January 31, 2021
Wakeland Band Family -
I hope you all had a restful weekend.
It is concert week! Join us this Friday, Feb 5 at 6:30p on Facebook Live for our annual MidWinter Concert! - Link Below
Please check below for call times, all students are required to stay for the entirety of the concert. Concert should conclude around 8:00p.
Please continue to check canvas for individual ensemble announcements and details.
Concert Tuxes, Blouse pants and dresses are ready to be picked up in the band hall. If you have not yet picked yours up, please plan to take it home Monday incase you need to get it altered.
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. We will release the football schedule as soon as we can for the 2021 season.
Keep up the excellent work! During the month of February we will be putting the final touches on our smaller ensembles in preparation for our recording sessions at the end of the month. We will also begin to dig in to some of our larger ensembles.
This week we have our Mid-Winter Band Concert. Make sure that you are communicating with your band directors and know all of your concert band expectations. As a section, we will all stay until the end of the concert to help assist with putting our equipment away.
Each of you has been doing a better job at making sure our Percussion Room stays nice and organized, but we can all do a better job at putting away the community mallets. There is a lot of frustration from students not putting mallets away in the correct spot.
Sectionals have been set for “Toccata” and “Boom Bap”. “Toccata” has their first sectional this Thursday from 4:30p-6:00p. Part assignments can be found on Canvas. The sectional dates and times can be found on the Wakeland Band Calendar.
“Stones. On Shores. Waiting.” parts have been assigned. We are now waiting on the purchase and shipment of some new instruments required to perform this piece but we should begin learning it very soon. Music and parts can be found on Canvas.
Keep working on your solos!!!
Drumline audition information will come out VERY SOON. Dates of summer camps are already on the calendar at wakelandband.org. Please make sure to consult the calendar before making holiday trip arrangements if possible.
Band Mid-Winter Concert is this FRIDAY!!!!
Please make sure to look at the calendar and pay attention to your band’s canvas for updates on before/after school rehearsals.
Important Percussion Specific Dates/Information:
- February 4 “Toccata” Sectional 4:30p-6:00p
- February 8 “Boom Bap” Sectional 4:30p-5:30p
- February 12 “Toccata” Sectional 4:30p-6:00p
- February 18 “Toccata” Sectional 4:30p-6:00p
- February 22 Small Ensemble Recording Day #1
- February 23 Small Ensemble Recording Day #2
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.
Director of Bands
Color Guard Director