We are busy practicing for our upcoming Downtowner's Optimist Band Festival performances in March. We gave out the letter yesterday as well as emailed. Students are to pay $7 to cover buses and registration. Please pay online if possible or bring money to one of the band teachers by Tuesday, January 31.
Early Optimist Note 2017
Friday, 13 January 2017
Welcome back after the break and hope that everything has been great. Just a heads up about the Downtowner's Optimist Band Festival coming up March 21 - 24 at the Conexus Arts Centre. New music is being handed out and information sheets will be sent home shortly. Keep up the practicing!!!
Friday, 25 November 2016
Tuesday, 1 November 2016
Uniform shirts for Grade 6 Band students and new band students:
All uniform shirts have been ordered for new band students. Notes and emails have been sent home with information about cost, etc. We will hand out shirts to students prior to our Winter Concert in December. If your child didn’t get sized and needs a shirt, please have them see us at full band or sectionals and we can add them to the order.
Winter Concert: Our winter band concert this year will be held on December 6, 7:00pm, in the Martin Auditorium. This concert will feature our elementary groups as well as our high school concert band and choir. Students should arrive at 6:30 in uniform (red t-shirts, black pants/skirt, black shoes). We will also be holding our annual bake sale in the front lobby. As in the past, we would appreciate if families could bring one dozen of their favorite baking (nut free). More information will be sent home as we approach the concert date!
Friday, 7 October 2016
Monday, 3 October 2016
We are off to a great start with the Martin area band ensembles! The Grade 6 band had their first rehearsal on Sept. 26 - it’s wonderful to hear the beginning sounds of a group of young musicians!
Some things for the month of October:
INSTRUMENT LOAN FORMS: Please return if you are using a school instrument
ONLINE PAYMENT: Families should soon see a request for online payment for instruments ($120, if you’re using the school’s), and transportation fee ($50, with the exception of McLurg Grade 6 students)
OCTOBER 19 – Woodwind Day at the U of R – all Grade 7/8 woodwind players are invited to the University for the morning – more details/bus times to follow
GRADE 6 BAND T-SHIRTS – All new band students will be sized for their band uniform t-shirts during full band on October 12. A note will be sent home with all students with cost, etc.
MARK YOUR CALENDAR – Our winter concert this year is on December 6, 7:00pm at Martin. This concert will feature all of our elementary groups as well as high school. See you there!