It is FESTIVAL WEEK! Yahoo! This Friday, April 12th... students of Spectrums Junior Concert Band, Senior Concert Band and Senior Jazz Band will assemble at Oak Bay High School to take part in the 2nd Annual Victoria Music Festival and share our hard work. Ensembles have been fine tuning their repertoire and I am SO proud of their hard work. Groups sound fantastic!
There have been two additions to our performance schedule... both opportunities, we as a music program, could not pass up. It is a tremendous compliment to our group when the community requests us to perform. As a result, you will notice the additions in purple "On the Horizon".
1) Peninsula Co-op World Cups Soccer Festival:
has requested that we provide music for 12 National Anthems whilst the teams are presented. This is a privilege and an honour to represent our school in such a fashion. Typically, it has been played over a PA with recordings but the group is enamoured with our storied past of community representation.
2) The lead-coordinator of Victorias Breast Cancer Society--Mothers Day Walk:
asked if we could start the morning with a marching band... and well... you just don't say no to a good cause. I encourage everyone to participate should they feel the urge. It is a 5km walk and we will be leading all involved, with great music no less!
3 Victoria Music Festival Instructions PLEASE READ
Sr. Concert Band: A reminder you are to meet at Oak Bay High, 8am in Full uniform, Friday, April 12th. We warm up @ 8:25am, Perform 8:30am. Clinic at 9:00am. Parents and friends, you are welcome to cheer us on!
Please arrange for proper transportation, carpooling encouraged :) Parking severely limited. Please arrive no later than 8:00am.
Jr. Concert Band: As discussed at length in class, please arrive to Oak Bay High Entrance (in full uniform), Friday, April 12th @ 1:45pm Sharp. Parking severely limited. I will be there to gather the band, take you to your storage room etc. We warm up at 2:00pm, Perform at 2:30pm, Clinic at 3:00pm. You are excused when the clinician has finished. Please arrange for pick up, car pooling encouraged :).
Sr. Jazz Band: Please arrive to Oak Bay High Entrance (in full uniform, Friday, April 12th @ 5:15pm Sharp. Parking severely limited. I will be there to gather the band, take you to your storage room etc. We warm up at 5:45pm, Perform at 6:25pm. Your clinic is Please arrange for pick up, car pooling encouraged. Clinic is 11:15am on Saturday.
Here is our week!
1.) Band Classes in Period 1 and 2:
Monday – Band 10 in Block A
Tuesday – Band 9 in Block B, Band 11/12 Block A
Wednesday – Band 9/10 in Block A
Thursday – Band 9 Block B, Band 11/12 Block A
Friday – Band 9, Band 11/12 in English
2.) Morning 7:30am, Lunch, After School Rehearsals:
Monday - Sr. Concert Band, Jr. Jazz at lunch, Sectionals
Tuesday – Sr. Jazz, Sr. Jazz at lunch, Sectionals
Wednesday – Sr. Concert Band, Sr. Jazz at lunch, Sectionals
Thursday –Jr. Concert Band, Sr. Jazz @ Lunch, None
Friday - PRO D - VICTORIA MUSIC FESTIVAL
On the Horizon
April 12th: Victoria Music Festival @ Oak Bay (Junior Concert Band, Senior Concert Band, Senior Jazz Band)
April 13th: Senior Jazz Band Clinic @ Oak Bay
April 19th: Peninsula Co-op World Cups Soccer Festival 8:30am-10:30am
April 20th: Raffle Ticket Blitz - TIllicum Mall
April 26th: Capital City Jazz Festival (Junior Jazz Band)
April 26th: (Evening) A Touch of New Orleans Jazz Night
April 30th: Westcoast Jazz Festival (Combo, Jr. Jazz, Senior Jazz Band)
May 11th: Buccaneers Day Parade
May 12th: Breast Cancer Society - Mothers Day Walk 8:45am-9:30am
May 15th: Family of Schools Concert Day (Glanford, Colquitz, Spectrum Junior Bands)
May19th: Final Parade Dress Rehearsal Tillicum Mall
May 20th: Victoria Day Parade
June 1st: Oak Bay Tea Party Parade
June 6th: Spectrums Year End Concert - Dave Dunnet Community Theatre 7pm Thanks everyone! Have a great week!
Director of Bands
Spectrum Community School
957 Burnside Road West
Victoria, BC V8Z 6E9
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