Band This Week: Feb. 19-23, Pit Band Updates, Manure Sales Begin!

Band This Week: Feb. 19-23, Pit Band Updates, Manure Sales Begin!

Hi everyone! 

Thank you to our Music Council students for another successful Band Cake Breakfast on Wednesday morning! 

I hope you enjoye your weekend. We have a big week ahead as we get closer to opening night of the musical. Thank you for your hard work and home practice! 

There is information below from the RMPA about our upcoming Manure Sale fundraiser! 

With thanks,

Jamie Davis 


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.

FridayPro-D Day! Pit Orchestra rehearsal 9am-3pm (lunch provided)

Band 9 and Band 10 Practice Cards – Turn in Week #23 for marking. Continue recording for Week #24. 


2.) Morning, Lunch, After School Rehearsals

Monday – Sr. Jazz Band at 7:15am, Sr. R&B at Lunch, Musical Theatre/Pit Orchestra “Sitzprobe” right after school in the band room! 

Tuesday – Grade 9 Jazz Band at 7:15am, Grade 10 Jazz Band at Lunch, Extra Help available at 3:30pm. 

Wednesday – Sr. Jazz Band at 7:15am, Grade 10 Jazz Band at Lunch, Sr. R&B Band and Drumline at 3:30pm

Thursday – Grade 9 Jazz Band at 7:15am, Victoria Jazz Society Presentation at Lunch (will run in to D-Block). ALL Grade 9-12 Jazz students attend (more info below), Pit Orchestra at 1:25pm – 4:00pm.

Friday – Pro-D Day! Pit Orchestra rehearsal 9am-3pm (lunch provided)


3.) Upcoming Music Opportunities

Thursday, Feb. 22nd – Lunch (Time TBA) and D-Block – Victoria Jazz Society Presentation
The Victoria Jazz Society is coming to Reynolds to do a presentation as part of their “Jazz in The Schools” outreach program. They’re bringing a KILLER combo to perform for us (Nick La Reviere, Trombone. Damian Graham, drums. Max Workman, Bass. Ashley Wey, Piano). Our students will play with the group and there will be some question/answer time about going on to study jazz for post-secondary. All Jazz Band & Vocal Jazz students, please attend. Bring your instruments and be ready to sing! 

Thursday, Mar. 15th – Reynolds Alumni Band Returns
Please spread the word to our alumni that the Reynolds Alumni Band returns for it’s 9th consecutive season on Thursday, March 15th at 7:00pm in the Band Room. (Additional rehearsals are on April 5, 12, 19, 26 and May 3, 10 from 7pm-9pm)

April 13th – Deadline to Submit BCMEA Audition Materials (Honour Band, Concert Choir, Vocal Jazz, Strings)
All students in concert band, jazz band, choir, vocal jazz, and strings are encouraged to look at the audition material posted in the band room.There is also some online registration material that needs to be completed. 


4.) Musical Theatre/Pit Orchestra: “Spamalot” Information

Pit Orchestra: Please note the dates below, and make every effort to attend these rehearsals. Thank you! 

***NEW: Monday February 19 Sitzprobe (A “sing-through” of the entire show with cast/orchestra from 3:30pm – 5:30pm, Band Room)

***TIME CHANGE: Thursday February 22 (1:25pm-3:30pm Due to PTS Interviews)

Friday February 23 Pro-D Day Rehearsal (9am-3pm, Pizza Lunch/Drinks provided.)

***TIME CHANGE: Sunday February 25 (10am-12pm, Theatre)

Monday February 26 Full Run (9am Call, Band Room)

Thursday March 1 Marathon Rehearsal (3:30pm – 8pm, Pizza Dinner/Drinks provided.)

Saturday March 3 Technical Run (9am Call, Band Room)

***NOTE CHANGE: Sunday March 4  DRESS REHEARSAL (Attendance Mandatory) (12:00pm – 6pm?, Theatre) 

Performances (Mandatory): March 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10. Pit Orchestra Call Time is 6:30pm (in the pit). Doors open at 7:00pm. All shows start at 7:30pm. 


5.) Fundraising: Manure Sales Begin!

Our next fundraiser is here! Reynolds music students have the opportunity to sell high-quality steer manure to earn money for their individual music accounts.

More information (pre-sale order forms, advertising sheets) can be found on the main page of the Reynolds Music Website as well as on the Manure Sales fundraising page:

More information will be handed out in band classes this week…

Thank you to Tracy Byrne (our RMPA Vice-President) for coordinating this fundraiser! You rock! 🙂 🙂