Band This Week: Oct. 22-26, Movie Night on Friday, Wicked Victoria on Sunday

Hi Everyone!

Congratulations to Ross, Millie, and John for their participation and performance in the BCMEA Honour Concert Choir this weekend! Welcome home to Ms. Kerr and congratulations on her amazing work with the Honour Vocal Jazz! What an amazing weekend of professional development and music-making!

Pit Orchestra:

We had a strong start to Pit Orchestra on Friday! Thanks, folks! It’s going to be a great show and I’m so happy that we are finally up and running. Please bring back your signed course outlines on Monday.

Music Council Movie Night:

Thanks to Astrid and her music council team, we will be holding a Halloween Movie Night on Friday, October 26th at 6:30pm in the Band Room! The movie (chosen through a rigorous voting process) is “The Nightmare Before Christmas.” All grades, all ensembles are welcome! Please bring your own snacks. 

Upcoming Performance Reminders:

Sunday, Oct 28 – Senior Jazz Band and Drumline perform at “Wicked Victoria Sr. Jazz meets at The Bay Centre – Government Street Entrance. Call time & set-up at 12:30pm. 12:50pm Start. 1:20pm finish and pack up. Drumline meets at The Bay Centre – Government Street Entrance. Call time at 2:30pm. 3:00pm Start. 3:30pm (or earlier) finish and pack up. Parents! We are in need of some assistance transporting jazz band gear (stands, amps, drum kit, piano) to and from the school on Sunday. If you can help with this please let me know by email. Thank you! 

Our first full Band Concert (All concert bands and all jazz bands) is our annual fall concert in the school gym. Please note the change in date: November 6 (6pm Call Time, 7pm Start). Your assistance in sharing the poster (created by Andrea deLange) is greatly appreciated! Running orders will be available this week. Our first concert of the year also includes a fabulous bake sale! Please consider baking something to support this fundraiser. Items can be dropped off to my office on the day of the concert.



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 #6 

Reminder: Playing Requirements (Scales, studies, etudes, etc.) and Practice Cards (Band 9 and 10) are DUE: October 30th by 5:00pm. Email studies/etudes from the books to me: Scales must be played live. 


2.) Morning, Lunch, After School Rehearsals

MondayBlue Band Rehearsal (Band 11/12 course members plus invited Grade 9s and 10s) at 7:15am. Carol Band FIRST REHEARSAL at Lunch! . Pit Orchestra rehearsal after school 3:15pm – 4:45pm. 

Tuesday –  Junior Jazz Band at 7:15am. Intermediate Jazz Band at Lunch. Jazz Combo rehearsals 3:15pm – 4:45pm.

Wednesday – Senior Jazz Band at 7:15am. Junior Jazz Band at Lunch. Drumline rehearsal 3:15pm – 4:45pm.

Thursday – Intermediate Jazz Band at 7:15am. Senior Jazz Band at Lunch. Extra help available after school 3:15pm – 4:45pm.

FridayGreen Band Rehearsal (All Band 9 and 10 Course Members) at 7:15am. Music Council Meeting at Lunch. Drumline rehearsal after school 1:30pm – 3:00pm. Halloween Movie Night at 6:30pm.


Have a great week! Keep practicing! 

Jamie Davis