It may be three months away, but it isn’t too early to start thinking about summer plans. There are a number of great musical opportunities that your child can participate in over the summer. Here are a few:
Any jazz students interested in participating in the TD High School Jazz Intensive are encouraged to apply. This is a great opportunity to work with phenomenal young musicians from all over the lower mainland. If you have any questions, speak with Mr. Follett.
BC Honour band and choir applications are online now. Any students interested in participating are encouraged to put together an application package in the next two weeks. See Mr. Follett or Mr. Ablitt if you have any questions.
First of all, a massive congratulations to Mr. Ablitt and all of the students involved in the very successful production of SISTER ACT for a job well done!
We have one week left before Spring break, but it is particularly busy so we wanted to post a quick reminder of everything going on. A quick note that senior tour paperwork is out now and I hope to have more information out for junior tour shortly. We have a few more announcements that we’ll make later this week, but to get a handle on what’s going on, here’s the next week of activities:
Monday, March 6
- Senior Jazz and Redhawk Voices Rehearsal ARE ON AS USUAL
- Band 10 – Have you dropped off your Chilliwack Band Festival paperwork yet?
- Neufeld Farms pickup at DW Poppy at 6:00pm tonight
Tuesday, March 7
- Senior Chamber Choir and Junior Jazz Ensemble Rehearsals ARE ON AS USUSAL
- Elementary Zone Concert starts at 7:00pm
- Anyone who can help setup after school is greatly appreciated
- Call for SWE and all touring members of Concert Band 10 is 7:30 as guest performers for the show
Wednesday, March 8
Thursday, March 9
- NO EARLY MORNING REHEARSALS FOR SJE or RHV
- Concert Band 10 participates in the Chilliwack Band Festival
Band 10 meets in the band room at 8:30am in uniform
We will be back no later than 2:00pm
**We are still looking for 1-2 parent volunteers to help chaperone the day
**Rugby 7’s players who are driving back after our performance need to contact me regarding necessary district paperwork
Friday, March 10
- NO EARLY MORNING REHEARSALS FOR SCC or JJE
- Senior Tour Medical and Permission Forms due today
- Last day before break. Please take instruments home today so they are not here over the holiday.
Saturday, March 11 – SPRING BREAK!!! See you in 2 weeks
Thank you again for your flexibility around the snow that has taken up residence here on the South Coast and to the kids for their hard work over the last two months! Let us know if you have any questions or concerns and we’ll look forward to seeing you at at least one of our shows this week.
Mark & Wayne
We have second round of Neufeld’s orders with a very quick turnaround. Forms are linked here: NeufeldsOrderFeb2017 and hard copies are in the band room hallway in “the rack”but everything needs to be back by Thursday, February 23 (day before the pro-d next week) so we have a 7 day turn-around. Please be sure your kids drop orders off in the Black Box on the Band Room Office Door, NOT the main office.
Current fundraising balances are already posted in the band hallway and will be updated with this new round as soon as possible.
Thanks so much to Mrs. Niiranen for taking this on again!
Mark & Wayne
Looks like school is on so hope to see JrJazz at 6:45. check district site @ 6:30 for updates if concerned
The district won’t be updating school status until 6:30am, but considering that DriveBC has issued a travel advisory for Hope through Langley http://www.drivebc.ca/mobile/pub/events/id/RTMC_12538.html (and the trees in my front yard are caked with ice) I’m going to cancel Senior Jazz for this morning. Please check the district website (http://www.sd35.bc.ca) for updates regarding the rest of classes for the day.
Dear Senior Wind Ensemble Families,
Considering the condition of side-streets in my own part of the community and I’m sure around the rest of the catchment, I will be cancelling Senior Wind Ensemble tomorrow morning to give all the kids some extra time to find their way to school safely tomorrow. Though it looks like we have school tomorrow, please visit the school district website at http://www.sd35.bc.ca tomorrow morning for the most current information regarding the rest of the day. Enjoy the sleep-in and drive safe tomorrow morning.
If you have any questions or concerns, do not hesitate to email me.
PS – I hope to run Senior Jazz Band on Thursday and Junior Jazz Band on Friday but I will let everyone know one way or the other tomorrow dependant upon the weather, the driving conditions and any direction from the district.
There will be no off timetable music lessons tomorrow as the district has cancelled school for students and teachers due to snow. Please check the SD35 website for details and further updates.