WINTER PARK BAND Weekly Newsletter

October 13, 2019


Addams Family Pit Orchestra Rehearsal

Monday, Oct. 14th, 2:45-6pm

2100 Summerfield Road

Winter Park, FL

Only for those students who have been invited to perform in the pit orchestra with the fall musical.


Tuesday, Oct. 15th, 2:30-5pm

2100 Summerfield Road

Winter Park, FL


Wednesday, Oct. 16th, 2:30-5pm

2100 Summerfield Road

Winter Park, FL


Thursday, Oct. 17th, 4:30-11pm

2525 Cady Way

Winter Park, FL


From Mr. Clemente

Dear Winter Park Band families,

All-County Band and Jazz audition registrations and Student Participation Contracts are due no later than next Monday, October 14. Please see previous emails for links to the registration forms. Audition excerpts can be found in the information section of the Google registration form linked in the email. Students planning to audition for All-County Band and/or All-County Jazz must register through the Google form for the appropriate ensemble AND turn in a Student Participation Contract to the Band office in order to complete registration for an audition. Please email both Mr. Smith and Mr. Clemente with any questions concerning All-County Band and/or All-County Jazz. Audition date and festival dates can be found on the Band calendar.

Per the announcement from OCPS this past week, the hurricane make-up day has been moved to Thursday, October 17 and Friday, October 18 is now a Student Holiday/Teacher Workday. The Marching Band rehearsal previously scheduled for 10/17 has now been cancelled due to the school day. 10/17 will now just be a regular school day followed by our Senior Night football game. More information on Senior Night for senior parents and students is forthcoming.

TRUNK-R-TREAT - Our annual Trunk-r-Treat will take place after rehearsal on Tuesday, October 29. All parents are invited to park next to our D-Lot rehearsal space after marching band rehearsal, decorate their trunks and pass out candy for the students. The students will be able to dress in costume for marching band rehearsal that afternoon - be creative (as long as you can still rehearse in costume)!

An itinerary for Marching Band MPA on Saturday, November 2 can be found HERE. Please also make note of our Friday Marching Band Rehearsal on 11/1. This is our final rehearsal before Marching Band MPA.

Let's have a great week!



Week of October 13, 2019

Thank you to all of the volunteers who helped chaperone the game on Friday! It was really fun to see some new faces and such a beautiful night to watch the band!

This Thursday’s game is Senior Night, and the marching band seniors will be honored before the game. Senior parents, please stay tuned for details regarding details for the evening, which will come in a separate email.

After Thursday, one regular season game remains, and we still need lots of volunteers. If you have not volunteered for a game yet this year, please sign up in Charms. We need your help for the safety/security of our students.

Have a wonderful week!



October 18: Teacher workday/Student holiday

October 24-26: Addams Family performances (required for students performing in the pit orchestra)

October 25: Away Football Game

November 1: Friday Marching Band rehearsal

November 2: Marching Band MPA - University HS

November 5: Marching Band Rehearsal and Show Recording 2:30 - 4 PM

November 6: Fall Festival of Bands (Wind Symphony and Sound of the Wildcats performing)

November 13: Night of Jazz



Upcoming Payments Due:

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

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

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.


BUTTER BRAID - More Info Coming Soon!