Thank you to our Intermediate Jazz Band for performing at Cedar Hill Middle School’s BBQ Concert last week! The band played really well! Thank you for being so organized, flexible, and supportive of the Cedar Hill groups!
Please come and support our outstanding Choirs and Strings programs on Wednesday night (7pm) at St. Dunstan’s Church! Go Ms. Kerr and choir and strings students! Have a great show!
Please be in attendance for all rehearsals this week (band, choir, strings, etc.). We know you are tired but absences affect the entire band, choir, string orchestra! FINISH STRONG, folks!
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 #40 – FINAL WEEK – Turn your practice card in for marking!
TERM 4 Band 9, 10, 11/12 Requirements and Practice Cards are DUE: Friday, June 14th by 5pm.
Scales must be performed LIVE (in class, when I am not teaching, etc.). Studies from Scale Etudes, Belwin Progressive, Rhythm Etudes, 192 Studies for Nepalese Warhorn, and I Recommend CAN be emailed to me. You may re-submit scales and studies AS MANY TIMES AS NEEDED until you get a pass on a scale or 10/10 on a study. These are the standing assignments in Band 9-12 classes. MANY Grade 9 students did not complete Term 3 Requirements. While I am sympathetic to busy schedules we are now over 40 weeks into the school year and these were handed out on the 1st Day of Term 4. There will be no extensions this term. Please get on these NOW. Thank you! If you need help, please ask ASAP.
2.) Morning, Lunch, After School Rehearsals
Monday – Blue Band Rehearsal at 7:15am. Requirement Completion/Extra help available at Lunch. Requirement Completion/Extra help after school 3:15pm – 4:45pm.
Tuesday – Junior Jazz Band at 7:15am. Intermediate Jazz Band at Lunch. Requirement Completion/Extra help after school 3:15pm – 4:45pm
Wednesday – Senior Jazz Band at 7:30am. Junior Jazz Band at Lunch. Requirement Completion/Extra help after school 3:15pm – 4:45pm
Thursday – Intermediate Jazz Band at 7:15am. Senior Jazz Band at Lunch. Requirement Completion/Extra help after school 3:15pm – 4:45pm
Friday – Green Band Rehearsal at 7:15am. Music Council Meeting at Lunch?. Requirement Completion/Extra help after school 1:30pm – 5:00pm.
3.) Whistler Travel Update
Trip Meeting: There will be a travel meeting with Mr. Aerts for all students (and at least one parent) traveling on the Whistler Marching Band Trip on June 19th at 6pm in the band room. Topics to include: code of conduct, expectations, travel itinerary, uniforms. It will be brief! Thank you in advance!
Rehearsals, Chaperones, etc. TBA later this week. Please keep practicing Salute To The Colors to keep it fresh in your memory!
4.) Upcoming Performances
Fri. June 21 – Year End Band Concert (All Concert and Jazz Bands. 6pm call, 7pm start. UVic Farquhar Auditorium.)
PLEASE NOTE THE CHANGE IN DATE (to avoid conflicts with exams).
Ticket Sales ARE NOW LIVE through UVic Box Office ($12 each)
- Buy them online: https://tickets.uvic.ca/TheatreManager/1/tmEvent/tmEvent2837.html
- Buy them through the box office by phone: (250) 721-8480
- Ticket Questions? E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
**No family will be denied access to this event due to financial hardship. Please contact me if you have a financial difficulty. Confidentiality assured.
***NEW: Tue. June 25 – Vocal Jazz and Senior Jazz Band Performance (Reynolds Theatre, 6pm Call, 7pm start. 8pm finish)
Sun. June 31 to Mon. July 1 – Whistler Canada Day Trip (Marching Band. 5:15am call time at Reynolds.)
62 students are confirmed and have paid! Thank you! More details and chaperone announcement to follow. We will have a few Whistler Band practices for those marching in Whistler starting after the June 12 choir concert.