WINTER PARK BAND Weekly Newsletter

February 8, 2020

THIS WEEK'S CALENDAR

Winter Guard Rehearsal

Monday, Feb. 10th, 5:30-7:30pm

1500 Falcon Drive

Orlando, FL

Wind Symphony Rehearsal

Wednesday, Feb. 12th, 1:30-3pm

2100 Summerfield Road

Winter Park, FL

Symphonic Band Rehearsal - Guest Conductor Workshop

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

2100 Summerfield Road

Winter Park, FL

Wind Symphony Rehearsal - Guest Conductor Workshop

Thursday, Feb. 13th, 7-9pm

2100 Summerfield Road

Winter Park, FL

Concert Band Rehearsal - Guest Conductor Workshop

Friday, Feb. 14th, 2:30-3:30pm

2100 Summerfield Road

Winter Park, FL

Guest Conductor Workshop Sound Checks

Saturday, Feb. 15th, 11:30am-3:30pm

2100 Summerfield Road

Winter Park, FL

CONCERT BAND: 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM

SYMPHONIC BAND: 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

WIND SYMPHONY: 2:30 PM - 3:30 PM (Dressed in Concert Attire)

CALL TIME: 3:30 PM (ALL students dressed and ready to walk on stage)

GUEST CONDUCTOR WORKSHOP CONCERT

Saturday, Feb. 15th, 4-5pm

2100 Summerfield Road

Winter Park, FL

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From Mr. Clemente

Dear Winter Park Band families,


Guest Conductor Workshop/Pre-MPA Concert: THIS WEEK, 2/13 - 2/15 is our annual Guest Conductor Workshop, which includes our Pre-MPA Concert. See the Band calendar, or above, for schedule of events. This year, we welcome Mr. Mark Stice to WPHS as our Guest Conductor. Mr Stice is the Director of Bands at Okemos High School in Okemos, MI. He is a recent recipient of the Michigan School Band and Orchestra Association (MSBOA) Teacher of the Year award, and has had long-term success at OHS. We're very lucky and excited to have Mr. Stice join us to help prepare for pour upcoming Concert MPA performances!


Congratulations to all of our students who performed at this year's District Jazz MPA and District Solo and Ensemble MPA! The past three days were filled with many wonderful performances. Especially with Solo & Ensemble, it's so great to see the students' individual efforts come to life in front of a critical audience. A total of 77 students earned a Superior rating this year, with 40 events qualifying to perform at State Solo and Ensemble MPA in March. More information to come for those choosing to perform at State S&E.


DISTRICT JAZZ MPA RESULTS:

Freshman Jazz Band: I - I - II on stage, an overall Superior rating.


Jazz Ensemble II: I - II - II on stage, and overall Excellent rating.


Jazz Ensemble I: I - I - I on stage, a straight Superior rating.



DISTRICT SOLO & ENSEMBLE MPA RESULTS:

SUPERIOR RATING:

Evan Muller, Katina Ebalo, Tia Schafer, Danaelis Rivera, Janesa Sullivan, Kathy Le, Carlei Spitale (winter guard), Jessie Zhang (clarinet solo), Adam Maulfair (piano solo), Lesley Roberts (flute solo), Bronson Sadowski (trumpet solo), Juan Berastegui (horn solo), Topher Adams, Zach Asarnow, Matthew Brietz, Alex Rodriguez (trombone quartet), Liam Negron (trombone solo), Nef Bernard (horn solo), Ian Villalba (timpani solo), Ben Johnston (trombone solo), Carter Hetz (alto sax solo), Noah Fodor (bassoon solo), Mary Nazarian (clarinet solo), Adam Maulfair (timpani solo), Dominiq Valentin (alto sax solo), Kaia Leavitt (alto sax solo), Nicholas Speir (trombone solo), Bradley Ribaric (tuba solo), Ruben Dennis, David Lopez, William Paredes (trumpet trio), Kaia Leavitt (tenor sax solo), Emma Spencer (flute solo), Leon Edge, Maleysha O'Fray (alto sax duet), Maggie Zhang (tuba solo), Charlie Storch (tuba solo), Shay Stulman (flute solo), Matthew Paray, Jack Robinson (trumpet duet), Joseph O'Brien (tenor sax solo), Curtis Culhane (clarinet solo), Mac Collins, Danny Colon, Carter Hetz, Will So (sax quartet), Colin Anderson (clarinet solo), Harrison Paster (trumpet solo), Kang Muscatello (trombone solo), Leon Edge (alto sax solo), Topher Adams, Zach Asarnow, David Henderson, Carter Hetz, Mary Nazarian, Dylan O'Shea, Ian Villalba (jazz combo), Mitchell Reid (horn solo), William Carpenter, Charlie Storch (tuba duet), Sam Matter (snare drum solo), Leon Edge, Kaia Leavitt, Oliver Rodriguez, Dominiq Valentin (sax quartet), Destiny Bevins, Sam Matter (mallet duet), Gabrielle Batas, Agustin Berastegui (mallet duet), Mya Bell (clarinet solo), Jack Robinson (trumpet solo), Charlie Schmitt (trumpet solo), Cole Spencer (horn solo), Matthew Brietz (euphonium solo), Blake Cox (horn solo), William Carpenter (tuba solo), Peter Lyles-Rivera (bassoon solo).


EXCELLENT RATING:

Lily Ioffredo (flute solo), Ben Neff (tenor sax solo), Jacob Thigpen (alto sax solo), Nathan Vassos (clarinet solo), Linnel Madarang (oboe solo), Aidan Sheppard (trumpet solo), William Mackinnon, Amir Merrity, Bronson Sadowski (trumpet trio), Logan Davis, Samuel Gonzalez, Aiden Hughes (horn trio), Gabrielle Batas, Agustin Berastegui, Dequennte Samuels (percussion trio), Kianna Hemingway (flute solo), Olivia Benesch (bass clarinet solo), Ben Robinson (clarinet solo), Gage Garrison, Asa Madan, Christy Martinez-Suarez, Jenna Osborne (brass quartet), Benjamin Castro, Jaden Cavazos, Jonathan Gonzalez (brass trio), Aviva Diamond, Linnel Madarang, Maleysha O'Fray (sax trio), Maddie Visconti (bassoon solo), Sam Becker, Danny Colon (sax duet), Francisco Diaz, Kelvin Ramirez (brass duet), Anthony Huertas (alto sax solo), Shankari Somasekar (flute solo), Alexis Griffith, Madelyn Kerst, Naomi Mccallum, Keshan Nanlall (woodwind quartet), Ellie Meyer (flute solo), Sam Cagle, Destiny Ellis, Justin Robinson-Hill (percussion trio), Gabrielle Batas (mallet solo), Keirren Lawson (trombone solo).


Bravo and congratulations!



Because of the hard work of our students on last week's DOOR-2-DOOR fundraiser, I'm happy to announce that each student who participated in the fundraiser will receive $90.00 in Band fundraising credit to use toward past due or future Band payments. Very proud of our students and the work they put into supporting their Band program!


Let's have a fun and learning-filled week!

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BAND BOOSTER PRESIDENT MESSAGE

Week of February 9

Thank you to the parents who came to the general booster meeting on Tuesday. Look for more information about the mattress sale fundraiser later in the spring.


Thank you also to all of the parent chaperones for Jazz MPAs at University High School! It was a great day and fun to see the jazz bands perform.


Concert MPAs are coming at the end of the month, and we will need chaperones, so please look at the Charms calendar to sign up. Sign ups are on Thursday, February 27 in the afternoon/evening for Wind Symphony, and Friday, February 28 for Concert (morning) and Symphonic (afternoon). Remember to keep an eye on the calendar for any changes/additions, as this is a busy season for band. If you don’t know what something is on the calendar or have any questions, please do not hesitate to ask.


Have a good week.

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Color Guard - From Mrs. Johnson

Congratulations to the Winter Guard on earning a Superior rating at this past weekend's District Auxiliary MPA at University HS!


We're back again at University HS this coming Saturday, 2/15, for our next performance at the FFCC event.

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CONCERT MPA

Per Mr. Clemente's email earlier in the week, please see the below dates and times for our upcoming performance at District Concert MPA, hosted at Cypress Creek HS. An itinerary will be sent out early this week. As soon as the itinerary has been confirmed, please consider assisting as a chaperone for your student's performance.


THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 27

6:30 PM - Wind Symphony performance


FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 28

10:30 AM - Concert Band performance

2:30 PM - Symphonic Band performance

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UPCOMING EVENTS

GUEST CONDUCTOR WORKSHOP 2/13-2/15

This year, we welcome Mr. Mark Stice to WPHS as our Guest Conductor. Mr Stice is the Director of Bands at Okemos High School in Okemos, MI. He is a recent recipient of the Michigan School Band and Orchestra Association (MSBOA) Teacher of the Year award, and has had long-term success at OHS. We're very lucky and excited to have Mr. Stice join us to help prepare for pour upcoming Concert MPA performances! Please see the Band calendar for the schedule of events.

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DISTRICT CONCERT MPA

Per Mr. Clemente's email earlier in the week, please see the below dates and times for our upcoming performance at District Concert MPA, hosted at Cypress Creek HS. An itinerary will be sent out early this week. As soon as the itinerary has been confirmed, please consider assisting as a chaperone for your student's performance.


THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 27

6:30 PM - Wind Symphony performance


FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 28

10:30 AM - Concert Band performance

2:30 PM - Symphonic Band performance

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MATTRESS SALE FUNDRAISER - APRIL 4

The 3rd annual Winter Park Band Mattress Sale fundraiser will be taking place on Saturday, April 4. Please spread the word and find the 1 in 10 who are in the market for a mattress, box spring, adjustable base, or sleep accessories!

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MATTRESS SALE FUNDRAISER

Parents we need your help to find customers:

1 out of 10 people are in the market for a new mattress!


All money raised goes to the students!


Please do as follows:


1. Please click facebook event link and click you are going, then click share, then invite all of your contacts. You must selects contacts one at a time, then click done to send invitations.


https://tapit.us/Po6Zy



2. Find one person who is in the market for a mattress and commits to attending event.


3. Send out 25 referral coupons with your student name written at bottom. Referral money raised goes to your student. (See referral coupon at top)


4. Put out a yard sign at home


5. Volunteer day of event


CFS takes care of everything else.



Mattress Fundraiser

Winter Park High School

Sat. 4/4/2020 10 am - 5 pm


Winter Park High East Cafeteria

2100 Summerfield Rd, Winter Park



School showroom display with 25+ beds from $199 to the best $6,000 beds.

Also available: adjustable base foundations, frames, protectors, sheets, pillows

Name brands: Beautyrest, Intellibed, Southerland, Wellsville, and more. Featuring the latest technology for sleeping cool!



Order products with delivery available anywhere in USA or free pickup in Longwood, FL warehouse. Can sell over phone for out of town customers. Custom mattress sizes available! Financing Available!



Since 2005 Custom Fundraising Solutions has raised over $50 million for groups like yours!


Questions? Call 407-963-1449

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FINANCIALS

Payments upcoming:

All Obligations Due - Wednesday, March 4


Payments PAST DUE:

10/2 Fair Share Payment #3 - $50 (All Students)

10/2 School Instrument Semester 1 Maintenance (Some Students)

11/6 Color Guard Fair Share 4

12/4 Color Guard Fair Share 5 Due - $150

1/8/20 School Instrument Maintenance Due - $60

1/8/20 Color Guard Fair Share 6 Due - $150

1/8/20 Color Guard Winter Uniform Accessories Package - $60

2/5 Color Guard Fair Share 7 - $100

2/5 Jazz Fair Share Payment 2 - $25


***Please bring any outstanding balances up to date as quickly as possible. The Band program as a whole is currently owed slightly less that $16,000.00***


Viewing your Student's Financial Account in Charms:

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


  • Our school code is winterparkhsband
  • The Student Area Password would be a unique password that either the student or parent have set up. (If you don't know the password it can be reset by one of the band directors).
  • Once you have logged into the Student Area, click on the round, red $ symbol on the top menu bar to view your student's account
  • If your student has earned Band Account Credit (in the Miscellaneous Ledger) this credit can be transferred to pay for many band fees: Fair Share, School Instrument Maintenance, Registration Fees for All-State, All-County and Solo Ensemble.


Requesting a Credit Transfer to pay for Fixed Payments Due:


  • Click on the "Transfer Request" tab just below the round, red $ symbol. Select the fixed payment you would like to pay for using the credit. The request is sent to the band directors and the band booster treasurer.
  • SENIORS: Please check your credit balance and use it accordingly during the year. Credit for Seniors left at the end of the year can only be transferred to siblings.




FINANCIAL OBLIGATIONS PAYMENT SCHEDULE

BRASS/WOODWIND

PERCUSSION

COLOR GUARD

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AMAZON SMILE

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.

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