Choir/String/Musical Updates for Jan 21-25

Choir/String/Musical Updates for Jan 21-25

Hello everyone,

Great rehearsals last week, well done to all of our music students for another wonderful term of music making! It is exam week and we want all of our students to be successful on their end of semester exams. Due to the stress that can accompany students during this time we have decided to cancel many of our outside of the timetable rehearsals so that students can get lots of rest and study time in this week. However, some students do not have as many exams and we ask that those kids use that time to practice and prepare for upcoming performances (of which there are quite a few coming up).

Musical Theatre – thank you for some great rehearsals this week, please ensure you are memorizing lyrics and practicing your choreography. Everyone needs to be at rehearsal on Monday, Jan 21 for some group choreography for our finale number. If you need any extra help, please come see me this week as I will have extra time during exam week to work with individuals. I would like Act 2 memorized by February 3rd and I will be blocking scenes every week. Our Sitzprobe (sing through) of the ENTIRE show is in ONE WEEK on Monday January 28 after school with the pit band. So the focus this week is ensuring that all music has been taught and we are able to sing through it all confidently. Soloists please see me if you have questions or need extra help with anything before Monday. There will be mics set up so you can hear yourself against the band.

Crew, thank you for getting the majority of the set up and starting the painting, you are all rockstars-the set and props are looking great! You also need to bring in Silent Auction Items and sell tickets, come and see me this week!

Musical Theatre Silent Auction, this Sunday January 27 from 4-8 at the Monkey Tree Pub – cast, crew and pit band you are ALL responsible for bringing in an item for the Silent Auction Fundraiser. There are still many of you that have not brought your items in yet and some of you that have not put together something that will be a well put together package. A $20 gift card is not going to be visually appealing nor will it make us very much money at the auction, so put thought into how to make something look like a nice package. Examples are date night packages or if you get a coffee basket then get coffee, a cup and a gift card…that will sell! This is a part of the course, so make sure you try your hardest to find something appropriate for this event. GET YOUR ITEMS IN ASAP!

Tickets for the Silent Auction, Burger and Beer Night are $20 and are available through Ms. Kerr or the office. Each student is responsible for selling 2 tickets to anyone that is 19+. There will be two rounds of bidding at 6 and 7 pm and your ticket includes a burger (beef, chicken, veggie) and any on tap beer or house red or white wine (soda is available as well). So you can come enjoy a nice dinner with supporters of Reynolds Musical Theatre and bid on some fantastic items that the students worked to acquire from great companies around our community.

Forms for Sister Act T-Shirts will be handed out to students this week, they will be due on Feb 11 and are $20 a shirt. It will have a great graphic with the logo on the front and cast, crew, costumes  or pit band written on the back – costume parents can buy them too if you want them!

Sister Act tickets are now for sale, $10 regular admission and $9 for students. It’s going to be a fantastic show, don’t miss it!

Updates for the Week:

Monday;

Vocal Jazz Cancelled

Musical Theatre 3:25-5:30 BRING IN YOUR AUCTION ITEMS. Everyone will be asked about their auction item. Full Ensemble dance rehearsal with Kanika, wear comfy clothes and deodorant:)

Tuesday:

Junior Choir – Cancelled for quiet week

Afternoon Rehearsal with Emily for Sister Act

Senior Choir – Cancelled for Quiet Week

Wednesday:

Strings – cancelled for quiet week

Junior Choir – cancelled for quiet week

Thursday:

Senior Choir- Cancelled due to exams

Musical Theatre 3:00-5:00, music and scene blocking rehearsal. If you have an exam that conflicts please let me know.

Friday:

Curriculum Completion Day

Crew – please come in from 1-3 to get a few projects finished. If you have CC please email me ahead of time.

Sunday:

Musical Theatre 1:30-4:00 work on Finale Dance

Silent Auction Burger and Beer Night from 4-8 at the Monkey Tree Pub – come join us and support our Musical Theatre Students!

Good luck to all of you on your tests, projects and exams this week. Work hard and take those extra days to catch up on sleep and study. Have a great week, my door is always open if you want some extra help on anything!

Ms. Kerr