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 (email@example.com) as soon as possible so that I can send you a link to the band interviews sign-up sheet.
I just wanted to post a quick update in light of today’s CPHO news conference.
I will provide a new rehearsal schedule for this week as soon as I get more information about the circuit breaker measures and how they might affect our band practices.
Take care, everyone!
Grade 8 early morning band will go ahead tomorrow (Wednesday) as scheduled.
Grade 9 Jazz band is canceled for tomorrow after school.
The band room will be open after school tomorrow from 3:15-4:15 pm for students who want to practice, get extra help, or record playing assignments.
A reminder that the band room is open every Day 1 and Day 4 during the lunch break for students who wish to practice or record assignments.
Late assignments must be submitted by 3:00 pm on Thursday, February 25th in order to be included on the March report card.
A new sign up sheet for the remaining grade 8 percussion auditions will be added to Google Classroom tomorrow.
Percussion auditions have now been scheduled for MONDAY, February 22nd. Please click on the button to see your audition time and please arrive on time for your audition with your current instrument and music. A notice has also been posted in the grade 8 Google Classrooms. Be prepared to play the assigned scale (Bb concert) and technique study (Drive Time) and review the rhythms at the back of the blue book. Good luck to all!
Due to repairs that had to made to the basketball nets in the gym this morning, grade 9 rehearsals were moved to the band room and I ran two 25 minute sectionals instead of a full band practice.
Because of this change, we will have a full grade 9 early morning band practice in the gym next Thursday, February 18th. The grade 9 brass sectional scheduled for Friday, February 19th is cancelled.
Thank you, and have a safe and fun long weekend!
Band uniforms were passed out to all students before Christmas, but we were missing a few sizes. Orders are being placed on Monday for white band shirts and vests for those who need them. Please click on the link below and complete the Google Form if your child needs to order a new white shirt and/or vest or if they need a different size. The cost of uniforms is covered by the annual $25 band fee. Thank you
Order form link: https://forms.gle/qtBH22KpBNKh3gbh9
Hi everyone and happy storm day!
Grade 7 Early AM Brass rehearsal is canceled for tomorrow.
All grade 7’s will have an early am band practice in the gym next Tuesday, February 16th.
A sign up sheet for grade 8 students to express interest in auditioning for percussion has been posted in the grade 8 Google Classrooms. Please add your name if you are interested.
Detailed information on the audition process can also be found here on the band blog: