Choir/Strings/Musical Updates Jan 20-26

Choir/Strings/Musical Updates Jan 20-26

Hello everyone, I hope you had a good weekend! Bravo to Kay Kuang on her outstanding piano recital on Saturday. You have worked so hard on your craft and we are so proud of you and all that you have accomplished, thank you for an afternoon of beautiful music!

I’m sure you have all been studying in order to prepare for exam week, please know that if you are feeling stressed out about exams this week and need extra study time we will adjust our rehearsal schedule in order to make exams a priority. We want you to be successful in your academics, so please talk to us if you need help or can’t make a rehearsal. PLEASE READ THE SCHEDULE CAREFULLY FOR CHANGES DUE TO EXAMS. Good luck with your exams, work hard and finish strong, you can do this!

Thank you for adjusting accordingly with the snowy weather last week, I didn’t want to risk anyone getting hurt on our early morning rehearsals, so we have some work to do this week after school in order to get going on our music. I will not call morning rehearsals this week, in order to be respectful of your exam schedule.

Events COMING UP:

MUSICAL THEATRE Silent Auction Burger and Beer Night is next Sunday, January 26  from 4-8pm at the Monkey Tree Pub – this event is our ONLY fundraiser for the Musical Theatre Production. Please come and support these amazing students and bid on some fantastic items! Tickets are $20 (will include a burger-beef, chicken or veggie and a beer of your choice on tap) and the tickets are available now from Ms. Kerr and the Reynolds Office! This is a great night of fun, we hope you can join us!
Musical Theatre Students, here is the link to the Google doc to fill out your Silent Auction Item https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1rNB3XVtwoBkA-WhWTQCBUL8bTIqRON6P_qvq2HiM67k/edit?ts=5e0e9116#gid=0
Nice Work If You Can Get It tickets ARE AVAILABLE NOW from Ms. Kerr or the Reynolds Office. $10 for students and $12 for everyone else! Don’t miss this year’s show. Cheques can be made out to Reynolds Secondary. Thank you to music parent Andrea de Lange for her work on our posters and tickets, you rock!

February 1st Vocal Jazz Festival at Oak Bay with Soundsation. This is an all day event again from 10:15AM-9PM, students should bring a lunch, water and snacks and students will be provided with dinner if they choose one of the options on the hand out ($7 for sushi or pizza). Info is located here: Vocal Jazz Festival 2019  Students will receive a full clinic with Soundsation and have the opportunity to choose a specialized clinic of their choice with students from around Victoria. We did this last year and it was an incredible experience for our students. PLEASE hand in you forms this week and Dinner payment, please note the start time change. We have an earlier clinic to accommodate a student conflict.
February 22, Choral Collaboration Event at Belmont Secondary School. This is an event for ALL Choir students, where they learn outstanding music and sing with their peers around Victoria. They work with Clinicians BRIAN TATE AND ERICA PHARE-BERG and have a full morning of singing and fun! I will have info out to you to take home this week!
Family Day February 17 Rehearsal for Musical Theatre from 12-6:00 (with possibility of going longer)

A lot coming up, please make sure you have these in your calendar and that you do NOT miss these important events and rehearsals.

Here is you schedule for this week:

Monday, January 20

11:17-12:12 Vocal Jazz in the Choir Annex on mics with FULL RHYTHM SECTION, let’s run our festival music and clean up some spots, please bring in your forms for the Vocal Jazz Festival this week along with dinner money link is above if you forgot the form. I also want to work on some of the solo sections, get some new people trying improv…IF YOU WANT A SOLO BE THERE TOMORROW

3:25-5:30 Musical Theatre, please BRING IN MONEY TO BUY SILENT AUCTION TICKETS, you must sell two each. Run Fascinating Rhythm with the scene before memorized. Run Demon Rum – vocals prepared tomorrow along with the choreography, have it memorized. We will run ‘I’ve Gotta Be There’ choreography from Sunday for review. Nadia rehearse ‘But Not For Me’ and ‘Hanging Around With You’ with Ms. Gosling. Vocals for We’ve Got to Be There with Vice Squad and Chorus Girls with Ms. Gosling. Arlo, Sam and Levi Do, Do, Do vocals with Ms. Kerr. 4:30-5:30 we will be blocking Act 2 scene 1 and 2 with Grace, Arlo, Sam, Nadia, Levi, Alexis, Marcus, Dexter, and Maya – each of you please review your lines before rehearsal tomorrow, this is a big one!

Tuesday, January 21:

 Junior Choir, NO EARLY MORNING CHOIR DUE TO EXAM WEEK

Vocal Jazz NO VOCAL JAZZ DUE TO EXAMS

3:25-4:30 Senior Choir in the Choir Annex, we will only rehearse for an hour after school in order to get going on our Choral Collaboration Music and to be mindful of exams. Please come sing and have fun for an hour!

Wednesday, January 22:

 Strings  NO EARLY MORNING STRINGS DUE TO EXAMS

3:25-4:30 Junior Choir in the Choir Annex, we will only rehearse for an hour after school in order to get going on our Choral Collaboration Music and to be mindful of exams. Please come sing and have fun for an hour!

Thursday, January 23:

Senior Choir  NO EARLY MORNING CHOIR DUE TO EXAMS/CURRICULUM COMPLETION DAY

Strings NO STRINGS AS IT IS CURRICULUM COMPLETION DAY

2:30-4:30 Musical Theatre  THIS IS AN ADJUSTED TIME, IF YOU HAVE AN EXAM YOU ARE EXCUSED. Kanika will be finishing I’ve Gotta Be There with Arlo and Girl dancers/singers. I will be finishing up music with a few people Blah. Blah, Blah Reprise with Levi and Maya, Let’s Call the Whole Thing Off Reprise with Arlo and Nadia, Will You Remember Me with Nadia, Delishious Reprise with Grace and Marcus and Someone to Watch Over Me Reprise with Arlo and Nadia. Tea will be running Act 2 Scene 4 with Alexis, Sam, Dexter, Grace, Levi, Maya, Marcus and Naomi

Friday, January 24:

Crew, Senior Crew members please check in with me to work on some Big projects this week. I WILL NOT BE CALLING ALL CREW KIDS. Shelby, Sydney, Alex, Kym, Ivy and Anita we will meet to get some projects finished, I will check in with you about a time we can meet that does not interfere with your exams. Thank you for your work this past week, we have gotten a lot done!

Sunday, January 26:

1-3:30 Musical Theatre, please come through theatre side door and DO NOT open any other door in the school. Review and fix spacing for Demon Rum. Finishing any choreography for We’ve Gotta Be There. S’Wonderful Choreo with Nadia and Arlo. We will also do some music review this day to prepare for the Sitzprobe (sing through) with the Pit Band on Monday January 27, be ready! Stay tuned for a list of music later this week!

MUSICAL THEATRE SILENT AUCTION 4-8 at THE MONKEY TREE PUB. Join us for a burger, beer and a whole lot of great auction items! We are a pretty fun group and all money goes towards funding the Musical Theatre Program, we hope to see you there!!

Much luck and good wishes to you on exam week! Work hard, study hard, we are proud of you!

Ms. Kerr