Band This Week: March 5-10 / Spamalot Week!

Band This Week: March 5-10 / Spamalot Week!

Band This Week

Hi Everyone! 

Sorry for getting this out to you so late. 

I hope you all have a chance to see Spamalot! We have a great show and the pit band has done a great job preparing 2 hours of solid music. We’ve put in a lot of time over the last couple weeks and I amI am incredibly proud of their dedication to our show! The MAJORITY of the orchestra is made up of Grade 9s and 10s who have never performed in a musical pit – it’s a huge learning curve but they’re doing a brilliant job. My thanks also go to my teaching partner, Ms. Kerr, and to the cast, crew, production team, and always-supportive parent team that’s been working behind the scenes! 

Spamalot runs Monday – Saturday this week. All shows start at 7:30pm. Please call the main office for ticket information.

Marching Band had a soggy but really positive start last Friday! Please continue to memorize your music! “To The Max” is tough… but very do-able. See me if you need help. 🙂 Congratulations to our new Grade 9s for taking this on and trying something new! 🙂

Our Sr. R&B had a wonderful gig on Saturday night performing for a private Freemason’s dinner party! It was a pleasure to listen to you and watch you having so much fun! Thank you to all of the parents who helped with transporting gear and kids! We couldn’t have done it without you. 🙂

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

 

1.) Band Classes in A & B Block

***IF you are in the show and need to miss Band Class to get some sleep… please send a note to let me know. I worry about kids that just drop off the face of the earth! ***

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

Band 9 and Band 10 Practice Cards – Turn in Week #25 for marking. Continue recording for Week #26. 

 

 

2.) Morning, Lunch, After School Rehearsals

***PLEASE NOTE: ALL BEFORE AND AFTER SCHOOL REHEARSALS ARE CANCELLED THIS WEEK.***

MondaySr. Jazz Band CANCELLED, Sr. R&B at Lunch (We are going on a “field trip.” Meet in the band room at the beginning of lunch.). No after school rehearsals. 

TuesdayGrade 9 Jazz Band RESCHEDULED TO LUNCH HOUR, Grade 9 Jazz Band at Lunch (Grade 10 Jazz CANCELLED), No after school rehearsals. 

WednesdaySr. Jazz Band CANCELLED, Grade 10 Jazz Band at Lunch, No after school rehearsals. 

ThursdayGrade 9 Jazz Band CANCELLED, Sr. Jazz Band at Lunch, No after school rehearsals. 

Friday – Green Band & Grade 10 Jazz Band CANCELLED, Music Council at Lunch, No after school rehearsals. 

 

3.) Spamalot Pit Orchestra Information

Performances (Mandatory): March 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10.

Pit Orchestra Call Time is 6:30pm (in the pit, ready to tune and run some of the tricky numbers) wearing all black and fun socks (pit shirts, shorts, and t-shirts are all fine).

Doors open at 7:00pm. All shows start at 7:30pm. 

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

 

We’ve got a huge week ahead but I think we are in really great shape. Enjoy the shows and keep working hard! 

Yours truly,

Jamie Davis