Band This Week: Welcome back!

Band This Week: Welcome back!

Hello!

My name is Jamie Davis and I am your son or daughter’s band teacher at Reynolds Secondary School. Welcome to our new band students and welcome back to our returning students and families! – I am very excited to work with all of you this year! If you are new to the Reynolds Music Program, I send an email update every Sunday evening to keep everyone apprised of what’s going on throughout the week. It’s a busy program and this helps to keep everyone on the same page. From time to time, you may receive emails from our Reynolds Music Parents Association (RMPA) executive. We have had a good start with the Grade 9 band class and our class numbers are up across the board!  Things are already shaping up for another positive, successful, and fun year 52 of band at Reynolds Secondary School!

Please don’t hesitate to ask questions if you have them! If you have a student in choir or strings don’t forget to check my teaching partner’s weekly updates – Ms. Kerr is awesome!

 

1.) Welcome Back BBQ and Reynolds Music Parents Association AGM – Tuesday Evening

We hope you join us this Tuesday, September 11 for our Reynolds Music Welcome BBQ and AGM, in the school Band Room. BBQ begins at 6pm, with our AGM beginning at 7pm. This is for all music families with students in band, choir, and/or strings. This event is a chance to celebrate the start of the school year, and hear from both music teachers, our Student Music Council, and the RMPA about what’s coming up for the year ahead. We hope to see you there!
2.) Band Classes in A & B Block

Monday – Band 9 in A Block – If you still need to borrow a school-owned instrument, please come and meet with me before class starts!.

Tuesday – Band 10 in A Block, Band 11/12 in B Block – Yes! We will be playing. Make sure you bring your instrument or come and see me to borrow a school-owned instrument. 

Wednesday – Band 9 in A Block.

Thursday – Band 10 in A Block, Band 11/12 in B Block.

Friday – Band 10 in A Block, Band 11/12 in B Block

Band 9 and Band 10 Practice Cards: – Grade 9 and 10 students will receive their practice cards in A Block classes this week. Please begin recording your practice times (in minutes). 

 

3.) Morning, Lunch, After School Rehearsals

Monday — No before school rehearsal. Sr. Jazz Band Information MEETING at Lunch. Musical Theatre and Pit Orchestra MEETING after school.

Tuesday –No before school rehearsal. No lunch rehearsal. Jazz Combo Information MEETING (for anyone interested in forming jazz combos) after school. 

Wednesday – No before school rehearsal. Junior Jazz Band (Grade 9s) FIRST REHEARSAL with instruments at Lunch. Drumline rehearsal after school. 

ThursdayIntermediate Jazz Band (Grade 10s) FIRST REHEARSAL with instruments at 7:15am. Senior Jazz Band (Grade 11s,12s, and invited 10s) FIRST REHEARSAL with instruments at Lunch. No before school rehearsal.

Friday – No before school rehearsal. Music Council Meeting at Lunch (all grades welcome!). Drumline after school. 

***Our full outside of the timetable rehearsal schedule can be found below (PDF version HERE). Please note that not every ensemble is up and running just yet. Ms. Kerr and I will advise students of start dates and times for all of our groups. 🙂 

Have a wonderful year! Thank you! 

Yours truly,

Jamie Davis

Director of Bands