Archived Announcements 2015/16


See you, in September,

posted Aug 23, 2016, 8:55 PM by Tracie Larsen   [ updated Sep 5, 2016, 10:07 PM ]

.. see you when the summer's done... 

Our first rehearsals of the new season will be September 21 at Thom Collegiate. 
Please join us at the normal times - 6:30pm for Intermediate Band, and 8:00 pm for Senior Band. 

Watch your email for more information! 

Summer - time to re-charge!

posted Jun 1, 2016, 11:27 PM by Tracie Larsen

Our season has wound down so we can have some time to recharge and rest up. 

There are still some opportunities to keep in touch in real life - our Hot Dog sale in late June should give our bank account a bit of a boost. If you can work one of the shifts that's still short-staffed, that would really help out. Check your email for details! 

For those who played in the Regina Lions Band over the years, there is a reunion planned for late July, Again, check your email for the proposed schedule - the first version is in the calendar entry.  
If you aren't an alumni, please consider coming out to volunteer, so the alumni can reminisce with old band-mates without worrying about all the work that is needed for such an event! 

Looking forward to seeing and hearing you in the fall! 

The daylight is definitely lingering longer now

posted Apr 27, 2016, 4:54 PM by Tracie Larsen

... as the season winds up. 

Coming Up

Our year-end concert is approaching fast - check the countdown in the sidebar. It would be nice to go out on a high note with a packed house - please tell everyone you know about it!

The Mossing School of Music concert will be on May 29th - please come and support them if you can. 

We have a Hot Dog sale on June 25 & 26 at Canadian Tire North - please consider signing up for a shift (or two) - it's loads of fun! 

Also over the summer, there is a Regina Lions Band Reunion on July 23 - check the calendar for details.

Reminders 

Our AGM is on April 27th, at 7:45 so members of both groups can attend. That will also be our last rehearsal before the concert on May 1 (see attached poster).  If you won't be at the concert this coming Sunday, please hand in your folder tonight. 
And, if you will be playing at the concert, please hand in your folder at the end, so we can get our librarian sorting things out right away. 

Remember to watch for the update emails over the summer - especially if you signed up for the Hot Dog sale. And if you find that you can help out, do email to see which shifts can use a hand or two.

And watch for updates here too! 
 
Upcoming Events
See the calendar for more details, but here's a quick summary. 
 Date Time Description
 April 27  7:45 pm AGM
 May 12:00 pmSpring Concert - and the last 50/50 draw of the season!
 May 29 
Spring concert 
 June 25-26
 Hot Dog Day fundraising at Canadian Tire North - watch for sign-up sheets to be circulated
 July 23  Regina Lions Band Reunion - check Bob's Facebook page for more details! 

Please let us know if there's something else you'd like to see on the website! 

April Showers ...

posted Apr 12, 2016, 11:38 PM by Tracie Larsen   [ updated Apr 12, 2016, 11:46 PM ]

are much better than April snowstorms. Now that it's getting warmer, we may see some May flowers very soon too!  

Coming Up
Rehearsals continue as usual for the next couple of weeks. 
Our year-end concert is approaching fast - check the countdown in the sidebar. It would be nice to go out on a high note with a packed house - please tell everyone you know about it!

We have a Hot Dog sale on June 25 & 26 at Canadian Tire North - please consider signing up for a shift (or two) - it's loads of fun! 

Reminders 
Some reminders as the season winds down and the sun's still up when we go to band! 
Our AGM will be held on April 27th, at 7:45 so members of both groups can attend. That will also be our last rehearsal before the concert on May 1 (see attached poster).  

Also, do scroll down and read all the way to the end of the weekly update email - If it's a long note, that's because there is a lot of information to share with you!  
 
Upcoming Events
See the calendar for more details, but here's a quick summary. 
 Date Time Description
 April 27  7:45 pm AGM
 

 May 12:00 pmSpring Concert - and the last 50/50 draw of the season!
 

 June 25-26
 Hot Dog Day fundraising at Canadian Tire North - watch for sign-up sheets to be circulated
   
 July 23  Regina Lions Bad Reunion - check Bob's Facebook page for more details! 

Please let us know if there's something else you'd like to see on the website! 

Spring has sprung ...

posted Mar 23, 2016, 6:24 PM by Tracie Larsen

a leak - at least we don't have to wonder where the snow was hiding all winter any more. 

Updates
If you've been away for a bit, here's a bit of a recap: 
Our clinic with Brent was enjoyable, and most of us learned something. 
Aside from the pieces we covered that night, we do have some interesting music for the concert, so please make an effort to attend rehearsals, and [gasp] maybe practice between them. 

Intermediate played well at the Optimist Festival - results available at rehearsal...

A big thank you to the organizers of our Steak Night last Saturday at Bonzzini's - it was a successful evening! 

And for those who love music, football, and good times - check out the Pep Band poster attached below. 

Reminders 

Remember: there is no additional fee for playing a second instrument and/or coming to both Intermediate and Senior rehearsals!!

Also, do scroll down and read all the way to the end of the weekly update email - If it's a long note, that's because there is a lot of information to share with you!  
 
Upcoming Events
See the calendar for more details, but here's a quick summary. 
 Date Time Description
 

 March 30            
 No rehearsals this week, since the schools are closed for Easter Break
 April 6 
 50-50 week? Bring your loonies & twoonies!
 May 12:00 pmSpring Concert - more details to follow
 

 June 25-26
 Hot Dog Day fundraising at Canadian Tire North - watch for sign-up sheets to be circulated
   

Please let us know if there's something you'd like to see on the website! 

Another Wednesday night -

posted Jan 27, 2016, 4:50 PM by Tracie Larsen   [ updated Jan 27, 2016, 5:02 PM ]

A pleasant side effect of our recent weather has been some lovely photo opportunities: 
(thank you, Sarah! )

New music has been handed out, so please let us know if you are unable to attend rehearsals.

We have been given the performance time for Intermediate band at the Optimist Festival in March: Wednesday, March 16 @ 5:20 pm. Please try to be there by 4:30 - if getting away from work is an issue, 5:00pm at the very latest. If you are unable to attend, please let Kim know so she can get a replacement for you with adequate rehearsal time before then! 

And don't forget about our clinic with Brent - be sure to be a little earlier than usual on March 2nd so we can make full use of our 90 minutes with him for each group.

We are having a Steak Night Fundraiser on Saturday, March 19th, at Bonzzini's - see attached poster for the details. (Thank you, Terry)

Speaking of attachments - do remember to print/share the poster from the previous post. It's not that our current members aren't great, we just want to share our fun with as many people as will come out!  
Reminders 
Second half fee payments were due by January 13, 2016.
If you are having cash flow problems, please talk to our hard-working treasurer to work something out.  
Remember: there is no additional fee for playing a second instrument and/or coming to both Intermediate and Senior rehearsals!!

Also, remember to scroll down and read all the way to the end of the weekly update email - If it's a long note, that's because there is a lot of information to share with you!  
 
Upcoming Events
See the calendar for more details, but here's a quick summary. 
 Date Time Description
 

 February 7      Someone has an 80th birthday this year...
 March 2     6:30 pm
 8:00 pm
 Clinics with Brent Ghiglione! Please be on time for these sessions (and remember, on time means early enough to be ready to play at 6:30 or 8)
 March 16 5:20 pm Optimist Festival - Intermediate Band plays at this time; please be at the Conexus Arts Center an hour earlier if possible! 
 March 19     6:00 - 9:00 pm Steak Night Fundraiser at Bonzzini's - check the poster and/or calendar!! 
 March 30  No rehearsals due to schools being closed for Easter Break
   

Please let us know if there's something you'd like to see on the website! 


For a change - a Wonderful Winter Wednesday!

posted Jan 19, 2016, 10:44 PM by Tracie Larsen

Unlike other years, the weather is looking not too bad for Wednesday's rehearsals. 

We won't count on it lasting, but let's be thankful for the relatively decent winter so far.

For those that have made it to rehearsal this month, thank you. If you haven't been abet to come out,  there's a bunch of new music so it's time to come hear/play it!

The 50/50 draw has been made - check your email for the winning number! 

Note the attachment - it's a handy welcoming poster to encourage new members, courtesy of our creative poster person. Please print and post or share - maybe all those former band-mates will show up one day, and we'll have to scramble for seats!

Reminders 
Second half fee payments were due by January 13, 2016.
If you are having cash flow problems, please talk to our hard-working treasurer to work something out.  
Remember: there is no additional fee for playing a second instrument and/or coming to both Intermediate and Senior rehearsals!!

Also, remember to scroll down and read all the way to the end of the weekly update email - If it's a long note, that's because there is a lot of information to share with you!  
 
Upcoming Events
See the calendar for more details, but here's a quick summary. 
 Date Time Description
 

 February 7      Someone has an 80th birthday this year...
 March 2     6:30 pm
 8:00 pm
 Clinics with Brent Ghiglione! Please be on time for these sessions (and remember, on time means early enough to be ready to play at 6:30 or 8)
 March 15-18 TBD Optimist Festival - Intermediate Band plays this year
 March 30  No rehearsals due to schools being closed for Easter Break
   

Please let us know if there's something you'd like to see on the website! 

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