WINTER PARK BAND Weekly Newsletter

November 13, 2022


All-County Band & Jazz Auditions

Monday, Nov. 14th, 4-9pm

11305 Daryl Carter Parkway

Orlando, FL

Playoff Football Game

Monday, Nov. 14th, 5:30-10pm

2525 Cady Way

Winter Park, FL


Uniform: 2022 Show Shirts, jeans, athletic shoes.

Winter Guard Rehearsal

Tuesday, Nov. 15th, 3:30-6:30pm

2100 Summerfield Road

Winter Park, FL

Marching Band Auditorium Rehearsal

Wednesday, Nov. 16th, 1:30-3pm

2100 Summerfield Road

Winter Park, FL

SOTW Rehearsal for the Fall Festival of Bands. We will only be indoors in the auditorium.


Wednesday, Nov. 16th, 5:30-9:30pm

2100 Summerfield Road

Winter Park, FL


The evening includes performances from the Audubon Park School Symphonic Band, Glenridge Middle School Symphonic Band, Maitland Middle School Wind Symphony, WPHS Wind Symphony, SOTW Color Guard, and the full SOTW Marching Band. Free and open to the public, so invite everyone you know!

Sweeney Todd Pit Orchestra Rehearsal

Thursday, Nov. 17th, 2:45-4pm

2100 Summerfield Road

Winter Park, FL

Band Room

Winter Guard Rehearsal

Friday, Nov. 18th, 3:30-6:30pm

2100 Summerfield Road

Winter Park, FL


From Mr. Clemente

Dear Winter Park Band families,

I hope everyone made it through Hurricane Nicole safe and healthy! I also hope everyone is taking advantage of the little bit of extra practice time over the extended weekend.

Well, our year of staying on our toes with the schedule continues! This week's schedule includes a couple of events rescheduled from the end of last week.

All-County Band & Jazz Auditions will still be taking place as scheduled on Monday, 11/14. Student auditioning should be sure to plan in enough time to arrive at Lake Buena Vista HS at least 30 minutes before your audition time to have plenty of time to find your room, warm up, and be ready to perform at your best. Best to luck!!!

The football playoff game from Friday, 11/11, has been rescheduled to Monday, 11/14. Please see the updated itinerary on the Band website. The SOTW will be in full band Pep Band mode, playing in the stands and not marching the show. The uniform is our 2022 Show Shirt, jeans, and athletic shoes. All students who are not auditioning for this year's All-County Band & Jazz Band will be performing at the football game. Students performing an All-County audition will be excused.

Wednesday, 11/16, we will hold the rescheduled version of the 8th Annual Fall Festival of Bands in the WPHS Auditorium.The evening includes performances by the Audubon Park School Symphonic Band, Glenridge Middle School Symphonic Band, Maitland Middle School Wind Ensemble, Winter Park Wind Symphony, combined students from APS, GMS, and MMS along with the Wind Symphony, the SOTW Color Guard, and the SOTW Marching Band to top it all off! It is a night celebrating the entirety of the Winter Park Band community and the success of our 6 - 12th grade program. The concert is free and open to the public, as are all our home Band concerts, so invite all your family and friends!

Also Wednesday ,11/16, Butter Braid orders are due. Please see Mrs. Ribaric's section below for all details.

Due to the rescheduled events this week, our 9th annual Night of Jazz will now take place on Tuesday, January 31. We hope to see you at our community event that features the Glenridge MS Jazz Band, Maitland MS Jazz Band, and all three WPHS Jazz Ensembles! Free and open to the public.

Have a great last week before Thanksgiving break everyone! Sell some Butter Braids!

Mr. Clemente


From the Band Booster President, Mrs. Dana Adkinson

Hi Band Family! I don’t know about you all, but the break that Hurricane Nicole provided was kinda nice. Back at it refreshed this week, with the rescheduled Fall Festival of Bands Wednesday evening. This is such a great community concert and a perfect opportunity to show these middle schoolers how awesome band is in high school. Looking forward to the smiles and applause from Wednesday’s audience already!

And Nicole brought us a rescheduled playoff football game, of course! We’re still in need of about five chaperones for Monday evening’s game (yes, tomorrow!). And just so you all don’t get too used to a non-band kind of week, also on Monday night are All-County auditions .. best of luck to those students auditioning at Lake Buena Vista High School!

Next week is Thanksgiving break .. where has the year gone?! And immediately after next week, we’re into December and TWO HOLIDAY PARADES that first Saturday back to school. And, you guessed it, we’re still shy on chaperones for those parades. Pleeeease consider chaperoning a playoff game or parade, even if you’ve never chaperoned before. Such a great way to get to know these kids, get some steps in, and meet some other really cool adults too!

Chaperone sign ups for tomorrow’s game and December 3rd parades are here: Chaperoning a football game consists of riding the bus to and from the game, watching the kids perform in the stands during the game, and basically escorting kids to the bathroom and / or concession stand. Super easy! Super fun! And GREAT COMPANY!!

Students who need volunteer hours, Uniform Coordinator, Amanda Schaefer needs some help organizing the uniform rooms once our official marching season comes to an end .. THIS WEDNESDAY and THE WEDNESDAY after Thanksgiving break. Sign up to help here:

Hope everyone has a great week .. see you Wednesday for sure at the Fall Festival of Bands!

Dana Adkinson
Band Booster President

cel: 321.217.3243

Butter Braid Fundraiser - Orders Due This Wednesday!

Butter Braid Wrap-up

Hello all! We will be wrapping up our Butter Braid fundraiser. Hope all has gone well. Here are a few things to know:

  • All orders, both paper and online, are due Wednesday Nov 16.
  • Online orders were paid for when ordered. Paper orders must have a payment turned in with the order form. Options are check made out to WPHS Band, school pay or cash. Any payments and paper order forms turned in must be turned in altogether please:) Make sure payment matches order!!!!!
  • Orders will be delivered Dec 14. More details about pickup to come!

Any questions, please let me know!

Heather Ribaric

Fundraising Chair



Monday, November 14: All-County Band Auditions, Lake Buena Vista HS, 4 - 9 PM


Wednesday, November 16: Marching Band Rehearsal, 1:30 - 3 PM, indoors in the Auditorium


Wednesday, November 16: FALL FESTIVAL OF BANDS, 7 PM


NIGHT OF JAZZ, 7 PM - postponed to Tuesday, January 31


Monday, November 21 - Friday, November 25: Thanksgiving Break


Saturday, December 3: Winter Park Christmas Parade & Baldwins Park Christmas Parade


Thursday, December 8: BAND WINTER CONCERT


Tuesday, December 13: Winterfest (Orchestra Winds & Percussion)


Monday, December 19 - Tuesday, January 3, 2023: Winter Break


Band Calendar

  • With our switch to the CutTime data management system, the Charms calendar is no longer being used. Please take a moment to sync the new Band Calendar to your digital devices using the links below:
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    New York Tour Payment Schedule

    New York Tour Payment Schedule - subject to change
    • September 9 - $380 ($380 Chaperone) - Initial Deposit
    • November 11 - $610 ($560 Chaperone)
    • December 9 - $610 ($560 Chaperone)
    • February 10 - $550 ($500 Chaperone)
    • March 31 - $515 or balance ($465 or balance Chaperone)



    PAST DUE Band & Color Guard Payments

    • May 3: Band Registration Fair Share: $25


    • July 27: Full Fair Share Payment OR Fair Share Payment 1: $225 OR $100
    • July 27: Marching Band Shoes (new/replacement): $38 fundraising credit cannot be used for this item
    • July 27: Extra Show Shirts (optional): $10/shirt fundraising credit cannot be used for this item
    • August 31: Fair Share Payment 2 - $50
    • October 5: Jazz Fair Share Payment 1 - $20.00 (Jazz Students Only)
    • October 5: Semester 1 Instrument Maintenance - $60.00 (if applies)

    Color Guard

    • July 27: Full Fall Fair Share Payment OR Fall Fair Share Payment 1: $325 OR $100
    • July 27: Marching Band Shoes (new/replacement): $38 fundraising credit cannot be used for this item
    • July 27: Extra Show Shirts (optional): $10/shirt fundraising credit cannot be used for this item
    • August 31: Fall Fair Share Payment 2 - $125
    • October 5: Fall Color Guard Fair Share Payment 3 - $100.00
    • October 5: Semester 1 Instrument Maintenance - $60.00

    Viewing your Student's Financial Account in CutTime:

    There is a direct link to CutTime in "Quick Links" on the band website.

    To access Cut Time, follow these steps.

    • Go to and click “SIGN IN” in the top right-hand corner.
    • Enter your Username or Email and Password You are now on your profile, where you can access our calendar and handouts and files. Click “Update Info” tab to input or update contact information. Don’t forget to click “Update” when you are finished.
    • Click the “Finances” tab to view financial statements.

    For questions concerning general Band inquiries, Band financial obligations, or to request a payment plan, contact Mr. Clemente, at For questions regarding your CutTime account or statement, contact the Band Booster Treasurer, Kim Somers, at


    Help the Band with Amazon Smile!

    Make a difference for Band students with every day purchases! Shop at to generate donations for Winter Park High School Band Alumni Association Inc. Once this charity is selected, always type in to place orders.

    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".


    WPHS Band Social Media

    We've been posting lots of photos our social media platforms, and we will continue to post updates, photos, video, and other media to those pages throughout the year. Follow the Band!

    • Facebook: @winterparkhsband
    • Instagram: @winterparkhsband @wphs_flutes @wphsclarinets @wpsaxes @wphs_trumpets @wphs.trombones @wphstubas @winterparkhspercussion @winterparkcolorguard @wphs.drumajors
    • Twitter: @wphs_bands
    • Tik Tok: @winterparkhsband