I hope you are enjoying your Thanksgiving long weekend, taking time to enjoy spending time with family, friends and good food! I always find that family and friends love entertainment, so practicing your choir/musical theatre and string music is a great way to spend a few hours of your weekend:) Please remember that our school week starts on a Tuesday, please don’t forget to bring all the music you need for rehearsals that day as well as showing up on time to your early morning/lunch and after school rehearsal times. I would like to say all of our ensembles have been off to a strong start and now practice will be necessary in order to reinforce concepts and music that has been learned in class. We are only as strong as we choose to be, so please choose excellence and do YOUR part to improve no matter where you are starting from…it will pay off!
A Few ANNOUNCEMENTS AND REMINDERS:
The Great Apple Pie Event: Thank you to those students that pre sold apple pies, we are going to be making 600 pies on October 19! We will need a lot of volunteers to help make pies, students and parents please sign up here: https://www.volunteersignup.org/AKKRP?fbclid=IwAR03IoSMr179nZ4HuHuat7M4wxdonXPLjIyxJmXW19fTulhN9y9K1qs-rys
If you didn’t sell pies, you can still volunteer for shifts and you WILL make money to put towards your student account! WE NEED APPLES, please bring in apples this week if you know someone with a tree or if you can go pick apples in an orchard please bring them in! All information and details for this event can be found here: https://reynoldsmusic.ca/the-great-apple-pie-event/
REAL GROUP Concert money: Vocal Jazz students you MUST bring your payment of $34 in to me by Tuesday, if not I will have to sell those tickets to someone else. DO NOT miss this concert, it will be OUTSTANDING. Cheques can be made out to Reynolds Secondary and the concert is October 19 at 8pm at the Farquhar Auditorium at UVic.
MUSICAL THEATRE PARENTS MEETING: Tuesday, October 15 all musical theatre parents are welcome to attend a meeting in the theatre at 7:00pm to discuss the musical and where you can help out with volunteering. We can’t do these shows without parent support, so please come out and get the scoop on volunteering. It truly is a fun way to get involved in our school community!
RMPA Meeting on Thursday at 7pm-new parents please come check it out if you want to learn what has been going on in the world of music at Reynolds!
UPCOMING JUNIOR TOUR MEETING for parents and students on October 23 @6pm in the band room. If you are interested in coming on the Junior (grade 9 and 10) Band and Choir Tour to Edmonton please attend this meeting for more information!
Here are your updates for the week:
Monday October 14 THANKSGIVING, no school
Tuesday October 15
7:15-8:20am Junior Choir in Annex C, please be there on time and we will work through some of our new music, great sound so far! Please start reinforcing what we go over in personal practice time:) Orange group will be in Choir this week and blue 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 for this term! I am looking forward to a great year of jazz! Please bring in your Real Group Concert Money of $34 in an envelope with your name on it. I have already ordered tickets for you, so I need to deposit money this week. I have also put practice and listening tracks for you here: https://reynoldsmusic.ca/vocal-jazz-practice-listening-tracks/
3:25-4:45 Senior Choir in Annex C, Please be on time and BE prepared, we will be learning some new sections and sight reading a new piece:)
Wednesday October 16
7:15-8:20am Strings in the Theatre, working in our new 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:)
3:25-4:45 Junior Choir, We will be looking at some solo sections of music so you know what to practice. Late and absences are now going to start affecting your overall grade, so do your part to organize and ensure you communicate with me ahead of time.
Thursday October 17
7:15-8:20am Senior Choir, be on time and prepared. I am hoping to sing through at least a couple of our pieces all the way through and make some musicality choices.
11:17-12:12 Strings, please meet in room 143. Bring your lunch and we will set up and play through a few sections I want to focus in on in your music.
3:25-5:00 Musical Theatre, everyone needs to be in attendance as we will try to finish up Sweet and Lowdown with Kanika. Those dancers from Thursday, 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 I would like to run vocals for Sweet and Lowdown, review the dance with everyone and I would like to start vocals for Fascinating Rhythm (Sam and Arlo) with full cast and Demon Rum (Alexis, Marcus and Dexter) and Vice Squad
RMPA Meeting 7pm.
Friday October 18
I will be in at lunch time, Shelby, Alex and Sydney let’s have a quick Crew meeting to plan for next month.
Set up for Apple Pie– please see Mr. Davis if you can help out!
Looking forward to a great week of music making, be kind to one another and WORK HARD:)
Saturday October 19 Apple Pie Making Day and Real Group Concert!
Happy thanksgiving everyone!!