Band This Week: Feb. 11-15, Pit Orchestra Rehearsals

Band This Week: Feb. 11-15, Pit Orchestra Rehearsals

Hi Everyone,

Thanks for being so awesome for my TOCs last week. I am hoping to be back to work this Wednesday (I’m bored out of my mind and can’t wait to be back! I have almost watched ALL of Netflix… yeesh!). Thank you so much for your Get Well Soon notes and messages. Your support means so much to me! 

Re: Inclement Weather & Morning Rehearsals

Blue Band is cancelled on Monday morning. Please check the School District website, or the Reynolds Facebook page at 6:30am (for the rest of the week) for updates re: school closures. IF Greater Victoria School District schools are closed, morning rehearsals are, of course, cancelled. Ultimately, PLEASE be careful and take your time getting to school. 🙂 

Reynolds Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/reynolds3963/

Greater Victoria School District Website: https://www.sd61.bc.ca/

 

1.) Band Classes in A & B Block

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 None. Pro-D Day. Pit Orchestra rehearses 9am – 3pm.

Band 9 and Band 10 Practice Cards – Continue recording for Week #22. 

 

2.) Morning, Lunch, After School Rehearsals

MondayBlue Band Rehearsal CANCELLED due to weather. Extra help available at Lunch. Pit Orchestra rehearsal after school 3:15pm – 5pm. 

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. Pit Orchestra rehearsal after school 3:15pm – 5pm. 

FridayNone. Pro-D Day. Pit Orchestra rehearses 9am – 3pm.

Sunday – Pit Orchestra Rehearsal 1:30pm – 4pm

 

3.) Upcoming Pit Orchestra Rehearsals/Notes:

Thank you for an energetic and well-prepared sitzprobe on Thursday afternoon! It was a pleasure to work with the full cast – Bravo all! We are in great shape heading towards opening night. 🙂 Please review your music every day. Here’s the plan for our next set of rehearsals. Attendance is mandatory. Please have a pencil for every rehearsal. 

Monday and Thursday (3:15pm – 5:00pm): We will be using Monday and Thursday to rehearse any incidental music (scene change/incidental music, bows, exit music and background music for the “chase scenes”). 

Friday (Pro-D Day) Rehearsal (9am – 3pm): We will rehearse in the morning to CLEAN all numbers. I will provide pizza lunch! Please bring your own snacks and beverages. 🙂 After lunch we will continue to clean numbers AND we will work with soloists from the casts on some of the more tricky numbers.

Sunday (1:30pm – 4pm): Rehearsal as per usual. Continue cleaning anything we didn’t get to on Friday. We will move all of our gear and set-up in the pit at the end of rehearsal in preparation for Monday’s rehearsal. 

Monday (Family Day Rehearsal: 12pm – 6pm, IN THE PIT): As per the course outline and my notes on the board we will be rehearsing on Family Day from 12pm – 6pm. We will be doing a full run of Act One with the cast. Be prepared to start-and-stop and repeat numbers as needed. All gear, percussion, amps, etc. need to be cleared from the pit at the end of rehearsal. 

Uniforms: Please make sure you have your uniform sorted for show nights: All black top (no t-shirts or hoodies) and bottom, black shoes, and fun socks! There are several black dress shirts still for sale in the uniform room ($10 each – see me).

T-Shirts/Bios/Headshots: Lastly, don’t forget to get your T-Shirt orders in to the blue box outside of my office in the band room by Tuesday. If you did not complete a bio form or did not have your picture taken for the bio-board, please let me know ASAP. 

 

See you all soon! 

With thanks, 

Jamie Davis