Wildcat Band News

Week at a Glance - November 18, 2019

Band Picture Day

This year's band pictures unfortunately have had to be rescheduled to be taken on January 24, 2020. The students will be wearing their band uniform as prescribed below:

Beginner Band Students:

Black dress slacks

Band T-shirt

Black dress shoes

Long black socks (plain black)

Advanced Band Boys:

Long black socks (plain black)

Black dress shoes

Plain white under shirt

Advanced Band Girls:

Black dress flats (shoes)

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Wind Ensemble Practice Schedule

Monday, November 18th

PM - Soprano/Alto/Percussion

Tuesday, November 19th

AM - Soprano/Alto

PM - Tenor/Bass

Wednesday, November 20th

AM - Percussion

Thursday, November 21st

AM - Tenor/Bass

PM - Full Band

Beginner Band 5 Note Practice Bingo

Our beginner students are currently working on their BINGO cards and should be practicing the assigned exercises on a daily basis. The exercises may be seen in the card below.
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Symphonic Band Bingo Madness

The Symphonic Band is currently working on their BINGO cards based on various exercises and tasks. This card should be completed no later than this Friday.
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Symphonic Band Practice Schedule

Below you will find the practice schedule for our Symphonic Band. We will only be asking them to come in once a week for 35 minutes, so we ask that they make it a priority to be here. We understand that our students are highly involved in other activities, but 35 minutes is a minimal amount of time, compared to other activities that meet every day.

All Symphonic Band students have a practice plan that outlines what they should be practicing on a daily basis. Their practice assignments should take no more than 15-20 minutes for them to complete.

Thank you very much for your support as we prepare for our Winter Concert taking place on December 11th!

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Daily Individual Practice and Practice Logs

Did you know?....

That the more consistency our band members have with their daily practice, the greater improvements they will make in their individual playing. Please encourage your student to practice on a daily basis! It should only take anywhere from 15-20 minutes to work on the parts of their music they struggle with.

Band students do have practice logs due at the end of every week. They do require a parent signature if they are practicing at home, or a band director's signature if they are practicing at school.

We thank you for encouraging your students to practice their instruments daily. It will greatly increase the quality of performance at our upcoming concerts!

Upcoming Events

WMS Band Winter Concert

Wednesday, Dec. 11th, 7pm

Connally High School, Austin, TX, USA

Austin, TX

Region Band Concert

Saturday, Dec. 14th, 3pm

5800 McNeil Drive

Austin, TX

Band Picture Day

Friday, Jan. 24th 2020 at 8am

1805 Scofield Lane

Austin, TX