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 🙂
Yearbook pictures of the grade 7, 8 and 9 band classes will be taken on Thursday, March 11th.
Band students are asked to please make sure that they bring their instruments and uniforms for the photos. The extra white shirts that were ordered will be in on Tuesday afternoon and can be picked up in the band room on Wednesday.
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.
March 2021 Rehearsal Calendar
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.
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