Band This Week: May 13 -16, Victoria Day Parade, Grade 8 Orientation on Thursday

Band This Week: May 13 -16, Victoria Day Parade, Grade 8 Orientation on Thursday

Hi Everyone,

Thank you Sr. Jazz Band and Blue Band! The Mother’s Day concert this afternoon was excellent! Outdoor concerts are challenging but you played extremely well. Congratulations! Thank you to Thomas Anderson (Cedar Hill) and Ethan Slogotski (Spectrum) for subbing in for senior jazz band! Thank you to our fast working student loading crew, the Niemann’s, Andrea de Lange, and Nicolle Underwood for helping with load-up, and tear down today. A huge thank you to Russ Cox for donating a moving truck to transport gear! T

Congratulations to John Leslie (grade 12) – John is away singing with the Ellison Canadian National Honour Choir! We are proud of you! 

Thank you to everyone that came to help with the Kamloops School of The Arts “Intro to Marching Band Clinic” on Saturday! It was a lot of fun and you were incredibly helpful and inspiring leaders for a school that wants to start a marching program. 🙂

Our Blue Band had an outstanding clinic with Dr. Steven Capaldo from UVic on Tuesday. Dr. Capaldo worked the ensemble really hard for two hours but the pay-offs were huge! Thank you for keeping an open mind and working so hard! 

Here’s what we have on the go this week! 

1.) Band Classes in A & B Block

Monday – Band 9 in A Block (Grad Band and Grad Choir members to grad assembly in the theatre during 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 None. Pro-D Day! 🙂

Band 9 and Band 10 Practice Cards – Continue recording for Week #36


2.) Morning, Lunch, After School Rehearsals

MondayMARCHING BAND at 7:15am, Grad Band rehearsal at 8:00am in the band room (Leave marching band early if needed.). Extra help available at Lunch. No after-school rehearsal. 

TuesdayMARCHING BAND at 7:15am. Intermediate Jazz Band & Colour Party Cadence Sectional (outside) at Lunch. Jazz Combo rehearsals 3:15pm – 4:45pm.

WednesdayMARCHING BAND at 7:15am. Junior Jazz Band at Lunch.  

ThursdayMARCHING BAND at 7:15am. Senior Jazz Band at Lunch. Senior Jazz Band, Drumline, and Vocal Jazz perform for Grade 8 orientation in the gym during the afternoon in the gym (More info coming! Uniforms not required. Times TBA). Reynolds Alumni Band Social Closer 7:00pm at The Monkey Tree Pub.

Friday None. Pro-D Day! 🙂


3.) Marching Band: Victoria Day Parade

We are a week away from our 52nd appearance in the Victoria Day Parade!  Parade day is Monday, May 20th – starting at 9:00am and travelling from Mayfair Mall, down Douglas Street. Student call time is 7:15am at Mayfair Mall. Please do not be late! 

Rehearsals: we rehearse Monday – Thursday this week at 7:15am. Please make every effort to be at all rehearsals this week. Remember…absences effect everybody else in the band. 

**Note: We have a weekend rehearsal on Sunday May 19th at Mayfair Mall – 7:00pm to 8:00pm (Please arrive by 6:45pm to get set-up).**

Please download and read the 2019 Victoria Day Parade Instructions HERE.

**I am still waiting on our marshalling (meeting) area information. As soon as I know, I will send it out by email. Thank you for your patience!**

Uniforms: Please ensure that your uniforms are FIRST CLASS. Your “whites” need to be washed (bleached if necessary), SHIRTS must be a long-sleeve MAN’s dress shirt (no blouse style shirts, please!), PANTS need to be wrinkle free with a CREASE down the middle,  SHOES need to be clean and scuff-free.

Parent Help Needed: Volunteer opportunities for “Reynolds Marching Band Parent Volunteers – Victoria Day 2019” are now open. Information and Volunteer Sign up can be found below. Thank you for volunteering! Questions? Please contact Cheryl McKinnon (

Details for volunteer positions can be found HERE.

The online volunteer sign-up can be found HERE.


Thank you for all of your hard work! I am proud of all of you! 


Jamie Davis