please read through carefully.
First: The band retreat was a success! Students were glowing with knowledge and so excited to put what they had learned from their instructors into play this week in class and confirmed that it was a valuable experience that is worth doing annually.
Second: This week our students will be testing out screencastify on Google Chrome and will be required to record themselves playing a song this weekend! This is to encourage at home practicing and is part of our self-reflection process as students learn to listen to their own sounds.
Third: Our Christmas Concert is coming up on Friday, December 14th from 7-8pm at the Rick Hansen Theater. Students need to be at the school for 6:15pm with their uniforms - BAND POLO, black shoes, black socks, and black pants. Tickets will be available on Monday, December 3rd.
Fourth: The Final Order for Band Uniform Shirts is being sent out this week Friday. If your child does not have one yet, make sure you order one on school cash online.
Fifth: Some of our students will be baking cookies for our concert, remember to bring along a toonie for a donation for the scholarship fund that helps send students in financial crisis to the Cantando Music Festival.
Sixth: We will be doing a raffle at our winter concert! Lanka Jewels, http://www.lankajewels.ca/ has donated a $150.00 cubic and silver necklace and earring set that will be up for grabs. We are looking for two more donations for prizes for the draw.
Seventh: Many o
f our band students will be taking part in Reimer's annual Christmas Assembly on Thursday, December 20th 1:00-2:30pm.
FOR GRADE 6 BAND STUDENTS:
Eighth: The grade 6 band is heading to Vancouver on Friday, January 11th. The cost including the ticket and bus ride is $14.00 payable on school cash online. Ask your students about the permission form that will be sent home early next week.
FOR GRADE 7/8 BAND STUDENTS:
Ninth: All paperwork for the Whistler trip is overdue, there are only 17 more spots available for the trip.
Tenth: Application forms for the scholarship/bursary for students in financial need are available at the school upon request.
Have a wonderful weekend! Don't hesitate to email me with any questions you might have about the upcoming season.
Band Director ERMS