Band This Week: Feb. 26th – Mar 2nd / Schedule Updates, Pit Band Info., Manure Sale Info.

Band This Week: Feb. 26th – Mar 2nd / Schedule Updates, Pit Band Info., Manure Sale Info.

Good evening! 

Thanks for all of your hard work last week in classes and rehearsals. A special shoutout to drumline for rehearsing in the snow last week! Thank you to everyone in the jazz bands and vocal jazz that came to the Victoria Jazz Society Workshop on Thursday! 

Thank you to our pit orchestra members who are putting in a lot of time on weekends, Pro-D Days, in addition to their after school rehearsals. Please practice your music everyday! It’s going to be a great show and I hope you are excited for the performances. 

It’s going to be a busy week! We are a week away from the opening of Spamalot – please be mindful of the rehearsal schedule posted below. Marching Band begins on Friday as well! Get lots of rest and keep working hard!

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 #24 for marking. Continue recording for Week #25. 


2.) Morning, Lunch, After School Rehearsals

Monday – Sr. Jazz Band at 7:15am, Sr. R&B at Lunch, Pit Orchestra from 3:25pm-6pm (Full Run of Act 2)

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 CANCELLED. Pit Orchestra rehearsal at Lunch (Cleaning), Sr. R&B Band and Drumline at 3:30pm

Thursday – Grade 9 Jazz Band at 7:15am, Sr. Jazz Band at Lunch, Pit Orchestra Marathon Rehearsal 3:25pm – 8:30/9:00pm (Full run of the entire show, pizza dinner and beverages provided)

Friday – MARCHING BAND AT 7:15am in the Gym! Yes. This includes colour party and drumline members, Music Council at Lunch, Jr. and Sr. R&B Bands and Drumline at 1:10pm. 

Saturday – Pit Orchestra/Spamalot Technical Run (9am Call Time for a rehearsal in the Band Room. We will move to the theatre for a full run beginning at 1:20pm.)

Sunday – Pit Orchestra/Spamalot DRESS REHEARSAL Attendance is Mandatory. 12:00pm – 6:00pm in the Theatre) 


3.) Spamalot Pit Orchestra Information

Parents! We are in need of parent volunteers to bring snacks and to volunteer for the show. Please sign up online: Snack Sign Up Sheet / Parent Volunteer Sign Up Sheet

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

Closing Night after the show = pizza and Techie’s Revenge! 


4.) Upcoming Music Opportunities

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.


5.) Additional Manure Sale Information

Here’s some additional information about our manure sale. Thank you to Tracy Byrne and all of the RMPA volunteers that are making this fundraiser possible! 

Print out a personal advertisement to hand out to neighbours. A colour 11 X 8.5 poster (to print at home) can be found here. 

Download the PRE-order form (or pick one up from the Band Room). 

Help the organizers plan how much to order: Put your pre-order amounts on this Google Sheet. 

Submit your order forms (and pa to the BLUE BOX outside Mr. Davis’ office by April 6.

***PICK-UP is on Saturday, April 14 in the McKenzie parking lot between 9am and 1pm. A shoveling shift sign-up will be available soon.***


Have a great week!

Jamie Davis