Winter Park High School Band Notes

January 27, 2019

FROM MR. BLACKMER

Congratulations to our 29 Winter Park Band students who performed in the OCPS All-County Bands this past week!


9/10 CONCERT BAND

Shay Stulman (flute), Megan Bradley (flute), Jessie Zhang (clarinet), Mya Bell (clarinet), Kaia Leavitt (alto saxophone), Blake Cox (horn), Cole Spencer (horn), Charlie Schmitt (trumpet), Kang Muscatello (trombone), Charlie Storch (tuba), Maggie Zhang (tuba), Samantha Matter (percussion), and Adam Maulfair (percussion).


11/12 SYMPHONIC BAND

Shay Baker (flute), Maia Ruiz (clarinet), David Johnston (clarinet/piano), Nora Doig (clarinet), Corinne Guido (alto saxophone), Colin Urbina (baritone saxophone), Nicholas Bulynin (bassoon), Neftali Bernard (horn), Evan Bletz (trumpet), Jordan Gidus (trombone), Jeremy Fielder (trombone), Patrick DeLoach (bass trombone), Tony Paredes (euphonium), Daniel Sullivan (tuba), William Carpenter (tuba), and Mauricio Dantas (tuba).


Also, congratulations to both Jordan Gidus (trombone) and David Johnston (piano) on being selected as featured soloists on the piece Mothership!


As you know, our Door-2-Door fundraiser is this week. It is critical that everyone reports on time and is ready to go so that our carpool groups can begin canvassing the neighborhoods on time!


Finally, tomorrow, Monday, January 28 is the final day for any revisions to the Solo & Ensemble MPA registry. Please review the e-mail that is being sent out on Sunday to make sure that everything is correct (title, accompanist, requested performance date, etc.). Please review this PDF even if you have already sent corrections - make sure that it is 100% correct!


All the Best,


Mr. Blackmer

FROM SHARON FLOOD

First, I would like to thank those volunteers who came in this past Thursday to our Door-2-Door prep party to get our donation cans in order. A 'special thank you' to Heather Ribaric and Candace Griffin for heading up this prep party.


Second, a very big thank you to Lee McBurney, Melanie Dressler, Ellen DeLoach, Jennifer McMurtray, Mary Beth Johnston, and Brennah Flood for setting up, serving breakfast, and cleanup at the All County Director's Breakfast on Friday morning. Your help was greatly appreciated by everyone!

Sharon Flood

Band Booster President

THIS WEEK

DOOR-2-DOOR FUNDRAISER - FEBRUARY 2

Our annual Door-2-Door fundraiser is on Saturday, February 2, and will run from 8 AM until 5 PM. Please remember that this is a required event for all Band students. Students may choose to either be in their Marching Band uniform, or their concert attire, but all uniforms must be worn in full for the entire day, so plan accordingly.


There will be light snacks available when they leave to begin their carpool routes, and a pizza lunch will be served midday. It is important, however, that everyone have a good breakfast before arriving at 8 AM, and to being their water jugs!

UPCOMING

JAZZ MPA / SOLO & ENSEMBLE MPA

Jazz Band MPA will be held on Thursday, February 7 for our Jazz Ensemble I and Jazz Ensemble II jazz bands. The Freshman Jazz Band will perform on Friday, February 8. Both days will be held at University High School. Solo & Ensemble MPA will also be held at University HS on Friday, February 8 and Saturday, February 9.

____________________


GUEST CONDUCTOR WORKSHOP / PRE-MPA CONCERT

Thursday, February 14 through Saturday, February 16 is our annual Guest Conductor Workshop and Pre-MPA concert. Our guest conductor/clinician this year is Dr. Gordon Brock, retired Director of Bands from the University of North Florida. There are after-school rehearsals scheduled for each Band. Please check the Band Calendar for all details.

____________________


S&E RECITAL - FEBRUARY 12

The S&E recital for those students who did not register to perform at S&E MPA will be held on Tuesday, February 12, beginning at 2:30 PM in the Band Room. The deadline for registration is Monday, December 10. For all information, go to http://www.winterparkhsband.com/solo--ensemble.html.

____________________


BAND MPA - FEBRUARY 28/MARCH 1

Our Concert MPAs will be held at Cypress Creek High School on Thursday, February 28 (Concert Band & Wind Symphony) and Friday, March 1 (Symphonic Band).

____________________


ORCHESTRA MPA - MARCH 8

For members of the Park Philharmonic winds & percussion: Orchestra MPA will be held at Wekiva High School on Friday, March 8.

____________________


BAND PICNIC - MARCH 9

A picnic for the Band students is currently being planned for Saturday, March 9, to be held at Ward Park from 11 AM to 2 PM. More information to come!

____________________


ROLLER SKATING NIGHT - APRIL 13

A roller skating night is being planned for Saturday, April 13 at Semoran Skateway for all of our Band families. This will be a free event for all Winter Park Band students and their families! Look for an RSVP in the future.

____________________


SWIM PARTY - MAY 4

To conclude the school year, the Band Council is organizing a Band swim party for Saturday, May 4, to be held at the home of Maddie Skena. The tentative start-time is 7:00 PM.

FINANCIALS

LOS ANGELES TOUR PAYMENT #3 - JANUARY 10 - UPDATED!

The third payment for the LA Tour was due on Thursday, January 10. The contributions and sponsorships that we've had will now be applied to the February payment.

____________________


BAND FEES

Please make sure that we are paying Band Fees in a timely manner! If you have financial constraints that are preventing you from making your Band fee schedule, please contact Mr. Blackmer directly so that arrangements and/or a payment plan can be made. In addition to this, make sure that you are actively participating in our fundraisers. These are specifically created to alleviate our fees, but you need to take advantage of them! If you have questions regarding which fees are due and when, please go to our website for the Financial Obligations PDFs.


  • GUARD FAIR SHARE #5 was due on Wednesday, December 5.

MISCELLANEOUS

ONGOING AMAZON FUNDRAISING OPPORTUNITY

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 Smile.Amazon.com, 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! https://smile.amazon.com/ch/27-0964817


If you have any questions, contact Jane Claus at janeclaus@live.com.

CALENDAR

Park Philharmonic Rehearsal

Tuesday, Jan. 29th, 2:30-5pm

2100 Summerfield Road

Winter Park, FL

For Park Philharmonic winds & percussion.

Winter Guard Rehearsal

Tuesday, Jan. 29th, 5-9pm

1750 Common Way Road

Orlando, FL

WIND SYMPHONY REHEARSAL

Wednesday, Jan. 30th, 1:30-3pm

2100 Summerfield Road

Winter Park, FL

WINTER GUARD REHEARSAL

Thursday, Jan. 31st, 5-9pm

1750 Common Way Road

Orlando, FL

DOOR-2-DOOR FUNDRAISER

Saturday, Feb. 2nd, 8am-5pm

2100 Summerfield Road

Winter Park, FL

Required event for all Winter Park Band students.