Wakeland Band

March 21, 2021

Wakeland Band Family -

What an INCREDIBLE week back from spring break! Each ensemble made great strides and had two days of phenomenal clinics with Mr. and Mrs. Floyd. Congratulations to the Wind Symphony musicians for you outstanding performance Saturday morning for the Music for All Live Showcase.

Let's keep up the momentum the next 10 days as we head into our UIL Concert and Sight Reading Recording date on March 31!

Congratulations to the Wakeland Color Guard for advancing to WGI Semi Finals!!!


Jazz Band Reminders

Recording Concert: Wednesday March 24 - 4:30-6:30p

Campus Concert for students: Main Hallway - Thursday Morning - 8:30-8:55a


UIL Recording Date - March 31

Our UIL recording date is coming up on March 31 during classes. Please reschedule all doctor check ups to avoid March 31. This is our only recording session for our UIL submission.

Concert Band 1 will have a early report time (7:30a) to record before school starts.

Students are to wear concert black.

There will not be an audience or livestream for this event. We are recording to submit to UIL for our evaluation.

Details for our spring concert will be released following the UIL recordings.


2021-2022 Spring Training Camps:

Starting on Thursday, April 1, we will be holding recommended but optional marching training camps each Thursday from 4:30-6:30pm.

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


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. We will release the football schedule as soon as we can for the 2021 season.


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.


Solo and Ensemble Information coming soon

2021-2022 Audition Materials

Band Memory Book

Dear Wakeland Band Family,

We are starting work on our Band Memory Book for the 2020-2021 school year. This amazing full color book includes memories from the school year as well as student ads, shout outs, and business ads. Local businesses can really get a lot of bang for their buck, as the pricing is low for a full color ad that hits around 200 families in the Wakeland district.

These business ads help support local businesses and are a benefit for the band as they help cover the printing costs and we can put more pages in with cool pictures and fun memories with more ads. Think of the memory book as a yearbook for the whole program! Each current band/guard student will receive a memory book. Families can also order additional Memory Books for $15.00.

If you would like to purchase an ad to say congrats or give words of encouragement to your student(s), the STUDENT AD is your opportunity.

Pricing is as follows for STUDENT ADS:

  • Full page Ad - $50.00 (Free for Seniors)

  • Half Page Ad - $25.00

  • Quarter Page Ad - $15.00

If you have a fellow band/guard member, Section Leader, Drum Major, or Director that was there for you during the year, the SHOUT OUT is also available. Pricing is as follows for SHOUT OUTS:

$5.00 for 25 words or less (Example: Suzy, couldn't have made it through Marching Season without you, Johnny)

If you or someone you know would like to purchase an ad for their business, the pricing is as follows for BUSINESS ADS:

  • Full Page Ad - $125.00

  • Half Page Ad - $75.00

  • Quarter Page Ad - $50.00

  • Business Card Size Ad - $30.00

Ad sizes are as follows:

  • Full Page Ad -- 8.5" W x 11" H (portrait - 2550 x 3300 pixels - 300 dpi/ppi)

  • Half Page Ad -- 8.5" W x 5.5" H (landscape - 2550 x 1650 pixels - 300 dpi/ppi)

  • Quarter Page Ad – 4.25" x 5.5" H (portrait - 1275 x 1650 - 300 dpi/ppi)

The deadline for ordering ads and shouts outs for the memory book is Friday, March 26, 2021.

Requests for ads will be done through the 2020/21 Wakeland Band Memory Book Ad Order Google form and an invoice from the treasurer will be sent to you.

Please email your ad, ad content (photo(s) & text), or shout out to whsbandboarddropbox@gmail.com. You will receive an email confirmation that your ad, photo(s) & text, or shout out was received. If you would like us to design your ad together, send us the pictures, wording and any other preferences and we will help create your ad! These can be submitted via email to whsbandboarddropbox@gmail.com. If you choose to have us design your ad, you will receive an email to review and approve the design.

All ads submitted via email must be in JPG format. PLEASE DO NOT SUBMIT PDF, WORD, OR PUBLISHER FORMATS! Please reference the ad sizes and resolution standards listed above to ensure that your submission aligns with them. If you have questions about resolution, how to save your file in JPG format so the pictures are not stretched or blurry, email whsbandboarddropbox@gmail.com and one of our volunteers working on ad designs will assist you.

There are a lot of great photos you can use on the Wakeland Band SmugMug:

https://wakelandband.smugmug.com/Galleries/2020-2021 or you can use your own.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact our Band Banquet Memory Book volunteers at whsbandboarddropbox@gmail.com. Please submit your Ad for the Band Memory Book ASAP!

Thank you!

Wakeland Band Banquet Committee


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Percussion Update

Wakeland Percussion,

This past week we progressed on our largest ensemble “First Circle”, we played all the way through “Boom Bap” and “Toccata” in preparation for our April 17th performance, and we had very productive rehearsals with our concert band music before our UIL performance on March 31.

This Monday, March 22, will be the first 2021 Drumline Audition Camp from 6:00p-7:30p at Wakeland High School starting in the percussion room. Middle School students are allowed to attend these camps!! Sign up for the new Wakeland Drumline Audition Remind by texting @whsdl21 to 81010 or clicking this link: https://www.remind.com/join/whsdl21.

Please come to the audition camp with a print out of the audition packet for the instrument you are intending to audition on. Please also bring your own snare sticks and practice pad (even if you are trying for front ensemble). If front ensemble is your first choice, please bring your own set of 4 matching marimba and/or vibraphone mallets.

April 17th we will perform “Boom Bap”, “Sculpture in Wood”, and “Toccata” for our Music for All Live Stream. We have asked for a morning time for this event, though details have not yet been communicated. Once we have more information we will communicate it out.

Important Percussion Specific Dates/Information:

    • March 22 “Boom Bap” Sectional 4:30p-5:30p
    • March 22 2021 Drumline Audition Camp 6:00p-7:30p
    • March 25 “Toccata” Sectional 4:30p-6:00p


    • March 29 “Boom Bap” Sectional 4:30p-5:30p
    • March 29 2021 Drumline Audition Camp 6:00p-7:30p
    • April 1 “Toccata” Sectional 4:30p-6:00p


    • April 8 “Toccata” Sectional 4:30p-6:00p


    • April 12 “Boom Bap” Sectional 4:30p-5:30p
    • April 12 2021 Drumline Audition Camp 6:00p-7:30p
    • April 15 “Toccata” Sectional 4:30p-6:00p
    • April 17 Music for All Live Stream (“Toccata”, “Boom Bap”, “Sculpture in Wood”)

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


Liz Lentz

Assistant Director


Daniel Berard

Assistant Director


Brian Teed

Percussion Director


Michael Alonso

Color Guard Director