Band Updates and Rehearsal Schedule for May 31-June 4th

Grade 9 Field Trip

The grade 9 band students will be taking a field trip to Confederation Centre of the Arts to see the musical “Between Breaths” on Wednesday, June 9th. An e-mail was sent to grade 9 parents through Groupwise on Friday, and it can also be viewed here:

June 9th Field Trip Information

Please let me know no later than Monday, May 31st if your grade 9 student will not be participating so that we can confirm our seats!

Year-end Concert

I am very excited to let you know that we are working on a plan for a final spring performance opportunity which would involve a separate short concert in the gym for each of our four bands (7, 8, 9 and Jazz) with a small audience in the bleachers. Details are still being worked out and, if our plan is approved, dates and times for the concerts will be provided early next week.

Rehearsals this Week

In preparation for the final concert of the year, we will follow the regular rehearsal schedule this week:

Tuesday, June 1st: Grade 7 Early AM Band

Wednesday, June 2nd: Grade 8 Early AM Band and Jazz Band from 3:15-4:15 pm

Thursday, June 3rd: Grade 9 Early AM Band

Rehearsal Schedule for May 24th-28th

Tuesday, May 25th: Grade 7 Early AM Flute Sectional (Flutes only!)

Wednesday, May 26th: Grade 8 Early AM Band

Thursday, May 27th: Grade 9 Early AM Band

**Please note that Jazz Band is canceled after school on Wednesday. My apologies; meetings keep getting scheduled at this time! I will have a Jazz band meeting on Tuesday to see if we can find an alternate time to rehearse next week.

Rehearsal Schedule: May 17th-21St

Please note the changes to the rehearsal schedule for next week. I will be out of the building on Wednesday and on Thursday morning. I apologize for any inconvenience these changes may cause.

Monday, May 17th: Grade 8 Early AM Band

Tuesday, May 18th: Grade 7 Early AM Band

Wednesday, May 19th: Grade 8 Early AM Band is cancelled, Jazz Band is cancelled

Thursday, May 20th: Grade 9 Early AM Band is cancelled, Jazz Band will be held during the lunch break from 12:20-12:55

Friday, May 21st: Grade 9 Early AM Band

May 10th-14th Rehearsals

Please find below the band rehearsal schedule for the week of May 10th-14th:

Tuesday, May 11th: Early AM Band for Grade 7 CLARINETS only.

Wednesday, May 12th: Grade 8 Early AM Band and Jazz Band from 3:15-4:15 pm

Thursday, May 13th: Grade 9 Early AM Band

*EWS Band program application forms have been sent to Eliot River, Central Queens and Englewood. If you know of any grade 6 students who are interested in applying to be in the grade 7 band program next year, please let them know that the application form link has been e-mailed to parents by the administration at each elementary school. PDF (printable) copies of the application form are also available. The deadline for applications has been extended to Friday, May 14th.