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Just a quick reminder to all members of both Senior and Junior Jazz Ensembles that we have our clinics with bassist Jodi Proznick on Monday this week to prepare for Jazz Café on February 11.
- Senior Jazz Ensemble 10-12 will start promptly at 6:45am as we want to be warmed up and prepared for our 7:00-8:00am clinic.
- Junior Jazz Ensemble 8-9 will start right at 11:40 with the altered bell schedule and will be extending our lunch rehearsal until 12:45 to maximize our time. I have already informed grade 8 teachers about our extended rehearsal and have had no concerns voiced regarding being late back to C2 after lunch.
Please be prepared with everything, including a pencil and take a few moments to listen to some samples of Jodi’s quartet here: http://www.jodiproznick.com/albums/foundations/
If your family hasn’t bought tickets yet, visit http://poppyjazzcafe.brownpapertickets.com quick and I’ll see you in Monday’s rehearsals!
We’d like an opportunity to chat face to face about upcoming events with any and all interested parents. It will be a brief meeting to touch base as we head into second semester with coffee and dessert so we hope to see lots of people out for this evening.
On Wednesday, March 2, we will again be hosting the elementary bands from Coghlan, Fort Langley, North Otter, and Peterson Road along with the DW Poppy Elementary Honour Band. Band 10 and Senior Wind Ensemble will be performing their massed music as guest artists for the evening. The show will start at 7:00pm but Poppy students do not need to arrive until 7:30pm for their brief performance as they have their main concert the following week.
As we head off for spring break, this evening is a more traditional concert featuring our including Redhawks Voices, Senior Chamber Choir, Band 8, Band 9, Band 10, and Senior Wind Ensemble. Students have a 6:30pm call for this event and admission is by donation at the door.
The second newsletter for the Junior Tour to the Sun Peaks ConBrio festival went home with students on January 12th & 13th and a copy has also been emailed home. Updated Fundraising Balances have been posted in the band room hallway so students know how much they owe. Please ensure that your child’s final payment ($300 less their fundraising total) along with the permission and medical form is returned by Monday, February 1. If you have any concerns regarding making the financial deadline, please contact Mr. Follett (firstname.lastname@example.org).
The second tour payment of $500 is due for those students participating in the Senior Tour to Montreal. If you have any questions regarding the Montreal Tour, please contact Mr. Ablitt (email@example.com).
As has been mentioned previously, Senior Chamber Choir has been invited to open the December 14th Township council meeting. Members need to meet at the township offices in uniform with additional Christmas accents (hats, antlers and so forth) no later than 6:45pm on Monday, December 14th on the 4th floor of 20338 – 65 Avenue by Costco. We will perform O Canada and the 2 numbers from our holiday set at 7:00pm and should be done no later than 7:15pm. There will be seating available for parents in the gallery so please feel free to join us for the performance!