WINTER PARK BAND Weekly Newsletter

April 26, 2020

THIS WEEK

Student Leadership Interviews

Monday, April 27th, 11am-12:30pm

This is an online event.

Brass Masterclass on Zoom with Ryan Chen and Charlie Goodman

Monday, April 27th, 2-3pm

This is an online event.

Attendance will be taken for all brass students, and a participation grade will be given. If you are unable to attend due to a conflict with another class meeting, please contact Mr. Smith and Mr. Clemente before the meeting starts.



Topic: Brass Zoom Masterclass

Time: Apr 27, 2020 02:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)


Join Zoom Meeting

https://zoom.us/j/93495556882?pwd=ZkMvRjBWaGdUd0dpQ0ExdWNNMXJnUT09


Meeting ID: 934 9555 6882

Password: 2MFDY2

Student Leadership Interviews

Tuesday, April 28th, 11am-12:30pm

This is an online event.

SYMPHONIC BAND ZOOM MEETING

Tuesday, April 28th, 1:30pm

This is an online event.

Attendance will be taken and students will receive a participation grade.

WIND SYMPHONY ZOOM MEETING

Tuesday, April 28th, 2pm

This is an online event.

Attendance will be taken and students will receive a participation grade.

CONCERT BAND ZOOM MEETING

Tuesday, April 28th, 2:30pm

This is an online event.

Attendance will be taken and students will receive a participation grade.

Virtual Office Hours

Wednesday, April 29th, 11am-1pm

This is an online event.

ZOOM Percussion Clinic/Marching Percussion Audition Help

Wednesday, April 29th, 5-7pm

This is an online event.

2020 Percussion Clinic/Marching Percussion Audition Help

Time: Apr 22, 2020 05:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)


Join Zoom Meeting

https://zoom.us/j/99128165549?pwd=SFBROUFCYWFFbVFmaFpBNmVDYXJGUT09


Meeting ID: 991 2816 5549

Password: 2pYJ6v

SOLO PERFORMANCE PROJECT DUE

Thursday, April 30th, 11:30pm

This is an online event.

All student solo performance projects due by 11:59 PM.

Virtual Office Hours

Thursday, April 30th, 11am-1pm

This is an online event.

Flute Masterclass on Zoom with Chelsea Koziatek

Friday, May 1st, 11am-12pm

This is an online event.

Attendance will be taken for all flute students, and a participation grade will be given. If you are unable to attend due to a conflict with another class meeting, please contact Mr. Smith and Mr. Clemente before the meeting starts.




Topic: Flute Zoom Masterclass

Time: May 1, 2020 11:00 AM Eastern Time (US and Canada)


Join Zoom Meeting

https://zoom.us/j/93577861325?pwd=WDEyNlI0MWZkWHk0UGdHSGZ2eHBsZz09


Meeting ID: 935 7786 1325

Password: 8miY4a

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From Mr. Clemente

Dear Winter Park Band families,


I hope you all are remaining safe and well at home. Please look over all the information in this newsletter, and let me know if you have any questions!



BRASS ZOOM MASTERCLASS WITH RYAN CHEN AND CHARLIE GOODMAN

All brass students will be attending a virtual masterclass with Ryan Chen and Charlie Goodman on Monday, 4/27, from 2 - 3 PM. Attendance will be taken, and a participation grade will be given. Come prepared with any and all brass-related questions, and have your horn ready to play! Ryan and Charlie are members of the Redline Quartet which you can check out here - Redline Quartet.


FLUTE ZOOM MASTERCLASS WITH CHELSEA KOZIATEK

All flute students will be attending a virtual masterclass with Chelsea Koziatek on Friday, May 1, from 11 AM - 12 PM. Attendance will be taken, and a participation grade will be given. Come to the session prepared with any and all flute-related questions, and have your flute ready to play! To find out more about Chelsea, check out one of her "how-to" videos here -

HOW-TO: Mendelssohn’s Midsummer Night’s Dream.



BAND ZOOM MEETINGS THIS WEEK

We again will be hosting Zoom meetings for all students this week on Tuesday, April 28. Students - If this time conflicts with another class that has previously scheduled a meeting, please let Mr. Clemente and MR. Smith know ASAP. Otherwise, we will expect to see you on Tuesday afternoon.


Band Zoom Meetings, Tuesday 4/28:

Symphonic Band: 1:30 PM (Attendance will be taken, participation grade given)


Wind Symphony: 2 PM (Attendance will be taken, participation grade given)


Concert Band: 2:30 PM (Attendance will be taken, participation grade given)


Instructions on how to join the meetings will be sent to your emails the day of each meeting, in addition to being posted to Google Classroom. Looking forward to seeing you all!



Mr. Smith and I are both always reachable via email. As always, it is a best practice to email both of us with any questions, concerns, clarifications, etc. One of us will see the email as quickly as we are able and provide a response.


All of the best and continue to stay healthy and safe,

Mr. Clemente

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From the Band Booster President

Hello band families. Thank you to everyone who has registered for next band year already! We are excited to get started, even if it looks a little different than it has in the past. Please encourage anyone you know who is interested in band or going to be in band in 9th grade or as a new student to register via the link on the band website, and please forward newsletters to those families if you can, so they can start to feel connected to band and what is happening in the band prior to the summer. It was wonderful to see some of the incoming freshmen this week on the Zoom meeting. That meeting (which contains lots of helpful information) was recorded and is available on the Prospective Students page of the Band website if you know anyone who was unable to attend.


Have a wonderful week everyone. Thank you for your support of the Winter Park High School Band. Please contact Mr. Clemente, Mr. Smith, me, or any other band parent if you have questions or need help with anything.


Natalie Storch

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2020-2021 BAND REGISTRATION

Registration for the Winter Park Band for the 2020-2021 school year is now available! To register for Band for next year, please click on the link below:


Register for the 2020-2021 Winter Park Band


A link to the Band Registration form is also located on the Band Website at www.winterparkhsband.com.


Please complete the registration form by Tuesday, May 5. Thank you!

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2020-2021 STUDENT LEADERSHIP INTERVIEWS

Any current 9th - 11th grade Band student who was not in a Student Leadership position this past school year has the opportunity to interview for a leadership position for the 2020-2021 school year. If you are interested, please sign up for a time on the sign up sheet below and download a copy of the "Student Leadership Interview Form 2020" to be completed before your scheduled interview time.


Student Leadership Interview Sign Up Sheet

Interview dates Monday, 4/27, and Tuesday, 4/28.


Student Leadership Interview Form 2020


All students who were either an apprentice section leader or did not hold a position on student leadership for the 2019-2020 school year must interview if they would like to be considered for a Section Leader position for the 2020-2021 school year. If you are currently in a leadership position during the 2019-2020 school year, this school year will be considered your interview.

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BAND BANQUET YEAR-IN-REVIEW VIDEO - CALL FOR PICTURES

We need your pictures! If you have any pictures of the Band from this year, please send them in for consideration for the video. We're looking for lots to choose from - formal, funny, and candid!

Please send your pictures to Mitchell Reid at mitchellbreid15@gmail.com by Friday, May 1.

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COLOR GUARD OPEN RECRUITMENT

Color Guard Open Recruitment is happening NOW for the 2020-2021 school year. The Color Guard is the visual ensemble of the Winter Park Band. In the fall, the Color Guard performs with the “Sound of the Wildcats” Marching Band, adding visual flair and impact to the marching band show. In the winter and spring, the Color Guard performs on the FFCC competitive circuit, competing with other color guards in the Central Florida region. Interested in performing, traveling, and competing? The Color Guard may be the place for you!


NO EXPERIENCE NEEDED.


Please fill out this Google form to receive more information about the upcoming season. You can also email Mrs. Johnson, the Color Guard Sponsor, at Anne.Johnson@ocps.net.


Color Guard Information Google Form

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WEEKLY ASSIGNMENTS

Thank you to all of the students who have been diligent in keeping up with the weekly assignments. Mr. Smith and I know that there are many new challenges and seemingly constant changes that come with being at home and completing your classwork for all 7 classes each week. Now especially with all of your classes being held digitally for the remainder of the school year, it is even more important that you do not procrastinate and allow late work to build up. Students should be reading the newsletter weekly, as well as checking Google Classroom at least once per day.


If you are struggling to complete your work when assignments are due, please do not hesitate to reach out. We are here to help you! An issue with internet connectivity or other emergencies at home do not affect your grade, so long as there is communication with the Directors.


This is all very much different than "normal school," and especially for us in Band class when we can't all get together and be an ensemble as our class is meant to operate. In the meantime, the skills you are individually building through the digital assignments will become incredibly useful to you as a musician and help the Band as a whole. Always keep in mind, "a rising tide raises all boats".

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Google Classroom Codes

At this time, there remains a small number of students who have not joined the Google Classroom for their respective Band class(es). Currently, you are missing at least 2 assignments that were due Wednesday and Friday of last week, respectively. Please see below and enter the code to join your Google Classroom ASAP so that you do not fall behind on your work!



The procedure to join the class is the same as before, but in case you are not in the appropriate classes or need a refresher:

1.) Sign into Google using your OCPS student email

2.) Click on the apps icon

3.) Select Classroom

4.) Click on the "+" in the upper right hand corner

5.) Enter the code for the class:

Class Codes:

Symphonic Band: ikqsgbj


Jazz Ensemble II: 2u32u3n


Jazz Ensemble I: otmxdo7


Freshman Jazz Band: soj7ebe


Wind Symphony: zgshiz6


Concert Band: triopqc

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SmartMusic Classroom Resource - Codes to Join

We will begin using SmartMusic in our Band classes this week as a resource. Mr Clemente sent out these codes to the individual classes on Monday, April 6, but in case you cannot find that email please see the codes and instructions below.


1. Open a Chrome browser and visit: https://admin.smartmusic.com/join
2. When prompted for a class code, please enter:


Symphonic Band - Period 2:G2NKV-KDENE


Wind Symphony - Period 6: 33NCP-X3ZNA


Concert Band - Period 7: 7ZZW4-PAPXX



Please create your account no later than this Wednesday, April 8.

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UPCOMING EVENTS

BAND REGISTRATION GOOGLE FORM - Due Tuesday, May 5

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2020-2021 PERCUSSION/MARCHING PERCUSSION CLINIC - Wednesday, May 6, 5 - 7 PM

Percussion help for all students who are either percussionists as their major instrument, or are interested in playing percussion for marching band in Fall 2020.

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VIRTUAL BAND BANQUET - Friday, May 8, 7 PM

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MARCHING PERCUSSION PLACEMENT AUDITIONS - Wednesday, May 13, 5 PM

All percussionists and students interested in playing percussion for marching band. Students will audition to be placed on either the drum line (percussion that marches with the winds) or the front ensemble (stationary percussion in the front of the field).

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OCPS Meals Distribution


OCPS families, The district’s FREE Grab-n-Go meal distribution for children begins tomorrow, Monday, March 23.


Fifty schools across the district will be handing out breakfast, lunch and a breakfast for the next day. Any child aged 18 and under will receive the meals with no questions asked. Children must be present to receive the meals, they can be in a vehicle, walking or riding a bike, no identification is needed. The family does not need to qualify for free and reduced meals and the child does not have to be enrolled at our school to receive food. Also, please consider any food allergies if your child is consuming the meals.


Distribution begins tomorrow at 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. Families can go to any of the 50 school sites. You can find the list of locations on the front page of www.ocps.net and on the district’s Facebook page.