Band This Week: Feb 3 – 7

Band This Week: Feb 3 – 7

Hi Everyone! 

Congratulations! We made it through the last 19 week of January! Nice!

Thanks for a great week and strong start to Semester 2 at Reynolds! We will continue to sight-read new charts this week and start “digging in” to the repertoire we read last week in classes/rehearsals. Please make sure you are practicing for all of the ensembles that you are involved in! 

Thank you to our Drumline for their performances on Saturday night at the UVic Vikes Basketball Games and a big thanks to all the parents that helped with carpooling! 

Congratulations to Ms. Kerr and her Vocal Jazz students for an outstanding performance on Saturday at the Oak Bay vocal jazz event! Bravo! 🙂

Pit Orchestra ran the entire show this afternoon and we are in EXCELLENT shape! Thank you for your hard work! Please remember: this is the same music that the pros play on BROADWAY and THE WEST END, etc. There are no “arrangements” or adaptations for young players / high school musicians. 🙂 I am proud of all of you and hope you are proud of yourselves!

Have a great week! 

Jamie Davis


1.) Band Classes in A & B Block

Monday – Band 10 in A Block.

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

Wednesday – Band 10 in A Block.

Thursday – Band 9 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 #21


2.) Morning, Lunch, After School Rehearsals

Monday – Blue Band Rehearsal at 7:15amExtra help available at Lunch. Pit Orchestra rehearsal after school 3:15pm – 5pm. 

Tuesday –  Junior Jazz Band at 7:15am. Intermediate Jazz Band at Lunch. Combo rehearsals & Extra help available 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 3:15pm – 5pm.

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

Saturday – None.

Sunday – Pit Orchestra Rehearsal 1:30pm – 4:00pm.


3.) Uniforms Update

Lost/Found: There were a number of full uniforms, shoes, and various bits and pieces of uniforms left in the band room after the yearbook photos a few weeks ago. Please pick them up this week and take them home. 🙂

Pant Hems: While we don’t have any concerts that require full band uniforms in the next couple weeks, please take a moment to try on your white pants and check the hemming. When standing up, the bottom of your pants should touch the surface of your shoe. Please re-hem your pants or have them re-hemmed if you grown. This is especially important for marching band members! Thank you for helping to maintain the exceptional appearance of our bands.

Questions? Need more information? Please contact our uniform team by EMAIL.


4.) Pit Orchestra Reminders/Update

Thank you for your hard work in rehearsals and at home! The band is sounding EXCELLENT and I am so excited for our audiences to hear you! Get your tickets! We will undoubtedly sell out!

There have been some changes to our major rehearsals schedule and a matinee performance has been added – please see below for details (changes in red).

These rehearsals and performances are MANDATORY. The show runs for six evening performances AND one matinee (listed below): 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

***CANCELLED*** : Fri. Feb. 14 – Pro-D Day Rehearsal (9am – 3pm) : ***CANCELLED*** 

Mon. Feb. 17 – Family Day Rehearsal (12pm – 6pm)

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)

***NEW*** : Sun. March. 1 – MATINEE PERFORMANCE FOR MIDDLE SCHOOLS (1:00pm call time, 2:30pm start) : ***NEW***

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)

Note:  Please be fully aware that we will be rehearsing on Family Day on February 17th. Time TBA. Parents are asked not to take students away from rehearsals for vacations from January 6 to March 7, 2020.

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. 


5.) Upcoming Low Brass Workshop – Thursday, Feb. 13th

Our Euphonium, Tuba, and Trombone students will have the opportunity for a workshop with Scott Watson on February 13th in our band room. Scott is the low-brass professor at the University of Kansas!

Professor Watson is known throughout North America as a master teacher, having legions of former students holding major positions in the top military bands, college-university positions, and prestigious public school positions across the country. Scott was elected and served as President of the International Tuba Euphonium Association from 1999-2001 and currently serves on their Board of Directors as Past President. As Professor of Tuba-Euphonium at the University of Kansas he is an acclaimed soloist, clinician, and chamber musician.