WINTER PARK BAND Weekly Newsletter

March 1, 2020


Drum Major Audition Clinic

Monday, March 2nd, 2:30-3:30pm

2100 Summerfield Road

Winter Park, FL

Winter Guard Rehearsal

Monday, March 2nd, 5:30-7:30pm

1500 Falcon Drive

Orlando, FL

All Financial Obligations Due

Wednesday, March 4th, 11:45pm

2100 Summerfield Road

Winter Park, FL

Please see more information below in Financials section.

Senior Concerto Competition

Wednesday, March 4th, 2:30-3:30pm

2100 Summerfield Road

Winter Park, FL

Drum Major Audition Clinic

Thursday, March 5th, 2:30-3:30pm

2100 Summerfield Road

Winter Park, FL

Winter Guard Rehearsal

Friday, March 6th, 5:30-7:30pm

1500 Falcon Drive

Orlando, FL

Winter Guard Performance - Oviedo HS

Saturday, March 7th, 9:30am-6:30pm

601 King Street

Oviedo, FL

Band Block Party

Saturday, March 7th, 11am-2pm

2100 Summerfield Road

Winter Park, FL


From Mr. Clemente

Dear Winter Park Band families,

Bravo and congratulations to all of our Concert Band, Symphonic Band, Wind Symphony and Park Philharmonic students on their wonderful performances the past weekend at FBA Concert MPA and FOA Orchestra MPA!

Below are the results for each Band:

Freshman Concert Band: Excellent, Excellent, Excellent on stage, Superior in sight-reading

Symphonic Band: Superior, Superior, Excellent on stage, Superior in sight-reading

Wind Symphony: Superior, Superior, Superior on stage, Superior in sight-reading

Well done by all! Now time to begin preparations for the Wind Symphony's performance at the Music For All Orlando Regional Festival on Wednesday, April 8, and our Spring Band Concert at the end of April.

In celebration of the successful performances and of the year to date, the Band Council invites you to a Band Block Party this coming Saturday, March 7 at D-lot from 11AM - 2 PM. There will be food, music, and games. Students are asked to bring food respective to their grade and are encouraged to bring chairs and tents. Students are also welcome to perform any music they'd like, provided it is school appropriate, by themselves or with a group, and can sign up to perform on the Google RSVP form. I look forward to seeing everyone there!

RSVP for the Block Party by Thursday, March 5!

Also, if you are free after the Block Party, I encourage everyone to head over to Oviedo High School to cheer on the Winter Park Winter Guard. They perform at 3:00 PM. Lets have a big Winter Park Band contingent!

Happy March! Let's have a fun week.



Week of March 1, 2020

Thank you to all of the parents who helped chaperone MPAs this week! The students has wonderful performances.

The Band Block Party, organized by the Band Council, is this Saturday. Please see Mr. Clemente's email for information.

Have a great week everyone.


Color Guard - From Mrs. Johnson

Congratulations again on another strong performance this past Saturday at University HS (Orange City)! The girls continue to improve and show tremendous progress as the season continues.

Catch the Winter Guard next at Oviedo HS on Saturday, March 7!

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Students who are currently seniors will audition to perform a concerto on this year's Spring Band Concert. Results will be announced on Thursday, March 5.


Winter Guard Performance, Oviedo HS - MARCH 7

Please support out Winter Guard as they perform their 2020 winter show at Oviedo HS. Performance time TBD.


Winter Guard Performance, Cypress Creek HS - MARCH 14

Please support out Winter Guard as they perform their 2020 winter show at Cypress Creek HS. Performance time TBD.



Performance times for those students who chose to perform at State S&E and Auxiliary MPA will be sent out as soon as they are available. All events take place at Freedom HS.



All percussionists, and those interested in playing marching percussion, grades 9-12 for the 2020-21 school year. Topics include snare drum fundamentals, keyboard fundamentals, marching percussion techniques, and audition materials for marching percussion placement for the 2020 "Sound of the Wildcats" Marching Band.


Winter Guard Performance, FFCC Finals - MARCH 27

Please support out Winter Guard as they perform their 2020 winter show at FFCC Finals in Daytona Beach, FL. Performance time TBD.



The 3rd annual Winter Park Band Mattress Sale fundraiser will be taking place on Saturday, April 4. Please spread the word and find the 1 in 10 who are in the market for a mattress, box spring, adjustable base, or sleep accessories!



Parents we need your help to find customers:

1 out of 10 people are in the market for a new mattress!

All money raised goes to the students!

Please do as follows:

1. Please click facebook event link and click you are going, then click share, then invite all of your contacts. You must selects contacts one at a time, then click done to send invitations.

2. Find one person who is in the market for a mattress and commits to attending event.

3. Send out 25 referral coupons with your student name written at bottom. Referral money raised goes to your student. (See referral coupon at top)

4. Put out a yard sign at home

5. Volunteer day of event

CFS takes care of everything else.

Mattress Fundraiser

Winter Park High School

Sat. 4/4/2020 10 am - 5 pm

Winter Park High East Cafeteria

2100 Summerfield Rd, Winter Park

School showroom display with 25+ beds from $199 to the best $6,000 beds.

Also available: adjustable base foundations, frames, protectors, sheets, pillows

Name brands: Beautyrest, Intellibed, Southerland, Wellsville, and more. Featuring the latest technology for sleeping cool!

Order products with delivery available anywhere in USA or free pickup in Longwood, FL warehouse. Can sell over phone for out of town customers. Custom mattress sizes available! Financing Available!

Since 2005 Custom Fundraising Solutions has raised over $50 million for groups like yours!

Questions? Call 407-963-1449

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Because of our success at this year's DOOR-2-DOOR Fundraiser, all participating students and parent drivers will receive $90.00 in fundraising credit. You may see this fundraising credit by logging on to your student/parent account on

Payments upcoming:

All Obligations Due - Wednesday, March 4

Payments PAST DUE:

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

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

11/6 Color Guard Fair Share 4

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

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

2/5 Color Guard Fair Share 7 - $100

2/5 Jazz Fair Share Payment 2 - $25

***Please bring any outstanding balances up to date as quickly as possible. The Band program as a whole is currently owed slightly less that $16,000.00***

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.








With the holiday season quickly approaching, this is an excellent tool to raise money for the Band every time you shop at Amazon. The Winter Park High School Alumni Band Association is a registered charity on, so please remember to use this unique link to shop at Amazon every time, and a small percentage of the sale (at no cost to you) will automatically be sent quarterly to the WPHSABAA account and then donated to the Winter Park Band Program. If we all use this link every time, we can raise funds on an ongoing basis to help the band!

If you have any questions, contact Jane Claus at