Winter Park High School Band Notes

March 11, 2019

A big thank you to the Band Council for putting on a successful Band Picnic this past Saturday at Shady Park in Winter Park! Also a big thank you to Sharon Flood, Lee McBurney, and all the parents who came out and had a great time as well!


DRUM MAJOR CANDIDATES - All materials and references for the Drum Major audition at dur by 2:30 PM Monday, March 11.


Have a great week!

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THIS WEEK

ALL-COUNTY JAZZ - Tuesday, March 12

The first rehearsal for All-County Jazz is this Tuesday, March 12 at West Orange HS. Rehearsal begins at 7:00 PM, so please plan on being physically at West Orange no later than 6:30 PM.

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DRUM MAJOR AUDITIONS - Wednesday, March 13

Drum major auditions will be taking place after school on Wednesday, March 13. All audition materials - 2 letters of recommendation(one from a current WPHS teacher), drum major candidate audition form, and all teacher evaluation forms - are due to Mr. Clemente by Monday, March 11.

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WINTER GUARD PERFORMANCES - MARCH 15 & 16

You have two chances to see the Winter Guard perform at Freedom HS this weekend. We'd love to have a cheering section from Winter Park! See details on times below.

Friday Itinerary

Saturday Itinerary

UPCOMING

ALL-COUNTY JAZZ - March 28 - 30

All-County Jazz rehearsals will take place at West Orange HS.

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WIND SYMPHONY AUDITIONS - APRIL 8 - 12

Auditions for the 2019/2020 Wind Symphony will be taking place after school April 8 - 12. Look HERE for audition requirements and etudes.

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JAZZ ENSEMBLE I AUDITIONS - APRIL 15 - 17

Auditions for the 2019/2020 Jazz Ensemble I will be taking place after school April 15 - 17. Audition requirements and etudes will be posted this week.

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ROLLER SKATING NIGHT - APRIL 13

A roller skating night is being planned for Saturday, April 13 at Semoran Skateway for all of our Band families. This will be a free event for all Winter Park Band students and their families! Look for an RSVP in the future.

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SWIM PARTY - MAY 3

To conclude the school year, the Band Council is organizing a Band swim party for Friday, May 3, to be held at the home of Maddie Skena. The tentative start-time is 7:00 PM.

FINANCIALS

LOS ANGELES TOUR PAYMENT FEBRUARY AND MARCH

The LA Tour February payment has been updated on the LA Tour section of the Band website. Please see the updated amount HERE.


The LA Tour March payment was due yesterday, MARCH 10.

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BAND FEES

Please make sure that we are paying Band Fees in a timely manner! If you have financial constraints that are preventing you from making your Band fee schedule, please contact Mr. Blackmer directly so that arrangements and/or a payment plan can be made. In addition to this, make sure that you are actively participating in our fundraisers. These are specifically created to alleviate our fees, but you need to take advantage of them! If you have questions regarding which fees are due and when, please go to our website for the Financial Obligations PDFs.


  • GUARD FAIR SHARE #5 was due on Wednesday, December 5.
  • GUARD FAIR SHARE #6 was due on Wednesday, January 2.
  • GUARD FAIR SHARE #7 was due on Wednesday, February 6.
  • BAND and GUARD FAIR SHARE #8 are due on Wednesday, March 6.

MISCELLANEOUS

ONGOING AMAZON FUNDRAISING OPPORTUNITY

With the holiday season quickly approaching, this is an excellent tool to raise money for the Band every time you shop at Amazon. The Winter Park High School Alumni Band Association is a registered charity on Smile.Amazon.com, so please remember to use this unique link to shop at Amazon every time, and a small percentage of the sale (at no cost to you) will automatically be sent quarterly to the WPHSABAA account and then donated to the Winter Park Band Program. If we all use this link every time, we can raise funds on an ongoing basis to help the band! https://smile.amazon.com/ch/27-0964817


If you have any questions, contact Jane Claus at janeclaus@live.com.

CALENDAR

ALL-COUNTY JAZZ REHEARSAL

Tuesday, March 12th, 6:30-9pm

1625 Beulah Road

Winter Garden, FL

Winter Guard Rehearsal

Tuesday, March 12th, 5-9pm

1500 Falcon Drive

Orlando, FL

WINTER GUARD REHEARSAL

Thursday, March 14th, 5-9pm

1500 Falcon Drive

Orlando, FL

WINTER GUARD PERFORMANCE - FREEDOM HS

Friday, March 15th, 2:45-9:30pm

2500 West Taft Vineland Road

Orlando, FL

Performance at 8:01 PM.

ITINERARY

WINTER GUARD PERFORMANCE - FREEDOM HS

Saturday, March 16th, 9:45am-9:15pm

2500 West Taft Vineland Road

Orlando, FL

Performance at 4:30 PM.

ITINERARY