Winter Park Band Weekly Newsletter

May 12, 2019



Wednesday, May 15th, 5-7pm

2100 Summerfield Road

Winter Park, FL


Saturday, May 18th, 12-6pm

2100 Summerfield Road

Winter Park, FL

Saturday, Day 1 - Incoming 9th Graders and new marchers, Leadership, all marching Percussion, all Color Guard.


Sunday, May 19th, 2-8pm

2100 Summerfield Road

Winter Park, FL

Sunday, Day 2 - ALL students in the 2019-2020 "Sound of the Wildcats" Marching Band. Our first full rehearsal!

From Mr. Clemente

Thank you to everyone involved in putting on a very successful Band Banquet this past Friday evening! A special thank you to Sharon Flood, Lee McBurney, Ellen DeLoach, Heather Ribaric, Laura Ruiz, Wilcon McBurney, Keith Gavin, Lori Gavin, Stacey Cox, Peter Vassos, Amy Barcus, and all of the parents who worked extremely hard to make this a special event for our students. I apologize if I missed anyone, there were so many volunteers here on Friday, it was hard to keep track! Congratulations Class of 2019! Though we still have the LA Tour coming up, I wish you all the best in your endeavors and I encourage you to come back and visit often.

On a personal note, thank you very much for the extremely generous gifts from Friday evening. The outpouring of support has been incredible, and Sarah and I are so grateful to be a part of this community.

LA Tour Families: Please direct your attention to the "Upcoming Events" section of the newsletter below. Next Thursday, May 23, is our Mandatory Student/Parent Meeting at 7:00 PM. It is essential that all students and chaperones participating in the trip and also at least one parent/guardian per student participating in the trip attend. We will cover many items for the trip during this meeting, all crucial to the success of the trip.

As we close in on the summer break, now is a great time to look into summer music camp opportunities. There are many camps offered in the Central Florida area that will be highly beneficial to any student who attends. Camps around us include Stetson University, USF, UNF(new jazz camp this summer!), FSU, UF, among others. Students who participate in a summer music camp will receive a $50 credit to use towards their 2019-2020 Fair Share fees. Any interested students should see the posters on the outside of the Band room in the 600 building, and I am happy to answer any questions I can.

Now is also an opportune time to begin with a private lesson teacher. Most teachers this time of year have more openings in their schedule due to graduating seniors no longer taking lessons. For a list of private teachers in our area, please see the Private Teachers page on the Band website.

Have a great week!


Los Angeles Tour Mandatory Student/Parent Meeting - May 23

All students participating in the LA Tour and at least one parent must be present. All final information for the trip will be discussed including itinerary, things to pack, safety procedures, etc. This meeting is mandatory for participation on the trip.


June 4: 6:00 - 7:30 PM Mass Band, 7:30 - 9:00 PM Wind Symphony

June 6: 6:00 - 7:30 PM Mass Band, 7:30 - 9:00 PM Wind Symphony

June 11: 6:00 - 7:30 PM Mass Band, 7:30 - 9:00 PM Wind Symphony

June 13: 6:00 - 7:30 PM Mass Band, 7:30 - 9:00 PM Wind Symphony


All payments for the 2018-2019 school year are posted on your Charms account.Consult your charms account to affirm that there is no past-due balance. If a past-due balance exists, please bring your student's account up to date as quickly as possible. Thank you for your attention to this!