Thank you to my students for an incredible week and weekend filled with music! No doubt many of you have an EXCELLENT start on summer tans after the last two days of gigs. So we are clear, a face-only tan (because you wore a band uniform all weekend) is STILL a tan. 😉 Sincere thanks to all the PARENTS who helped make these gigs possible by driving kids, hauling gear, carrying water along the parade route, checking uniforms, and just supporting our performances!
Congratulations to all the organizers and participants in Music Council’s Coffee Night #2! Lots of talent and creativity were on display in the theatre with a super supportive audience!
Emergency Jazz (Alex A, Naomi, Jordan, Owen, Serena, Bella, Levi) performed for the Limelight Youth Artist Showcase at Cedar Hill Rec. Centre on Friday night! Way to go, folks. Also, congratulations to all the Reynolds artists (Gabe T, Nadia L, to name a few.) with works in the gallery.
The Tea Party Parade performance was an EXCELLENT way to end our 52nd season of local parades! The group played SO WELL and looked fantastic (look at those lines and diagonals!). Congratulations to our trombone players – nice work on the SuiSLIDES (no injuries were sustained. BONUS!) We were ranked 2nd by the Tea Party Judges – Congratulations to Oak Bay High School and Spectrum Community School for their bands’ excellent performances as well!
This morning’s performances at the Gutsy Walk were great! I couldn’t be happier! Outdoor gigs are always challenging – it was windy and and a little chilly at times (bet you never thought I would say THAT at a gig) but all three jazz bands and the drumline worked and played like rockstars! Thank you for being so organized, flexible, and helpful. Bravo, team!
While the amount of gigs, the number of ensembles, the trips, and community are part of our culture at Reynolds, THE HEART of the Reynolds Bands, Choirs, and Strings is: KIDS LEARNING, KIDS HAVING FUN, AND KIDS WORKING HARD & MAKING MUSIC TOGETHER! That was FULLY on display last week as always. I am proud of you and proud to be your teacher! !
We are now in the home stretch but there is a lot going on still! Please keep practicing and stay in the loop with social media, this website and Ms. Kerr’s posts. Keep supporting each other and being the exceptional human beings that you are. Don’t forget about your academics and remember to 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 Block. Band 11/12 in B Block.
Band 9 and Band 10 Practice Cards – Continue recording for Week #39
TERM 4 Band 9, 10, 11/12 Requirements are DUE: 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 39 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, Evening Events, Weekend Events, Gigs, Parades, Performances, Gas Station Opening Ceremonies, Barn-Raisings, Barn-Lowerings (far less popular, I know) 🙂
Monday – Blue Band Rehearsal at 7:15am . Extra help available at Lunch. No rehearsal after school.
Tuesday – Junior Jazz Band at 7:15am. Intermediate Jazz Band at Lunch (Cedar Hill Concert Prep. Do not miss.). Fri. June 21 – Year End Band Concert (All Concert and Jazz Bands. 6pm call, 7pm start. UVic Farquhar Auditorium.)
Wednesday – Senior Jazz Band at 7:15am. Junior Jazz Band at Lunch. Requirement Completion Opportunity (Band Room) and Drumline rehearsal (Field) 3:15pm – 4:45pm.
Thursday – Intermediate Jazz Band at 7:15am. Senior Jazz Band at Lunch. No after school rehearsal. Gym set-up for Awards Night after school.
Friday – Green Band Rehearsal at 7:15am. Music Council Meeting at Lunch. No afters school rehearsal.
Saturday – Music Parents Association Social: Music Poker at The Monkey Tree Pub – 7pm.
Sunday – Musical Theatre (Cast, Crew, Pit Band, Parent Team) Wrap-Up BBQ at The Leslie’s – 4107 Longview Drive, 3:30pm – 8pm. Please bring a side-dish to share or a beverage! Email Ms. Kerr for more info (firstname.lastname@example.org)
3.) Marching Band Uniform Returns:
If you are NOT going on the Whistler Trip PLEASE RETURN your uniforms on Wednesday. Please remember that the blazers, skirts, and sweaters should NOT be washed. Thanks!
Colour Party please return your full uniform, gloves, and parade harness in a bag with your name on it.
Grade 9s and 10s – Please return your blazer. Use a piece of masking tape and attach your full name to the blazer and hang it on the uniform rack in the band room.
4.) Upcoming Performances
THIS TUESDAY June 4 – Intermediate Jazz Band performs at the Cedar Hill Band Concert (4:30pm call time. Cedar Hill Middle School. 3910 Cedar Hill Road)
Meet in the STRINGS ROOM. We will warm-up and tune and wait for our turn to play (third band to perform after the Grade 6 and Grad 7 concert bands. All are welcome and encouraged to attend! Bring some $$$ and support the CH Music Parents Association BBQ.
FULL, CLEAN, IRONED, UNIFORMS PLEASE! SuperWHITE shoes!
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
- 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.
***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.