WINTER PARK BAND Weekly Newsletter

March 21, 2021

THIS WEEK

Begin 4th Marking Period

Monday, March 22nd, 12am

This is an online event.

Winter Guard Rehearsal

Tuesday, March 23rd, 3-6pm

528 Huntington Avenue

Winter Park, FL

Percussion Help Clinic

Tuesday, March 23rd, 6-8pm

2100 Summerfield Road

Winter Park, FL

Interested in playing percussion in the 2021 "Sound of the Wildcats" Marching Band? Help prepare for the upcoming Marching Percussion Placement Auditions by attending our Help Clinics! Open to all students current grade 8 - 11 interested in playing percussion, and current percussionists grade 9 - 11 are expected to attend.

All-County Jazz Rehearsal

Thursday, March 25th, 6-9pm

1625 Beulah Road

Winter Garden, FL

For students who auditioned and were accepted into this year's All-County Jazz ensembles.

Winter Guard Rehearsal

Friday, March 26th, 3-6pm

528 Huntington Avenue

Winter Park, FL

All-County Jazz Rehearsal

Friday, March 26th, 6-9pm

1625 Beulah Road

Winter Garden, FL

For students who auditioned and were accepted into this year's All-County Jazz ensembles.

Winter Guard Performance - FFCC Finals

Saturday, March 27th, 7am-2pm

101 North Atlantic Avenue

Daytona Beach, FL

Winter Park performs at 11:14 AM. Ticket and spectator information at https://ffcc.org/2021/01/2021-covid-safety-protocols/


ITINERARY

All-County Jazz Sound Checks and Performance

Saturday, March 27th, 10am-3pm

1625 Beulah Road

Winter Garden, FL

Please see emails from Mr. Krahn for sound check and performance times.

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From Mr. Clemente

Dear Winter Park Band families,


I sincerely hope that everyone had the chance to rest and relax over the past week, and had an enjoyable Spring Break!


We jump back in to the swing of things quickly this week with a week full of Winter Guard FFCC Finals, All-County Jazz, and the beginning of Percussion Help Sessions for the 2021 Drumline Auditions. It will be a week of finality along with a week of new beginnings!


Enjoy the remainder of your break, and I look forward to seeing the students tomorrow!


Mr. Clemente

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From the Band Booster President

Hi everyone. I hope your spring break was relaxing! Please put the booster meeting— for all parents—on your calendars for Wednesday March 31 at 7pm. In person and/or zoom so stay tuned for more details next week. We will talk about the remainder of the year and open board positions for next year if you would like to be more involved. Have a great week back!


Natalie Storch

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Good Luck at FFCC Finals This Saturday!

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UPCOMING EVENTS

Tuesday, March 30 - Percussion Help Session, 6 - 8 PM

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Wednesday, March 31 - Student Leadership Interviews, 1:30 - 4 PM

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Wednesday, March 31 - Band Booster Meeting, 7 - 8 PM

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Monday, April 5 - Tuesday, April 6 - Jazz Guest Artist Workshop

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Monday, April 5 - Jazz Ensemble II Rehearsal, 2:45 - 4 PM

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Monday, April 5 - Jazz Ensemble I Rehearsal, 4:30 - 6 PM

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Tuesday, April 6 - Freshman Jazz Band Rehearsal, 4 - 4:30 PM

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Tuesday, April 6 - Jazz Guest Artist Workshop Concert, 7 PM

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Wednesday, April 7 - Thursday, April 8 - Band Guest Conductor Workshop

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Wednesday, April 7 - Concert Band Rehearsal, 1:10 - 2 PM

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Wednesday, April 7 - Wind Symphony Rehearsal, 2:30 - 4 PM

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Thursday, April 8 - Symphonic Band Rehearsal, 3 - 4:30 PM

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Thursday, April 8 - Band Guest Conductor Workshop Concert, 7 PM

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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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FINANCES & CHARMS

At this point in the year, all past due student balances should be brought up to date. Please see below for a "how-to" to check your student's account in Charms.



Past Due Band Payments:


  • Band Registration Fair Share - $25.00 Due 5/5
  • Fair Share Payment 1 - $25.00 Due 8/19
  • Fair Share Payment 2 - $25.00 Due 9/30
  • Jazz Fair Share Payment 1(if applies) - $15.00 Due 9/30
  • School Instrument Semester 1 Maintenance(if applies) - $60.00 Due 9/30
  • Marching Band Shoes - $30.00 Due 11/30
  • Jazz Fair Share Payment 2 (if applies) - $15.00 Due 1/6/21
  • School Instrument Semester 2 Maintenance (if applies) - $60.00 Due 1/6/21
  • Fair Share Payment 3 - $75.00 Due 3/3



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.



2020-2021 FINANCIAL OBLIGATIONS SCHEDULE

WOODWIND/BRASS/PERCUSSION

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TECHNOLOGY/COMPUTER ISSUES

We understand that a number of our students are working through tech issues on their end, and understand that those issues take time to resolve. Our technology is by no means perfect, and issues will be inevitable. However, students must be going through the proper channels with the school to attempt to remedy these issues as quickly as possible. No student should be at home on LaunchED with a camera not working or a microphone issue having not been proactive in seeking a solution. We have received emails from the school's tech department concerning individual students who have ongoing issues but were proactive in trying to have them resolved throughout the first two weeks of school. Thank you for your proactivity!


If you are having a technology issue and have not yet reached out to the school about resolution, please email Mr. Steffey at Donald.Steffey@ocps.net to set up an appointment at school for your computer to be looked at. Email should be sent as soon as you read this!


As a reminder, students are considered present in their LaunchED class if they:


  1. Joined the call before the tardy bell.
  2. Have their camera on the entire class period.
  3. Are able to be seen, face and instrument, in the camera view.
  4. Participate in class from bell to bell.



Students who do not have their camera on for the duration of class, and we have not received an email from the school stating awareness of the issue and work towards it being resolved, will be marked absent.


Thank you for your work to resolve these technology issues!

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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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