WINTER PARK BAND Weekly Newsletter

October 6, 2019


Addams Family Pit Orchestra Rehearsal

Monday, Oct. 7th, 2:30-4pm

2100 Summerfield Road

Winter Park, FL

Only for those students who have been invited to perform in the pit orchestra with the fall musical.


Tuesday, Oct. 8th, 2:30-5pm

2100 Summerfield Road

Winter Park, FL


Wednesday, Oct. 9th, 1:30-5pm

2100 Summerfield Road

Winter Park, FL

Addams Family Pit Orchestra Rehearsal

Thursday, Oct. 10th, 2:30-4pm

2100 Summerfield Road

Winter Park, FL


Friday, Oct. 11th, 4:45-11pm

601 King Street

Oviedo, FL


Saturday, Oct. 12th, 9:15-11am

150 West Morse Boulevard

Winter Park, FL


From Mr. Clemente

Dear Winter Park Band families,

What a week! I am extremely proud of how the Winter Park Band students behaved and performed during our jam-packed week last week. I received many warm comments and wonderful feedback from parents, faculty members, alumni, administration, and others not only on the successful performances but especially on how positively they represented the Band and the school all week. This is definitely the best feedback any teacher could ask for!

All-County Band and Jazz audition registrations and Student Participation Contracts are due no later than next Monday, October 14. Please see previous emails for links to the registration forms. Audition excerpts can be found in the information section of the Google registration form linked in the email. Students planning to audition for All-County Band and/or All-County Jazz must register through the Google form for the appropriate ensemble AND turn in a Student Participation Contract to the Band office in order to complete registration for an audition. Please email both Mr. Smith and Mr. Clemente with any questions concerning All-County Band and/or All-County Jazz. Audition date and festival dates can be found on the Band calendar.

Per the announcement from OCPS this past week, the hurricane make-up day has been moved to Thursday, October 17 and Friday, October 18 is now a Student Holiday/Teacher Workday. The Marching Band rehearsal previously scheduled for 10/17 has now been cancelled due to the school day. 10/17 will now just be a regular school day followed by our Senior Night football game. More information on Senior Night for senior parents and students is forthcoming.

TRUNK-R-TREAT - Our annual Trunk-r-Treat will take place after rehearsal on Tuesday, October 29. All parents are invited to park next to our D-Lot rehearsal space after marching band rehearsal, decorate their trunks and pass out candy for the students. The students will be able to dress in costume for marching band rehearsal that afternoon - be creative (as long as you can still rehearse in costume)!

An itinerary for Marching Band MPA on Saturday, November 2 should be ready at some point this week. Students should be prepared to spend a good chunk of the late morning through the evening at Marching Band MPA. Please also make note of our Friday Marching Band Rehearsal on 11/1. This is our final rehearsal before Marching Band MPA.

Let's have a great week!



Week of October 6, 2019

Thank you parents and families for all of your help this week. Everything went smoothly due of the assistance of so many, and our bands played so well at all of the events.

There are only 3 games left in the regular season, and there are volunteer opportunities for all games (particularly the away games, including this week’s game). Senior night is 10/17, so if you do not have a senior and can volunteer, please consider doing so. Please look at the Charms calendar to sign up to help (issues viewing volunteer opportunities on the Charms calendar seem to have been resolved).

Have a great week everyone!



October 17: Regular School Day - Hurricane make-up day

October 17: Home Football Game - Senior Night

October 18: Teacher workday/Student holiday

October 24-26: Addams Family performances (required for students performing in the pit orchestra)

October 25: Away Football Game

November 1: Friday Marching Band rehearsal

November 2: Marching Band MPA - University HS



Upcoming Payments Due:

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

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


BUTTER BRAID - More Info Coming Soon!