All refunds should have been issued for the Grade 9 Tour to Whistler. We are still waiting for the insurance company to issue payment for the cancelled senior trip to Seattle and Portland. The bulk of the funds are at the school and we are only waiting for a small payment before we send out the refund cheques.
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.
While much of this year’s schedule is still up in the air, I can report that both Jazz Bands will continue outside of the timetable for the entire year. We will be rehearsing in the auditorium, while socially distanced, and following the protocols outlined by the VSB and the BCCDC.
Jazz A will rehearse Monday morning and Thursday afternoon. Jazz B will rehearse Monday afternoon and Thursday morning. Unless something changes, rehearsals will start on September 17 for both groups.
The Winter Concerts are almost upon us. This year we have two dates, December 11th and 13th. December 11th will feature Junior Strings, Junior Choir, Grade 8 band, Grade 9/10 band, the Senior Combo, and Jazz B. The 13th will feature Jazz A, Concert Choir, Chamber Choir, Men’s Choir, Senior Strings, and Symphonic Band.
We look forward to seeing students, parents, and alumni on those dates. Happy Holidays!