Red Raider Bands

September 18th, 2020

Included in this Newsletter

  • Welcome Back!
  • MARK YOUR CALENDAR for our formal Marching Performance
  • Updated Instrument procedures at school
  • Instruments at home

Welcome Back!

Remember when we thought our biggest challenge was going to be the field renovation?

Oh to go back to those days...

On Tuesday we received word that we will NOT be performing at Football games. This decision was made for a few reasons,

-To control the number of spectators at the event

-Halftime is being shortened

-The Football teams will be utilizing the field during halftime as locker rooms are not being utilized.

Fortunately we are going to be able to perform! (See details below)

We are still working out some logistics regarding seating and will be in touch regarding specifics as we get closer to the date.

In order to have a successful performance we need to bring our cohorts together like we did for Band Camp. Please add the following rehearsals to your calendar:

Wednesday, October 7th Noon-1:30pm

Wednesday, October 14th Noon-1:30pm

It is really important that we have everyone at these two rehearsals. Please make sure they get on your calendar.

These rehearsals will be outside. We will not have building access, please plan accordingly.

I am thrilled that we are able to perform for our best audience, our families!

SAVE THE DATE: Marching Band Performance

Tuesday, Oct. 20th, 7:30pm

7500 Milwaukee Avenue

Wauwatosa, WI

4 family members per student will be allowed to attend.

In the case of students with multiple households students, each household will be allowed 4 attendees.

-Students will report at 6:45pm

-Arrival times for families will be staggered

-Families will be asked to not enter the stadium until their designated time.

-Seating will be assigned to ensure proper distancing

Student Attire: Black Pants, Show Shirt (black layer underneath), Black socks and Marching Shoes. Marching Shoes will be distributed at the rehearsal on 10/7

During the performances we will be recognizing our Seniors, Student leaders and performing our Marching Show entitled Come Together.

There is no rain date for this performance.

School Instrument Procedures UPDATE

Some of this is new information, please review the info below before we start class:

  • Masks will be worn when students are not playing
  • Percussionists, Alto Sax*, Tenor Sax, Mellophone, Baritone and Trombone players;
    -Are allowed to store their instruments in the Band Room (drop off before school)
    -Exit Band Door at the beginning of class, return to Band Door at the end of class
  • All Flute, Clarinet, and Trumpet players;
    -Will carry their instruments on their person throughout the school day
    -Will go directly to the field from lunch bypassing the Band Room
  • Colorguard Equipment/Sousaphones/Field Equipment will continued to be stored in the North Hall

Please know that we have we did not make these changes without a tremendous amount of planning. Our number one goal is to reduce congestion in the music hallway.

*We have extended instrument storage in the Band Room to include Alto Sax players. Trumpet players to be phased in soon!

Daily Checklist of items needed for class

  • Instrument (Bell Covers will be passed out and stored in your instrument case)
  • Flip Folder (if needed, Section Leaders should always carry their music in their backpack for reference)
  • Lanyard (Dots/Coordinate Sheets)

Do you have a School Instrument?

Please complete the form below. Thanks!

Instrument Form

If you have a school instrument in your possession please complete this form.

Wauwatosa East Red Raider Bands

The Wauwatosa East Red Raider Marching Band is under the direction of Jennifer Lato and Jeff Krubsack.

Concert Band - Symphonic Band - Wind Ensemble

Marching Band

Jazz I, Jazz II, Jazz III

Music Theory