Thank you to everyone who was able to make Spectrums Annual Winter Concert on the 7th... it was so nice to see the bleachers full. We aspired to present a wide variety of music and we hope you enjoyed it! I was very proud of our students, all of whom, navigated some very challenging music with heart and vigour!
If you have any pictures of the bands, please send them our way to email@example.com. It would be much appreciated!
Jonathan Berry, Key lead for the Spectrum Food Hamper Drive was absolutely thrilled to see so many food donations along with $200 that will be donated to the cause. Thank you for contributing to this community initiative!!!
Thank you to all who came out to Tuba Xmas this year (as spectator or performer)... we had a few Spectrum current, past students along with the Montgomerys dawning our orange and black scarves. If you missed it, be sure to join us next year (photo from last year for posterity)...we had a record setting 100+ low brass players caroling in Market Square... if not hilarious, it is a site to see :)
1.) Band Classes in Period 1 and 2:
Monday - Band 9 in Period 1
Tuesday – Band 11/12 in Period 2, 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 11/12 in English (Yes I got it right this time :), Band 9 PE
Band 9/10 Practice Cards - Turn in Week 14 for marking. Continue recording for Week 15.
2.) Morning, Lunch, After School Rehearsals:
Monday - Sleep in to prepare for final two weeks of Performance Extra-vaganza!, Jr. Jazz at Lunch, Pit Orchestra after school
Tuesday – Sr. Jazz at 7:30am, Jr. Jazz at lunch, None.
Wednesday – SR. Concert Band at 7:30am , Sr. Jazz at lunch, Pit Orchestra at 3:15pm.
Thursday - Jr. Jazz AT 7:30AM, Sr. Jazz @ Lunch, DRESS REHEARSAL AFTER SCHOOL. Jr. Jazz Band & Pit Orchestra Needed.
Friday - Jr. Concert Band, Brass Ensemble rehearsal
3. Coffee Orders
Ho Ho Ho! Stocking stuffers and christmas gift idea! Our next Level Ground Coffee order is due on Friday, December 15th at 2pm. Please make cheques payable to Spectrum Band Parents Association.
Download the order form here: http://spectrumbandvictoria.weebly.com/level-ground-coffee-orders.html
4. DVD ORDERS
Please submit your DVD orders no later than Friday, December 15th to Mr. Jolliffe. Both Fall and Winter Concerts are available. Get your box set for the holidays :)
5. Fine Arts Showcase Monday, December 18th- Wednesday December 20th
Spectrum Band has performed (annually) at this school wide event. Students in Jr. Jazz Band, Sr. Jazz Band and Sr. Concert band will need to be available from 6pm onwards based on their performance date. See schedule below.
Tickets are now on sale for Spectrum’s 2017 Fine Arts Showcase performances December 18, 19, and 20. The showcases will feature performances by Spectrum students across a range of performing arts disciplines (Band, Dance, Musical Theatre, Video Arts, Digital Media, and Drama) as well as a gallery of artwork from Visual Arts and Photography students.
Tickets are $5 for students and $7 for adults. They can be purchased in the Spectrum office during regular office hours or reserved to be picked up at the door by calling the office at 250-479-8271. Don’t wait too long – tickets for the Showcases sell out every year!
6.) Country Grocer and Spectrum Band
Thank you to those bringing in their receipts to Mr. Jolliffe... there is quite a stack and we'd love to see it continue to grow. Accepting receipts all throughout the month of December!
On the Horizon...
December 11th: Spectrum Band Parents Association Meeting
December 15th: Coffee orders Due
December 18th: Fine Arts Showcase (Junior Jazz)
December 19th Fine Arts Showcase (Sr. Jazz)
December 20th: Fine Arts Showcase (Sr. Concert Band)
December 21st: Sr. Jazz play @ Glanford Middle Pancake extravaganza. (More info TBA)
Have a great week everyone!
Director of Bands
Spectrum Community School
957 Burnside Road West
Victoria, BC V8Z 6E9
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