Storm Days and Delays

In the event of a school delay, early morning band rehearsals are canceled for the day.

School cancellations and early closures result in the automatic cancellation of after school extra-curricular activities (including band rehearsals and concerts).

If school is canceled, students are asked to please check the band blog and listen to morning announcements upon returning to school for rescheduled rehearsal dates and times.

*The final decision as to whether to travel on winter mornings always rests with parents/guardians. If you deem roads to be unsafe, please just let me know by sending me a note or an email.  If you choose to travel and roads are slippery, please take your time and arrive safely; I’ll happily let a student join the band practice late.

In the event that an early morning rehearsal has to be canceled at the last minute due to illness or unforeseen circumstances, the cancellation will be posted in Google Classroom and on the band blog by 7:00 a.m. An e-mail to parents will also be sent through SAS. Students who receive notification that early morning band has been canceled are asked to please share that information with their classmates through social media, texting, etc.

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November 30th

Just a friendly reminder that band fees ($25) are due today. Band fees cover the cost of supplies required by all students such as uniforms, reeds, drum sticks, valve oil, slide cream, cleaning cloths and tuning slide grease, as well as treats (ice cream after concerts, etc.) which are provided throughout the year.

Band fees can be paid by e-transfer (preferrred), cheque or cash. Please provide the student’s name, class, and reason for payment.  E-transfers can be sent to eastwiltshire@edu.pe.ca

Early Morning Band Rehearsal Schedule (December 1st-3rd):

Wednesday:  7:45 am Grade 8 Band

Thursday: Grade 9 Band is CANCELED for this week

Friday:  7:45 am Grade 7 Band

Early AM Band

Early morning band practices are CANCELED for Wednesday, November 17th (grade 8), Thursday, November 18th (grade 9), and Friday, November 19th (grade 7).

Students are reminded to make sure that all of their band assignments are submitted for this reporting period. One missed assignment can have a big impact on the average that will appear on report cards. Mr. FitzGerald is accepting late assignments until Wednesday, November 17th at 5:00 p.m.

Rehearsal schedule

Wednesday, November 10th: Grade 9 band will rehearse/set up for the Rememberance Day ceremony at 7:45 am

*There will be no early morning rehearsals for grade 7 and 8 bands this week due to Remembrance Day on Thursday and the PD Day on Friday.

Band Assignments: Reminder for Students in Grades 7, 8 and 9

Hi everyone!

I just wanted to provide an update for students and parents on assignments which will be counted toward band marks for the first reporting period. Practicing should be taking place on a regular basis in order to make performance assignments less stressful for everyone!

Details for all band assignments are posted regularly in Google Classroom. Grade 8 and 9 students have also received e-mail reminders about playing assignments through Google Classroom.

Please complete assignments on time, or see Mr. FitzGerald at lunch if you need extra help.

*If you need extra time with a chrome book at school, there is a chrome book for student use in the band area. You can also go to the library, or see a teacher about borrowing a chrome book to use in the band area during the lunch break or before or after school with permission from the band teacher.

GRADE 7 ASSIGNMENTS:

5 note scale pattern. Please see Mr. FitzGerald for details.

Practice note naming by completing Chapter One in Breezin Thru Theory (username and password and assignment details are in Google Classroom). A quiz will be assigned before the end of the reporting period.

GRADE 8 ASSIGNMENTS:

Chapter One in Breezin Thru Theory (review from last year) is due by Monday, November 1st. You only have to submit the drills in one clef (the one you play in). Scores for the Chapter One drills will count toward your 1st term band mark. This assignment was posted in Google Classroom on September 16th and you can review the details (username, password, instructions) in that post.

Drive Time (Page 2, #4 in the blue book) was due on October 1st. Please submit in Google Classroom.

Eb concert scale and arpeggio. Please check with Mr. FitzGerald for the due date. You may submit this assignment in Google Classroom or play it for Mr. FitzGerald in person.

GRADE 9 ASSIGNMENTS

Chapter One in Breezin’ Thru Theory (review from last year) is due by Monday, November 1st. You only have to submit the drills in one clef (the one you play in). Scores for the Chapter One drills wilI count toward your 1st term band mark. The assignment was posted on September 16th and you can review the details (username, password, instructions) in that post.

Bb concert thirds were due on October 1st. Please submit in Google Classroom.

Eb concert scale and arpeggio (also a review from last year). Please check with Mr. FitzGerald for the due date. You may submit this assignment in Google Classroom or play it for Mr. FitzGerald in person.

Thank you and have a great weekend!