We got through another great week – thank you to everyone who participated, donated or were involved with the Cops for Cancer campaign this year! Our school raised over $32,000 which goes towards cancer research and sending kids to Camp Goodtimes – I am so proud to be a Roadrunner!
As for what is coming up, Musical Theatre rehearsals are in full swing now on Monday and Thursday from 3:15-4:30 in the theatre. Please ensure you have your mask and comfortable clothes for when we have dance rehearsals. Students will need a 3 ring binder to keep their music and scripts for the show, please bring these for Monday! I had a blast doing a bit of a read through on Thursday and meeting with everyone, this is going to be a fun group to work with, be prepared for the musical contract and for a lot of paperwork to come your way!
Senior Choir will be recording a Ubi Caritas for Remembrance Day in FULL UNIFORM. I am still waiting for a filming day at the end of this month, so stay tuned and do a preliminary search for your ALL BLACK uniform and blue scarf or tie please:)
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!
Choir masks are in! Each singer will be provided a clear plastic mask for singing this week. This will make breathing easier than the standard cotton mask due to the built in chin rest (the mask can’t be sucked into your mouth – yay) and it will allow me to give feedback on vowel shape and uniformity when singing – you will also be able to hear more clearly. A lot of things I can not see or correct when not wearing clear masks. You will still be spread out 6 feet apart on all sides and you are only permitted to wear these masks for Choir or Vocal Jazz – no wearing them in hallway areas, moving around the classroom (say to get a pencil or music) or classrooms as they are meant for being 6 feet apart facing forward. These masks will stay in your bag and you will need to wash them after each rehearsal with soap and water…it is quick and very easy to clean. I will go over all rules and safety regulations in classes as well:)
PLEASE REMEMBER TO ALWAYS THINK AHEAD ABOUT SAFETY PROTOCOL. “HAVE I WASHED/SANITIZED MY HANDS? DO I HAVE MY MASK ON WHEN REQUIRED TO DO SO? AM I IN AN OPEN AND SPACIOUS ROOM WHEN NEAR OTHER PEOPLE?” – this includes instrument storage, when one person is in the room allow them the time to get their things and exit before you enter. BE PATIENT, BE KIND and know that we are doing this to keep one another safe and that should ALWAYS be our first priority. So please always think ahead, for the most part you have all done a wonderful job on this, but I like to send out a reminder just so it is at the forefront of our minds – mine included!
Here is the schedule for the week:
Monday, October 5:
7:30-8:30AM SENIOR VOCAL JAZZ, Rehearsal in the THEATRE. Bring your music, YOUR CLEAR SINGING MASKS and let’s do some singing 🙂 Please have Thriller solos looked at and ready to audition with!
-Practice tracks are up for VJ Singers here: https://reynoldsmusic.ca/vocal-jazz-practice-trax/
3:00-4:30PM MUSICAL THEATRE, Cast will be meeting in the theatre after school to read through the script together, I want to finish off the First Act for sure and then we will begin music for ‘Just One Day’ with everyone. Please bring a 3 ring binder for your scripts and music!
Tuesday, October 6:
7:30-8:30AM SENIOR CHOIR, Rehearsal will be in the THEATRE, please enter in Dark Green Zone next to the Band Room. Please show up on time to sanitize your hands. You will need a 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, YOU WILL GET YOUR CHOIR MASK TODAY!
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 a 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 YOU WILL GET YOUR CHOIR MASK TODAY!
Wednesday, October 7:
7:30-8:30AM JUNIOR CHOIR, Rehearsal will be in the THEATRE, 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 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 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 8:
7:30-8:30 AM STRINGS, Rehearsal will be in the THEATRE, 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 (unless you are a bass player – I have one for you). If you are a returning students please bring back your folders to give to Ms. Kerr. If you have a tuner, please bring it – we can’t share anything so please be prepared with anything YOU need (Rosin, tuner).
3:00-4:30PM MUSICAL THEATRE, We will start some scene work with Tea and myself, along with some singing review for ‘Just One Day’ – please have your SIGNED Musical Contracts back in to me today! Dress comfortably, you will be doing some dancing with Kanika today!
Friday, October 9:
PARENT TEACHER INTERVIEWS FROM 11-1:00 ON ZOOM – No Vocal Jazz on this day due to Parent teacher meetings
Have a wonderful Thanksgiving! I hope it is filled with delicious food and fun with family and friends. Please be safe, wash your hands and don’t forget to practice!:) No rehearsals on Thanksgiving Monday!