Band News (Nov.14-18)

All band students who have Recipes in Jars paper orders should bring them to Mrs. Peters in the band area on Monday morning. Tuesday will be our count day.

This week’s early morning band rehearsal schedule is as follows:

Tuesday: Grade 7 early am band 

Wednesday: Grade 8 early am band is CANCELED 

Thursday: Grade 9 early am band, Jazz Band at 12:30 (this week only)

Remembrance Day Service in Crapaud

Congratulations to the grade 9 band students on their excellent performance at the school Remembrance Day assembly today. The Grade 9 band will also perform during the Remembrance Day Service tomorrow (Friday, November 11th) in Crapaud. Students received a program for the service today, and they are asked to arrive at the cenotaph by 10:15 a.m. in uniform. The cenotaph is located at the intersection of Route 13 and the Old Mill Road. Student are remionded to please dress for the weather as this is an outdoor service.

If you have time following the service to help unload music stands and percussion equipment back at East Wiltshire a few extra hands would be welcome.

Thank you so much for your support…it’s been a busy week!

Congratulations 🎉

Congratulations to all of the wonderful band students who performed at the family of schools concert last night. It was amazing! Thank you to everyone who came out to support the band programs in our schools…to say that it was a full house is an understatement! This was such a great way to showcase our bands early in the school year and I am so grateful that the power stayed on at Bluefield!

Next week I will be filling the band binders with Christmas music! Get ready to listen to some new tunes at home, and please mark Wednesday, December 7th on your calendars 🎶

Rehearsals tomorrow

The grade 8 band had two rehearsals today and they are sounding great!

Grade 7 early morning band is canceled for tomorrow because of the evening concert.

There will be a grade 7 full band rehearsal, and a grade 9 full band rehearsal tomorrow during class time.

All grade 7 and grade 9 band students should bring instruments and music to school tomorrow.

Grade 7 white long t-shirts arrived today and will be distributed tomorrow during period 1. Grade 7’s will wear their uniforms for the concert tomorrow night and they seem to be pretty happy about that!

I’m looking forward to seeing you all at Bluefield tomorrow night!

Rehearsals next week

Monday: Grade 8 early morning band

Tuesday: Grade 7 early morning band is canceled, Concert at Bluefield at 7:00 p.m. *Students are asked to arrive at Bluefield by 6:20 p.m.

Wednesday: Grade 8 early morning band is canceled

Thursday: Grade 9 early morning band, Remembrance Day Assembly at 9:15 a.m.

Friday: Grade 9’s perform at the Remembrance Day ceremony (Crapaud cenotaph). Students are asked to arrive at 10:00 a.m. I will need a few volunteers to meet me at EWS following the ceremony to help unload music stands and percussion equipment from the rental truck. If you are able to help with this please let me know. Thank you

Upcoming Events

I just wanted to send out a few reminders about all of the band events that are happening next week. Please take a few moments to read the latest band news. Thank you!

  1.  All three bands (grade 7, 8, and 9) will be performing in a band concert at Bluefield High School on Tuesday, November 8th.  The concert will begin at 7:00 p.m. and students are asked to arrive by 6:20 p.m. Grade 8 and 9 students will wear their uniforms, and grade 7 students are asked to wear a shirt in a solid color (no logos or patterns) and black pants. *If the white long sleeve t-shirts arrive by Tuesday I will let you know, and grade 7 students can wear the full uniform.  Band vests were passed out to grade 7’s this week.
  1. Grade 9 band students will perform at the school Remembrance Day assembly on Thursday, November 10th in our gymnasium, and at the outdoor Legion Remembrance Day service in Crapaud on Friday, November 11th.  Students will need to provide their own transportation to the Crapaud service. Uniforms are required for both events. Times will be posted next week.
  1. All students are asked to pay the $25 band fee by November 25th.  Payments can be made during parent-teacher conferences or sent in by e-transfer (eastwiltshire@edu.pe.ca). These fees pay for instrument repair and maintenance, band supplies (reeds, cleaning cloths, valve oil, etc.) and the white t-shirts that are worn with the band vests.  
  1. All of our fun, extra-curricular activities and field trips are supported by our fundraising campaign.  The details for the Recipes in Jars campaign can be found on the Oct. 27th blog post. Online sales are encouraged, but paper order forms have also been distributed to students. Students who sell 6 jars will be invited to attend an ice cream party in December.
  1. All students have one playing assignment and a chapter of music theory to complete for the first assessment period (details are in their Google Classrooms).  In addition to this, students are asked to practice at home to prepare for upcoming performances.  Home practice is really the most important of the three assignments.  Please encourage your child to practice during this long weekend! Thank you for your support!

Rehearsals tomorrow

Grade 7 early morning band rehearsal will be held as usual tomorrow morning.

There will be a full band rehearsal for grade 9’s tomorrow during period 5. 9D and 9B students are asked to please bring their instruments and music to school tomorrow.

Grade 8 early morning band practice will be held as usual on Wednesday morning.

All students are asked to bring their instruments home on Wednesday after school to complete playing assignments (see Google Classroom) and to practice for the concert at Bluefield on Tuesday, November 8th.

Happy Halloween!