Friday, 4 March 2016

Short Week


-Please return Optimist Permission Forms

-Please return Jodie Blackshaw clinic forms 

Optimist Festival Performance Times (Masssey, McVeety, RCS, Grant Road, Perry) 
1.  Grant Road and Perry Grade 6 Band  - Tues. March 15 - 9:00a.m.
     Students Arrive at 8:00a.m. to the Conexus on their own
      Students Perform at 9:00a.m. at the Conexus
     Students are bused back to their schools at 10:30a.m.

2.  Massey, McVeety, RCS Grade 6 Band - Tues. March 15 - 1:15p.m.
    Students are bused at 11:30 to the Conexus Arts Center.   Students need a lunch.
    Students perform at 1:15p.m. 
    Students will be bused back at 2:30p.m. 

3.  Grade 8 Band - Wed. March 16 - 9:00a.m.
   Students arrive at 8:00a.m. at the Conexus on their own.  
   Students perform at 9:00a.m.
   Students are bused back at 10:30a.m.

4.  Jazz Band - Wed. March 16 - 4:00p.m.
    Students are bused to the Conexus at 2:30p.m. 
    Students perform at 4:00p.m. 
    Students will be finished at 5:45p.m. and will need a ride home from the Conexus.  

5.  Grade 7 Band - Thurs. March 17 - 3:30p.m.
     Students are bused to the Conexus at 2:00p.m. 
     Students perform at 3:30p.m. 
     Students will be finished at 4:45p.m. and will need a ride home from the Conexus.  

6.  Junior Winds - Fri. March 18 - 2:15p.m. 
    Students will be bused to the Conexus at 11:30.   Students will need a lunch.
    Students perform at 2:15p.m.
    Students will need a ride home from the Conexus at 3:45p.m.  

Jodie Blackshaw Clinics - March 21, and March 22
-We are very lucky to have Jodie Blackshaw working with some of our students.  Each area was allowed to send a handful of selected students.  Permission forms have been sent home to those students.   

This Week, please note changes to our schedule.

Monday March 7 (Day 3) - all classes are normal 

Tuesday March 8 (Day 4) - Junior Winds at 7:30-8:30a.m.
                          - Massey Grade 8's will not have sectionals
                         -all other band classes are normal

Wednesday March 9 - Grade 8 dress rehearsal 9:30-10:30a.m. 
                               - No Perry Grade 7 sectionals 
                               - McVeety sectionals are normal 

In all Groups
We are putting the final touches on our Optimist performance pieces.   With the upcoming short week, students are reminded to take their instruments home and practice!   After the four day weekend, it will be Optimist Week.  Monday March 14 is dress rehearsal day for Junior Winds, Jazz Band, Grade 6 Band and Grade 7 Band.   Our performances begin March 15 with the Grade 6's.   We are still looking for a few volunteers to help us on each of the performance days.   If you are able to help, please let us know by e-mailing us.   

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