Choir/Strings/Vocal Jazz Updates for April 26-30

Choir/Strings/Vocal Jazz Updates for April 26-30

Thank you to everyone for a good start up to term 4 – we are nearly there folks, and I am so proud of how far you have come in your ensembles – bravo!

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

Big thank you to all of the Reynolds students and families that came out to protest the cuts proposed by SD61 to music in elementary and middle school music programs. It was heart warming to see everyone rally together and support music in our schools!

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, April 26 PRO D DAY

NO Regularly Scheduled classes

12:30-2:00 Senior Vocal Jazz, in the Band Room with Singers and Thomas ONLY this week. Please have a water bottle, your music and a pencil. I am looking forward to getting a lot learned tomorrow!
VJ SINGERS, PLEASE DO SOME PRACTICE AND REVIEW BEFORE TOMORROW, here is a link to listening and practice tracks:

NO STRINGS REHEARSAL, I will try to add one on Friday!

Tuesday, April 27

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 start some new music together!

Wednesday, April 28

11:30-12:15 JUNIOR VOCAL JAZZ, please meet in the band room at LUNCH, please bring your lunch and we will start our new music!
3:00-4:15PM CHAMBER CHOIR, with Kay Kuang accompanist 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.

Thursday, April 29

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 new music! Please be on time with your instruments ready to play! Let’s get some playing done after already missing out on a Monday rehearsal (darn CC Day!).
-Extra help available, please email to set up a time


Friday, April 30

-POSSIBLE MORNING STRINGS REHEARSAL, we will discuss at the Thursday Lunch rehearsal- make sure you attend, we were missing a fair number of students last week!


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