19/10/15 Music Department Update

Just a quick update as we’re back from the long weekend

  1. Fundraising has started! Neufeld Order Forms have been sent home with kids – extras are available in the Band Room. Deadline for submission is Oct 18 (midnight for online orders) and pickup is Wednesday Oct 30th at 7pm – people must pick up their orders as we cannot hold them. Anyone with questions can email Pamala Combs at pamala.combs@telus.net or call/text 604.838.7877
    • Hard copies of order forms are still available in the band room
    • Online orders are live through SchoolCashOnline
  2. Practice Cards are live and on to their 3rd week. Please ensure your child asked you to sign off on their Practice Card 2 (weeks 3 & 4) this weekend. I’m asking the kids to log what they are practicing, not how much, as part of their reflection around effort and musical growth. The next one, Practice Card 3 (weeks 5/6), is out in hard copy and live this week.
  3. Concert Uniforms: Concerts are coming so please ensure your child has their dress blacks as outlined in the fall. For seniors, ties and scarves have arrived and will be distributed this week.
  4. Concert Dates – Please be sure you have the following dates saved in your calendar:
    • Oct 22 – Senior Choir – District Choral Festival
    • Oct 30 – Senior Wind Ensemble – District Band Festival
    • November 5 – Junior 8/9 Night of Music at Poppy (6:30 call, 7:00pm start)
    • November 6 – Senior 10-12 Night of Music at Poppy (6:30 call, 7:00pm start)
    • December 4 – ESPRESSIVO
  5. Please consider making a donation towards ESPRESSIVO or volunteering your time to help out for our major event December 4th. Any items for Silent Auction or $5.00+ gift cards for the balloon pop are greatly appreciated! Please contact Cathy Gropp (bercatnik@gmail.com) and she will connect you with the appropriate parent volunteer/volunteer coordinator.

I hope everyone had a wonderful long weekend and thank you all for your ongoing support of your child’s music education!