RMPA- first note from the new co-presidents

RMPA- first note from the new co-presidents

On behalf of all members of the Reynolds Music Parents Association (RMPA) Executive, I’d like to welcome you to a new year of the Reynolds Music Program.

My name is Tracy Byrne and I’m very pleased to be sharing the role of RMPA President for the 2018-2019 year with Sherrie Hutchinson. Sherrie and I both have students in Grades 11 and 9, all of whom are involved in many of the numerous ensembles led by our wonderful music directors, Jamie Davis and Katy Kerr.

The RMPA Executive for 2018-19 is comprised of the following parent volunteers:

  • Co-presidents – Tracy Byrne and Sherrie Hutchinson
  • Treasurer – Andrea Lauzon
  • Secretary – Tara Nargang

We can be contacted at: rmpaexec@gmail.com

In addition to the Executive, many other parents and family members volunteer with the RMPA, managing all sorts of activities and fundraisers. We encourage all parents/family members to get involved in any way they can. If you’re interested in helping out, please let us know by emailing rmpaexec@gmail.com, or by coming out to one of our monthly meetings. Our next one is on Thursday October 11 at 7:00 pm. (More info about that coming soon!)

Last Tuesday (September 11), we held a fun and informative welcome BBQ and AGM. It was wonderful to see so many family members and music students at this event. Thank you to all of you who attended and to those who added their names to the volunteer lists and/or stepped up to lead one of our regular fundraisers.

On which subject, we have two important events coming up on Friday 28 and Saturday 29 September:

  • Reynolds Music Uniform Distribution; and
  • Cops for Cancer Bottle Drive. 

Both events need your participation. See below for all the details!

Warm regards, Tracy Byrne

Reynolds Music Uniform Distribution Days

Coming soon: Friday, September 28 from 4-6 p.m. and Saturday, September 29 from 9 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.

New parents and Grade 11 parents are encouraged to read the attached Reynolds Music Uniform information sheet for important details.

Plan to attend the uniform distribution day with your student so they can be fitted for a music uniform for the year. You will need to bring either cash/cheque deposit for the rental (non-refundable) and a post-dated cheque (dated June 30, 2020) for the damage deposit.

Grade 10 and 12 parents and students, please read the Grade 10 and 12 notice.

  • NEW uniforms are required for the Senior Jazz Band members
  • Senior Jazz Band members need to return their black dress shirts

Volunteers are Needed

Parents who are able to volunteer for a 2 hour shift to assist with uniform distribution on either Friday or Saturday are encouraged to sign-up online at:  http://www.volunteersignup.org/AWKAR  There a few spots left to fill; thank you to those parents who have already signed up.

If you know of any new Grade 9 or returning families that aren’t yet on the mailing list, PLEASE let them know about uniform day and encourage them to sign up for emails at: http://reynoldsmusic.ca/information/

Thanks, Shannon Gustafsson

Reynolds Music Cops for Cancer Bottle Drive

In a couple of weeks, Reynolds Music Program is once again running the Cops for Cancer Bottle Drive, which is our program’s biggest contribution to the Reynolds Secondary Cops for Cancer Fundraising Campaign.

Last year, our community raised nearly $2000 for the Tour de Rock in 5 hours. This year’s event is taking place on “Saturday, September 29, from 8:30am – 2:30pm* and is student led, but we will also need a few parents to supervise each shift. Parents and students, please click on the following web link (or copy into your browser if clicking doesn’t work) to go to the signup sheet: https://www.volunteersignup.org/MAPAD


To sign up, just follow the instructions on the page. It only takes a few seconds to do! If you can’t make it to the school to help sort and count, we appreciate you

bringing your empties for deposit (and your friends’ family’s and neighbours’ empties too!!) down to this important fundraiser. Let’s try and beat last year’s total!


I’m looking forward to working with students and parents to raise as much as possible towards this year’s Reynolds Cops for Cancer total!


Thanks, Tracy Laramee