Welcome to the Point Grey Music Department! I hope you had great summer vacation! I’m looking forward to meeting all of you next week.
Our first class together will be Thursday, September 9. We will not be playing instruments on the first day, so if you already play a band instrument you can keep it at home. If you are a beginner, which I suspect most of you are, please do not purchase or rent an instrument until we have discussed instrument choices as a class. It is imperative that we have a band that features all the instruments of a typical concert band. By the end of Friday’s class I will have assigned you an instrument so that you can rent or purchase one over the weekend.
I will have more detailed information for you when we meet on September 9. See you then!
The clothing store is currently closed. We will open it again in the new year. There were a number of students who ordered shirts last year and didn’t pick them up. They are in the music office and will be available for pickup when school starts.
Welcome back to another year of Jazz at Point Grey. We will keep the same rehearsal schedule as last year. Jazz A rehearses Monday morning starting at 7:25 and Thursday afternoon from 3:25 until 5. Jazz B rehearses on Monday afternoon from 3:25 until 5 and on Thursday morning starting at 7:25. Jazz B will have it’s first rehearsal on September 13, and Jazz A will start on September 16.
I will post personnel lists for each band on the bulletin boards in the Band Room early next week. If you don’t see your name or if you feel you have been assigned to the wrong band, please don’t hesitate to contact me. There is a good chance it was an error on my part.
I am looking forward to seeing all of you next week.
As Ms. Chen and Mr. Fleming wait for the final students to submit their second payments for Montreal, and those students should do so immediately, it is time to think about the final payment. The total cost for the tour is $2600 plus 55 dollars for insurance. For most students the final payment will be $1000. However, if you didn’t pay the 55 dollars with your original deposit it must be included in your final payment. Please inquire with either Ms. Chen or Mr. Fleming regarding what your exact final payment is. We would like to collect this final payment when school reopens on January 7th.
As always, if you have any questions, please feel free to contact Mr. Fleming or Ms. Chen at the school.