Band This Week: January 14-18, Tour Update

Band This Week: January 14-18, Tour Update

Hi All! 

Thanks for a productive week last week! Congratulations and thank you to our drumline for performing at UVic on Friday evening! Thank you to Pit Orchestra for a productive Sunday rehearsal today! We are in really good shape! 

We have a relatively “normal” week ahead. How civilized! 😉 Term 2 for the Bands ends this week. Please make time to complete your Requirements if you have not done so already. Looking ahead to Exam Week (January 21-25) : I am working out a schedule with the English and PE teachers for A and B Block next week. Band classes inside the timetable will be study blocks (due to quiet week) and all outside-of-the-timetable (except Pit Band) will be cancelled. Get as much sleep as possible, eat well, and take care of yourself. Finish strong! 

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

Band 9 and Band 10 Practice Cards – Continue recording for Week #18.  

TERM 2 Requirements for Band 9-12 and Practice Cards for Band 9 & 10 DUE: by 5pm on Friday, January 18th. No late submissions will be accepted. Thank you to everyone that has already completed these. Don’t forget – Requirements are worth 25% of your grade. Practice cards (Weeks 8 to 17) are worth 15% of Band 9 & 10 grades. Good luck! Work hard! 

 

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

MondayBlue Band Rehearsal at 7:15am. Requirement Completion at Lunch. Pit Orchestra rehearsal after school 3:15pm – 5:00pm. 

Tuesday – Junior Jazz Band at 7:15am. Intermediate Jazz Band at Lunch. None (Due to a Staff Meeting).

Wednesday – Senior Jazz Band at 7:15am. Junior Jazz Band & Emergency Jazz Combo at Lunch. Drumline rehearsal and Requirement Completion 3:15pm – 4:45pm.

Thursday – Intermediate Jazz Band at 7:15am. Senior Jazz Band at Lunch. Pit Orchestra rehearsal after school 3:15pm – 5:00pm. 

Friday Green Band Rehearsal at 7:15am (Attendance is mandatory Grade 9s and 10s! We have a concert on February 7th!). Music Council Meeting and Requirement Completion at Lunch. Drumline rehearsal (1:30pm – 3:00pm) and Requirement Completion after school 1:10pm – 5:00pm. 

Saturday – None! 

Sunday – Pit Orchestra Rehearsal from 1:30pm-4pm.

 

3.) Travel Update

Credit Card Payments Now Available:

Families can now make tour payments online using SchoolCashOnline.com. Visit https://sd61.schoolcashonline.com/ and search for “Reynolds Music” or scroll through the lists to find the Junior and Senior Music Tour pages. From here, the website functions like an online store with several payment options. 🙂

Cheques:

Thank you for letting me know that some of your initial trip deposits were not cashed. Our accounts clerk is working on fixing this ASAP.  

Junior Tour: 

Thank you to everyone that submitted December payments ($350). We still have several outstanding payments – please forward to the school ASAP. Cheques can be made payable to Reynolds Secondary. Thank you! 

We still have 7 seats available to make two, full busses for this trip. Seats are available on a first-come first-served basis. Grade 11s and 12s are also welcome to travel on this tour should the senior tour option not work for you. 

Senior Tour:

The second tour payment is due January 18th ($1000). Please let me know if you would like to use your Music Account money. Balances can be checked here: https://reynoldsmusic.ca/information/fundraising-student-accounts/

We have 4 seats left on the bus and, at this time, those seats are now open to Grade 9 and 10 students. Financially, this trip is based on 35 students. We WILL be able to travel with less students but we may have to reduce the trip length by one day so that costs do not increase. 

With thanks,

Jamie Davis