WINTER PARK BAND Weekly Newsletter

May 30, 2021

THIS WEEK

Band Room Open

Wednesday, June 2nd, 11am-1pm

2100 Summerfield Road

Winter Park, FL

Summer Band Room Open Dates:

June 2

June 9

June 16

June 23

June 30

July 14

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From Mr. Clemente

Dear Winter Park Band families,


Before we fully head into summer, I wanted to send out a few reminders:


  • CutTime: After working with the company I think we have begun to get to the bottom on the email issues with CutTime and are getting fixes worked out. By now, all students should have received a "You're invited to join Winter Park High School Band's data management system" email from the "noreply@cuttime.net" email address. Parents should be receiving that same email soon. Regardless, when you read this please reply to me if you are still unable to enter your CutTime account. I can go in and send a password reset email to you through the system if I know you are having problems.


  • Summer Practice/Summer Sectionals: Be sure you're sneaking in fairly consistent practice between relaxing and vacationing this summer. Everyone should have gotten music from their section leaders at last weekend's Mini-Camp to begin working on in preparation for Band Camp at the end of July. Summer sectionals are a great opportunity to keep playing little by little over the summer. If you're in town and a sectional is happening, I hope you do your best to make it!



  • Band Camp Meals: Please see below for some reminders and updates on Band Camp Meals and other food during Camp. Currently we have about 30 families who indicated they would like the Band Camp Meals, but have not made payment on SchoolPay.


  • Parent Volunteers: Out Band program does not run without our awesome parent volunteers! Please see below for more details on our needs and how to be a volunteer.


Have a wonderful summer break, and I'm looking forward to seeing you all again in July!

Mr. Clemente

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Band Calendar

  • With our switch to the CutTime data management system, the Charms calendar is no longer being used. Please take a moment to sync the new Band Calendar to your digital devices using the links below:
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    Band Camp Meals

    We currently have about 30 Band families who indicated on the Band Registration Form that they would like their student to receive the Band Camp Meals during Band Camp, but have not yet made payment for those meals either on SchoolPay or by check. If you need to make payment for meals, please click on the link below.


    In other news, we have received word from OCPS that all students enrolled in Band Camp are entitled to receive one meal from the school's cafeteria per day of Camp. This will be a great option for students to take advantage of during the lunches that are not included in the Band Camp Meals package. If any student does not wish to eat the food provided by the cafeteria, they must still bring their own food for lunch. Also, remember that any student who does not choose the Band Camp Meals must provide their own food for all meal breaks during camp.

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    Volunteer Opportunities 2021-2022

    Hello Winter Park Band Families!


    Although we are just wrapping up another school year, I am thinking about volunteer needs for this summer and next school year and want to put this information out there for parents to consider.


    Here is a description of needs the band has throughout the year. Opportunities exist at different times of the year, different times of the day and for different time commitments. Stepping up to volunteer even once is a huge help and you don’t have to have any prior knowledge. Please take a moment to consider if you may be able to help with any of the following areas.


    Uniform help:

    Time: late summer and fall football season (until November). Daytime and evenings.

    Areas of need (can help with one or all three areas): 1. Uniform fittings at end of summer (no sewing- uniforms have snaps) 2. Wash and iron a few times during the season (usually each volunteer takes home 10 or fewer uniforms) 3. Help out Jessica Fox (uniform chairperson) in the uniform room before and after games. All areas are organized by Jessica, so all you have to do is show up!

    Contact: jhautzy@gmail.com


    Chaperone games, MPA’s:

    Time: during football season starting Aug. 20 and most Fridays until the first week in Nov. Evenings.

    Area of need: 7 parent chaperones per game to ride with students to games from approx. 5-10 pm. Volunteer once or several games. It’s a bit of a time commitment, but it goes by fast and is fun! Chaperone MPA’s: these competitions can be on Saturday or during the week and usually happen during the daytime.

    Contact: robynfodor@yahoo.com


    Operations for fall football games: Contact Keith Gavin (kgavin@sscands.com) to help with band instruments and equipment for the games, MPA’s and Parades.


    Provisions:

    Time: band camp late summer. Daytime and evenings.

    Area of need: help serve meals during camp and clean up after. Meals this year will be lunches one week and dinner one week. It’s possible to help one day or several days.

    Contact: Ellen DeLoach at ellen.deloach@live.com


    Driving students during the Door-to-Door fundraiser

    Time: a half-day on a Saturday in February.

    Area of need: about 50 parent drivers to take 2-4 students to a designated neighborhood in Winter Park to walk door-to-door to collect money for the band. It’s the most important fund raiser of the year! There will be more information later in the year, but you can also contact Heather with questions:

    Contact: Heather Ribaric ribaric.family@gmail.com


    Thanks for reading and considering helping out! There will be more info posted about these opportunities as the needs arise and you can contact me at anytime for more information: robynfodor@gmail.com


    Robyn Fodor

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    Band Camp Schedule - July 2021

    WEEK 1


    Monday, 7/19, 9 AM - 5 PM

    • Percussion (Drumline & Front Ensemble) and Color Guard


    Tuesday, 7/20, 9 AM - 5 PM

    • New Marchers, Student Leadership, Percussion, and Color Guard


    Wednesday & Thursday, 7/21-7/22, 9 AM - 5 PM

    • All students in the "Sound of the Wildcats" Marching Band


    WEEK 2


    Monday, 7/26 - Friday, 7/30, 9 AM - 9 PM

    • All students in the "Sound of the Wildcats" Marching Band

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    Mini-Camp - A Great Start to the Year!

    2021 "Sound of the Wildcats" Show - Les Miserables

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    Mini Camp Recap 2021

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    2021-2022 BAND REGISTRATION

    If you missed our Band Registration Night at the beginning of May, don't worry! It is not too late to register your student for next year's Band. Please follow the steps outlined below as soon as you you are able.



    Please note that Band Registration Night is different than the “course registration” done by guidance counselors in the winter, and it is for all new and returning Band students.




    The following forms are included below in Step 3 and should be signed and turned in at the May 4 Registration Night:


    • WPHS Bands Financial Obligations 2021/2022 (specific for “Woodwind/Brass/Percussion,” and “Color Guard/Winter Guard”)
    • Emergency Treatment Authorization Card
    • OCPS Model Release Form




    The following forms are for informational purposes only (nothing to be turned in):


    • Communication
    • Uniform Information 2021/2022
    • Essential Equipment for the High School Musician
    • What Do I Need for Marching Band?



    Registration Step 1
    Registration Step 2
    Registration Step 3
    Have questions? Contact Mr. Clemente at michael.clemente@ocps.net.

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    UPCOMING EVENTS

    Monday, July 19 - Thursday, July 22 - Band Camp Week 1

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    Monday, July 26 - Friday, July 30 - Band Camp Week 2

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    PRIVATE LESSONS

    Whether a student is learning a musical instrument to pursue a career in music, or simply for personal musical fulfillment and recreation, private lessons are one of the best investments that a parent can provide for their musical child. When working with a private teacher, students receive one-on-one instruction from a professional musician who specializes on that instrument.

    ​Unlike a full band rehearsal experience, studying with a private teacher focuses in on the student’s individual needs. Students who study privately once a week from a professional musician are usually those who excel and find Band more enjoyable. These students frequently earn positions in honor groups like All-State and All-County, and make entry into our more advanced bands like Wind Symphony and Jazz Ensemble I. Some even go on to earn college scholarships, even if they are not majoring in music!

    By following the link below, you will find a list of local private teachers. This list is not exhaustive, and there may be other individuals who are not on the list. If you know a private teacher who should be added (or would like to be deleted), please contact Mr. Clemente at michael.clemente@ocps.net.


    PRIVATE TEACHER LIST

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    Help the Band with Amazon Smile!

    Make a difference for Band students with every day purchases! Shop at smile.amazon.com/ch/27-0964817 to generate donations for Winter Park High School Band Alumni Association Inc. Once this charity is selected, always type in Smile.Amazon.com to place orders.


    **NEW THIS YEAR!...To enable AmazonSmile on the Amazon mobile app:

    • Open the app (sign in) and touch the three horizontal lines in the top left corner. Select "See All Programs" , then select "AmazonSmile".

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    From the Band Booster President

    Please keep an eye on the calendar for upcoming events. If you are interested in helping out next year, we will need help in uniforms, provisions (meals), and communications. Please contact me for more information at (njstorch@yahoo.com). We appreciate all of you!!


    Have a great summer everyone!


    Natalie Storch