WINTER PARK BAND Weekly Newsletter

October 16, 2022


Home Football Game

Monday, Oct. 17th, 5-10:30pm

2525 Cady Way

Winter Park, FL


Tuesday, Oct. 18th, 6:30-9pm

2100 Summerfield Road

Winter Park, FL

Student Call Time: 6:30 PM in the Band room, ready to walk on stage.

Dress: Concert Uniform (tuxedo or dress)

Concert begins promptly at 7:00 PM in the Auditorium.

Marching Band Rehearsal

Thursday, Oct. 20th, 2:45-5pm

2100 Summerfield Road

Winter Park, FL

In twos at 2:45 PM to start (weather permitting). If we have weather we will start in the Auditorium/Band room. Remember to bring everything you need for a marching rehearsal - instrument, music, dot cards, water jug, sunscreen, hat, sunglasses, etc.

Orchestra Winds & Perc: Dinner will be provided for you between rehearsal and the Orchestra concert.

Away Football Game

Friday, Oct. 21st, 5-8:30pm

6100 Oleander Drive

Orlando, FL

West Side Classic / Marching Pre-MPA

Saturday, Oct. 22nd, 10:15am-9:15pm

1625 Beulah Road

Winter Garden, FL


From Mr. Clemente

Dear Winter Park Band families,

I hope everyone had a quiet and relaxing weekend! Though we have a ton of fun on Friday nights at the football games, it was nice to have a Friday evening free to be with family and take some much needed rest.

Speaking of having a ton of fun, this week is going to be full of fun together as a Winter Park Band community! Here's a recap of this week's events from last week's Newsletter. Itineraries for all upcoming events through Marching MPA are now uploaded to the Band website here.

  • Monday, October 17: Home Football Game, SOTW performs both pregame and halftime and in the stands like a normal Friday night performance.

  • Tuesday, October 18: FALL BAND CONCERT, call time 6:30 PM, performance begins at 7 PM

  • Wednesday, October 19: No Band events (Chorus concert)

  • Thursday, October 20: Marching Band Rehearsal, 2:45 - 5 PM, Fall Orchestra Concert, 7 PM (Orchestra Winds & Perc. only)

  • Friday, October 21: Away Football Game, SOTW performs in the stands during the first half and at halftime and then returns to WPHS after halftime.

  • Saturday, October 22: West Side Showcase / Marching Band Pre-MPA at West Orange HS, 10:15 AM - 9:15 PM. SOTW performs at 7:30 PM

All students should double and triple check that your concert dress or concert tuxedo jacket and pants fit properly and have been temporarily hemmed if necessary. All Concert tux shirts, bow ties, and cummerbunds have been passed out to students in class this week. Necklaces and earrings will be passed out early this week before the concert.

Our InstaRaise fundraiser continues to go well, and we are down to the wire with 9 days remaining. Currently, we have just under $15,000.00 raised for the Band - wow! I know we can make up the other half to go to reach our $30,000.00 goal! Let's get out there and raise money for the program and for our NYC trip!

After our busy week this week, next week we get the chance to welcome Future Wildcats at our annual Middle School Night football game! Middle School Night will take place at the varsity football game on Thursday, October 27, and will feature a new aspect where we spend time meeting, greeting, and making music with the current 8th graders in the Auditorium before all heading over to Showalter Field together for the game.

Looking forward to a fun week with a ton of opportunities to share music with our community!

Mr. Clemente

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From the Band Booster President, Mrs. Dana Adkinson

Hello Band People! Kinda nice to have a Friday off, wasn't it? Hope you used it for some extra rest, because we're going to need it this upcoming week!

Busy, busy band week this week, so my "Band Mom" advice is such: get as much schoolwork done in advance TODAY (I know that's a thing for some teachers) for the week, get to bed early tonight, and hydrate well and eat healthy and well all week .. hierarchy of needs works for a busy band week as it does in life!

Thanks so much for the parents who quickly stepped up to chaperone Monday night's game! I know that is hard to do with work during the week .. so appreciate your Monday sacrifice for the SOTW! To quote our illustrious Volunteer Coordinator, Robyn Fodor, "our kids are livin' the dream" this week and they can't live the dream without parent help!

We do still need a couple more chaperones for FRIDAY's game and need about 9 MORE CHAPERONES for Saturday's Marching Band Showcase event. I know it's a long day but really is a lot of fun to watch and perform for other band fans from around the county. Please check your calendars for your Saturday availability! And sign up here:

A million thank you's to the parents who washed and ironed uniforms this past week to prep for the Showcase and MPA! And a HUGE thank you to Amanda Schaefer, Uniform Coordinator, for coordinating the effort .. and it really is an effort! So thank a Uniform Mom next time you see one! ;)

Senior parents, check your email in box for an email from me about Senior Night, November 4th .. information about the expense (I know, yuck!) and activities are included there. Please contact me with questions (

And one more Band Mom reminder to leave you with, Fall Concert is Tuesday, so HEM. THOSE. PANTS AND DRESSES. TODAY!!

Let's have a great week, Wildcat Musicians .. I'll see you Monday, Tuesday (some of you Thursday!), Friday AND Saturday! Lots and lots of band and lots and lots of togetherness!

Dana Adkinson
Band Booster President

cel: 321.217.3243

InstaRaise Fundraiser Ongoing

Hello all!

We almost made it to $15,000 this week! Continue to add emails to your list. Several students already have $1000 raised so far! Awesome work! The InstaRaise will run through October 26. Have a great week!

Heather Ribaric

Fundraising Chair

407-484-7952 (text)


Photo Ordering - Extended until 10/24!

Individual photos that were taken on September 7 & 8 are available for purchase from our photographer. Follow the directions on the image below to view your student's photos. The ordering has been extended and is available for the next two weeks until 10/24/22.
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Thursday, October 27: Middle School Night Home Football Game, 5 - 10 PM


Friday, November 4: Senior Night Home Football Game, 5 - 10 PM


Saturday, November 5: MARCHING BAND MPA, Boone HS, 11:45 AM - 9:10 PM - SOTW performs at 5:00 PM


Wednesday, November 9: FALL FESTIVAL OF BANDS, 7 PM


Wednesday, November 16: NIGHT OF JAZZ, 7 PM


Monday, November 21 - Friday, November 25: Thanksgiving Break


Saturday, December 3: Winter Park Christmas Parade & Baldwins Park Christmas Parade


Thursday, December 8: BAND WINTER CONCERT


Tuesday, December 13: Winterfest (Orchestra Winds & Percussion)


Band Calendar

  • With our switch to the CutTime data management system, the Charms calendar is no longer being used. Please take a moment to sync the new Band Calendar to your digital devices using the links below:
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    PAST DUE Band & Color Guard Payments

    • May 3: Band Registration Fair Share: $25


    • July 27: Full Fair Share Payment OR Fair Share Payment 1: $225 OR $100
    • July 27: Marching Band Shoes (new/replacement): $38 fundraising credit cannot be used for this item
    • July 27: Extra Show Shirts (optional): $10/shirt fundraising credit cannot be used for this item
    • August 31: Fair Share Payment 2 - $50

    Color Guard

    • July 27: Full Fall Fair Share Payment OR Fall Fair Share Payment 1: $325 OR $100
    • July 27: Marching Band Shoes (new/replacement): $38 fundraising credit cannot be used for this item
    • July 27: Extra Show Shirts (optional): $10/shirt fundraising credit cannot be used for this item
    • August 31: Fall Fair Share Payment 2 - $125

    Viewing your Student's Financial Account in CutTime:

    There is a direct link to CutTime in "Quick Links" on the band website.

    To access Cut Time, follow these steps.

    • Go to and click “SIGN IN” in the top right-hand corner.
    • Enter your Username or Email and Password You are now on your profile, where you can access our calendar and handouts and files. Click “Update Info” tab to input or update contact information. Don’t forget to click “Update” when you are finished.
    • Click the “Finances” tab to view financial statements.

    For questions concerning general Band inquiries, Band financial obligations, or to request a payment plan, contact Mr. Clemente, at For questions regarding your CutTime account or statement, contact the Band Booster Treasurer, Kim Somers, at


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    Pride of the Wildcats - Winter Park Band Fleet Vehicle Support and Improvement

    We are very proud of our Operations side of the Winter Park Band. We have a dedicated group of parents that take the Winter Park Band & Color Guard to all their events. However, without the use of the large tractor trailer that transports our equipment to and from each marching band event and the small trailer for color guard the task would be next to impossible.

    Through the years, the operations group has made many changes to the trailers to improve the functionality for the Winter Park Band. Historically, all of the monies have been raised through private contributions of a select groups of parents and through the Alumni Foundation. Because of this the need of a full fundraiser event to deflect the cost of the band operations was never really until now.

    In effort to maintain our large trailer’s top-notch condition, we are planning to do some MAJOR repairs and improvements to the trailer that is now in its 15th year of service for WPHS band. Additionally, we need to either replace (preferable) the small trailer or make it road worthy again.

    Some of the items on our list of improvements are costly, including:

    • Repairing some minor damage to larger trailer
    • Repainting the lower section of the large trailer
    • Rewrapping the upper section of the large trailer
    • Replace wheel bearings on front axle
    • Moving the back stairway to the back of the trailer
    • Replacing or repairing the small trailer
    • And other improvements to keep our kids and volunteers safe.

    Since we are re-wrapping the large trailer, we will be selling sponsor spots on the larger trailer to defray the cost. There are 10 spots that are available for $1,000 each and the entire front of the trailer for $5,000. These opportunities are a great way to support the Winter Park Band and they are also tax deductible.

    Please contact Keith Gavin at for further information on donations or to provide the goods or services to the improvements that are so desperately needed.


    Help the Band with Amazon Smile!

    Make a difference for Band students with every day purchases! Shop at to generate donations for Winter Park High School Band Alumni Association Inc. Once this charity is selected, always type in to place orders.

    To enable AmazonSmile on the Amazon mobile app:

    • Open the app (sign in) and touch the three horizontal lines in the top left corner. Select "See All Programs" , then select "AmazonSmile".


    WPHS Band Social Media

    We've been posting lots of photos our social media platforms, and we will continue to post updates, photos, video, and other media to those pages throughout the year. Follow the Band!

    • Facebook: @winterparkhsband
    • Instagram: @winterparkhsband @wphs_flutes @wphsclarinets @wpsaxes @wphs_trumpets @wphs.trombones @wphstubas @winterparkhspercussion @winterparkcolorguard @wphs.drumajors
    • Twitter: @wphs_bands
    • Tik Tok: @winterparkhsband