Congratulations to Ms. Kerr and the Reynolds Choirs and Strings – outstanding performance last week!
It’s concert week! I hope you are excited for Friday’s concert! Parents, your kids are doing some exceptional work and the bands are sounding great. I am VERY proud of them. All of the concert selections (except for one… sorry “Super Hit Mega-Mix” lovers!) have been selected by band students. The show is eclectic and has something for everyone! We hope to see you there!
Please make every effort to attend all music program classes and rehearsals and academic classes – 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 (Grade 12s at Grad Rehearsal)
Wednesday – Band 9 in A Block.
Thursday (Class Exam Day) – 9am to 11am MANDATORY FINAL Green Band Rehearsal, Music Return in A Block. No P.E. classes this day!
Friday (Class Exam Day) – 9am to 10am English 11/12 class. 10am to 11am MANDATORY FINAL Blue Band Rehearsal, Music Return, etc. in B Block.
2.) Morning, Lunch, After School Rehearsals
Monday – Blue Band Rehearsal at 7:15am. Grad Band Rehearsal, followed by Senior Jazz Band Rehearsal at Lunch. No after school rehearsal (VJ rehearsal in Choir Room after school).
Tuesday – Junior Jazz Band at 7:15am. Intermediate Jazz Band at Lunch. No after school rehearsal.
Wednesday – Senior Jazz Band at 7:15am. Junior Jazz Band at Lunch. FINAL Drumline rehearsal 3:15pm – 4:45pm.
Thursday – Final Intermediate Jazz Band at 7:45am. Final Senior Jazz Band at Lunch (11:30am – 12:30pm). No after school rehearsal.
Friday — No morning rehearsal. No music council meeting at lunch.. No after school rehearsal… but PLEASE make sure you come to the band room to pick up your instruments and music for the concert.
3.) Year End Concert Reminders – Friday, June 21 – 7pm, UVic Farquhar Auditorium
***Please download and read the Year End Band Concert Running Order for detailed concert infromation***
Call Time Update: The Call Time for this concert has been changed to 5:45pm to allow us to do a quick walk-through of the program . Please do not be late. Give yourself plenty of time to get to UVic Center, pay for parking, etc.
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: email@example.com
**No family will be denied access to this event due to financial hardship. Please contact me if you have a financial difficulty. Confidentiality assured.
YOU are responsible for your own success:
Lastly, please make sure you take EVERYTHING that you need to be successful (at the concert) HOME on Friday afternoon (instruments, music folder, Drumline – drums and cymbals. This is a FULL UNIFORM event. Please make sure there are no uniform issues on Friday night. Thank you!
4.) Whistler Travel Reminders
Mandatory 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 Wednesday, June 19th at 6pm in the band room. Please advise by email if you are unable to attend.
Topics to include: code of conduct, expectations, travel itinerary, uniforms. It will be brief! Thank you in advance!
Chaperones Announcement: Ms. Kerr, Bobbi Renton, Marilyn Miller, Cori Carpenter, LeAnn Daniels, Fred Hoenisch.
Rehearsals (NEXT Week): TBA due to Numeracy Assessment conflicts.
5.) Upcoming Performances
Fri. June 21 – Year End Band Concert (All Concert and Jazz Bands. 5:45pm call time – PLEASE NOTE TIME CHANGE, 7pm start. UVic Farquhar Auditorium.
***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.)