Winter Park High School Band Notes

February 10, 2019

Congratulations to all of our students involved in performances this past weekend! It was quite a busy week, so bear with me as we go through all of the accomplishments below.


JAZZ MPA

Congratulations to all of our jazz students who performed at Jazz MPA on Thursday and Friday at University High School! Jazz Ensemble I earned straight superior ratings from all three adjudicators, with Jazz Ensemble II and the Freshman Jazz Band earning all excellent ratings with all As and Bs from the three adjudicators and lots of great feedback.


SOLO AND ENSEMBLE & AUXILIARY MPA

Congratulations to all of our wind, percussion, and color guard students for performing at both Solo and Ensemble & Auxiliary MPA at University High School this past Friday and Saturday.


Earning a Superior rating:

Linnel Madarang(oboe solo), Kaia Leavitt(alto sax solo), Leon Edge(alto sax solo), Kaia Leavitt and Dominiq Valentin(sax duet), Jacob Thigpen(alto sax solo), Mac Collins(tenor sax solo), Shay Baker, Megan Bradley, and Jenny Chang(flute trio), Lesley Roberts(flute solo), Shay Baker and Megan Bradley(flute duet), Charlie Storch(tuba solo), Aydan Bailey(clarinet solo), Liam Negron( trombone solo), Jeremy Fielder(trombone solo), Maggie Zhang(tuba solo), Destiny Ellis(snare drum solo), Lily Ioffredo(flute solo), Shay Blackmore(horn solo), Nef Bernard(horn solo), Charlie Schmitt(trumpet solo), Daniel Sullivan(tuba solo), Aiden Hughes(horn solo), Jenny Chang(oboe solo), Adam Maulfair(mallet solo), Nicholas Bulynin(bassoon solo), Jessie Zhang(clarinet solo), Mary Nazarian(clarinet solo), David Johnston(clarinet solo), Topher Adams, David Behrle, and Tanner Preston(trombone trio), Maia Ruiz(clarinet solo), Ben Johnston(trombone solo), Kang Muscatello(trombone solo), Samuel Brown, Leon Edge, Jeremy Fielder, David Henderson, Abril Ishee, Evan Jackson, Ricardon Marrero(jazz combo), Jordan Gidus(trombone solo), Adam Maulfair(timpani solo), Shay Stulman(flute solo), Isabella Daily and Leon Edge(sax duet), William Carpenter, Mauricio Dantas, Antonio Paredes, and Daniel Sullivan(tuba quarter), Olivia Benesch(bass clarinet solo), Max Geller, Ben Johnston, Antonio Paredes, Bradley Ribaric(tuba quartet), Leon Edge, Corrine Guido, Kaia Leavitt, and Colin Urbina(sax quartet), Jessica Clay(flute solo), William Carpenter and Charlie Storch(tuba duet), Bradley Ribaric(tuba solo), Sam Matter(snare drum solo), Trey Barker, David Lopez, and Mitchell Reid(trumpet trio), William Carpenter(tuba solo), Blake Cox(horn solo), Destiny Bevins(mallet solo), Sam Matter(mallet solo), Mya Bell(clarinet solo), Patrick Deloach, Jeremy Fielder, Liam Negron, and Daniel Sullivan(trombone quartet), Ellie Meyer(flute solo), Sam Matter(timpani solo).


Earning an Excellent rating:

Maddie Visconti(flute solo), Logan Davis(horn solo), Luis Morales Giorgi and Mary Nazarian(clarinet duet), Topher Adams and Ruben Dennis(trumpet duet), Samuel Brown(snare drum solo), Samuel Brown(mallet solo), Kianna Hemingway(flute solo), Destiny Bruno, Damir Hartfield, Alejandro Morales Giorgi, Daniel Rivera, and Kathleen Soares(trumpet quintet), Harrison Paster(trumpet solo), Alex Rodriguez(euphonium solo), Olivia Benesch(clarinet solo), Winter Park Winter Guard(indoor guard), Danny Colon(alto sax solo), Nathan Vassos(clarinet solo), Aviva Diamond and Maleysha O'Fray(sax duet), William So(soprano sax solo), Mitchell Reid(horn solo), Jack Robinson(trumpet solo), Samuel Gonzalez, Eric Snyder, and Nicholas Speir(trombone trio), Cole Spencer(horn solo), Shankari Somasekar(flute solo), Matthew Brietz(euphonium solo)


Earning a Good rating:

Damir Hartfield and Abril Ishee(trumpet duet), Austin Smith(mallet solo), John Binkley and Max Geller(tuba duet)


FFCC OVIEDO HS

Congratulations to the Winter Guard on their performance at Oviedo HS on Saturday. After being promoted to a higher classification following their success at Premiere in January, the Guard earned an Excellent rating with a score of 54.41 putting them in 10th place. Their next performance is on Friday, March 15 at Freedom HS.



Please have a very close look at this week's calendar. We will be having Dr. Gordon Brock with our concert bands this week on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday to help our continued preparations for performances at upcoming Concert MPA. Each ensemble has an after school school rehearsal either Thursday or Friday, and any unavoidable conflicts should have already been communicated.


Let's have a fun and productive week!

THIS WEEK

S&E RECITAL - FEBRUARY 12

The S&E recital for those students who did not register to perform at S&E MPA will be held on Tuesday, February 12, beginning at 2:30 PM in the Band Room. The deadline for registration is Monday, December 10. A signup for times will be posted outside the Band office on Monday, 2/11. For all information, go to http://www.winterparkhsband.com/solo--ensemble.html.

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GUEST CONDUCTOR WORKSHOP / PRE-MPA CONCERT

Thursday, February 14 through Saturday, February 16 is our annual Guest Conductor Workshop and Pre-MPA concert. Our guest conductor/clinician this year is Dr. Gordon Brock, retired Director of Bands from the University of North Florida. There are after-school rehearsals scheduled for each Band. Please check the Band Calendar and see events at the bottom of the newsletter for all details.


Saturday Schedule:


CONCERT BAND (12:00 PM - 1:00 PM)


SYMPHONIC BAND (1:15 PM - 2:15 PM)


WIND SYMPHONY (2:30PM - 3:30 PM)


Students may leave after their sound-check rehearsal to change, but all students need to be in the Band Room for a 3:30 PM call-time, dressed and ready to perform.


Concert - 4:00 PM

UPCOMING

BAND MPA - FEBRUARY 28/MARCH 1

Our Concert MPAs will be held at Cypress Creek High School on Thursday, February 28 (Concert Band & Wind Symphony) and Friday, March 1 (Symphonic Band).

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ORCHESTRA MPA - MARCH 8

For members of the Park Philharmonic winds & percussion: Orchestra MPA will be held at Wekiva High School on Friday, March 8.

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BAND PICNIC - MARCH 9

A picnic for the Band students is currently being planned for Saturday, March 9, to be held at Ward Park from 11 AM to 2 PM. More information to come!

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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 #3 - JANUARY 10 - UPDATED!

The third payment for the LA Tour was due on Thursday, January 10. The contributions and sponsorships that we've had will now be applied to the February payment. The February payment is currently being calculated - please watch your email for an updated payment amount.

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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.

MISCELLANEOUS

ONGOING AMAZON FUNDRAISING OPPORTUNITY

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

CALENDAR

Winter Guard Rehearsal

Tuesday, Feb. 12th, 5-9pm

1500 Falcon Drive

Orlando, FL

Solo and Ensemble Recital Performances

Tuesday, Feb. 12th, 2:30-4:30pm

2100 Summerfield Road

Winter Park, FL

Sign-up for a time slot on Monday, 2/11.

WIND SYMPHONY SECTIONALS

Wednesday, Feb. 6th, 1:30-2pm

2100 Summerfield Road

Winter Park, FL

WIND SYMPHONY LEADERSHIP AT AUDUBON K-8

Wednesday, Feb. 13th, 2:30-4:30pm

1500 Falcon Drive

Orlando, FL

GUEST CONDUCTOR WORKSHOP - SYMPHONIC BAND REHEARSAL

Thursday, Feb. 14th, 2:30-4:30pm

2100 Summerfield Road

Winter Park, FL

With guest conductor Dr. Gordon Brock.

GUEST CONDUCTOR WORKSHOP - WIND SYMPHONY REHEARSAL

Thursday, Feb. 14th, 7-9pm

2100 Summerfield Road

Winter Park, FL

With guest conductor Dr. Gordon Brock.

WINTER GUARD REHEARSAL

Thursday, Feb. 14th, 5-9pm

1500 Falcon Drive

Orlando, FL

GUEST CONDUCTOR WORKSHOP - CONCERT BAND REHEARSAL

Friday, Feb. 15th, 2:30-3:30pm

2100 Summerfield Road

Winter Park, FL

With guest conductor Dr. Gordon Brock.

GUEST CONDUCTOR WORKSHOP SOUND-CHECKS AND CONCERT

Saturday, Feb. 16th, 12-5:30pm

2100 Summerfield Road

Winter Park, FL

CONCERT BAND (12:00 PM - 1:00 PM)


SYMPHONIC BAND (1:15 PM - 2:15 PM)


WIND SYMPHONY (2:30PM - 3:30 PM)


Students may leave after their sound-check rehearsal to change, but all students need to be in the Band Room for a 3:30 PM call-time, dressed and ready to perform.


4:00 Concert