Tuesday, 6 December 2016

Optimist Festival Dates and Informaton

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

Please mark your calendars, in past we have ended up with conflicts because students have procrastinated in mentioning these dates to parents.

This is going to be one amazing festival run with 7 bands at competition.

Optimist Concert Band - Convention Centre 375 York.

Wednesday, February 22nd

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

8:00 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 9:00PM

Friday, Feb. 24th

6:00 PM - Symphonic Band

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

3:30 PM all percussionists meet in the band room to pack up instrumentation
4:30 PM  - 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 9:30PM with clean-up.

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

Optimist Jazz Band - NEW LOCATION - Franco Manitoban Cultural Centre 340 Provencher Blvd.

Thursday March 2nd

1:00 PM Jr. Jazz Band "A"-  Performance time.
2:40 PM Jr. Jazz Band "B"-  Performance time.
Students will be taken down and return by school bus.
11:00 AM Pick up at Westwood Collegiate (360 Rouge Rd) going to Franco Manitoban Cultural Centre 340 Provencher Blvd.
4:00 PM Pick -up at Franco Manitoban Cultural Centre 340 Provencher Blvd. returning to Westwood Collegiate (360 Rouge Rd)
4:30PM-ISH - @Westwood

Thursday March 2nd

8:00 PM Intermediate Jazz Band -  Performance time.
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.
6:30PM - All members must be at the Franco Manitoban Cultural Centre 340 Provencher Blvd. and meet Mr. Edwards.  We should be finished adjudication and photo by 9:00PM-ISH

Friday March 3rd

8:00 PM Sr. Jazz Band -  Performance time.
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.
6:30PM - All members must be at the Franco Manitoban Cultural Centre 340 Provencher Blvd. and meet Mr. Edwards.  We should be finished adjudication and photo by 9:00PM-ISH