WINTER PARK BAND Weekly Newsletter

December 8, 2019


Winterfest Rehearsal (Park Phil. Winds & Percussion)

Monday, Dec. 9th, 2:30-5pm

2100 Summerfield Road

Winter Park, FL

Only for students in the Park Philharmonic Winds and Percussion.

Winter Guard Rehearsal

Monday, Dec. 9th, 5:30-7:30pm

1500 Falcon Drive

Orlando, FL

WINTERFEST (Park Phil. Winds and Percussion)

Tuesday, Dec. 10th, 7pm

2100 Summerfield Road

Winter Park, FL


Thursday, Dec. 12th, 7pm

2100 Summerfield Road

Winter Park, FL

Call time - 6:30 PM

Winter Guard Rehearsal

Friday, Dec. 13th, 5:30-7:30pm

1500 Falcon Drive

Orlando, FL

Baldwin Park Winter Spark Parade

Saturday, Dec. 14th, 5:30-8:45pm

Baldwin Park, Orlando, FL, USA

Orlando, FL


From Mr. Clemente

Dear Winter Park Band families,

Congratulations to the SOTW for their performance at the past Saturday's Winter Park Christmas Parade. Thank you to all of the parent chaperones who helped out and kicked off the holiday season with us! A reminder, next week's parade in Baldwin Park is an evening parade. Please see the link to the itinerary above.

We have a very full week this week with students involved in lots of performances and gigs. Below in the message from Natalie Storch, Band Booster President, please review the information for donating cookies to our post Winter Band Concert reception on Thursday.

We have a new logo for the Winter Park Band! Thank you again to Darrell and Sara Robinson and their team at Metropolis Graphics, Inc. for their creative skills and help in designing this logo. In case you haven't seen my email from Thursday evening, we are celebrating the new logo with an order of Band spirit wear. If you would like to order spirit wear, you must act quickly! All orders are due before this coming Tuesday, 12/10 so that the items will be available for pickup before we leave for the winter break. See below in the newsletter for more details and a link to the order form.

I look forward to seeing everyone at the concert on Thursday! Have a great week!



Week of December 8, 2019

Thank you to everyone who helped with the parade on Saturday. What a great performance by the Sound of the Wildcats!

We need a lot of cookies/desserts for the reception, so please remember to drop off your baked goods in the lobby by 6:45pm, on your way in to the concert-suggested items: cookies, donuts, rice crispy treats, brownies-individual pieces-platters should be picked up after concert if you would like them back, as they cannot be stored). If you don’t have time to bake, you may pick up something at the store. All of the students enjoy the goodies after the concert, and we want to make sure there are enough to go around and plenty left for the students putting away the equipment who are not in the lobby until much laterJ

Help is also needed for set up and clean up of desserts. Please see the Charms calendar to sign up.

Looking forward: more drivers are needed for Door 2 Door on February 1. Please sign up on Charms. If you have not sent a copy of your license/insurance, please do so as soon as possible. You may take a picture of it and email it to Heather Ribaric at, or you may use the band copier to copy the information this Thursday (day of concert).

Thank you everyone. See you Thursday!



What's next:

Now that students are signed up for the performance option of their choosing for S&E, now the real work begins. Preparation of a solo piece or chamber work is a very individual task, but no one should be preparing their music alone. Seek out help from anyone you can - Mr. Clemente, Mr. Smith, your private lesson teacher, a section leader, your middle school band director, etc. Feedback from someone you trust to be honest with you is invaluable in preparation for S&E.

For those students performing a piece for S&E that requires a piano accompanist, you need to have an accompanist secured before we leave for winter break at the very latest. Your accompanist needs just as much time to prepare their part as you do to prepare yours. Also, you need to schedule at least 2 rehearsals with you accompanist before your performance at S&E. If you are still searching for an accompanist, please consult the Recommended Accompanist List on our Band website for contact information for a small selection of local accompanists.



Let’s all show our Winter Park Band spirit with our new spirit wear! Spirit wear can be purchased for any current Band student, parent, family member, or alumni. Makes a perfect holiday gift! See below for color options.

Spirit wear order form:

Orders for spirit wear must be placed by 2:30 PM this coming Tuesday, December 10, 2019. It is a quick turn-around, but all orders will be able to be picked up before we leave for the winter break.

Prices per item:

Short Sleeve T-shirt - $10.00

Long Sleeve T-shirt - $12.00

Hooded Sweatshirt - $20.00

All orders must be placed through the Google form linked above. Payment should be made through or by check made payable to WPHS Bands. Payments and orders are both due by 2:30 PM this coming Tuesday, 12/10/19.

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December 23 - January 6: Winter Break

January 14: Incoming Freshman Parent and Student Information Meeting, 7 - 8 PM

January 15: Wind Symphony Rehearsal, 1:30 -3 PM



Upcoming Payments Due:

1/8/20 School Instrument Maintenance Due - $60

1/8/20 Color Guard Fair Share 6 Due - $150

1/8/20 Color Guard Winter Uniform Accessories Package - $60

Payments Past Due:

10/2 Fair Share Payment #3 - $50 (All Students) PAST DUE

10/2 School Instrument Semester 1 Maintenance (Some Students) PAST DUE

11/6 Color Guard Fair Share 4 - PAST DUE

12/4 Color Guard Fair Share 5 Due - $150 - PAST DUE

Viewing your Student's Financial Account in Charms:

There is a direct link to Charms in "Quick Links" on the band website.

  • Our school code is winterparkhsband
  • The Student Area Password would be a unique password that either the student or parent have set up. (If you don't know the password it can be reset by one of the band directors).
  • Once you have logged into the Student Area, click on the round, red $ symbol on the top menu bar to view your student's account
  • If your student has earned Band Account Credit (in the Miscellaneous Ledger) this credit can be transferred to pay for many band fees: Fair Share, School Instrument Maintenance, Registration Fees for All-State, All-County and Solo Ensemble.

Requesting a Credit Transfer to pay for Fixed Payments Due:

  • Click on the "Transfer Request" tab just below the round, red $ symbol. Select the fixed payment you would like to pay for using the credit. The request is sent to the band directors and the band booster treasurer.
  • SENIORS: Please check your credit balance and use it accordingly during the year. Credit for Seniors left at the end of the year can only be transferred to siblings.