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!
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.
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.