WINTER PARK BAND Weekly Newsletter

August 29, 2021


Marching Band Rehearsal

Tuesday, Aug. 31st, 6-8:30pm

2100 Summerfield Road

Winter Park, FL

Marching Band Rehearsal

Thursday, Sep. 2nd, 2:45-5pm

2100 Summerfield Road

Winter Park, FL

Home Football Game

Friday, Sep. 3rd, 5:15-10:30pm

2525 Cady Way

Winter Park, FL


Uniform: Full Marching Band Uniform


From Mr. Clemente

Dear Winter Park Band families,

Congratulations to the SOTW on a very nice second performance of the year this past Friday evening! I am especially proud of how the students carried themselves and behaved at LNHS and throughout the evening. Very exciting to have our first performance in full uniform as well, even with having to overcome a less than ideal seating arrangement.

THANK YOU to all of our parent chaperones and physical operations crew for all your work Friday evening, especially to some of the new faces who chaperoned for the very first time. Robyn Fodor, Heather Ribaric, and Keith Gavin led the way coordinating both sets of parent volunteers. Parents - chaperoning is lots of fun! You get to meet your student's peers, free transportation to and from the games, and free admission. Please reach out to either Robyn or Keith and sign up for an upcoming chaperone opportunity.

This week, our Friday evening performance will be at a home football game. A reminder that students need to have their 2021 Show Shirt, black spandex shorts, tall black socks (crew length), and the black marching band shoe. All other pieces of the uniform are stored at school and students will change into uniform when they arrive on campus on Friday.

During the school day on Wednesday, 8/31, and Thursday, 9/1, our photographer vendor will be taking pictures for our Band composite picture during all Band classes. For an example of what the composite picture looks like, our most recent composite is located in the Band room on the front wall. Marching band students must wear or bring a black tshirt on Wednesday, and will be taking pictures in their marching band jacket along with their instrument (either marching or concert). Students with an approved exception to the marching band requirement will be given a concert uniform to use for the photograph. Individual student pictures as well as the entire composite will be available for sale online near the end of September.

Extra Show Shirts Update: Extra Show Shirts are done(!) and will be at school on Tuesday, 8/30. Shirts will be available for students to pick up at the end of Tuesday night Marching Band rehearsal.

Let's make it a great week!

Mr. Clemente


From the Band Booster President, Natalie Storch

Week of August 29, 2021

Hi everyone.

Thank you so much to the amazing volunteers who chaperoned, moved equipment, moved chairs, took pictures, helped students, and were generally extraordinarily helpful. Thank you to Heather Ribaric for stepping in to organize our chaperones, Robyn Fodor for coordinating behind the scenes, Jess Fox and the amazing uniform team, and Keith Gavin for organizing the OPS team. The band looked and sounded amazing! Please look at the remaining weeks to see how you can help. We love seeing new and familiar faces and hope each family will sign up for at least one week to chaperone.

Please see Julie Capps’ email about program ads deadlines, which will be September 8. Our first concert is September 29, so we need to get all ads, student dedication pages, and other sponsorships in as soon as possible. If you have any questions, please reach out to Julie, one of the band directors, or me, and we can point you in the right direction. The deadline came up more quickly than last year due to a more “normal” concert schedule. There is still time!

Please be on the lookout for information if you are a parent of a senior about senior night and help that might be needed.

Thank you everyone for a wonderful game. We’re looking forward to a fun home game on Friday. Have a great week.




We are now in the final two weeks of selling and purchasing ad space or sponsorships in the 2021-22 Band Program. If you would like to sell or purchase an ad in the band program, or solicit a sponsorship, those ads and sponsorships must be ordered by Wednesday, September 8. Our selling window is shortened this year and we could really use your help in finishing this ad season strong.

Parents of seniors – this is a great opportunity to honor your band student with an ad featured in the program handed out at all band concerts during the school year. Celebrate their last year with a memorable tribute!

Supplement your band cost – any ad or sponsorship sold to a local business will be delivered as a credit to your account at 60% of the final purchase price. This can easily help you defray your financial obligation to the Band. Have a favorite restaurant your family likes to visit? Stop in and see if they want to support your student’s school. Have an appointment to get those braces tightened this week? Print out the ad flyer on the band website and see if the orthodontist wants to grow his business.

Additional information - Ad pricing ranges as low as $65 (business card size) and runs all the way up to $325 (full-page ad). Information packets were distributed at band camp. Copies of that packet can be accessed on the Band website by clicking on the “About” link and then selecting Band Boosters. Here you can access both some instructions, an order form and examples of previously run ads.

Don’t miss this wonderful opportunity to celebrate your student or spotlight your business while earning credit towards your student’s fair share expenses.

If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to email:

-Julie Capps


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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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    Monday, September 6: NO SCHOOL/Labor Day Holiday


    Friday, September 10: Away Football Game


    Friday, September 17: Home Football Game


    Saturday, September 18: All-State Auditions, Ocoee HS


    Wednesday, September 22: Homecoming Parade and "Pep Rally"


    Friday, September 24: Home Football Game - Homecoming


    Wednesday, September 29: FALL CONCERT, 7 PM


    Friday, October 1: Away Football Game


    Saturday, October 2: Fall Mini-Camp, 9 AM - 5 PM


    Thursday, October 7: Home Football Game


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


    Tuesday, October 12: The United States Marine Band, the "President's Own," concert, 7:30 PM, WPHS Auditorium


    Friday, October 22: Home Football Game - Senior Night


    Thursday, October 28: Away Football Game


    Friday, November 5: Away Football Game


    Saturday, November 6: MARCHING BAND MPA



    Upcoming Band Payments:

    • Fair Share Payment 2 - $50.00 Due this Wednesday, 9/1

    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

    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 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 For questions regarding your CutTime account or statement, contact the Band Booster Treasurer, Lori Gavin, at






    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



    Help the Band with Amazon Smile!

    Make a difference for Band students with every day purchases! Shop at to generate donations for Winter Park High School Band Alumni Association Inc. Once this charity is selected, always type in 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".


    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