Choir/Strings/VJ Updates for May 3-7

Choir/Strings/VJ Updates for May 3-7

Thank you for a good (short) week of rehearsals last week. Remember this is finally a FULL week in our Quarter 4 schedule. Remember your instruments and music and let’s get to work this week making great music together!

HERE IS THE UPDATED REHEARSAL SCHEDULE FOR TERM 4 —> Updated Q2 Reynolds Music Schedule 2020-2021 for Students

As many of you may have heard, the Victoria School District budget cuts were released on Friday with some pretty devastating news for music programs around Victoria. They are proposing HUGE cuts to our Elementary and Middle School Music programs throughout Victoria in order to cover a 7 million dollar deficit. This is taking away musical opportunities for our kids and community and impacting jobs of incredible educators around Victoria. If you are in our program it is likely because you had a GREAT middle school program and teacher, if these are taken away pretty soon there won’t be kids in the high school programs either. The district is looking for feedback on what the community thinks is important for kids in school and we hope that if you or someone you know has been impacted by music that you will continue to email your thoughts to the SD61 Board.

If any PARENTS/STUDENTS/COMMUNITY MEMBERS would like more info on how to help with advocacy for music in SD61 schools please email MUSIC PARENT ADVOCATES at to stay up to date with events that are happening over the next few days/weeks! We so appreciate everyone that is fighting to keep music in schools and support these wonderful programs. 


This week’s schedule:

Monday, May 3

7:30-8:30am STRINGS, in the Band Room. BAND 9 STUDENTS PLEASE GO TO BAND. This is our new schedule for the rest of the year – remember your instrument and music and let’s get back into the swing of things:)

3:00-4:15 SENIOR VOCAL JAZZ, in the Band Room with Singers and FULL RHYTHM SECTION. Please have a water bottle, your music and a pencil. We will also FILM some snippets from your music to send out, let’s make some great music together!
VJ SINGERS, PLEASE DO SOME PRACTICE AND REVIEW BEFORE TOMORROW, here is a link to listening and practice tracks:

Tuesday, May 4

7:30-8:30AM CHAMBER CHOIR, in the BAND ROOM – BE ON TIME WITH A BLACK BINDER AND A PENCIL:) Looking at our new music and doing a lot of singing together, be ready!
11:30-12:15 SENIOR VOCAL JAZZ, in the BAND ROOM singers with Thomas. Please bring a lunch so you can eat quickly before we get into new music.
3:00-4:00PM CONCERT CHOIR, in the Band Room – Anyone not in our auditioned Chamber Choir will be in Concert Choir, please have your black choir binder and a pencil! Be on time and ready to sing!

Wednesday, May 5

11:30-12:15 JUNIOR VOCAL JAZZ, please meet in the band room at LUNCH, please bring your lunch and we will keep chipping away at your music!
3:00-4:15PM CHAMBER CHOIR,  in the Band Room. Please turn in your Chamber Choir contracts – get them signed and BE ON TIME with ALL of your music and a PENCIL. WE WILL BE FILMING A PORTION OF OF OUR REHEARSAL SO BE READY, and DO SOME PRACTICING TO PREPARE!

Thursday, May 6

7:30-8:30AM CONCERT CHOIR, in the BAND ROOM – BE ON TIME WITH A BLACK BINDER AND A PENCIL:) Looking at our new music and doing a lot of singing together, be ready!
11:30-12:15PM STRINGS in the BAND ROOM, let’s work on our music! Please be on time with your instruments ready to play! Let’s get some work done – everyone please remember to attend!!
-Extra help available, please email to set up a time


Friday, May 7

EXTRA help available, please email me to schedule a time!


Have a great week, be kind, be safe:)
Ms. Kerr