If there are any questions about these audition components, don’t hesitate to contact email@example.com.
Band members are expected to attend all rehearsals. These will be held weekly at Queen Elizabeth Park Cultural and Community Centre, Wednesdays from 7:15-9:15 PM. Rehearsals are intended to bring the pieces of the band together; a robust personal practice schedule is also expected.
This is a relatively small ensemble with few back-up positions. With rare exceptions, band members are expected to attend all performances, which may occur on weekends and in the summer. A preliminary list will be provided in the fall, though due to the uncertainties of obtaining performances there will be changes and updates through the year (band members will be polled for availability for any new or changed dates). Band members are expected to manage their schedules to identify and avoid conflicts between HRJ events and other personal events.
The 2016/17 band did the first successful local retreat weekend; this will be planned again for 2017/18. The cost was $125 (see above note regarding financial circumstances and band participation).
Parent Engagement – Volunteer Organization
Last but very important note: High Rendition is run by parents of band members. It is critical that everyone provides support for the band, including attending monthly parent meetings, helping organize events (especially the annual spring fundraiser), and potentially taking an executive committee position (President, Vice President, Treasurer, Secretary, Marketing/Communications, Events, and Fundraising).For more information about the band, see www.highrenditionjazz.ca or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
The band member fee is $350, payable by cheque once a member is accepted into the band.
Our goal is to make the band available to all interested students regardless of financial circumstances, so if there is concern about the annual fee please have a confidential discussion with band President Dave Gretzinger.