Hello from Redding California!
We have had an incredible senior tour! The Blue Band and Senior Choir have performed well and we have had some outstanding clinics and learning opportunities! Thank you to Bobbi Renton and Marilyn Miller for all of their work planning our tour and for all of their care and time while we are on the road. Our loading crew has been outstanding as well! This tour (my first senior tour with Reynolds) will always be special to me – thank you to our incredible students and chaperones! Do check out our photos on Instagram and Facebook – use the links on the homepage!
We are currently traveling back through California and Oregon. We will be catching the 5:00pm ferry back to Victoria on Monday night. Ms. Kerr and I will be back to classes on Tuesday.
Marching Band had an EXCELLENT start before we hit Spring Break (90% attendance! WOW!)! A HUGE thank you to all of our senior band members who were SO helpful and kind to our junior band members. Excellent leadership, folks!
Congratulations to Grade 11 students Jordan Cowan! Jordan has been playing timpani and percussion with the University of Victoria Wind Symphony and performed with the band on Friday evening! Way to go Jordan – we are SO proud of you!
Welcome back! The next few months will move QUICKLY – please stay in the loop and be connected through Facebook, Instagram, and this website (thank you Andrea!!). More importantly be present in classes, practice, work hard, and keep being the outstanding young people that make Reynolds a wonderful place to learn AND teach.
1.) Band Classes in A & B Block
Monday – Band 9 in A Block (Note to percussionists: There is limited percussion gear! Do your best, please!
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.
Term 3 Requirements & Practice Cards: for BAND 9 and 10 are DUE: April 8 by 5:00pm. For this term scales in running and alternating thirds CAN be submitted online. Please email your recordings or send Google drive links to email@example.com. Flash drives with recordings can be submitted to the blue box outside of my office. There are no requirements for Band 11/12
2.) Morning, Lunch, After School Rehearsals
Monday – NO morning BLUE BAND rehearsal. Note: the band room is CLOSED for the rest of the day. Please find somewhere else to hang out!
Tuesday – Junior Jazz Band at 7:15am. Intermediate Jazz Band at Lunch. Jazz Combo rehearsals 3:15pm – 4:45pm.
Wednesday – Senior Jazz Band at 7:15am. Junior Jazz Band at Lunch. Drumline rehearsal 3:15pm – 4:45pm.
Thursday – GREEN BAND:MANDATORY JUNIOR TOUR BAND REHEARSAL (ALL grade 9s and 10s traveling to Alberta must attend) at 7:15am. Senior Jazz Band at Lunch. Symphony Orchestra Information Meeting 3:15pm in the band room (strings class PLUS any interested brass, clarinet/flute/double-reeds, and percussionists).
Friday – MARCHING BAND REHEARSAL 7:15am. Music Council Meeting at Lunch. Drumline rehearsal after school 1:30pm – 3:00pm.
3.) Junior Tour Updates & Reminders
Junior Tour to Calgary runs April 15 – 20. An itinerary and packing/information bulletin will be available this week! As we are not leaving the country, there will be no pre-tour meeting. 100% pre-trip and post-trip attendance for tour band / tour choir rehearsals (as well as all of your academic classes) is expected. Teachers have been emailed regarding your absences for tour. Next week, home work forms will be distributed so you can collect homework information from your teachers. This is your ticket on the bus!
Final Payments: Please submit your final payments to the blue drop-box in the band room or use the online credit card payment system School Cash Online. For help with the online payment system please contact our school accounts clerk, Donna Wilson (firstname.lastname@example.org).