I hope you all had a relaxing and happy Thanksgiving! Looking forward to the concert on Friday. It's going to be great!
Please read carefully. Lots of important information. :)
1.) Sr. Concert Band Clinic with Dr. Gerry King
SENIOR CONCERT BAND - note that we have a rehearsal and clinic with Dr. King on TUESDAY morning (tomorrow). It is VERY important that you are in attendance. Do not be late. The clinic will extend into Period 2. Grade 9 and 10 students have already been excused from classes.
2.) UVic Concert on Friday, October 16th DETAILS:
DRESS REHEARSAL: We will have a dress rehearsal on Friday afternoon at UVic's Farquhar Auditorium. ATTENDANCE IN MANDATORY. Please make arrangements to meet at UVic at 3:30pm (you will need to pay for parking in one of the adjacent lots). After setting up, we will rehearse on stage from 4:00pm-5:00pm. You will then have time for a break and dinner afterwards. Please let me know if you are able to help with rides to/from UVic.
CALL TIME: All students MUST be back to UVic no later than 7:00pm for group warm-up and tuning. Arrive in full Sr. Band uniform.
UNIFORMS: Make sure you have ALL uniform pieces before Friday. These include: ironed white dress shirt, blazer, pants, band shoes, orange tie, and long black socks.
TICKETS: Sr. Band members will watch the rest of the concert once our portion is complete. :) Families that have purchased tickets through me can pick them up from the box office between 7:00pm and 7:45pm.
CONCERT START TIME: The concert starts at 8:00pm. Spectrum will perform first, followed by the UVic Wind Symphony.
PARKING: All parking at UVic is paid parking. Parking can be found in the adjacent lots (the McKinnon gym lot is closest to UVic Centre).
3.) Band Classes in Period 1 and 2:
Tuesday – Band 11/12 in Period 2 (Continuation of the clinic with Dr. King), Band 10 in Period 1
Wednesday – Band 9 in Period 1.
Thursday – Band 11/12 in Period 2, Band 10 in Period 1.
Friday – Band 9 in Period 1.
Band 9/10 Practice Cards: Turn in week 3 for marking. Start recording home practicing for Week 4, please.
4.) Morning/Lunch/After School Rehearsals:
Tuesday – Sr. Concert Band at 7:30am (Clinic with Dr. King from UVic), 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 – Jr. Concert Band at 7:30am, Band Council Meeting at lunch, None.
5.) Uniform Sewing Night This Week
Thank you to everyone that came out to help with sewing last week! There will be an additional sewing night on TUESDAY from 6pm-8:30pm in the band room. ***We are hoping that Senior Concert Band parents can come and help as Sr. Band uniforms are the priority for completion due to the upcoming concert.***
6.) Bottle Drive - This Saturday
Our October Bottle Drive is on Saturday, October 17th from 9am-1pm. Parent and student volunteers are needed to help make this another success. Parents who drive students will receive DOUBLE credits for helping out. :) BBQ lunch will be served once the bottle drive is done. Thanks, Spectrum Band Parents Association!
7.) Term End - October 20th
Playing Requirements (scales, studies, etc.) are due on October 20th by 5:00pm.
Have a wonderful week!
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