With our Loon Lake retreat rapidly approaching, Wednesday next week, here are some important reminders:
You should arrive at school on Wednesday at the regular time (8:30 am) with all of your things and proceed to the auditorium. You should leave all of your things on stage and sit in the audience. You will be given specific instructions about loading. We plan to depart Point Grey at 9:30 am. Everyone received a comprehensive packing list but it is available here on the website. As you are packing please keep in mind that we are spending a lot of time outside, regardless of the weather, and you should pack accordingly. Ultimately you are responsible for ensuring that your instrument, music, luggage, and sleeping bag make it on the bus.
We plan on arriving back at Point Grey around 3 pm on Friday. It is usually a good idea to plan on phoning your parents as we are getting close to the school. You will be dismissed only after the buses have been unloaded and all the gear has been returned to the band room.
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!
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.
The spring concerts are running this week from June 5 – 7. These are the groups that are performing on each night, although not necessarily in this order.
Tuesday, June 5 – Combo 3, Junior Strings, Junior Choir, and Intermediate Band.
Wednesday, June 6 – Combo 2, Combo 1, Jazz C, Jazz B, Vocal Jazz, Grade 9/10 Band
Thursday, June 7 – Jazz A, Concert Choir, Chamber Choir, Senior Strings, Symphonic Band
We are looking forward to three great nights of music. We hope to see many parents, students, and alumni there.