CHOIR/STRINGS/MUSICAL Info for OCTOBER 19-23

CHOIR/STRINGS/MUSICAL Info for OCTOBER 19-23

Hello all,
I hope you had a good weekend, and hopefully did some practicing for everything we have coming up! Please ensure you take a look at everything you are involved in and are aware of everything coming up, because we have some recording sessions STARTING THIS WEEK. Please look at the dates, put them in your calendar, and be prepared. It should be a fun week of music making for you! Thank you for rolling with the changes of the flip last week and please always remember that TEAMWORK MAKES THE DREAM WORK. Please help put things away, keep things clean and ensure you are staying organized and safe within your classes. If you see someone struggling, stop and help them. This is a tough year for everyone and empathy, kindness and compassion go a LONG way. Big picture, we want you to be successful in all of your classes and we are here to help you succeed – it will take hard work and dedication from everyone, so do your best and ask for help when you need it!

 

Important INFO/REMINDERS for the week:

A REMINDER OF THE CURRENT BAND SCHEDULE. Thank you for making this work last week, it was weird, but you all managed!

ALL MORNING CHOIR AND STRINGS CLASSES (7:30-8:30AM) WILL NOW BE IN THE BAND ROOM INSTEAD OF THE THEATRE. THIS IS TO SUPPORT OUR BAND CLASSES THAT WILL NOW BE IN THE THEATRE IN ORDER TO ACCOMMODATE THE BANDS BEING SPACED OUT/DISTANCED. This way band equipment is not shuffled around all morning back and forth and transitions are easier for those classes. THANK YOU TO MR. GRAY AND MR. DAVIS FOR ALL THEIR ORGANIZATION/PLANNING FOR THIS CHANGE OVER <3

 

Senior and Junior Choir Practice Tracks and Listening were posted last week, please check them out here: https://reynoldsmusic.ca/choir-listening-practice-links/

Vocal Jazz Practice Tracks were posted here: https://reynoldsmusic.ca/vocal-jazz-practice-trax/

Musical Theatre SIGNED Contracts ARE PAST DUE, if you missed the sheet you can find it here: https://reynoldsmusic.ca/musical-theatre-contract/

 

 

Senior Choir will be recording Ubi Caritas for Remembrance Day in FULL UNIFORM. We will be filming after school in the THEATRE on Friday, October 30, so please bring your your ALL BLACK uniform and blue scarf or tie to school that day please:) I will provide the poppy.

 

Halloween filming opportunity – ALL CHOIR, VOCAL JAZZ and STRINGS students will be filming a piece for a Halloween performance I am putting together at the end of the month:) That way families can check out what we have been up to the first month back and enjoy some creepy/fun music! Be prepared to film during class time in the final week of October wearing a uniform of ALL BLACK dress clothes.

SENIOR VOCAL JAZZ (with full Rhythm Section) you will be filming Thriller on the Pro D THIS FRIDAY, October 23 from 12:00- 1:00 in the BAND ROOM. Please wear ALL BLACK and you can wear some spooky makeup or ORANGE as your pop of colour:) Thank you for a fun rehearsal on Friday – starting to sound good!

Here is the schedule for the week:

 

Monday, October 19:

7:30-8:30AM VOCAL JAZZ, Rehearsal will be in the Band room and ON SYSTEM with singers and Piano. Please show up on time and have THRILLER parts completely learned for rehearsal so I can go over a few musicality points with you – HAVE IT READY (BASSES – you’ve got this).
3:00-4:30PM MUSICAL THEATRE, in the THEATRE. Please have your SIGNED Musical Contracts back in to me today! We will be finishing off the placement and doing some run throughs for Just One Day. Biology dancing will be happening today as well along with some scene work and music with myself and Tea.

Tuesday, October 20:

7:30-8:30AM SENIOR CHOIR, Rehearsal will be in the BAND ROOM, please enter in Dark Green Zone next to the Band Room. Please show up on time to sanitize your hands. You will need you CHOIR MASK and your choir binder (if you have one) OR a black 3 ring binder AND DON’T FORGET YOUR MUSIC PLEASE! Please bring a water bottle and a pencil in your folder. Ubi Caritas and Double Trouble parts should be learned and ready to work on musicality – be ready!
3:00-4:15PM JUNIOR CHOIR, PLEASE REMEMBER THAT WE CHANGED THE START TIME TO 3:00 AND WILL END EARLIER AS WELL, SO BE ON TIME PLEASE! Rehearsal will be in the BAND ROOM, please enter in Dark Green Zone via the outside Band Room doors. Please show up on time so that you can wash your hands. You will need YOUR CHOIR MASK and your choir binder (if you have one) OR a black 3 ring binder AND DON’T FORGET YOUR MUSIC PLEASE! Please bring a water bottle and a pencil in your folder. DOUBLE TROUBLE parts should be learned and ready to work on musicality – be ready!

 

Wednesday, October 21:

7:30-8:30AM JUNIOR CHOIR, Rehearsal will be in the BAND ROOM, please enter in Dark Green Zone doors next to the Band Room. This is for all GRADE 9 & 10 students signed up for Choir. Please show up on time so that you can wash your hands. You will need a mask, YOUR CHOIR MASK and your choir binder (if you have one) OR a black 3 ring binder. Please bring a water bottle and a pencil in your folder:)
3:00-4:15PM SENIOR CHOIRPLEASE REMEMBER THAT WE CHANGED THE START TIME TO 3:00 AND WILL END EARLIER AS WELL, SO BE ON TIME PLEASE! Rehearsal will be in the BAND ROOM, please enter in Dark Green Zone doors via the outside Band Room doors. This is for all GRADE 11 & 12 students signed up for Choir (and a few exceptions). Please show up on time so that you can wash your hands. You will need a mask, YOUR CHOIR MASK and your choir binder WITH YOUR MUSIC OR a black 3 ring binder. Please bring a water bottle and a pencil in your folder:)

 

Thursday, October 22:

7:30-8:30 AM STRINGS, Rehearsal will be in the BAND ROOM, please enter in the Dark Green Zone doors next to the Band Room. This class is for students grades 9-12. Please show up on time so that you can wash your hands. You will need a mask and your instrument. If you have a tuner, please bring it – we can’t share anything so please be prepared with anything YOU need (Rosin, tuner). Practice time should have been spent learning and reviewing This Is Halloween. NEW MUSIC HANDED OUT TODAY:)
3:00-4:30PM MUSICAL THEATRE, Dress comfortably, you will be doing some dancing with Kanika today for Biology! I will be doing some more scene work and music with you today. Please get a binder to keep your music, I will try to have ALL OF YOUR MUSIC TO YOU BY TODAY.

 

Friday, October 23:

*PRO D DAY, take some time to relax and PRACTICE:)

12:00-1:00 VOCAL JAZZ, We will film THRILLER today with FULL Rhythm Section, Please wear all black with a pop of orange if you want it, or wear something spooky:) Please help put sound system away afterwards and PLEASE CHECK YOUR SCHEDULE TO MAKE SURE YOU can MAKE THIS TIME WORK:)
I hope you all have a good week! If you are not feeling great, stay home. If you aren’t sure what is happening in your classes, ask for help, myself and Mr. Davis are happy to help you any time! Please be safe, wash your hands and don’t forget to practice!:)
Ms. Kerr