Choir/String Updates for May 21

Choir/String Updates for May 21

Hello all, I hope you had a fantastic long weekend!

Firstly, a HUGE congratulations to Mr. Davis and the Reynolds Marching Band/Colour Party for their outstanding performance at the Victoria Day Parade! I know how hard you all worked and all the mornings that were dedicated to making this performance a success. It just goes to show that hard work pays off and is all worth it in the end, I am so proud of you all and our fearless Band Director, BRAVO! Thank you to the wonderful parent volunteers that help our kids be successful and hydrated, you rock!

Thank you to Reynolds Vocal Jazz for performing last week for the incoming Grade 9’s, you all did a fantastic job and got the kids super excited about singing at Reynolds! Thank you to our amazing String Students for a great District rehearsal with Esquimalt, Oak Bay and Mt. Doug students, you were sounding fantastic and I can’t wait to hear you at UVic on Tuesday (tomorrow)! Despite a tiring and busy schedule our musicians are really coming through and I am so proud of all that you have accomplished so far!

Now on to the next big thing!! I hope you got some rest in this weekend because we have a lot more going on to end our year in the music program! Please ensure you put some practice time in before I see you tomorrow (in ALL Choral and String classes). I gave up time last week for marching band and I expect you to make it up by putting in your own practice time. Reminder that our Choir/Strings Concert is coming up in just over 3 weeks on June 12 at St. Dunstan’s Church. We have lots to cover, so make sure you are on time and prepared this week. Let’s have fun and make incredible music!:)

TOMORROW, May 21 at 7pm at the UVIC McKinnon Gym is the Strings ORCHESTRA FINALE. The call time is at 6:30pm in full uniform of ALL BLACK dress clothes, black shoes, black socks. Students are responsible for bringing their instrument and all of their music (except the basses, we will bring them for you). When you arrive please find the Reynolds section (will be labelled) and leave all of your cases, jackets, etc. in that space. All grads will be honoured with their own folder. This is a HUGE event with all of the strings players across our district, please be prepared, professional and assist whenever needed. Thank you for a great rehearsal last Thursday, I am so excited to hear you all play!

Please remember we are starting this week on a TUESDAY schedule. Be on time, be prepared, get some sleep and let’s keep working towards an outstanding performance in June! Here is your weekly rundown:

Tuesday:

7:15-8:20 Concert Choir, please come prepared having practiced Come Back to Me in Dreams and Bohemian Rhapsody. Practice tracks are found here https://reynoldsmusic.ca/music-tracks/page/2/

11:17-12:12 Vocal Jazz, please make sure you have practice Alone Together and Poison Tree, practice tracks are there to help you improve and grow!

3:20-4:45 Chamber Choir, please ensure you have practiced Wandrers Nachtlied and Bohemian Rhapsody, practice tracks are up for you to help!

6:30 Strings Orchestra Finale, meet at the McKinnon Gym at UVic in full uniform with your instruments and music. Concert begins at 7 and should be finished by 8 pm. See you there!

Wednesday:

7:15-8:20 Strings, please be on time and ready to rehearse for our end of year concert! only 3 weeks left so we have to rehearse as much as we can.

3:15-4:45 Concert Choir, please be on time and ready to sing. We have lots to cover for the end of the year performance!

Thursday:

7:15-8:20 Chamber Choir, please be on time and ready to rehearse. I would like to run through all of our music for the end of the year:))))

11:17-12:12 Strings, please be on time and ready to rehearse.

Friday:

I will be unavailable this day, send me an email or text if you need to reach me.

Looking forward to getting back into the swing of regular rehearsal times, please know that this will be another push to get us through to the next few concerts. So stay on top of school work, practice, ask for help if you need it and get some sleep. Let’s end this year off right, working hard and making exceptional music!

Ms. Kerr