – Band 9 in Period 1.
Thursday – Band 11/12 in Period 2, Band 10 in Period 1.
Friday – None! Pro D Day! :)
Band 9/10 Practice Cards: Turn in week 4 for marking. Start recording home practicing for Week 5, please.
2.) Morning/Lunch/After School Rehearsals:
Monday - SR CONCERT BAND CANCELLED, JR. JAZZ BAND CANCELLED.
Tuesday – Sr. Jazz 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 – None! Pro-D Day! :)
3.) Term 1 End - TUESDAY!
Tuesday at 5:00pm is the last day to submit/perform playing requirements for Term 1. Please email files from your smartphone to firstname.lastname@example.org. To upload files from your computer visit http://www.spectrumband.ca select "Requirements/Online Submission" from the "Students" and follow the instructions on the page.
4.) BCMEA Honour Bands
Good luck to Katherine F., Josh M., Hyein J., Scott G., and Jason G. who will be performing in the BC Honour Wind Ensemble and to Cam H. who will be performing in the BC Honour Jazz Band on the mainland! These students were selected from a province-wide audition process and will perform with top student musicians from all over BC while working with outstanding conductors and directors from across North America! Congratulations!
5.) Band Parents Association Meeting - Monday Night!
The Spectrum Band Parents Association monthly meeting is on Monday, October 19th at 7:00pm in the school library. All parents are welcome and encouraged to attend!
Thank you for all the hard work and dedication that you put into music at Spectrum!
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