Thank you for a great first two weeks back at Reynolds! We have hit the ground running and all of the band classes, jazz bands, Drumline and Blue Band have started off well. This is going to be a great year filled with music and music making!
Thank you to everyone that came to the Reynolds Music Parents Association BBQ and Annual General Meeting on Tuesday night! It was great to see so many returning parents come out and to connect with new parents and students. Thank you to our RMPA Executive members and members at large (both returning and new) for their hard work behind the scenes supporting our program through fundraising and advocacy!
Congratulations to our newly elected Reynolds Music Council Executive members – chosen by our Band 11/12 class. Congratulations to Serena Lam & Jordan Cowan (co-presidents), Sam Walmsley-Byrne & Andra Jones-Munro (vice presidents), and Mary Macdonald (secretary)! Elections and appointments for Band 9, Band 10, Strings, and choir class representatives will happen on Wednesday and Thursday.
Thank you to the 14 students that volunteered to come to Camp Imadene on Monday and Tuesday for Cedar Hill Middle School’s fall band camp (more information below)!
If you are new to the Reynolds Band, this blog post will provide you with our weekly class and rehearsal schedule as well as updates on happenings in our Music Program. Please do not hesitate to email any questions to me (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Have a great week! Good luck to everyone auditioning for Nice Work If You Can Get It! 🙂
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 – Band 10 in A Block. (Grade 9s go to PE in A Block, Grade 11s and 12s go to English in B Block)
2.) Morning, Lunch, After School Rehearsals
***I will be away on Monday and Tuesday at Camp Imadene with Cedar Hill’s Grade 8 Band. Also, the band room will be used for Musical Theatre auditions Monday to Thursday this week – my before school, lunch, and after school ensembles will not be rehearsing on Monday and Tuesday. Please note changes and additions in red. (Note: Next week we will run our full rehearsal schedule for outside of the time table classes).
Monday – No before school rehearsal. No rehearsal at lunch (band room closed). Musical Theatre auditions after school (band room closed).
Tuesday – No before school rehearsal. No rehearsal at lunch (band room closed). Musical Theatre auditions after school (band room closed).
Wednesday – Senior Jazz Band at 7:15am. Junior Jazz Band (Grade 9s) at Lunch. Musical Theatre auditions after school (band room closed).
Thursday – Intermediate Jazz Band at 7:15am. Senior Jazz Band at Lunch. Musical Theatre auditions after school (band room closed).
Friday – First Green Band Rehearsal of the year at 7:15am (all grade 9s and 10s please attend). Music Council Meeting at Lunch (all band, choir, and strings students are welcome to attend). Drumline rehearsal & Pit Orchestra Music Distribution 1:30pm – 3:00pm.
3.) Cedar Hill Band Camp (hosted by the Reynolds Band)
If you are traveling to Camp Imadene, please meet in the Band Room at 8:00am (or earlier) on Monday morning to help with packing the truck!
Itinerary Change: We will be returning to Reynolds for 2:30pm on Tuesday (instead of 3:15pm). Please download the UPDATED ITINERARY.
Packing: Please remember to download and go through the PACKING LIST tonight to make sure you have everything! The essentials: any medication needed, a BAGGED LUNCH and snacks for Monday, a SLEEPING BAG and a PILLOW, your instrument. 🙂
4.) Uniform Reminders
Uniform Distribution is coming up on Friday September 27th (4pm-6pm) and Saturday, September 28th (9am-3:30pm).
Returning students & parents: PLEASE try on your uniform this week. If you have outgrown your sweater(s) or blazer, please attend a Uniform Distribution day and exchange that item for one that fits.
New students & parents: Please make sure you attend one of the distribution days. RMPA volunteers will be on hand to help you with sizing, sales/rentals and with the paperwork that was sent home last week. 🙂
Grade 12s – please make sure your blazer fits properly. Come in to be re-sized if needed. Also, the uniform team has noticed damages to the lining of our the blazers (they will rip/tear if it does not fit properly).
Grade 11s – please return your green band sweaters and your junior/intermediate jazz band sweaters to the band room this week. Students who have not returned sweaters will not be issued Blue Band blazers or the Sr. Jazz Band uniform.
Grade 10s – We are in serious need of SMALL green band sweaters for our new grade 9s. Please exchange your sweaters if they are too small.
White Dress Shirts and White Socks – these items need to be purchased by families (from Walmart, HBC, etc). Your dress shirt MUST be a man’s long sleeve, button-down dress shirt (must be able to hold a tie). Blouses, knit shirts, polo-shirts, t-shirts, are NOT acceptable. White socks MUST be long and completely white. Sport socks, ankle socks, athletic socks, “fun socks,” and socks with logos are NOT acceptable.
*No student will be denied a uniform due to financial hardship. Please email me if you have a concern (confidentiality assured).
Thank you for maintaining the EXCELLENT appearance of our bands!