WHS Band Update

February 12, 2014

Band Extravaganza Concert - New Date Set for Tuesday, February 25

We can officially announce that our Band Extravaganza is now on Tuesday, February 25th at 7PM (that's correct...not 7:30PM!), at Mary Welsh Elementary. This is a great experience where we have all Williamsburg band students from grades 5-12 perform together. The high school, junior high, and elementary band students will get together during the school day to rehearse and get to know each other a bit. New this year, we will perform for the elementary, and since we'll be set up we are going to have the concert there at Mary Welsh.

Please keep in touch when you have questions, concerns, or would like to share positive experiences you or your children have had related to band. Do not hesitate to email me at tylerkalina@williamsburg.k12.ia.us . Please scroll all the way to the bottom to make sure you see all of the updates.

Students Watch Stellar Performances

We've had a lot going on with the band department, including some great performance opportunities for the students to watch. On Friday, January 31, we had the 34th Army Band's group Scrap Metal here to perform for students. It was a big hit. Below are a few video clips and pictures.
34th Army Band, Opener
34th Army Band, Take On Me
On Monday February 10, students traveled to Des Moines to see the Des Moines Big Band. We even got one of our own, Maria Young, involved in the show!

Upcoming Dates

Your up-to-date calendar can be found here https://sites.google.com/a/williamsburg.k12.ia.us/whs-bands/

February 12, 2014, State Jazz Festival - perform @ 3:05PM @ CCA, jazz band members only
February 25, 2014, Band Extravaganza - *All Band Members. Call time 6:15PM
March 8, 2014, SEIBA Jazz Festival - Jazz band members only
March 29, 2014, Solo/Ensemble Festival - *All Band Members
April 5, Alisa Ryan Senior Recital - 11AM
April 26, Dinner Show - Jazz Band and student volunteers
May 9, Large Group Festival - Friday evening, *All Band Members
May 14, Senior Awards Night -*All Band Members
May 18, Graduation - *All Band Members
May 26, Memorial Day Concert - - Volunteer Band
June 2 (this will change if we have more snow days), Summer Lessons Begin