WINTER PARK BAND Weekly Newsletter

April 4, 2021

THIS WEEK

JAZZ GUEST CONDUCTOR WORKSHOP

Monday, April 5th, 7am to Tuesday, April 6th, 9pm

2100 Summerfield Road

Winter Park, FL

Jazz Ensemble II Rehearsal

Monday, April 5th, 2:45-4pm

2100 Summerfield Road

Winter Park, FL

Jazz Ensemble II after school rehearsal with the Guest Clinician.

Jazz Ensemble I Rehearsal

Monday, April 5th, 4:30-6pm

2100 Summerfield Road

Winter Park, FL

Jazz Ensemble I after school rehearsal with the Guest Clinician.

Freshman Jazz Band Rehearsal

Tuesday, April 6th, 3-4:30pm

2100 Summerfield Road

Winter Park, FL

Freshman Jazz Band after school rehearsal with the Guest Clinician.

Jazz Guest Conductor Workshop Concert

Tuesday, April 6th, 7-8pm

2100 Summerfield Road

Winter Park, FL

Student Call Time: 6:30 PM


If you are planning to attend the performance, please register using this link: TUESDAY, APRIL 6 JAZZ CONCERT AUDIENCE REGISTRATION.

BAND GUEST CONDUCTOR WORKSHOP

Wednesday, April 7th, 7am to Thursday, April 8th, 9pm

2100 Summerfield Road

Winter Park, FL

Concert Band Rehearsal

Wednesday, April 7th, 2:30-3:30pm

2100 Summerfield Road

Winter Park, FL

Concert Band after school rehearsal with the Guest Conductor.

Wind Symphony Rehearsal

Wednesday, April 7th, 4-5:30pm

2100 Summerfield Road

Winter Park, FL

Wind Symphony after school rehearsal with the Guest Conductor.

Symphonic Band Rehearsal

Thursday, April 8th, 3-4:30pm

2100 Summerfield Road

Winter Park, FL

Symphonic Band after school rehearsal with the Guest Conductor.

Band Guest Conductor Workshop Concert

Thursday, April 8th, 7-8pm

2100 Summerfield Road

Winter Park, FL

Student Call Time: 6:30 PM


If you are planning to attend the performance, please register using this link: THURSDAY, APRIL 8 BAND CONCERT AUDIENCE REGISTRATION

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From Mr. Clemente

Dear Winter Park Band families,


Happy Easter to all who celebrate!


This week we welcome two expert educators onto the WPHS campus this week to work with the jazz and concert band ensembles this week to prepare for performances on Tuesday and Thursday. This will be a great opportunity for our students to learn, and finally an opportunity to perform on stage again! Please see below in this Newsletter for more details.


Registration for the 2021-2022 Winter Park Band is now open! Step-by-step registration instructions can be found below and can also be be found at http://www.winterparkhsband.com/band-registration-20212022.html



Parents: Please preregister for the performances this week through the links below. Links were also previously sent out via email last week. We also are still in need of volunteers for both the performances. Please sign up for a volunteer spot on the Charms calendar, or email Robyn Fodor at robynfodor@gmail.com.



Let's have a great - and performance filled - week!

Mr. Clemente

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From the Band Booster President

Looking forward to seeing audiences at the concerts this week! We are still in need of volunteers for both the performances - Tuesday and Thursday. Please sign up for a volunteer spot on the Charms calendar, or email Robyn Fodor at robynfodor@gmail.com.


Please encourage anyone you know who will be new to WPHS band next year (or who is considering it) to attend the new parent meeting/student ice breaker on April 21, 2021, at 6pm.


Have a great week everyone.

Natalie Storch

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GUEST CONDUCTOR WORKSHOPS THIS WEEK

We are very much looking forward to getting back to a live performance this coming week and welcoming two incredible educators to WPHS to spend some time making music with our students!


Monday and Tuesday next week, Greg Zabel will be on campus working with our Freshman Jazz Band, Jazz Ensemble II, and Jazz Ensemble I. Mr. Zabel is an accomplished bassist and trumpet player, and he recently toured with the Glenn Miller Orchestra on bass.


On Wednesday and Thursday Mr. Stephen Roberts will be working with our Concert Band, Symphonic Band, and Wind Symphony. Mr. Roberts is recently retired from a long teaching career leading the Band program at Ann Arbor Huron High School in Ann Arbor, MI.


The student dress for both Guest Conductor performances next week will be the 2020-2021 WPHS Band Shirt, blue jeans(no rips or holes), and closed toe sneakers. If a student has not yet received their Band shirt for this year, shirts may be picked up when you arrive on campus for your scheduled after school rehearsal next week.


As was our policy with the Winter Concert Recording Sessions in December, all students currently participating in F2F instruction on campus are expected to attend all required performances and rehearsals for their ensemble(s) for the Guest Conductor Workshop(s). LaunchED students are welcomed, and very much so encouraged, to be in person on campus for the after school rehearsals and performances. If a LaunchED student and their family still are not comfortable with performing on campus with their peers, those students will be responsible for an alternative assignment for both the after school rehearsal and the performance to replace those grades in the grade book.


For parents, guardians, and family members wishing to attend one or both performances next week, you must pre-register through the below Google forms. For the Jazz concert on Tuesday, each student may have up to 4 persons in the audience from their household. For the Band concert on Thursday, since the number of students will be higher, each student may have up to 2 persons in the audience from their household. Our maximum capacity in the auditorium with current health and safety guidelines is 300 audience members.


TUESDAY, APRIL 6 JAZZ CONCERT AUDIENCE REGISTRATION


THURSDAY, APRIL 8 BAND CONCERT AUDIENCE REGISTRATION

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Attention Seniors!

Hello Winter Park Band Seniors!


This is Charlie Schmitt, band president, and I wanted to first congratulate y’all on closing in on the final weeks of school! It has been a truly transformative four years, and I’ve really enjoyed embarking on it with all of you! Please take note to fill out the form below, as it is absolutely crucial in order for the Band Council to include your information in the Spring Program. We will also be celebrating each Senior with an individualized instagram post, so we’ll need some information for that, too. Thanks for filling out the form, and I look forward to celebrating this monumental achievement in any way we can!


https://forms.gle/Yt7eSd51VHEahCar9


All the Best,

Charlie Schmitt

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Wind Symphony 2021-2022 Auditions

Audition requirements and materials for the 2021-2022 Winter Park Wind Symphony are now available on the Band website. Please click on the link below for more information.


http://www.winterparkhsband.com/auditions.html


I look forward to hearing lots of well-prepared auditions. Please do not hesitate to reach out to the directors if you need help preparing any part of the audition. Happy practicing!

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Jazz Ensemble I 2021-2022 Audiitons

Audition requirements and materials for the 2021-2022 Winter Park Jazz Ensemble I are now available. Please click on the link below for more information.


https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1ZlDfF65C_dvYLqD4Sgj1v9mkI02e0S2e?usp=sharing


I look forward to hearing lots of well-prepared auditions. Please do not hesitate to reach out to the directors if you need help preparing any part of the audition. Happy practicing!

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2021-2022 Band Registration

We're excited for you to join the Winter Park High School Band Program! Bring the completed forms below to the Band room on Tuesday, May 4, 2020 to register for the Winter Park Band Program for the 2021-2022 school year.

Registration Step 1
Registration Step 2
Registration Step 3
Have questions? Contact Mr. Clemente at michael.clemente@ocps.net.

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UPCOMING EVENTS

Monday, April 12 - Thursday, April 15 - Wind Symphony Auditions, after school

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Tuesday, April 13 - Percussion Help Clinic, 6 - 8 PM

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Tuesday, April 20 - Thursday, April 22 - Jazz Ensemble I Auditions, after school

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Tuesday, April 20 - Percussion Help Clinic, 6 - 8 PM

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Wednesday, April 21 - Incoming Freshman Ice-Breakers/Parent Information Meeting, 6 - 8 PM

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Tuesday, April 27 - Percussion Help Clinic, 6 - 8 PM

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Wednesday, April 28 - SPRING JAZZ CONCERT, 7 PM

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Thursday, April 29 - SPRING BAND CONCERT, 7 PM

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Tuesday, May 4 - 2021-2022 Band Registration Night, 6 - 9 PM

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Thursday, May 6 - Percussion Help Clinic, 6 - 8 PM

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Saturday, May 8 - 2021-2022 Student Leadership Retreat, 9 AM - 1 PM

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Tuesday, May 11 - 2021-2022 Marching Percussion Placement Auditions. 6 - 8 PM

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Wednesday, May 12 - Spring Color Guard Showcase, 7 PM

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Thursday, May 13 - Color Guard Try-outs

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Tuesday, May 18 - 2021-2022 Marching Percussion Rehearsal, 6 - 8 PM

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Saturday, May 22 - 2021-2022 Marching Band Mini Camp, New Marchers, Student Leadership, Drumline, Front Ensemble, and Color Guard, 12 - 6 PM

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Sunday, May 23 - 2021-2022 Marching Band Mini Camp, All Students, 2 - 8 PM

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Tuesday, May 25 - Last Day of School

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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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FINANCES & CHARMS

At this point in the year, all past due student balances should be brought up to date. Please see below for a "how-to" to check your student's account in Charms.



Past Due Band Payments:


  • Band Registration Fair Share - $25.00 Due 5/5
  • Fair Share Payment 1 - $25.00 Due 8/19
  • Fair Share Payment 2 - $25.00 Due 9/30
  • Jazz Fair Share Payment 1(if applies) - $15.00 Due 9/30
  • School Instrument Semester 1 Maintenance(if applies) - $60.00 Due 9/30
  • Marching Band Shoes - $30.00 Due 11/30
  • Jazz Fair Share Payment 2 (if applies) - $15.00 Due 1/6/21
  • School Instrument Semester 2 Maintenance (if applies) - $60.00 Due 1/6/21
  • Fair Share Payment 3 - $75.00 Due 3/3



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.



2020-2021 FINANCIAL OBLIGATIONS SCHEDULE

WOODWIND/BRASS/PERCUSSION

COLOR GUARD

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TECHNOLOGY/COMPUTER ISSUES

We understand that a number of our students are working through tech issues on their end, and understand that those issues take time to resolve. Our technology is by no means perfect, and issues will be inevitable. However, students must be going through the proper channels with the school to attempt to remedy these issues as quickly as possible. No student should be at home on LaunchED with a camera not working or a microphone issue having not been proactive in seeking a solution. We have received emails from the school's tech department concerning individual students who have ongoing issues but were proactive in trying to have them resolved throughout the first two weeks of school. Thank you for your proactivity!


If you are having a technology issue and have not yet reached out to the school about resolution, please email Mr. Steffey at Donald.Steffey@ocps.net to set up an appointment at school for your computer to be looked at. Email should be sent as soon as you read this!


As a reminder, students are considered present in their LaunchED class if they:


  1. Joined the call before the tardy bell.
  2. Have their camera on the entire class period.
  3. Are able to be seen, face and instrument, in the camera view.
  4. Participate in class from bell to bell.



Students who do not have their camera on for the duration of class, and we have not received an email from the school stating awareness of the issue and work towards it being resolved, will be marked absent.


Thank you for your work to resolve these technology issues!

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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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