Band This Week: Feb. 25 – March 1, Schedule Changes, Sister Act, Important Travel Updates

Band This Week: Feb. 25 – March 1, Schedule Changes, Sister Act, Important Travel Updates

Hi Everyone! 

We have a busy week ahead with classes, rehearsals, performances, meetings, and more! Please read carefully as there are number of changes to our normal schedules. Thank you for all that you do at Reynolds! Please look after yourselves and stay healthy. 

Mr. Davis


1.) Band Classes in A & B Block

Monday – Band 9 in A Block.

Tuesday – Band 11/12 in B Block (Pink shirt day assembly set-up!) Band 10 in A Block (we will be attending the assembly in the gym).

Wednesday – Band 9 in A Block.

Thursday – Band 10 in A Block. Band 11/12 in B Block.

Friday Band 9 in A Block (we will be joined by 40 students from Burnaby Central Secondary School for a morning of collaboration and music sharing). Band 11/12 in B Block.

Band 9 and Band 10 Practice Cards – Continue recording for Week #25 


2.) Morning, Lunch, After School Rehearsals + Evening Events

*** If you are involved in Sister Act and can’t make a rehearsal because you need to catch up on sleep or homework, that is fine BUT please email me and let me know. Take care of yourselves! 🙂 ***

MondayNo morning rehearsal for Blue Band BUT… THERE WILL BE A BLUE BAND REHEARSAL AT LUNCH (FOR PINK SHIRT DAY). Pit Orchestra rehearsal after school 3:30pm – 6:00pm (We will be doing a full run of Act 1, with costumes, lights, and sound). 

Tuesday –  Junior Jazz Band at 7:15am. Intermediate Jazz Band at Lunch. Jazz Combo rehearsals 3:15pm – 4:45pm. Senior Music Tour Meeting & Notarized Letter signing at 6:30pm in the Band Room.

Wednesday – Senior Jazz Band at 7:15am. Junior Jazz Band at Lunch. Drumline rehearsal 2:00pm – 3:00pm (early dismissal due to Collaboration Block).

Thursday – Intermediate Jazz Band at 7:15am. SENIOR TOUR BAND REHEARSAL at lunch. Pit Orchestra DRESS REHEARSAL #1: 3:30pm – 10:00pm.

FridayFULL Green Band Rehearsal at 7:15am. Music Council Meeting at Lunch. Drumline rehearsal after school 1:30pm – 3:00pm. Drumline PERFORMANCE at 6pm in the Reynolds Gymnasium for a community basketball team.

SaturdayPit Orchestra SISTER ACT TECHNICAL REHEARSAL 12:30pm – 4pm.

SundayPit Orchestra SISTER ACT DRESS REHEARSAL #2 1pm – 6pm.


3.) Sister Act Pit Orchestra

Please note above-mentioned rehearsals and dress-rehearsals for the pit orchestra/cast/crew.  Pizza dinner will be provided during Thursday’s dress rehearsal! Thank you, Ms. Kerr!

Performances: March 4th – 9th. Call Time: for all orchestra members is 6:30pm – be seated in the pit, ready to tune, and run any numbers needed. Do not be late. Doors open at 7:00pm (orchestra returns to the band room at this time). Show starts at 7:30pm.

Uniforms: all-black tops (no t-shirts please) and bottoms, black shoes, FUN SOCKS (or a close approximation). If you need to borrow a black shirt or pants, please see me. Old jazz band/choir black shirts are available for purchase for $10 each.

Thank you for all of your hard work and time spent preparing for opening night! The band sounds fantastic and I am so proud of all of you! 


4.) Travel Updates and Notes

Sorry for the delay in getting this out to you! 

Tour Date Changes: a shift in tour dates has happened to allow for the scheduling of learning and performing opportunities. Senior Tour (Blue Band and Sr. Choir) now runs March 23 to April 1st. Junior Tour (Green Band and Jr. Choir): now runs April 15 to April 20.

Senior Tour Meeting on Tuesday and Travel Letter Notarizing Night – THIS TUESDAY, February 26th – 6:30pm in the Band Room

Information was sent home with students after the snow days. The purpose of this meeting is to release the tour itinerary, discuss travel expectations,  hear from our travel planners, Bobbi & Marilyn AND to have a Permission to Travel with Minors Form Notarized. 

Notarized Letters: Minors under the age of 18 traveling from Canada to any foreign destination, when not accompanied on the trip by parents, must have a letter from the parent not accompanying the child.  Students under the age of 18 traveling without this letter may be denied permission to leave Canada or denied entry into their country of destination. To be valid, this letter must be notarized.  This service will be provided for free on Tuesday. 

PLEASE download and read the information form regarding the notarizing process HERE.

Passports: Each student traveling on the Senior Tour will require a passport for travel. It is the student’s responsibility to have a valid passport before trip departure. No student will be permitted to travel without a passport.


4.) Performances This Week

Tuesday, February 26th – Pink Shirt Day: Blue Band will be performing for Pink Shirt Day on Tuesday. B Block Band 11/12 will help with set-up in the gym at 8:25am (similar to our Remembrance Day set-up). The assembly starts at 10:00am. We will perform “Chasing Sunlight” during the assembly, and “Salute to The Colors” at the end of the assembly as students/staff/guests exit. Uniforms are not required! Please wear pink in support of anti-bullying! 

Friday, March 1st – Drumline Performance at Reynolds: Drumline has been asked to perform for a community basketball tournament on Friday evening. Call time is 5:45pm – meet in the band room. We have been asked to perform at 6pm, and 7pm. Please let Emily Partington know if you are able to participate! Full uniforms and Super Whites, please!