Band This Week: Dec. 10 – 14, Fine Arts Variety Show, RMPA, Winter Concerts

Band This Week: Dec. 10 – 14, Fine Arts Variety Show, RMPA, Winter Concerts

Hi All! 

Thank you to our Carol Band for spreading some holiday cheer in our community last week! I thoroughly enjoyed your performances at “Christmas Lights Across Canada” and at Abbeyfield House! Thank you to everyone that came out to support the band – such a cool tradition for the program! 

We have 2 weeks to go, folks! Please continue to practice as much as possible and PLEASE take care of yourselves. Your mental health, your physical health, and your academics are also super important! We are here to support you if you need anything! Please come and chat. Our doors are always open.  

ALSO: The Tree Recycling signup sheet is now up: HERE

1.) Pit Orchestra TODAY:

Pit Orchestra, I hope you were able to get some extra sleep today!  Please remember that we have a rehearsal today for “Sunday Morning Fever” TODAY. Your call time is 2:30pm this afternoon (meet in the Band Room). We will set up in the Stage Right wing and start rehearsal with the cast ASAP. Thank you for this! 🙂

 

2.) Band Classes in A & B 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 11/12 in B Block.

Band 9 and Band 10 Practice Cards – Continue recording for Week # 13.

 

3.) Morning, Lunch, After School Rehearsals

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 – Intermediate Jazz Band at 7:15am. Senior Jazz Band at Lunch. Extra help available after school 3:15pm – 4:45pm.

FridayGreen Band Rehearsal at 7:15am. Music Council Meeting at Lunch. Drumline rehearsal after school 1:30pm – 3:00pm. 

 

4.) Pit Orchestra – Fine Arts Variety Show – Wednesday, Dec 12th, 7pm

Our annual Fine Arts Variety Show is on Wednesday, December 12th at 7:00pm in the Theatre and will feature performances from dance, drama, and musical theatre. Admission is by donation.

Pit Orchestra members have a 6pm call time. Please meet in the band room in full uniform (wearing all black and fun socks). We will warm-up, tune and perform “Sunday Morning Fever” early in the program. Once we have removed all of our instruments from the Stage Right wing, you are free to leave. 

 

5.) RMPA Meeting – Thursday, Dec 13th, 7pm

All parents and students are welcome to attend the monthly Reynolds Music Parents Association this Thursday at 7:00pm in the Reynolds Conference Room.  Discussion and information typically include: music teachers’ updates, travel updates, fundraising and budget updates, and much more. Thank you for you on-going support! 

 

6.) Winter Concerts – Tuesday and Wednesday Next Week

Our full music program Winter ConcertS are on Tuesday, December 18th and Wednesday, December 19th in the Reynolds gymnasium. Both concerts begin at 7:00pm and will feature bake sales organized by our fabulous RMPA volunteers! 

Tuesday’s concert: will feature our Carol Band, Green (Junior, Grades 9/10) Band, Blue (Senior, Grade 11/12) Band, Junior Choir, Senior Choir and Strings. Student call time is 6:00pm for BAND and STRINGS (5:40pm if in CHOIR – meet in the choir annex, please) wearing the uniform of the ensemble that you perform with first. 

Wednesday’s concert: will feature our Junior, Intermediate, & Senior Jazz Bands and Vocal Jazz. Student call time is 6:00pm, wearing the uniform of the ensemble that you perform with first.

We will be releasing full running orders this week. 🙂 Thank you for your patience as these take time to write and schedule with the change in format from previous years. 

BAKING NEEDED! Bake Sale – Items can be brought to my office at any time on Tuesday or Wednesday. Please label your containers and include ingredients. 🙂

HELP NEEDED! Set-up Crew – We are in need of 12 students each night to help with concert set-up and transitions between ensembles. Please sign up on the door in the band room. Thank you! 

 

Thank you so much for all that you do at Reynolds and in our community! I am proud of all of you and proud to be your teacher!

With sincere thanks, 

Jamie Davis

 

PC: Allen Felizardo

Carol Band PC: Rob de Lange