Welcome Back!: Rehearsal Schedule, Final Dates To Note, etc.

Welcome Back!: Rehearsal Schedule, Final Dates To Note, etc.

Hi Everyone! 

I hope you all had a restful and fun Spring Break! Welcome back! We are looking at a busy April, May, and June in the Reynolds Music Program! Thank you for continuing the check for our updates on the Music Website. 🙂

Now that the musical is done, Ms. Kerr and I have made some alterations to our rehearsal schedule. As you know, there will be some alterations each week to accommodate groups with immediate performances, etc. As always, a note/email from home is appreciated if you are going to miss a class, rehearsal, or gig. 

Upcoming Performances, Meetings, and Fundraisers: Blue Band Performs on Saturday, April 14th!

We have a number of performances, meetings, and fundraisers coming up as well! 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 Thursday AM. 🙂

1.) Band Classes in A & 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 #27, #28, and #29 for marking. Continue recording for Week #30. 


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

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

Thursday – Jr. Jazz Band at 7:15am, Tour Band Rehearsal at Lunch (All Grade 9-12 students traveling to Edmonton please attend.), Jr. R&B Band after school, Alumni Band Rehearsal at 7:00pm (Open to all former Reynolds band students and directed by former band director, Mr. Dale Wilson). 

Friday – Tour Band Rehearsal at 7:15am (All Grade 9-12 students traveling to Edmonton please attend.), Music Council at Lunch, Drumline & Jr. and Sr. R&B Bands after school. 


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

Term 3 Requirements for Band 9 and Band 10 are due on Monday, April 9th. See me if you need help! 

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:

Plans for our Edmonton Tour (April 16th – 21st) are coming along and the Tour Band is shaping up nicely! Our final tour itinerary and a packing list will be available in the next few days. Thank you to everyone that has turned in their final payments! There are still a few families that have not turned these in. It would be great to receive these by the end of the week! 

PLEASE NOTE: 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.) Manure Sales and Seed Fundraiser Reminder

Thank you to everyone that has been selling steer manure! It’s a great way to beef up (get it?) your student account. 

  • We still need to fill 33 student and 9 parent volunteer slots filled. Click HERE for the sign up sheet.
  • Students must have logged their pre-sales and handed in the money for them to you by end of day Friday April 6th in order to ensure that the sales will be filled and available to their buyers on the day. Click HERE for the Google Doc. 
  • Please see Tracy Laramee’s email OR visit the Reynolds Music Website (Main Page) for more information as well as information on our Seed Fundraiser.


Looking forward to seeing all of you in the next couple of days! 


Jamie Davis