Tuesday: Gr. 7 Early morning band
Wednesday: Gr. 8 Early morning band for Woodwinds only, Jazz Band from 3:15-4:15
Thursday: Gr. 9 Early morning band
The grade 7, 8 and 9 band students will be recording a spring concert in the gym on Thursday morning. The concert link will be shared with students, parents and teachers next week.
Students are reminded to bring their band instruments, music, and uniforms on Thursday morning and to come prepared to change into uniforms quickly (wear black pants and white shirts to school if possible).
We aren’t sure exactly how long it will take to record each group, especially with sanitizing in between sessions, so we will call each band to the gym as soon as we are ready for them. The approximate times are listed below.
Approximate Recording Times
7:45-8:45: Grade 9 Band (extra time for set-up)
9:00-9:45: Grade 8 Band
9:45-10:30: Grade 7 Band
10:30-11:15: Jazz Band
Grade 8 percussion class is canceled for today after school.
Grade 8’s will have an introductory percussion session with David MacDonald during EWS Band Day on Friday.
We are headed into a short but busy week for the EWS band students. Students are reminded to bring band instruments and music on Friday. Uniforms are not required. Mr Nabuurs, Mr. Fitzgerald and Mr. MacDonald are really looking forward to working with the students and I hope it will be a fun learning experience for everyone.
Here is our rehearsal schedule for this week:
Tuesday, April 6: Grade 7 Early AM Band
Wednesday, April 7: Grade 8 Early AM Band, Jazz Band from 3:15-4:15pm
Thursday, April 8: Grade 9 Early AM Band
*Extra help after school from 3:15-4:00 pm (Please let Mrs. Peters know in advance if you are staying)
Friday, April 9: EWS Band Day:
Early AM Band for Grade 8 BRASS only
Period 1: Grade 9 Brass workshop
Period 2: Grade 8 Woodwind workshop
Period 3: Grade 9 Woodwind workshop
Period 4: Grade 9 Percussion workshop
Period 5: Grade 8 Percussion workshop
All participants will receive an ice cream treat during the day. Please see Mrs. Peters before Friday if you have any food allergies. Thanks!
Have a safe and fun March Break! See you on Monday, March 22nd 🙂
Please find below a tentative rehearsal schedule for March 2021!
We will go back to rehearsing in smaller groups (woodwind, brass and percussion sectionals) in the band room next week until the circuit breaker is over. I am hopeful that we will be able to have full band rehearsals in the gym again after March Break.
As you may already know, parent-teacher interviews are not going to be held in-person this week. If you would like to schedule a telephone or Google Meet interview to discuss your child’s progress in the band program, please send me an e-mail (firstname.lastname@example.org) as soon as possible so that I can send you a link to the band interviews sign-up sheet.