Band This Week: Oct 1-5, C4C Performances

Hi Everyone!

Thanks for a strong week! Our Blue and Green Bands started up with great turnouts to both rehearsals and the jazz bands have been doing some excellent work!

Our Drumline performed for the UVic Vike’s Days of Thunder (basketball home-openers) on Friday night and did an outstanding job! Thank you for looking after each other and being so professional throughout the evening. 

Thank you to everyone that contributed to the Cops 4 Cancer Bottle Drive on the weekend! Together we raised just over $1500 – Go Reynolds Music! Thank you to Tracy Laramee for all her help with organizing this year’s drive!

Another big thank you to our Uniform Team and all the students and parents that came out to help with uniform sizing/distribution! 

We have another busy week this week with C4C and Tour de Rock performances as well as Sister Act auditions! Keep up the incredible work and team spirit that you have all been showing throughout the first month of school! I am SO proud of all of you and proud to be your teacher. 🙂


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. ***Concert Band String Bass Players – You have a workshop with Mr. Brian Anderson on Friday AM from 9:45am – 10:45am in the band room. Mr. Anderson will be helping you with bow technique and general playing technique. I will excuse you from classes!

Band 9 and Band 10 Practice Cards – Continue recording for Week #3. Turn in Weeks 1 & 2 for marking.  

Term 1 Playing Requirements for Band 9, 10, 11/12 – have been handed out to all band classes and include scales in various patterns (running 3rds and 4ths) as well as studies/etudes from various method books. Please consider these the standing assignments for band classes. These are due by October 30th by 5:00pm. Please start practising now! Don’t leave them all until the end of the term when you also have tests, projects etc. due for other teachers. You will be given time to complete these in class OR see me when I am not teaching OR record them on your phone and submit to me via email. 


2.) Morning, Lunch, After School Rehearsals

MondayNO Blue Band Rehearsal This Week 🙂. Extra help available at Lunch. Musical Theatre Auditions 3:15pm – 5:00pm. 

Tuesday –  Junior Jazz Band at 7:15am. Intermediate Jazz Band at Lunch. Musical Theatre Auditions 3:15pm – 5:00pm. 

Wednesday – Senior Jazz Band at 7:15am. Junior Jazz Band at Lunch. Drumline & Musical Theatre Auditions 3:15pm – 5:00pm. 

Thursday – Intermediate Jazz Band at 7:15am. Senior Jazz Band Lunch Rehearsal CANCELLED (due to C4C Head Shave). Musical Theatre Auditions 3:15pm – 5:00pm. 

FridayGreen Band Rehearsal at 7:15am. Music Council Meeting at Lunch. Drumline rehearsal after school 1:30pm – 3:00pm. 


3.) Drumline C4C and Tour de Rock Performances This Week

Friday, Oct. 5 – Drumline performs for the Tour de Rock Riders’ Arrival at Reynolds (Reynolds Gym. Call Time is 11:30am in the Band Room. You will march the TDR riders in around 12:00pm. Full uniform and SuperWhites please!)

Friday, Oct. 5 – Drumline performs at the Canadian Cancer Society Tour de Rock Finale (Centennial Square, downtown. 4:30pm Call Time. Full uniform and SuperWhites please! Also… please no injuries this year! Watch for cable covers! 🙂 🙂 )


4.) If you missed uniform distribution on Friday/Saturday

There are a number of students (especially Grade 9s) that still need to be sized for band uniforms. Please see me if you did not attend a uniform sizing day on Friday or Saturday – there will be another opportunity BUT you must be there.Thank you! 


Thanks everyone! Enjoy your week and keep making great music! 


Jamie Davis