Band This Week: Nov. 5-9, Back In Action Concert, Remembrance Day Observances

Band This Week: Nov. 5-9, Back In Action Concert, Remembrance Day Observances

Hi Everyone!

Thank you to everyone that completed Term 1 Requirements! Special kudos the Band 9 class – almost EVERY student completed or at least attempted all of their Requirements! Bravo! Marks will be available at the end of the day on Monday.

Thank you Drumline! Our Drumline performed on Thursday and Saturday evening for UVic Vikes Basketball games! 

Welcome to a busy concert week at Reynolds! I am so excited to hear your performances on Tuesday night at our Back In Action Concert! Our Blue Band (Senior Concert Band) will be busy on Friday performing for Reynolds’ Remembrance Day Observance. Next Sunday, November 11th will mark our 52nd year of providing music for Saanich’ annual Remembrance Day Observances. More information below. 


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 9 in A Block.

Band 9 and Band 10 Practice Cards – Continue recording for Week #8


2.) Morning, Lunch, After School Rehearsals

MondayBlue Band (Band 11/12 Course Members and Invited Grade 9s and 10s) Rehearsal at 7:15am. Extra help available at Lunch. Pit Orchestra rehearsal after school 3:15pm – 4:45pm. 

Tuesday –  Junior Jazz Band at 7:15am. Intermediate Jazz Band at Lunch. Concert Set-up After School. 

WednesdaySenior Jazz Band CANCELLED. Carol Band Rehearsal at Lunch (Junior Jazz CANCELLED). Drumline rehearsal 3:15pm – 4:45pm.

Thursday – Intermediate Jazz Band at 7:15am. Senior Jazz Band at Lunch. Pit Orchestra rehearsal after school 3:15pm – 4:45pm.

FridayGreen Band Rehearsal CANCELLED. Music Council Meeting at Lunch. Drumline rehearsal after school 1:30pm – 3:00pm. 


3.) “Back In Action Concert” – Tuesday, November 6th at 7pm

We hope you will join us for our annual fall band concert on Tuesday evening at 7pm in the Reynolds Gym! The concert features our Blue (Senior) Band, Green (Junior) Band, and our three jazz bands. The program is eclectic and features original works for concert band, pop/movie transcriptions, and jazz standards. 

Thank you to all of the students who have volunteered to be on set-up crew! Please meet in the band room immediately after school on Tuesday. Thank you (in advance) to everyone who is baking up a storm to support another RMPA Bake Sale! Items can be brought to my office at any time on Tuesday.

Student CALL TIME is 6pm (Grade 11s and 12s meet in the Band Room. Grade 9s and 10s please in the Theatre). Please do not be late! 

**Please download and read the Running Order for more detailed information!: 2018 Back In Action Concert Running Order


4.) Blue Band – Remembrance Day Observance Information

“Reynolds Remembers” – Friday, November 9th (Reynolds Gym)

Our Senior Concert Band and Concert Choir will provide music for our in-school Remembrance Day Observance on Friday, November 9th. Please meet in the Band Room at 9:10am in full uniform (with a poppy on your lapel). We will warm-up and tune in the gym. Assembly start time = 10:00am.

Re: Band and Choir Uniforms – If you perform in both band and choir: please wear your choir uniform to this assembly. You do not need to bring your band uniform as there is no time to change between “acts.”

Thank you to Levi Ross! Levi will be performing “The Last Post” and “Reveille” this year. 

Saanich Remembrance Day Ceremonies – Sunday, November 11th (Saanich Municipal Hall)

Blue Band will again provide music for the Saanich Remembrance Day Ceremonies on Sunday, November 11th at Saanich Municipal Hall. Please note: we perform rain or shine! Thank you for maintaining this important Reynolds Band Program tradition.

Student call time is 10:00am at Saanich Municpal Hall in Full Uniform. Please give yourselves plenty of time to find parking and to find our meeting spot. 🙂

**Please download and read the Running Order for our Remembrance Day observances: 2018 Blue Band Remembrance Day Observance (Saanich)


Thank you! Enjoy your week! I am so excited to hear your performances this week. Please know how proud I am of each and every one of you! 

Mr. Davis