Band This Week: Oct. 21-25, Night of Lights, Junior Tour, Movie Night

Band This Week: Oct. 21-25, Night of Lights, Junior Tour, Movie Night

Good evening!

Thank you to everyone that made our first-ever Great Apple Pie Event a huge success on the weekend! Thank you so much to those parents and students that sold pies, made pies, donated apples, and helped in so many ways to make this fundraiser successful! 

A big thank you to Tim Hortons, Thrifty Foods, The Root Cellar, and Dairy Queen that helped to provide apples and/or ice throughout the day when needed. Thank you to the Spectrum Band & Mr. Jolliffe for transferring all of their pie-making supplies to us and to Ainslie Lowe for helping us to get started at Reynolds! Finally, thank you to Mrs. Campbell, Ms. Carter and Ms. Puckett for allowing us to use their teaching spaces! 

Evidence of a successful apple pie fundraiser? Smiling faces and empty pie plates!


Thanks to everyone that came out to the RMPA meeting on Thursday night! What a great turn out! 

The Real Group and Fifth Street concert on Saturday night was ABSOLUTELY OUTSTANDING! Incredible music and performances filled with heart and meaning were inspiring for students and teachers alike. Thank you to everyone that came and to Ms. Kerr for organizing tickets! 

We are excited to have 4 Reynolds musicians representing our program in the BCMEA Honour Vocal Jazz and Concert Choir this weekend! Go Alex, Bella, Sarah, and Millie! We are so proud of all of you! 

We have a short week ahead of us BUT we have a lot to do as we prepare for our fall concert – the Back in Action Band Concert!. Keep up the great work and please keep practicing! 

Carol Band’s first rehearsal will be on Monday at Lunch (Vocal Jazz and Extra Help are cancelled). We have a full ensemble and I’m looking forward to spreading some holiday cheer in November and December! 

Keep up the great work and thank you for your support! Thank you for everything you do – students and parents alike – for our music program! 

Jamie Davis


1.) Band Classes in A & B Block

Monday – Band 10 in A Block.

Tuesday – Band 9 in A Block. Band 11/12 in B Block.

Wednesday – Band 10 in A Block.

Thursday – Band 9 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 #7. 

REMINDER: Band 9, 10, 11, and 12 Requirements are DUE: October 30th by 5:00pm. (Completion options: during band class, C & D Block/Extra-help times, email recordings, Team Requirements. See last week’s post for more information)


2.) Morning, Lunch, After School Rehearsals

MondayBlue Band Rehearsal at 7:15am. CAROL BAND REHEARSAL at Lunch. Pit Orchestra rehearsal after school 3:15pm – 4:45pm. 

Tuesday –  Junior Jazz Band at 7:15am. Intermediate Jazz Band at Lunch. Combo rehearsals & Extra help/Requirement Completion available 3:15pm – 4:45pm.

Wednesday – Senior Jazz Band at 7:15am. Junior Jazz Band at Lunch. Drumline rehearsal 3:15pm – 4:45pm, JUNIOR BAND AND CHOIR TOUR MEETING AT 6PM IN THE BAND ROOM. 

Thursday – Intermediate Jazz Band at 7:15am. Senior Jazz Band at Lunch. Pit Orchestra rehearsal 3:15pm – 4:45pm. MUSIC COUNCIL HALLOWEEN MOVIE NIGHT (BEETLEJUICE) AT 6PM! (All music students welcome! Prizes for best costumes! Bring a snack to share! 

FridayNone! Pro-D Day! 


3.) Junior Band & Choir Tour Information Meeting – Wednesday, October 23- 6pm

A parent information meeting for this year’s Junior Tour to Edmonton (the “Hawaii of Alberta”) will be held on Wednesday evening at 6pm in the band room. Information and permission forms are available below: 

Download: Junior Band & Choir Tour Information & Permission Forms


4.) Halloween Movie Night – from the Reynolds Music Council

Reynolds Music will be having a Halloween Movie Night on Thursday, October 24th starting at 6pm. We will be watching Beetlejuice. Bring your sleeping bags, blankets and pillows as well as a snack/drink to share!  Come dressed up in your costumes! There will be a prize for the best one!


5.) Hillside Night of Lights – November 17

Opportunity for students:
We have tickets available for students to sell for the Hillside Night of Lights on November 17. At the event, thousands of shoppers descend on Hillside Mall for great deals, incredible prizes to be won, and to get a jump start on their Christmas shopping. Tickets to this event are a great way for students to earn funds – they sell for $5 and 100% of the proceeds from the sale of each ticket goes to that student’s music account. 
Tickets will be available starting this week, in packs of 5 from Mr. Davis and Ms. Kerr. It works pretty simply: students sell the tickets, and bring the money generated and any unsold tickets back to Mr. Davis and/or Ms. Kerr. Money for tickets sold will be deposited into their student account.  More information will be available on the website this week:
Opportunity for the RMPA:
We are once again staffing the cost check for this event, so will be looking for 8 volunteers to staff shifts the night of the event. The shifts are a couple of hours and a fun way to promote Reynolds Music Program. Hillside generously provides the RMPA an honourarium for this service, so anyone interested in helping out, please email for details. Students are welcome to participate – those hours can go towards any accumulating volunteer hours.