Red Raider Bands

January 22nd, 2019

Included in this Newsletter

  • Winter Concert Video
  • Pep Band
  • Ireland Trip Meeting Reminder
  • Ireland Rehearsal Schedule
  • Wayzata Band Concert Exchange
  • Spirit Wear!!

  • Upcoming Events: 2019-2020 Calendar Available!

Check out the videos from our Winter Concert!

January 9th, 2019

Concert Band

Montana Fanfare- Thomas Doss

Ammerland Jacob De Haan

Indian Treaty Time Brent Michael Davids

Dawn of a New Day James Swearingen

Symphonic Band

Courtly Airs and Dances- Ron Nelson

I. Intrada

II. Basse Danse (France)

III. Pavane (England)

IV. Saltarello (Italy)

V. Sarabande (Spain)

VI. Allemande (Germany)

A Time to Dance Julie Giroux

Fantasy on a Theme by Sousa Andrew Boysen Jr.

Wind Ensemble

First Suite in Eb- Gustav Holst

One Life Beautiful Julie Giroux

Vesuvius Frank Ticheli

The Combined Bands

Fairest of the Fair- John Philip Sousa

Basketball Pep Band

Schedule and Band Assignments

All three Bands have had their first Pep Band, which means all students should have attended one Pep Band already. I encourage you to talk with your student to see if your student missed their first Pep band make sure they make it to their second one!

We are loving all the students coming to Pep Band to get those Band Points!!!

Click Here for Band Assignments

Click Here for Schedule and Info

All students are required to attend two Pep Band Performances. If you are unable to attend a game it is your job to find a person that plays the same instrument to switch with you. Switches must be communicated to Mrs. Lato. Switches can only occur because of a conflict. Students can attend more than their scheduled pep bands, for each additional pep band attended students will receive 25 points towards their Varsity letter. Attendance is taken at every game at the beginning and during halftime. You must stay through halftime to receive credit for the performance.

If you are playing JV or V Basketball please see Mrs. Lato

Ireland Trip Meeting

Thursday, January 24th, 2019

Mark your Calendar!

Final Trip Meeting

Thursday, January 24th, 2019

in the THEATRE at 6:30pm


Student travelers and chaperones are required to attend this meeting. Student travelers must have a parent or guardian present at the meeting as well.

If parents are unable to attend this meeting I will need to schedule a time to meet with both student and parent.

Rehearsal Schedule

Click Here for the Ireland Rehearsal Schedule

Please note:

  • There are six rehearsals scheduled, all students traveling must attend five.

  • Students are responsible for transporting their own instruments to offsite rehearsals. See calendar for dates of offsite rehearsals.


  • On March 7th there is a mandatory rehearsal for all students traveling to Ireland.

  • All students traveling to Ireland must participate in the Milwaukee St. Patrick’s Day Parade on March 9th.

Please see Mrs. Lato to discuss athletic conflicts.

Welcome Wayzata High School Bands

Friday, January 25th

Thank you to everyone that has signed up to donate food for Friday.

Donations should be dropped of in the Music Department between 7:30am and 9:00am on Thursday, January 24th or immediately after school until 6:00pm. Donation Sign-up

We are very excited to have the opportunity to host Wayzata High School's Wind Ensemble as part of their performance tour next week Friday. In early December the students worked to create section videos. The goal was to share something about their section or what Band means to them. They sent me all their videos and I compiled them in to one and sent it to their Director to share with the Wayzata Band.

Check it out: We are Tosa East Band Video

Warning: It is goofy!

The Band Boosters will be organizing the lunch for the Student Leaders from East and students from Wayzata at the Wauwatosa Women's club on January 25th at 11:45am.

Videos shared with us from Wayzata: Wayzata HS Wind Ensemble Videos

Our Schedule on Friday is as follows, parents are welcome to attend.

All Band students will be in attendance.

11:45 Wayzata Arrival

Noon Lunch and Mingle

12:30 East Wind Ensemble plays

1:10 Presentation on inspiration and performance - for all band students.

- Dr. Krubsack and senior All-National Concert Band member, Ian Ko - percussionist and section leader of Wayzata Wind Ensemble
1:40 Break

1:50 Wayzata Wind Ensemble plays
2:20 Reset

2:30 Wayzata WE, and Tosa East WE rehearse English Folk Song Suite and play together
3:00 Final remarks and farewells
3:10 End

3:30 Bus departs

All of our students have been working to prepare English Folk Song Suite. We wish that all of our students would have the opportunity to perform with Wayzata however our time frame and space is limited.

Spirit Wear Order Form

Due February 6th

Orders can be turned in to the Music Office.

Checks should be made payable to: Wauwatosa East Band Boosters

Questions? Contact Chris Hantzsch or Jen Rakowiecki

Upcoming Events

March 2nd, 2019 WSMA District Solo & Ensemble @Tosa West

March 13-22nd Ireland Performance Tour

May 1st, 2019 East Side Evening of Jazz 7:00 pm (please note this has been moved to eliminate a conflict with the Longfellow Spring Musical)

May 8th, 2019 Spring Band Concert 7:00 pm

July 4th Wauwatosa Independence Day Parade Report 7:00 am

2019-2020 School Year

August 5,6,7,8,9 Music Camp 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

August 12,13,14,15,16 Marching Camp 2:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Click Here for the rest of the 2019-2020 Calendar

Wauwatosa East Red Raider Bands

The Wauwatosa East Red Raider Marching Band is under the direction of Jennifer Lato and Jeff Krubsack.

Concert Band - Symphonic Band - Wind Ensemble

Marching Band

Jazz I, Jazz II, Jazz III

Music Theory