Band This Week: Feb. 18 – 21, Sr. Jazz Gig on Tuesday, Pit Band Rehearsals

Band This Week: Feb. 18 – 21, Sr. Jazz Gig on Tuesday, Pit Band Rehearsals

Hi Everyone,

Thanks for your hard work last week! 

Our musical, Nice Work If You Can Get It, is really coming together and it’s going to be an outstanding run! There are still tickets left but they are going fast. You don’t want to miss this one! Bravo to our cast, band, crew, and parent volunteers!

Our low brass players had an excellent workshop with Dr. Scott Watson from the University of Kansas! Thank you to all that attended. I chatted with Dr. Watson on Friday during our music pro-d event and he made note of how nice and receptive everyone was. Thanks, folks! Proud teacher moment!!!! 

We have a busy week ahead! 

Thank you for your focus in rehearsals and classes!


Jamie Davis


1.) Band Classes in A & B Block

***Remember! We start on a Tuesday schedule!***

Tuesday (TOMORROW!)B Block: EXTRA Senior Jazz Band Rehearsal to prep for our gig at GNS (Band 11/12 students who are NOT in Senior Jazz Band will have a study block.)

Band 9 in A Block as per usual.

Wednesday – Band 10 in A Block.

Thursday – Band 9 in A Block. Band 11/12 in B Block.

Friday – Band 10 in A Block.

Band 9 and Band 10 Practice Cards – Continue recording for Week #23


2.) Morning, Lunch, After School Rehearsals

***Remember! We start on a Tuesday schedule!***

Tuesday –  Junior Jazz Band at 7:30am (get a little bit of extra sleep folks!) Blue Team! You are in Jazz Band!. Green Team is in choir with Ms. Kerr this week. Intermediate Jazz Band at Lunch. No after school rehearsal. Senior Jazz Band Performance at Glenlyon Norfolk School (6pm Call Time, 7pm Start, details below

WednesdaySenior Jazz Band CANCELLED. 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 (further cleaning of Act 1 and Act 2 3:15pm – 5:45pm. RMPA Meeting (7pm in the school conference room – all parents welcome to attend!)

FridayJunior Tour Band Rehearsal at 7:15am (For all those Grade 9s and 10s traveling to Edmonton, AB in the Spring. If not traveling you do not need to attend). Music Council Meeting at Lunch. Drumline rehearsal after school 1:30pm – 3:00pm. 

Saturday – None

Sunday – Pit Orchestra Marathon Rehearsal 12pm – 8pm 


3.) Senior Jazz Band Performance – GNS Jazz Night – Tuesday February, 18th

Sr. Jazz Band will perform at the Glenlyon Notfolk School Jazz Night on Tuesday, February 18th. The show starts at 7:00pm and will feature performances from 2 GNS jazz bands and our senior jazz band. It’s a low-pressure music sharing event! All parents and students are welcome to attend.

Call Time: 6:00pm (at the GNS Middle/Senior School campus – 801 Bank Street).

Start Time: 7:00pm (please be prepared to stay until the end of the show to assist with tear-down, and support the GNS Sr. Jazz Band

Set-list: The Bombers, Engine No. 9, The Shadow of Your Smile (feat. Owen Knight), Birdland (feat. Naomi Sehn), Drivin’

Uniforms: This is a full uniform show. No uniform issues please! The Senior Jazz uniform consists of: white dress shirt, blue vest, blue tie, black pants, BLACK SOCKS, BLACK SHOES (no runners, please!)

You Need: Your instrument (reeds, mouthpiece, etc.) sticks/mallets/auxiliary percussion, and jazz band music folder. Set a reminder in your phone to pick up everything that you need to be successful after school! 

Extra Rehearsal: We will rehearse on Tuesday, Feb. 18th in B BLOCK (as mentioned above). Note: Our Wednesday (Feb 19th) rehearsal has been cancelled.


4.) Pit Orchestra Reminders/Update

Thank you for your hard work last week and during our rehearsals on Sunday and Family Day.  We had an excellent run of Act 1 AND 2 this afternoon. Bravo everyone! We’ve got a great show on our hands!. 

Remaining Rehearsals: These rehearsals and performances are MANDATORY. The show runs for six evening performances. The call time for evening performances is 6:00pm – be seated in the pit, ready to tune and run any numbers that are required. All evening performances start at 7:30pm

Sun. Feb. 23 – Marathon Rehearsal (12pm – 8pm)

Mon. Feb. 24 – Dress Rehearsal #1 (3:25pm – 7pm)

Wed. Feb. 26 – Dress Rehearsal #2 (2pm – 7pm)

Thurs. Feb. 27 – Performance #1 (6pm call time, 7:30pm start)

Fri. Feb. 28 – Performance #2 (6pm call time, 7:30pm start)

Sat. Feb. 29 – Performance #3 (6pm call time, 7:30pm start)

Wed. March 4 – Mid-Run Rehearsal (3:25pm – 6:30pm)

Thurs. March 5 – Performance #4 & Alumni Night (6pm call time, 7:30pm start)

Fri. March 6 – Performance #5 (6pm call time, 7:30pm start)

Sat. March 7 – Performance #6 (6pm call time, 7:30pm start) Closing night party to follow (10pm to 12am): Techies/Bandies revenge, pizza, etc! 🙂


Parents – Help Needed: Help is needed feeding students on show nights during the intermission. There are over 80 hungry cast, crew and pit band participants – please help us make sure they are fed well during the intermission each night!

Please use the Google Doc below to sign up and THANK YOU!:

Musical Theatre T-Shirts: thank you for getting your shirt sizes in last week. If you have not brought in your $20, please do so ASAP (cheques can be made payable to Reynolds Secondary School).

Pit Band Uniform: All black shirt, pants and shoes (Please NO sweat-pants, t-shirts with logos, etc) AND fun socks! These items are all provided by students. Please let me know if you have a financial situation that is prohibitive.