WINTER PARK BAND Weekly Newsletter

September 26, 2021

THIS WEEK

Marching Band Rehearsal

Tuesday, Sep. 28th, 6-8:30pm

2100 Summerfield Road

Winter Park, FL

FALL BAND CONCERT

Wednesday, Sep. 29th, 7-9pm

2100 Summerfield Road

Winter Park, FL

Call time for all Band students is 6:30 PM. Students are to be in the Band room at this time ready to walk on stage.

Marching Band Rehearsal

Thursday, Sep. 30th, 2:45-5pm

2100 Summerfield Road

Winter Park, FL

Away Football Game

Friday, Oct. 1st, 5-10:30pm

3225 Lockwood Boulevard

Oviedo, FL

ITINERARY


Uniform: Full Marching Band Uniform, Water Jug

FALL MINI CAMP

Saturday, Oct. 2nd, 9am-5pm

2100 Summerfield Road

Winter Park, FL

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From Mr. Clemente

Dear Winter Park Band families,


Congratulations to the SOTW for their performance at the Homecoming football game on Friday! Two of three parts of the show on the field, now the big push to finish the show.


This week the Band will present our first concert of the year with our Fall Band Concert on Wednesday, September 29. This concert will feature all three Jazz ensembles and all three Concert ensembles. The uniform for this performance is our concert uniform of tuxedos and dresses. The students have been fitted for tuxedo jackets and pants or dresses and will be sent home with those items this week. Pants or dresses may need to be hemmed, and should be taken in to do so quickly so they can be ready for the concert on 9/29. Concert uniform accessories that were ordered through the Band were passed out to students last week, and ladies shoes that were ordered will be available to take home tomorrow. A reminder, all students must have all pieces of the concert uniform to perform.


Additionally, we have our Fall Mini Camp rehearsal coming up this Saturday, October 2 from 9 AM - 5 PM. This rehearsal is the chance for the Band to make up for lost time due to weather - and hopefully won't be interrupted by weather itself. A Chick-fil-a lunch will be provided for all students, but students may also bring their own food if they would so choose. Our goal is to have the entire show on the field by the end of the Mini Camp day.




Let's make it a great week!

Mr. Clemente

Big picture

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From the Band Booster President, Natalie Storch

Week of September 26, 2021


Congratulations to the Sound of the Wildcats for a great homecoming show! Thank you to the volunteers helping with the game. Chaperone spots are available for the remaining games, so please take a look at the calendar to see how you can help. We’d love to have you and love new and experienced faces at the games.


We are looking forward to a fun first concert this week. Please stay tuned for information regarding Senior Night on October 22. Have a great week everyone!

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Festival of Winds and Tri-State Band Festival

There are some excellent opportunities upcoming for our students to be nominated for honor bands at both USF and FSU. Students who wish to be nominated need to fill out the appropriate google form(s) linked below before Tuesday, September 28.


Festival of Winds (USF)

Who is eligible for nomination?

  • 9-12th grade


When is the festival?

  • December 2 - 5


Where is the festival?

  • University of South Florida


Seeking additional information?



Festival of Winds Nomination Request



Tri-State Band Festival (FSU)


Who is eligible for nomination?

  • 11-12th grade


When is the festival?

  • December 2 - 5


Where is the festival?

  • Florida State University


Seeking additional information?



Tri-State Nomination Request

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Band Calendar

  • With our switch to the CutTime data management system, the Charms calendar is no longer being used. Please take a moment to sync the new Band Calendar to your digital devices using the links below:
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    UPCOMING EVENTS

    Thursday, October 7: Home Football Game

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    Saturday, October 9: Jazz Ensemble I @ Winter Park Autumn Art Festival

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    Friday, October 22: Home Football Game - Senior Night

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    Thursday, October 28: Away Football Game

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    Friday, November 5: Away Football Game

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    Saturday, November 6: MARCHING BAND MPA

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    Tuesday, November 9: Marching Band Rehearsal, 2:45 - 4 PM

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    Wednesday, November 10: FALL FESTIVAL OF BANDS, 7 PM

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    Friday, November 12: Winter Guard Try-Outs, 3 - 6 PM

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    Monday, November 15: All-County Band Auditions, 4 - 9 PM, Lake Nona HS

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    Thursday, November 18: NIGHT OF JAZZ, 7 PM

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    Monday, November 22 - Friday, November 26: Thanksgiving Break

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    Saturday, December 4: Winter Park Christmas Parade & Baldwin Park Winter Spark Parade

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    Tuesday, December 7: Winterfest (Orchestra Winds and Percussion), 7 PM

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    Thursday, December 9: WINTER BAND CONCERT, 7 PM

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    Friday, December 10: COLOR GUARD WINTER SHOWCASE, 7 PM

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    Monday December 20 - Monday, January 3, 2022: Winter Break

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    FINANCES AND CUTTIME

    Past Due Band Payments:

    • Band Registration Fair Share - $25.00 Due 5/4
    • Fair Share Payment 1 - $100.00 Due 7/28
    • Marching Band Uniform Shoes (if needed) - $35.00 Due 7/28
    • Fair Share Payment 2 - $50.00 Due this Wednesday, 9/1



    Viewing your Student's Financial Account in CutTime:

    There is a direct link to CutTime in "Quick Links" on the band website.


    To access Cut Time, follow these steps.

    • Go to CutTime.net and click “SIGN IN” in the top right-hand corner.
    • Enter your Username or Email and Password You are now on your profile, where you can access our calendar and handouts and files. Click “Update Info” tab to input or update contact information. Don’t forget to click “Update” when you are finished.
    • Click the “Finances” tab to view financial statements.


    For questions concerning general Band inquiries, Band financial obligations, or to request a payment plan, contact Mr. Clemente, at Michael.Clemente@ocps.net. For questions regarding your CutTime account or statement, contact the Band Booster Treasurer, Lori Gavin, at lgavin0623@icloud.com.


    2021-2022 FINANCIAL OBLIGATIONS SCHEDULE

    WOODWIND/BRASS/PERCUSSION

    COLOR GUARD

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    PRIVATE LESSONS

    Whether a student is learning a musical instrument to pursue a career in music, or simply for personal musical fulfillment and recreation, private lessons are one of the best investments that a parent can provide for their musical child. When working with a private teacher, students receive one-on-one instruction from a professional musician who specializes on that instrument.

    ​Unlike a full band rehearsal experience, studying with a private teacher focuses in on the student’s individual needs. Students who study privately once a week from a professional musician are usually those who excel and find Band more enjoyable. These students frequently earn positions in honor groups like All-State and All-County, and make entry into our more advanced bands like Wind Symphony and Jazz Ensemble I. Some even go on to earn college scholarships, even if they are not majoring in music!

    By following the link below, you will find a list of local private teachers. This list is not exhaustive, and there may be other individuals who are not on the list. If you know a private teacher who should be added (or would like to be deleted), please contact Mr. Clemente at michael.clemente@ocps.net.


    PRIVATE TEACHER LIST

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    Help the Band with Amazon Smile!

    Make a difference for Band students with every day purchases! Shop at smile.amazon.com/ch/27-0964817 to generate donations for Winter Park High School Band Alumni Association Inc. Once this charity is selected, always type in Smile.Amazon.com to place orders.


    **NEW THIS YEAR!...To enable AmazonSmile on the Amazon mobile app:

    • Open the app (sign in) and touch the three horizontal lines in the top left corner. Select "See All Programs" , then select "AmazonSmile".

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    WPHS Band Social Media

    We've been posting lots of photos our social media platforms, and we will continue to post updates, photos, video, and other media to those pages throughout the year. Follow the Band!


    • Facebook: @winterparkhsband
    • Instagram: @winterparkhsband
    • Twitter: @wphs_bands

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