Band This Week: April 9 – 13 / Term 3 End, Lakehill Little League, Manure Sale, Tour

Hi Everyone!

Thanks for a great first week back! Thank you for your hard work getting back into the swing of things at Reynolds.

Thank you to everyone that supported our Manure and Seed Sale Fundraisers! BIG Thank you’s go out to Tracy Byrne and Kelly Edwards for coordinating these fundraisers as well!

The big day is on Saturday, April 14th BUT… We are still in need of 17 students to fill shifts on Saturday, April 14th! Please sign up on the main page of www.reynoldsmusic.ca.

Lots of students have been completing their Term 3 requirements this weekend. Thank you for taking care of this and taking ownership of your achievement in the bands!

Here’s what we have on the go this week… 

 

1.) Band Classes in A & B Block

Monday – Band 9 in A Block.

Tuesday – Band 10 in A Block, Band 11/12 in B Block.

Wednesday – Band 9 in A Block.

Thursday – Band 10 in A Block, Band 11/12 in B Block.

Friday – Band 9 in A Block. 

Band 9 and Band 10 Practice Cards – Turn in Week #30 for marking. Continue recording for Week #31. 

 

2.) Morning, Lunch, After School Rehearsals + Evening Events

MondayMARCHING BAND AT 7:15AM (Sr. Jazz Cancelled), Sr. R&B Band (Auditions) at Lunch, Drumline & Requirement Completion After School until 5:00pm. 

Tuesday — Jr. Jazz Band at 7:15am, Tour Band Rehearsal at Lunch (All Grade 9-12 students traveling to Edmonton please attend.), Extra Help available after school until 4:45pm.

Wednesday – Sr. Jazz Band at 7:15am,Tour Band Rehearsal at Lunch, Sr. R&B Band and Drumline after school. 

Thursday – Jr. Jazz Band at 7:15am, Tour Band Rehearsal at Lunch, Jr. R&B Band after school.  Edmonton Tour Information Meeting at 7:00pm in the school theatre. 

Friday – Final Tour Band Rehearsal at 7:15am, Music Council at Lunch, Drumline & Jr. and Sr. R&B Bands CANCELLED. Tour Loading Crew – Packing and Organizing: 1:15pm to 3:45pm. 

 

3.) Band 9 & 10 Term 3 Requirements Due Monday

Term 3 Requirements for Band 9 and Band 10 are due TOMORROW Monday, April 9th by 5pm. See me tomorrow in C Block, D Block, or after school (until 5pm) if you need to complete your requirements. 🙂

Remember that you have the opportunity to perform in front of their peers in class OR perform them when I am not teaching. Students can also record their studies (memorized scales must be performed LIVE) on a phone or camera and email them to me for marking/feedback. 

***CLICK HERE for the Band 9 and Band 10 Term 3 mark breakdowns on the Ensemble Requirements Page.***

 

4.) Band Tour Updates

Thank you to everyone that turned in their final payments and re-imbursement requests last week!

We are a week away from our Band Tour and I hope you are getting excited! The tour band is really shaping up and it’s great to see all grade 9 to 12 students working so hard together. We have

A detailed itinerary and packing list will be available in the next few days.

Reminder: Travel Meeting Date Change – Thursday, April 12th – 7pm, Theatre

There will be a Travel Information Meeting on Thursday April 12th at 7pm in the theatre. I ask that ALL traveling students and a least one parent attend.  Please note the date change (April 11th conflicted with the Arbutus Year End Concert). 

5.) Blue Band Performs on Saturday, April 14th!

Blue Band (Sr. Concert Band in full uniform) – as discussed before Spring break, we perform for the Lakehill Little League Opening Ceremonies (their 60th Anniversary Season) on Saturday, April 14th. Call time is 10:30am. A student set-up crew and parent help to transport gear to and from the school is needed. Please let me know if you are able to assist with this. A running order will be handed out in rehearsal on Tuesday AM. 🙂

Looking forward to a great week! 

Take care,

Jamie Davis