This is a quick reminder that we have some important extra rehearsals and clinics coming up these next two weeks to prepare for our Feb. 12 Concert and Festival. I ask that you help your child remember these important dates, as they are fundamental to our musical success and part of their course requirements.
**Tomorrow: Friday, January 31 @ 7:15 am: Mandatory Concert Band rehearsal
Monday, February 3 @ 7:00 am - Grade 9 Mandatory Clinics - Please arrive at 7:00 am :)
Tuesday, February 4 @ 3:30 - 5:15 pm - Mandatory Grade 10,11,12 Symphonic Band Clinics.
- Please ensure you can stay until the end of the clinic at 5pm and then help pack up. Students can go home at 5:15 pm. Thank you for your help!
** All other clinics occur during regular rehearsal times.
However, I ask students to Arrive @ 7:00 am to ensure we are getting the full value of our clinics that begin at 7:15 am.
Sr. Jazz on Tuesday, February 4, Concert Band on Wednesday, February 5, Choir on Thursday, February 6 and Jr. Jazz on Friday, February 7 All @ 7:00 am!
**Extra/final Choir (concert) rehearsal on Friday, February 7 @ 7:15 am - During Jr. Jazz clinics!
Symphonic Band final concert Rehearsal (Gr. 10, 11, 12) on Monday, February 10 @ 7:15 am
Choir Rehearsal Monday, February 10 @ 3:30 - 5:00pm. Conflicts with Spelling Bee scheduled rehearsal. Mr. Janko and I have made a schedule to fit you
Junior Jazz final concert Rehearsal on Tuesday, February 11 @ 3:30 - 5:00pm
** There is Still Concert Band the morning of Wednesday, February 12 @ 7:15 am - for a dress rehearsal for our concert.
*All other regular rehearsals still occur throughout this month! :)
Wednesday, February 12 @ 7:00 pm -
Music Concert in the Lyceum
Students are encouraged to go the CHS vs. BVHS Hockey game, BUT must arrive in Full Uniform for 6:00 pm at the school to warmup and tune! :)
* Dress rehearsals will occur through the day on Wednesday, February 12. A schedule for dress rehearsals will be given to teachers and students.
Thank you again for your continued support and help at this busy time :)
** We Still need 6 student volunteers for Winter Fest to sell tickets. Saturday 2 - 4pm, Sunday 12 - 2 and 2 - 4pm. And some students to help cleanup on Sunday at 4:30 pm!!
** We still need a parent volunteer to run one of the gate entrances.
Thank you in advance for your generosity! :)
Notes about the Festival:
Our Senior Jazz Band will be performing at Winter Fest next weekend to help raise money and promote our program to the community. The wonderful CHSBPA will be selling 50/50 tickets for our group during the Festival. If you have time to go check it out and support our parents and students, we would really appreciate it.
Admission is Free for Kids 4 and under and $5 for Ages 5 and up :)
Location: Cochrane Lions Rodeo Park
Date: Saturday, January 24 and 25, 2014
Time: 12 pm - 4:30pm
For more information check out:
Notes to the Performers (Senior Jazz 1):
Arrive at: 1:30 pm
Where: Cochrane Lions Rodeo Park (best to drive through the Glenbow Gates and find any parking you can) - once parked, walk to the Winter Fest Area and let them know you are with CHSBPA
Performance Time: 2:00 - 2:30 pm
What to Bring: Please ensure you have: Your Instrument (including amplifier, cords, reeds, neck straps, sticks, etc). Please have your music and bring some CLOTHES pins to attach your music to your stands incase the wind gets into the enclosure. :)
** Miss LaBine will ensure there are music stands present.
** We will be performing in a 3 sided enclosure, sheltered from the wind with heaters if cold.
** Please dress warm - we will NOT be in CHS Uniforms due to the possible cold weather. Please dress nicely, but emphasize on the warm Clothing!
* Remember that we are playing to add some musical colour to the festival, promote and raise money for our program. People may stick around and listen, or just enjoy our music as they wander by. This will be fun :)
Please remember that we have a Mandatory Tour Rehearsal and Recording for our Japan trip.
When: Tomorrow, Thursday, January 16, 2014
Time: 7:00 AM - Please note, we need students here as close to 7:00 am as possible, to dress them in their tour uniforms, warm-up, rehearse and record for an application to Tokyo Disney.
** Important: Please remember to arrive in your Black Dress Bottoms, Black Dress Shoes and Black Dress Socks tomorrow!! We will give you a tour shirt and tie to wear. You may want to wear a white undershirt (t-shirt or tank top) under the tour shirt, as it is quite light and does show through!
** If one student is not in uniform, Disney will not accept our application. Please make sure you do not forget to bring Black Dress Bottoms ;)
See you all in the morning! :)
** Choir is rehearsing After school tomorrow from 3:45 - 5:15 pm :)
** VOLUNTEERS are needed for all of the dates below!!
Please contact Miss LaBine if you are available to chaperone. Thank you! :)
* Winter Fest Senior Jazz 1 Performance: Sat. & Sun. Jan. 25 & 26 1:30 - 3:00 pm
(see previous email regarding Winter Fest for more details)
** CHS Music Festival Concert - Wednesday, February 12, 2014 @ 7:00 pm - Lyceum!! :)
** Performance in Lyceum space & parents on stage/risers - trying something new
(Students will stay after school to set-up, have a dress rehearsal, warmup and eat pizza)
** Saturday, February 22 - Jazz 1 & 2 will perform at AIBFestival in Calgary (Times TBA)
** Monday & Tuesday, February 24 & 25 - Symphonic Band, Gr. 9 Band & Concert Band will perform at AIBFestival in Calgary - Times and Dress rehearsals TBA
** Some students (TBD soon) to participate & perform in RVS Honour Band:
Thursday, February 27 from 6-9pm and Friday, February 28 from 9 - 2pm in Chestermere.
Important Rehearsals & Extra Dates:
* Regular Early morning Jazz and Concert Band rehearsals this week at 7:15 am
TOUR BAND Students: Mandatory Rehearsal/Recording: Thursday, January, 16 @ 7:15 am
*Please arrive early! You need uniform Black Bottoms! We will give you tour shirts and ties
* Choir this week (Thursday, January 16 will be after school 3:45 - 5:15 pm)
with a Performing Arts Cast meeting from 3:30 - 3:45 pm
In preparation for our February Concert & February Festival performances,
the following Extra Rehearsals are Required during the exam break, and early Semester 2:
Junior Jazz 2: Thursday, January 23 from 1 - 2:30 pm
Senior Jazz 1: Friday, January 24: 1 - 3 pm, also in preparation for Winter Fest
Concert Band: Tuesday, January 28: 1 - 3pm
ALL Gr. 10 - 12s (Symphonic Band): Wednesday, January 29: 1 - 3pm
** Regular early morning rehearsals resume Jan. 30 - Semester 2
Mandatory Band/Jazz/Choir Clinics during February 3 - 7:
Gr. 9 Clinics - Monday, February 3 @ 7:15 am
Senior Jazz 1 Clinics - Tuesday, February 4 @ 7:15 am
Symphonic Band (ALL Gr. 10 - 12s) Clinics - Tuesday, February 4 @ 3:45 - 5:15 pm
Concert Band Clinics - Wednesday, February 5 @ 7:15 am
Choir Clinics/Workshop - Thursday, February 6 @ 7:15 am
Junior Jazz 2 Clinics - Friday, February 7 @ 7:15 am
** Performing Arts Begins on Thursday, January 30 from 3:30 - 6pm. - See PA calendar
Cast Rehearsals: Monday & Thursday (3:30 - 6pm), Friday (2-5pm) & Saturdays (11 - 5 pm)
Pit Rehearsals: Mondays at 7:15 am (except Feb. 10 & March 10) & Wednesday 3:30-5:30 pm)
** ALL Pit, Crew and Cast are required for most Saturdays, and for extended rehearsals
(until 9pm from March 10 - 18) - Note: March 14 - 17 is a Long Weekend
** 25th Annual Putnum County Spelling Bee - Musical Peformance: March 19 - 22, 2014