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.
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.
A reminder to all ex-Point Grey Music students, alumni night is Wednesday June 20 at 6:30 pm. If you were once a member of the Point Grey Symphonic Band, dust off your instrument and we will try and remember how to play…. something. If your instrument has mysteriously gone missing, I can probably loan you something for the evening. It’s a great opportunity to reconnect with some of the people you spent so much time hanging out with in our little band room. As always, we will play for a while and then go catch up at the Manchester on Broadway. So reach out to your classmates and invite them along. I am expecting, but not promising, an appearance by a certain former band teacher. See you there.