Thank you for a great first week back! We will continue to sight-read new pieces this week and start looking at spots in the repertoire we looked at last week. Thanks for keeping an open mind about our new repertoire and for working hard in my ensembles!
Tree Chipping SUCCESS!! Thank you to everyone – students, RMPA coordinators, and parents alike – that helped with Christmas Tree Chipping this year! Initial reports are we raised over $7000 for the music program! Congratulations and thank you! A big thank you to Sam Walmsley-Byrne and Naomi Sehn for promoting this weekend’s tree chipping on 107.9FM Radio Victoria!
We are back this week with a full-on rehearsal schedule PLUS yearbook photos for the concert bands and jazz bands, AND the end of Term 2. Please make note of the additions and changes listed below in section 1 and 2.
NOTE: Yearbook Photo Information & Scheduling was posted to a separate page, here:
RMPA Meeting: The Reynolds Music Parents Association has it’s monthly meeting on Thursday this week: 7pm in the school conference room. All parents are welcome to attend!
Have a great week!
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 #…
Term 2 Ends THIS WEEK: Term 2 Requirements and Practice Cards for Band 9 and Band 10 are DUE FRIDAY, JANUARY 17th by 5:00pm.
Recorded studies from Belwin Progressive (9s), I Recommend (10s), and “Fussell” (11/12s) can be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Scales for Band 9 and Band 10 must be performed live. In addition the in-class opportunities provided, students can see me in C and D block, as well as during the ‘Open Requirement Completion’ slots listed below.
2.) Morning, Lunch, After School Rehearsals
Monday – Blue Band Rehearsal at 7:15am (Yearbook Photo in uniform). Open Requirement Completion at Lunch. Pit Orchestra rehearsal (Sight Read Act 2) after school 3:15pm – 5pm.
Tuesday – Junior Jazz Band at 7:15am. Intermediate Jazz Band at Lunch (Yearbook Photo in uniform). Open Requirement Completion 3:15pm – 4:45pm.
Wednesday – Senior Jazz Band at 7:15am. Junior Jazz Band at Lunch (Yearbook Photo in uniform). Open Requirement Completion & Drumline rehearsal 3:15pm – 4:45pm
Thursday – Intermediate Jazz Band at 7:15am. Senior Jazz Band at Lunch (Yearbook Photo in uniform). Pit Orchestra rehearsal (Act 2) 3:15pm – 5pm.
Friday – Green Band Rehearsal at 7:15am (Yearbook Photo in uniform). Music Council Meeting at Lunch. Open Requirement Completion & Drumline rehearsal 1:30pm – 3:00pm.
Saturday (Optional) – “Marks of Grace” Recital – Grade 12 student Kay Kuang presents her piano recital in advance of her university music school auditions. January 18th – 3:00pm, Victoria Chinese Alliance Church (2845 Gosworth Rd.). Kay will perform works by: Bach, Beethoven, Chopin, and more! Please consider coming out to support Kay (poster and program below)!
Sunday – Pit Orchestra Rehearsal 1:30pm – 4pm.
3.) Save The Date – Music Program Skate Night
Reynolds Music is excited to do a midnight skate this year! Bring some friends down to Oak Bay Rec centre on Thursday, January 23rd from 12:00-1:30 AM! Admission and skate rentals will be under $10.
– Reynolds Music Council
4.) Nice Work If You Can Get It – Pit Orchestra Reminders/Information
Weekday rehearsals will now run from 3:20pm – 5:00pm on Mondays and Thursdays. After the winter holiday, rehearsals will be added on Sundays from 1:30pm – 4:00pm (Great rehearsal today, folks!).
Additionally, there are a number of important rehearsals and performances coming up in January and February. These rehearsals and performances are MANDATORY. The show runs for six performances (listed below): Call time is 6:00pm – be seated in the pit, ready to tune and run any numbers that are required. Performances start at 7:00pm.
Mon. Jan. 27 – Sitzprobe (3:25pm – 5:30pm) ALL vocal numbers will be performed with the cast.
Fri. Feb. 14 – Pro-D Day Rehearsal (9am – 3pm)
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, 7pm start)
Fri. Feb. 28 – Performance #2 (6pm call time, 7pm start)
Sat. Feb. 29 – Performance #3 (6pm call time, 7pm start)
Mon. March 2 – Preview for Cedar Hill Middle School Grade 8s (Tentative. Time TBA)
Wed. March 4 – Mid-Run Rehearsal (3:25pm – 5:00pm)
Thurs. March 5 – Performance #4 (6pm call time, 7pm start)
Fri. March 6 – Performance #5 (6pm call time, 7pm start)
Sat. March 7 – Performance #6 (6pm call time, 7pm start)
Please be fully aware that we will be rehearsing on Family Day on February 17th. Time TBA.
Note: Parents are asked not to take students away from rehearsals for vacations from January 6 to March 7, 2020.
5.) Nice Work If You Can Get It – Show & Silent Auction Fundraiser Information
We are excited to present our Spring Musical! Your assistance in sharing the show poster and silent auction fundraiser information on social media is greatly appreciated. Thank you to Andrea de Lange for creating posters for these events!
Tickets for the shows and the Silent Auction Fundraiser (also a Burger and Beer Night at The Monkey Tree Pub *19+ Event) can can be purchased through the school office (250-479-1696).