Wakeland Band

April 25, 2021

Wakeland Band Family -


I hope you all had a relaxing 3-day weekend! We are in the final stretch of the school year!


This week we are looking forward to our annual percussion concert! Percussion families, see below for your seat reservation. All other band families, please check out the concert on facebook live, this Friday at 7:00pm!


HYPE DAY 2021-2022!!!!

Please check out the Hype Day and Registration Day schedule below. We are extremely excited for the event to kick off the 2021 school year!


2021-2022 Wind Symphony and Percussion Students:

We will be having an informational meeting for the Midwest trip in December on May 4 at 6:00p in the Wakeland Auditorium.


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2021-2022 Spring Training Camps:


All current high school students are encouraged to attend our spring training camps. Each Thursday we will be holding marching training camps each Thursday from 4:30-6:30pm. These training camps will help all students practice and refresh their marching fundamentals as we begin evaluation for the 2021 season.


Students need to bring athletic wear, water and a mask for the training camps. All camps will be on the band practice field.

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2021-2022 Dates:


For our returning students please begin looking at the 2021-2022 calendar for the fall semester. All marching events leading up to school starting are confirmed. The football schedule has been posted and weekly rehearsals have been locked in and confirmed.


Physicals:


Please remember that for any students to participate in marching band, you must have a current physical on file. Each physical is good for 1 year from the date of the exam. Please take a look ahead to make sure you will have an updated physical on file as soon as the other expires for end of year camps and summer band/fall.

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Solo and Ensemble Information


Solo and Ensemble will be virtual this year due to COVID-19. The students will be submitting their solo performances online and be adjudicated by our outstanding panel.


Solo submissions are due on THIS THURSDAY, April 29, 2021 by 4:00p. Judges will adjudicate each solo performance and give each student a rating. Students will have the opportunity to be selected as outstanding soloists for each "room" and will be recognized at band banquet.


Students will not be performing with an accompanist this year due to COVID-19 safety measures.


Specifics for the recordings will be discussed in class and posted in Canvas.

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Weekly Schedule

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Percussion Concert Seat Reservaion

Due to limited seating, percussion families only may sign up. All other families may check out the concert on Facebook Live.

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Band Banquet

You are invited to the 2020-2021 Wakeland Band Banquet!


Please read the requirements and COVID 19 Precautions below and submit your registration (google link).

Guidelines:


Account Status: Members are reminded their accounts must be in good standing (currently enrolled in band/guard, no arrears; outstanding unpaid fees) in order for their Banquet RSVP to be accepted.


Please contact: booster-treasurer@wakelandband.com if you need to settle your account in advance of the Banquet RSVP deadline.


No Younger Sibling policy:

This event is a semi-formal dinner/banquet with the sole purpose of honoring and celebrating the achievements of our current Band and Guard students. The only exception to the "no younger sibling" policy is if the younger sibling is a current Wakeland HS student not enrolled in the Wakeland Band. Middle School/Elementary School (or younger) siblings are not permitted to attend. Any High School-aged sibling is expected to sit on the “Adult Side” of the Banquet room.


Dates are not permitted to attend the 2020-2021 Banquet.


No Alcohol allowed.


Student Dress Code Expectations:

Male: Dress Suit & tie or 'Sunday best'. No jeans, shorts, tennis shoes or flip-flops. No caps, bandannas, etc.


Female: Modestly cut in the front so as not to show too much cleavage; plunging necklines are not allowed.


- Two-piece or see-through/mesh tops or bra-top type dresses are not acceptable; Midriffs should not be exposed in front, back or side. All dresses must cover the midriff region with no sheer fabric.

- Dresses should not be cut lower than the midriffs or the top of the waist in the back.

- No dresses with cut-outs in the front, back or sides of the dress.

- Dresses may not have a slit on the side, in the front or back that is higher than fingertip length in a standing position.

- Dresses may not be cut below the bust line on the sides.

- No cover-ups (coats, shawl, wraps, etc.) will be allowed over dresses in order to make them meet the dress code.

- Strapless dresses, spaghetti strap dresses, one strap dresses and/or halter top dresses that have none of the above-mentioned violations ARE ALL APPROVED dresses.


COVID 19 Precautions

  • All guests will wear a cloth mask at all times during the event, except when dinner is served. Face shields are not permitted as the only face covering.
  • During photo opportunities, masks are to stay on.
  • All guests are to social distance when not in seats.
  • Guests will need to stay seated at all times during the event and may not switch seats once the event has begun.


Any guest who does not follow the COVID 19 safety precautions will be asked to leave the banquet.

Percussion Update

Wakeland Percussion,

Congratulations to our 2021 Wakeland Drumline. Auditions went very well on Friday. We are looking forward to another wonderful year with the Wakeland Band.


It is Concert Week!!! Monday after school we will have our final “Windows of Maloca” sectional from 4:30p-5:30p followed by our first Drumline Music Camp from 6:00p-8:00p. Thursday night we will be running our concert multiple times and allow for our final run on stage. Below you can find the rehearsal schedule.


Friday, April 30th is our Wakeland Percussion Concert. The concert will begin at 7:00p. We are able to have a live audience at this concert. There will be limited seating. In order to make certain that proper safety protocols are followed, we will send out a sign up genius for seats for the event. This concert will only be open to immediate family members at this time. We will be live streaming this concert as well. A Sign Up Genius will be sent out later this week.


May 1st is the last day to upload your solo for our virtual solo contest. Information was sent out Thursday about sign ups. We will be recording on stage throughout the week. Make certain you have signed up for a time via the Sign Up Genius: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/60b044ca9a92ba4fd0-2021. You have one opportunity to record your solo.


If you have any questions about the week please let Mr. Teed know.

April 29 Percussion Ensemble Concert Rehearsal Schedule

Raspberry Tango 5:00p-5:30p

Aether 5:30p-6:00p

Fractalia 6:00p-6:30p

Windows of the Maloca 6:30p-7:15p

*Boom Bap 7:15p-8:00p*

*Toccata 8:00p-8:30p*

Catching Shadows 8:30p-8:45p

Sculpture in Wood 8:45p-9:00p

Solos 9:00p-10:00p

*—“Boom Bap” and “Toccata” students please wear all black to this rehearsal—*

Important Percussion Specific Dates/Information:

    • April 26 “Windows of the Maloca” Sectional 4:30p-5:30p
    • April 26 2021 Drumline Music Camp 6:00p-8:00p
    • April 29 Percussion Ensemble Concert Rehearsal (schedule above)
    • April 30 Percussion Ensemble Concert 7:00p
    • May 1 Solo Videos Upload Deadline for Virtual Solo Contest

Reference the band calendar found at wakelandband.org for specifics on all rehearsals/events. Summer’s drumline calendar is already on the website. Please plan accordingly!

Reminders of all events will be sent out via the Remind app. Everyone (parents & students) should be signed up for our Remind. If you are not, please text @WHS-Perc to 81010. For Drumline Audition Updates please text @whsdl21 to 81010.

Thank you,

Brian Teed

If you need anything, please reach out via email.


Tanner Smith

Director of Bands

smithchr@friscoisd.org


Liz Lentz

Assistant Director

lentze@friscoisd.org


Daniel Berard

Assistant Director

berardd@friscoisd.org


Brian Teed

Percussion Director

teedb@friscoisd.org


Michael Alonso

Color Guard Director

alonsomi@friscoisd.org