Welcome

to the Wauwatosa East Red Raider Band Program

Newsletter for September 4, 2018

Included in this Newsletter

September Events

  • What's New (or Who's New)
  • UW Madison Band Day
  • Forms, Fees & Payments
  • Spirit Wear Order Forms
  • Red Raider Band Boosters

  • Upcoming Events

What's New??

First & foremost, Mrs. Lato is on maternity leave until October 15th (Mom & baby Josie are doing wonderfully!).


Jim Barnes is the long-term sub from May to October. Mr. Barnes taught at Germantown High School for over 30 years and also works with many area groups including the University of Wisconsin-LaCrosse Screaming Eagles Marching Band. He also directs six community groups in Germantown.


Jeff Krubsack is beginning his second year at Tosa East. A recent graduate of "The Ohio State University", Mr. Krubsack also works with the band students at Longfellow Middle School.

UW Madison Band Day

At present count, 87 Wauwatosa East students (& chaperones) are attending Band Day at UW-Madison on Saturday, September 8th.

Details along with the music will be handed out on Tuesday.


We do have a couple of extra tickets available (students or chaperones). Email Mr. Barnes to reserve a spot.


We're looking forward to a great day!



Email Mr. Barnes (barnesja@wauwatosa.k12.wi.us) if you have any questions.

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Forms, Fees & Payments (Oh My...)

Don't forget to turn in any beginning of the year forms, fee & payments that were mailed out to you in July.


They include your Band Fees, Permission Slip and Instrument Rental Contract/fee.


Let's take care of all of this by the end of week 1!

Spirit Wear Order Forms

Spirit Wear Order Forms

Click the link below to view our 2018-2019 Spirit Wear.

RRBB 2018-19 Spiritwear

Order Forms and Payment are due September 10th, 2018

Our goal is to get our initial order in by September 10th in order to be able to wear them to support our band program this season.

Please print out the forms from the link above. Turn in your payment (Checks made out to RRBB) to Mr. Barnes or put in the Band Booster mailbox in the office.

Giving a "Boost" for the Band!

I want to take a moment to thank the many members of Red Raider Band Boosters for helping out this summer at the parade, marching band camp, uniform fittings, football game and more. We had dozens of volunteer parents "step up to the plate" and make these events possible.


My experience has taught me that a band booster group is essential to the success of the band program. I encourage every parent in the Tosa East band family to consider joining and supporting this organization.


  • Volunteer for an upcoming activity (a great way to get to know other parents with similar interests).
  • Become a member of the RRBB
  • Make a donation towards the RRBB (they give tens of thousands of dollars in financial support to our bands each year and need your help to make sure that continues).



Lastly, go check out their website (click here) and check it out.


The RRBB Info Sheet can be downloaded here

September Events

September 4th 1st Day of School

September 8th Band Day @ UW-Madison

September 13th Marching Symposium I (Marching Band only)

September 14th Home Football Game (Marching Band Only)

September 21st Lincoln BBQ

September 22nd Waukesha South Marching Competition (Marching Band only)


Homecoming is September 28th] All band members participate. More info to follow!