It is parade week and I couldn't be more excited! It was one year ago this week, where I had my first shot at leading Victoria's #1 Marching Band through the inner harbour and past 65,000+ people! We have been working hard... learning to move as one and play as one this past week and the band is going to be great! I look forward to seeing the 9's rise to the opportunity and our returning students revel in the support and love from our community. Kudos to ALL of our returning students as they have shown great leadership, mentorship and support to our newest members.
This is Canada's largest winter parade and we are very proud to be continuing our long tradition of serving our community with music.
The schedule this week reflects the extra rehearsals needed to prepare for our 1st parade of the season.
Please read carefully so you do not come to the wrong rehearsal.
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 – PRO-D No School
Band 9/10 Practice Cards - Turn in Week 7 for marking. Continue recording for Week 8.
2.) Morning, Lunch, After School Rehearsals:
Monday - Sr. Concert Band at 7:30am, Jr. Jazz at Lunch,
Tuesday – MARCHING BAND at 7:30am (ALL Grade 9-12 Students) Jr. Jazz at lunch, None.
Wednesday – MARCHING BAND at 7:30am (ALL Grade 9-12 Students), Sr. Jazz at lunch, Pit Orchestra at 3:15pm.
Thursday - MARCHING BAND AT 7:30am (ALL Grade 9-12 Students), Sr. Jazz at Lunch, Pit Orchestra at 3:15pm.
Friday - PRO-D NO SCHOOL
3. Island Farms Santa Clause Parades Information
Parade info Enclosed
4.) Bottle Drive #2
Looking forward to making another dent in our fundraising efforts for students and the program. Our last bottle drive was a great success, with multiple drivers, donations and students. As before, you will receive a reminder email shortly.
5.) Winter Concert - Thursday, December 6th
A reminder that our next full-program concert is in a few weeks! Thursday, December 6th at 7:00pm. All bands will perform in a program of band and jazz music combined with seasonal/holiday favourites. Don’t forget to mark your calendars... invite as many friends and families as you like :)
6.Spectrum Band Wear (Last call!)
Spectrum Band wear orders have been extended to this Thursday, Nov. 22nd. Please have your orders in to Mr. Jolliffe no later than 3pm. I am looking forward to rocking some Spectrum gear!
On the horizon...
December 1st: Bottle Drive #2 @ Glanford Bottle Depot
December 6th: Spectrum Band Winter Concert in Spectrum Theatre
December 8th: Tuba Xmas!!! :)
December 17th: Fine Arts Showcase (Jr. Concert Band)
December 18th Fine Arts Showcase (Sr. Jazz)
December 19th: Fine Arts Showcase (Sr. Concert Band)
December 21st: Sr Jazz play @ Glanford Middle School Breakfast AND BC Legislature Rotunda
Director of Bands
Spectrum Community School
957 Burnside Road West
Victoria, BC V8Z 6E9
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