Hello everyone, I hope you all had a good weekend! Can you believe we are already into December?! With that being said, please ensure that you have put in practice time for ALL of your ensembles because our Concerts are coming up fast!
Thank you to all of the Choir students that came out to our first Choir Retreat. It was a lot of fun to see you all working together, singing, learning, creating and having FUN together as a team! I am so grateful I get to work with such outstanding students, for those that missed out please ensure you COMMUNICATE your absences to me and know that you have some catching up to do after our fantastic clinic with Elizabeth. I hope we can make this an annual tradition – your performances blew me away and I had the BEST time with you all! Thanks to Mr. G and Mr. Davis for their help setting up and tearing down – I’m so lucky to have friends like you that I get to work with! I LOVE MY CHOIR KIDS!
Coffee Night was also really well done last week, thanks to those that organized, helped with tear down/set up and to everyone that performed, bravo!
Events Coming Up:
December 6 VOCAL JAZZ RETREAT with Fifth Street- Senior Vocal Jazz students will be having a clinic/performance experience with an outstanding local a cappella group, Fifth Street! They will work on two tunes, have a beatboxing session and have bonding and fun activity time as a group, all for the low price of $25, please have payment in by Monday, November 25. Info is posted here: VocalJazzRetreat2019
*I’m still missing some VJ Retreat payments, please get them in by tomorrow!
Secret Santa Sign up starts on Monday this week, sign up in the band room. It will be split between Junior and Senior students. Names will be given out on Friday at lunch in the band room for anyone who would like to participate!
WINTER SHOWCASE on DECEMBER 11 @ 7pm in the Reynolds Theatre – ALL MUSICAL THEATRE AND PIT BAND STUDENTS will be performing Sweet and Lowdown. Call time will be 5:30 for ALL MUSICAL CAST AND SELECTED CREW MEMBERS.
WINTER CONCERTS are coming up for CHOIRS, CONCERT BANDS AND STRINGS on DECEMBER 17 @ 7pm in the Reynolds Gym and VOCAL JAZZ AND JAZZ BANDS on DECEMBER 18 @ 7pm in the Reynolds Gym. MAKE SURE TO BE THERE:)
Here are your Updates for the Week:
Monday December 2
11:17-12:12 Vocal Jazz -Please have a listen to your practice tracks and come PREPARED. BRING IN PAYMENT FOR THE VOCAL JAZZ RETREAT. You will have some sectional time while I work with the rhythm section at the beginning of class. Here is a link to practice tracks: https://reynoldsmusic.ca/vocal-jazz-practice-trax-for-winter-concert/
3:25-5:00 Musical Theatre, Reviewing Delishious and Gotta Be There and Demon Rum. Scenes will be on stage with Tea, along with running Sweet and Lowdown. Review your music and dancing and BE PREPARED:) A week away from your debut performance;)
Tuesday December 3
7:15-8:20am Junior Choir in Annex C, Please ensure you are on time and prepared. Only a few more rehearsals until your big performance. I will announce soloists and be handing out the Christmas Sing Along that will be perform with the band – FUN!
11:17-12:12 Senior Vocal Jazz in Annex C. Please be on time and be prepared, I will be putting you on the sound system, with the rhythm section, please set up quickly and eat so that we can get in some good rehearsal time before your retreat!
3:25-4:45pm Senior Choir in Annex C, Please be on time and be ready to work after school, we have a lot to still work on and get memorized for the concert in December:) Sam and Andra please bring your instruments. Be prepared to do some serious work on Northern Lights and the end of Making Christmas needs to be practiced and prepared:)
Wednesday December 4
7:15-8:20am Strings in the Theatre. Please be on time, get tuned and be prepared with notes practiced especially for Steampunk and Journey of the Magi. Ensure you have put in practice time before this rehearsal!
11:17-12:12 VOCAL JAZZ SOLOIST WORK – I’ll let you know my solo choices on Monday and I would like people wanting to try for improv solos on Le Nommage and Scarborough to come to my office to go over solo sections with me and try some improv in the Choir Annex.
3:25-4:45 Junior Choir, in Annex C, please be on time and prepared to do some work after school today. We will be running our set for the concert with soloists!
Thursday December 5
7:15-8:20am Senior Choir, please be ON TIME and ready to sing, a lot of progress last week, please ensure you have put in practice time and are memorizing this week!
11:17-12:12 Strings in the THEATRE, please be on time and ready to play. We will try running our set and cleaning a few sections.
3:25-5:00 Musical Theatre, Finishing up on Fascinating Rhythm small group dances with Kanika, and running it through with everyone. Running Sweet and Lowdown at the end and running scene work as well as soloist work with me.
Friday Nov 29
12:30pm Vocal Jazz Soloist workshop with Jilaine form Fifth Street in the Band Room.
1:30-4:00 VOCAL JAZZ RETREAT IN THE CHOIR ANNEX with FIFTH STREET. BE ON TIME AND DO NOT MISS THIS OUTSTANDING OPPORTUNITY!
1:10-3:00 Musical Crew, lots to get prepped for December 11 show, please be there prepping sound and crew set up for the stage performance.
Looking forward to a great week of music making with you all. Please practice before your rehearsals and ensure you are contributing to the team – every voice matters! Take care of one another, be kind, work hard and have fun.