Choir/String/Musical Updates for October 21st-24

Choir/String/Musical Updates for October 21st-24

Hello all,

Sorry for the lateness of my weekly updates, but I just got back into town this morning. What a fun and amazing weekend we had, thank you so much to those that volunteered their time and efforts to come out and make/distribute 600 Apple Pies. It was a lot of hard work and a lot of fun and I am so proud of the team work show by all of our Reynolds Music students!

The Real Group Concert was so fantastic this weekend as well, I hope you are as inspired as I am to come back and work on Vocal Music. Thanks to all of our amazing students that came out to support these outstanding artists, you don’t see/hear a group like that every day, wow!

We have 4 Students representing Reynolds at BCMEA this week, congratulations to Alex, Sarah, Bella and Millie, we are so proud of you and I hope you have an amazing experience this week. I will also be away for BCMEA and as such there WILL BE CHANGES TO THE SCHEDULE THIS WEEK, so please double check dates and times here:)

Important Info Coming up:

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

 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!


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. 

Here is what this week looks like, again PLEASE DOUBLE CHECK TIME CHANGES AND CANCELLATIONS DUE TO BCMEA and make sure you put in practice time during this long weekend for ALL ENSEMBLES you are a part of:

Monday October 21

3:25-5:00 Musical Theatre, I will do some blocking for Sweet and Lowdown and learn parts for Fascinating Rhythm. Everyone must be at rehearsal.

Tuesday October 22

7:15-8:20am Junior Choir in Annex C, please be there on time and we will work through our music-especially We Remember Them, have that ready! Please start reinforcing what we go over in personal practice time:) Blue group will be in Choir this week and orange group will be in Jazz band.

11:17-12:12 Senior Vocal Jazz in Annex C. Bring your lunch and we will look at some new music. Thanks for a great concert this week at UVic, I hope you enjoyed seeing the Real Group! I have also put practice and listening tracks for you here:

3:25-4:45 Senior Choir in Annex C, Please be on time and BE prepared, we will be learning some new sections in our music and running We Remember Them- have it ready!

Wednesday October 23

7:15-8:20am Strings in the Theatre, working in our seating arrangement and looking at our music. Please be on time and try to come early if you tend to have tuning issues with your instrument. Please ensure you have put in practice time before this rehearsal and ensure you have a copy of your playing test for the term!

3:20-4:15 Junior Choir, PLEASE NOTE THE TIME CHANGE THIS WEEK ONLY! I have to catch the ferry over to Vancouver to set up for BCMEA as the Honour VJ Coordinator. Enjoy an early day and make sure you practice during the long weekend!

6pm- Junior Tour Meeting for all interested Grade 9 and 10 Choir and Band Students and their Parents!

Thursday October 24

7:15-8:20am Senior Choir, CANCELLED DUE TO BCMEA…Please practice and enjoy a day off to sleep in:)

11:17-12:12 Strings, CANCELLED DUE TO BCMEA…Please practice and ensure you have your Playing tests ready for the following week:)

3:25-5:00 Musical Theatre, THIS CLASS WILL RUN WITH MS. SISKIN! All dancers need to be in attendance as we will try to finish up Sweet and Lowdown with Kanika. Dancers,, please review the video on the fb page and KNOW YOUR STUFF so that Kanika can move on and finish the dance with you. Everyone else will be doing music review of Fascinating Rhythm with Ms. Siskin from 3:25-4:00, all chorus can leave at 4 and Alexis, Dexter and Marcus will stay and work on Demon Rum with Ms. Siskin-both the scene and music from 4-5:00 (if finished earlier you can be dismissed by Ms. Siskin).

6pm MOVIE NIGHT in the Band Room, all music students are welcome!

Friday October 25 No School Pro D Day

Please keep practicing for ALL ENSEMBLES and get those requirements finished! Work hard and have fun:)

Ms. Kerr