WINTER PARK BAND Weekly Newsletter

May 3, 2020

THIS WEEK

Saxophone Masterclass on Zoom with MU1 Joe D'Aleo, US Coast Guard Band

Monday, May 4th, 2-3pm

This is an online event.

Attendance will be taken for all saxophone 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: Saxophone Masterclass with Joe D'Aleo

Time: May 4, 2020 02:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)


Join Zoom Meeting

https://zoom.us/j/97683273069?pwd=Q0t3TC9BUkppRGd5bVBzRklWU2pQQT09


Meeting ID: 976 8327 3069

Password: 1XWXic

BAND REGISTRATION FORM DUE

Tuesday, May 5th, 11:45pm

This is an online event.

Please complete the online 2020-2021 Band Registration Form by Tuesday, May 5!


CLICK HERE to complete the 2020-2021 Band Registration Form

SYMPHONIC BAND ZOOM MEETING

Tuesday, May 5th, 1:30pm

This is an online event.

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

WIND SYMPHONY ZOOM MEETING

Tuesday, May 5th, 2pm

This is an online event.

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

CONCERT BAND ZOOM MEETING

Tuesday, May 5th, 2:30pm

This is an online event.

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

Virtual Office Hours

Wednesday, May 6th, 11am-1pm

This is an online event.

Clarinet Masterclass on Zoom with Jenny Rocco

Wednesday, May 6th, 2-3pm

This is an online event.

Attendance will be taken for all clarinet 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: Clarinet Masterclass

Time: May 6, 2020 02:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)


Join Zoom Meeting

https://zoom.us/j/94373841744?pwd=TklKVTlMbHdBaENZNDZhb0ZVZ1JYdz09


Meeting ID: 943 7384 1744

Password: 7MRCc3

ZOOM Percussion Clinic/Marching Percussion Audition Help

Wednesday, May 6th, 5pm

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

Virtual Office Hours

Thursday, May 7th, 11am-1pm

This is an online event.

Virtual Band Banquet

Friday, May 1st, 7pm

This is an online event.

Please join us to celebrate our students' many wonderful achievements for the 2019-2020 school year! Details on how to access the stream for the Virtual Band Banquet will be sent out via email later this week.

2020-2021 Student Leadership Retreat

Saturday, May 9th, 9am-12pm

This is an online event.

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From Mr. Clemente

Dear Winter Park Band families,


Two big items on the agenda for this week:


1. BAND REGISTRATION FORMS DUE TUESDAY, MAY 5


  • ALL new and returning Winter Park Band students should complete the 2020-2021 Band Registration Form by this Tuesday, May 5.
  • Link to the 2020-2021 Band Registration Form is below in this newsletter, and also on the front page of the Band website.


2. VIRTUAL BAND BANQUET - FRIDAY, MAY 8


  • Please join us to celebrate all our Band students and their accomplishments from the 2019-2020 school year!
  • Information on how to join the Virtual Band Banquet will be sent out via email later this week.






SAXOPHONE ZOOM MASTERCLASS WITH MU1 JOE D'ALEO, US COAST GUARD BAND

All saxophone students will be attending a virtual masterclass with MU1 Joe D'Aleo of the US Coast Guard Band on Monday, 5/4 from 2 - 3 PM. Attendance will be taken, and a participation grade will be given. Come prepared with any and all saxophone-related questions, and have your horn ready to play!


CLARINET ZOOM MASTERCLASS WITH JENNY ROCCO

All flute students will be attending a virtual masterclass with Jenny Rocco on Wednesday, May 6, from 2 - 3 PM. Attendance will be taken, and a participation grade will be given. Come to the session prepared with any and all clarinet-related questions, and have your flute ready to play!



BAND ZOOM MEETINGS THIS WEEK

We again will be hosting Zoom meetings for all students this week on Tuesday, May 5. 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 5/5:

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.


I hope you continue to stay healthy and safe,

Mr. Clemente

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From the Band Booster President

Week of May 3, 2020

I hope you are still doing well! Please don’t forget to register for band next year and forward information regarding registration to any potential incoming band families you know. Registration aids in communication with our new band families as well. If you know incoming band families, please feel free to forward the link to the newsletter to them, so they can start to feel connected even though some of our regularly scheduled events are not going to be in person this spring. Also, stay tuned for information about connecting with the band for the month of May and over the summer.


We are looking forward to the virtual band banquet on Friday. Although our band banquet looks a little different, it will be fun to celebrate the year even though we are distanced. Parents, students, grandparents, etc. and students are welcome and encouraged to “attend.” It is so fun to see everyone on camera when we are unable to be to together in person.


Have a great week.

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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 Operations Team Application

Attention current 9th, 10th, and 11th grade Band students,

Below you fill find the link to the Operations Team Application for the 2020-2021 school year. An effective Operations Team is crucial to the overall success of the Band program. Open positions on the Operations Team that you can apply for include:

  • Equipment/Physical Operations Crew
  • Librarian
  • Secretary
  • Woodwind Quartermaster
  • Brass Quartermaster
  • Percussion Quartermaster


The application explains each position's responsibilities in more detail. Any student in the Band program can apply for one or multiple positions on the Operations Team! Applications are due by Friday, May 8.


Band Operations Team Application

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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 Monday, May 4.

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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.