WINTER PARK BAND Weekly Newsletter

March 8, 2020


Drum Major Audition Clinic

Monday, March 9th, 2:30-3:30pm

2100 Summerfield Road

Winter Park, FL

Winter Guard Rehearsal

Monday, March 9th, 5:30-7:30pm

1500 Falcon Drive

Orlando, FL

2020 Drum Major Auditions

Tuesday, March 10th, 2:30-4pm

2100 Summerfield Road

Winter Park, FL

All-County Jazz Rehearsal

Tuesday, March 10th, 6:30-9pm

1625 Beulah Road

Winter Garden, FL

Wind Symphony Rehearsal

Wednesday, March 11th, 1:30-3pm

2100 Summerfield Road

Winter Park, FL

Teacher Workday/Student Holiday

Friday, March 13th, 12am

2100 Summerfield Road

Winter Park, FL

Winter Guard Rehearsal

Friday, March 13th, 5:30-7:30pm

1500 Falcon Drive

Orlando, FL

Winter Guard Performance - Cypress Creek HS

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

1101 Bear Crossing Drive

Orlando, FL


From Mr. Clemente

Dear Winter Park Band families,

Thank you to the Band Council, especially our Band President Mitchell Reid, for organizing a fun and successful Band Block Party on Saturday! It was great to celebrate the successes of the school year to date, and spend time playing games and hanging out with their peers. See below for some pictures from the event.

Congratulations to the middel school bands in the WPHS feeder pattern on outstanding performances this past weekend at Middle School Concert MPA, hosted at Dr. Phillips High School. The Audubon Park School Symphonic Band - director Bryan Munera, Glenridge Middle School Symphonic Band - directors Brian Sullivan and James Brannock, and Maitland Middle School Wind Ensemble - director Eric Mendez, all gave wonderful, musical performances. Mr. Clemente was also able to hear the Howard Middle School Wind Ensemble - director Damon Willie - which has a number of 8th graders coming to WPHS next year, also give an outstanding performance. We're looking forward to those students being with us in the Winter Park Band this coming school year!

Audition requirements and materials for the 2020-2021 Wind Symphony and Jazz Ensemble I have been released and are posted on the Band website. Students who are interested in audition for either or both ensembles are encouraged to download and read all materials carefully. No better time to start preparing than now, and Mr. Smith and I are more than happy to listen to any student and help with their preparation for the audition(s).

As we approach Spring Break, now is a great time to have any lingering personal instrument issues looked at by a professional repair technician. A few wonderful options to consider are Underwood Music, the Band Room, and the Music Shack. These shops make quality repairs and offer their services at fair prices. When you take your instrument into the shop, it is always a best practice to ask if the shop will allow you to use a loaner instrument while yours is in for repair. This way, you do not lose valuable practice time over the Spring Break holiday. All instruments and music folders will be going home with the students on Thursday, so that would be an ideal day to drop of the instrument to a repair shop.

Let's have a fun week, only four more school days until Spring Break!



Week of March 8, 2020

Hi everyone. Thank you to all who came to the band block party. The students had a lot of fun. If you would like to email pictures to, I will add them to the band picture collection. I have already gotten some, so thank you!

Looking forward to after spring break, please take a look at the Charms calendar. Volunteer needs have been or will be added for the following events:

4/8/20-Music for All (Wind Symphony only-Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts)-chaperones needed approximately 7:15am-1pm

4/17/20-Lakeside Jazz Festival (involves all jazz bands), 3 chaperones are needed approximately 6:45am or so (see itinerary when it is posted) until late afternoon. Parents, etc. are welcome to come even if they do not ride the bus, and tents/chairs are helpful (it is an all day outside event)

4/4/20-Mattress sale fundraiser (student sign holders, mattress costume wearer, parent “supervisors” will all be needed, in shifts, so stay tuned for that information). Students/parents do not staff the sale.

The band banquet is coming on May 8, 2020. Please stay tuned for details regarding this fun event! Help will be needed with decorations, etc., so if you are creative and interested in helping with this event, which celebrates a wonderful band year, please contact me at

Band registration, mini band camp, freshman ice breakers, and many other events are on the calendar. If you are new this year to band and have questions about any of these events, please do not hesitate to contact Mr. Clemente, Mr. Smith, our new parent liaison, Beth Visconti at, or me. We are here to help!


Color Guard - From Mrs. Johnson

The Winter Guard had a very successful performance on Saturday at Oviedo HS, with a score increase of 5 points! Way to go ladies!

Catch the Winter Guard next at Cypress Creek HS on Saturday, March 14!

Winter Guard - Oviedo HS - March 7, 2020



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 1:17 PM.



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 wind players 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!


Wind Symphony Performance at Music For All UCF-Orlando Concert Band Invitational, DPAC - Wednesday, April 8

The Wind Symphony will perform at the inaugural Music For All UCF-Orlando Concert Band Invitational hosted at the Dr. Phillips Performing Arts Center. Performance at 9 AM.


Wind Symphony Auditions - April 13-16

All students currently grade 8-11 interested in auditioning for the 2020-2021 Winter Park Wind Symphony will perform their prepared audition. Requirements and materials for the audition can be located at


Lakeside Jazz Festival - Friday, April 17

Freshman Jazz Band, Jazz Ensemble II, and Jazz Ensemble I will travel to Port Orange, FL to perform at the 23rd annual Lakeside Jazz Festival. This is an outdoor festival, and students will be perform for a panel of professional jazz musician adjudicators, as well as being able to see other ensembles from across the state of Florida. Please visit the ITINERARY page of the Band website for schedule details.


Jazz Ensemble I Auditions - April 20-22

All students currently grade 9-11 interested in auditioning for the 2020-2021 Winter Park Jazz Ensemble I will perform their prepared audition. Requirements, materials, and backing tracks for the audition can be located at


Jazz Spring Concert - Wednesday, April 29

Freshman Jazz Band, Jazz Ensemble II, and Jazz Ensemble I will perform their Spring Concert programs. Concert begins at 7 PM, and the student call time is 6:30 PM.


Band Spring Concert - Thursday, April 30

Concert Band, Symphonic Band, and Wind Symphony will perform their Spring Concert programs. Concert begins at 7 PM, and the student call time is 6:30 PM.



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!

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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 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

All Obligations Due - Wednesday, March 4

***Please bring any outstanding balances up to date as quickly as possible. The Band program as a whole is currently owed slightly less that $15,000.00***

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