Friday, 19 February 2016

Optimist Festival Dates

This is a re-post of the original from Dec. 10th.

2016 Optimist Band and Jazz festival dates were made official yesterday.

Please mark your calendars, as this is going to be one amazing festival run with 6 band at competition.

Optimist Concert Band - Convention Centre

Thursday, Feb. 25th

2:20 PM Gr. 9 Concert Band -  Performance time.
Students will be taken down and return by school bus.
12:45 Pick up at Westwood Collegiate (360 Rouge Rd) going to the Convention Centre
3:30 Pick -up at the convention centre returning to Westowod Collegiate (360 Rouge Rd)
4:00ISH - @Westwood

7:50 PM Grade 10 Concert Band - Performance
Students are responsible for their own transportation to and from the convention centre

3:30PM all percussionists meet in the band room to pack up instrumentation
6:50PM - All members must be at the convention centre and meet Mr. Edwards at the bottom of the main escalators.  We should be finished adjudication and photo by 8:00PM

Friday, Feb. 26th

6:05 PM - Symphonic Band

Students are responsible for their own transportation to and from the convention centre

3:30PM all percussionists meet in the band room to pack up instrumentation
4:30PM  (NEW TIME) - All members must be at the convention centre and meet Mr. Edwards at the bottom of the main escalators.  We should be finished adjudication and photo by 7:00PM

Each year the Optimist festival is run by a group of dedicated volunteers from the various Optimist Clubs in Winnipeg.  For the past 7 years,in the spirit of volunteerism,  Westwood Collegiate has been the workforce that helps the administrative team pack up the festival.  All symphonic band members are encouraged to bring a change of clothes as we will be: stacking chairs, stands and putting the percussion section back in its boxes and helping festival organizers.  We will be done sometime around 9:30 with clean-up.

This does qualify for volunteer hours for those who need them.

Optimist Jazz Band - North Kildonan Mennonite Brethren Church 1315 Gateway.

Thursday March 3rd

2:40 PM Jr. Jazz Band -  Performance time.
Students will be taken down and return by school bus.
12:30 Pick up at Westwood Collegiate (360 Rouge Rd) going to North Kildonan Mennonite Bretheren Church 1315 Gateway
3:30 Pick -up at North Kildonan Mennonite Bretheren Church 1315 Gateway returning to Westwood Collegiate (360 Rouge Rd)
4:00ISH - @Westwood

Friday March 4th

4:40 PM Intermediate Jazz Band -  Performance time.
Students will be taken down and return by school bus.
2:30 Pick up at Westwood Collegiate (360 Rouge Rd) going to North Kildonan Mennonite Bretheren Church 1315 Gateway
5:40 Pick -up at North Kildonan Mennonite Bretheren Church 1315 Gateway returning to Westowod Collegiate (360 Rouge Rd)
6:20ish return to Westwood

Saturday March 5th
4:10 PM Sr. Jazz Band -  Performance time.
Students are responsible for their own transportation to and from the NKMB church (1315 gateway)

Students must be at the church no later than 3:00PM
We should be finished the adjudication and photo by 5:00PM