WINTER PARK BAND Weekly Newsletter

January 31, 2021

THIS WEEK

All-County Audition Recording

Monday, Feb. 1st, 2:30-5pm

2100 Summerfield Road

Winter Park, FL

Sign-up for a recording time here: All-County Audition Recording Session Sign Up

All-County Audition Recording

Tuesday, Feb. 2nd, 2:45-5pm

2100 Summerfield Road

Winter Park, FL

Sign-up for a recording time here: All-County Audition Recording Session Sign Up

Winter Guard Rehearsal

Tuesday, Feb. 2nd, 3-6pm

2100 Summerfield Road

Winter Park, FL

Band Booster Board Meeting

Tuesday, Feb. 2nd, 7-8pm

2100 Summerfield Road

Winter Park, FL

Band Boosters are invited to join us over Zoom or in the Band Room on the main campus. All current OCPS health and safety protocols must be strictly followed by persons attending the meeting face-2-face.


Topic: Band Booster Board Meeting

Time: Feb 2, 2021 07:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)


Join Zoom Meeting

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/81724095769?pwd=dzdIZjJyN25TRVhjUG41bHNpTC90Zz09


Meeting ID: 817 2409 5769

Passcode: 827143

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Meeting ID: 817 2409 5769

Passcode: 827143

Find your local number: https://us02web.zoom.us/u/kbOBdsACk2

All-County Audition Recording

Wednesday, Feb. 3rd, 1:30-5pm

2100 Summerfield Road

Winter Park, FL

Sign-up for a recording time here: All-County Audition Recording Session Sign Up

GENERAL BAND BOOSTER MEETING

Wednesday, Feb. 3rd, 7-8pm

2100 Summerfield Road

Winter Park, FL

ALL parents of students in the Winter Park Band are invited to join, as you all are Band Boosters! We will be discussing the upcoming Virtual Door-2-Door, the remainder of the Spring, recent donations to the Band, and more. Boosters may join in on Zoom or may attend in person in the Band Room. All current OCPS health and safety protocols must be strictly followed by persons attending the meeting face-2-face.



Topic: General Band Booster Meeting

Time: Feb 3, 2021 07:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)


Join Zoom Meeting

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/86240354933?pwd=dUphT3A5ckFXUmhpL0dRekV0UnVXdz09


Meeting ID: 862 4035 4933

Passcode: 299883

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+1 646 558 8656 US (New York)

+1 301 715 8592 US (Washington DC)

+1 346 248 7799 US (Houston)

+1 669 900 9128 US (San Jose)

+1 253 215 8782 US (Tacoma)

Meeting ID: 862 4035 4933

Passcode: 299883

Find your local number: https://us02web.zoom.us/u/kRmmcJreJ

All-County Audition Recording

Thursday, Feb. 4th, 2:45-5pm

2100 Summerfield Road

Winter Park, FL

Sign-up for a recording time here: All-County Audition Recording Session Sign Up

Winter Guard Rehearsal

Friday, Feb. 5th, 3-6pm

2100 Summerfield Road

Winter Park, FL

VIRTUAL DONATION CAMPAIGN - Door-2-Door

Saturday, Feb. 6th, 9am-3pm

This is an online event.

We need everyone in the band program to help out and seek out donations for this year's VIRTUAL Doo-2-Door! Email, phone calls, social media, any way you can!


Donation Link: https://www.schoolpay.com/pay/for/BAND-DONATION-2021/SsWcGB

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From Mr. Clemente

Dear Winter Park Band families,


The week has finally arrived - it's Door-2-Door week! Please see information in this newsletter for details. We need everyone in the Band program - students AND parents - to share our donation link, social media posts, live stream links and anything else you thing well help bring in donations far and wide so we can reach everyone in our Winter Park HS community and the Wildcat Nation!


Due to current health and safety protocols, we will not be able to hold our annual Door-2-Door fundraiser it its normal form. In place of Door-2-Door, we will be holding a 100% virtual Donation Campaign through SchoolPay. Our Band Council is working hard to create content for the campaign, which will include live streamed small group performances by our students, videos of past performances, video messages, and much more. In order to help out from home, we'll need everyone to help us promote the campaign on social media and neighborhood apps to spread the word! See below in this newsletter for more information plus the donation link to share anywhere you are able!



Our students who are auditioning for this year's All-County Band and All-County Jazz ensembles have their window to record auditions this week. All auditions for F2F ensembles must be recorded on campus by either Mr. Smith or me, so we have set up times after school the week of 2/1 for auditions to be recorded. Students must sign up for a time slot through the link below as soon as possible to ensure that they find a time that fits into their schedule.


All-County Audition Recording Session Sign Up (must be signed into your OCPS Google Account)



Have a great week!

Mr. Clemente

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From the Band Booster President

Week of January 31, 2021

Hello band parents.

Please join us for a General band booster (all parents welcome - you're all boosters!) meeting THIS Wednesday, February 3, 2021 at 7 p.m. The Zoom link is in the newsletter, but you are welcome in person in the band room, too(masking/distancing protocols will be strictly observed).

We would love to see everyone who is able there. There will be updates and discussions regarding plans moving forward for the rest of this year and next year. We hope to see you there (virtually or in person).

Also, please spread the word about our Virtual Door 2 Door fund raiser. We cannot go in person to neighborhood homes this year, so please send the link/information to your friends and family, near and far, with information regarding how they can support our wonderful program. This is normally our biggest fundraiser of the year, so we hope you all can help/participate from the comfort of your homes/computers/smartphones.

Thank you everyone! Have a great week!

Natalie Storch

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BAND DONATION CAMPAIGN - Saturday, February 6

Due to the current health and safety guidelines in place, we are moving our annual DOOR-2-DOOR fundraiser to a completely virtual DONATION CAMPAIGN this school year. The Band Council is working hard to prepare for our donation campaign which will include live streamed student performances, a social media campaign, and more! Although we are not able to have our students go out into the WPHS community this year, let's still make as big of an impact as we are able!


Shareable Donation Link: https://www.schoolpay.com/pay/for/BAND-DONATION-2021/SsWcGB

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SOLO & ENSEMBLE MPA - VIRTUAL/PRE-RECORDED - 3rd Quarter Project

Beginning this week on Monday, 1/25, all students should have their piece(s) for Solo and Ensemble for class each day. F2F students should have a physical copy of their piece in their folders, and LaunchED students should have physical and/or digital copy ready. Mr. Smith and Mr. Clemente will be working with students individually during class, as well as scheduling time after school.


This year, FBA Solo and Ensemble MPA will be moving to a digital format. All Winter Park Band students participate in at minimum 1 event, maximum 4 events, for either Solo and Ensemble MPA or for our Recital Option at WPHS. Each student's performance for Solo & Ensemble will be for a Performance grade in the 3rd marking period.


  • All events will be pre-recorded.
  • Students will then meet their adjudicator via video chat at a scheduled time on either Friday February 26 or Saturday, February 27 to receive feedback on their performance.
  • If students wish to receive a rating for their performance(s), all rules printed in the FBA Handbook. For example, solos performed for a rating must have a piano accompanist.
  • All students will still need to have an original copy of the work they are performing. Details on how to show proof of an original copy will be forthcoming from FBA.


Please click the link below for links to the FBA Solo & Ensemble Music List, sign up sheets, music purchase requests, etc.


http://www.winterparkhsband.com/solo--ensemble.html

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PRIVATE LESSONS

Whether a student is learning a musical instrument to pursue a career in music, or simply for personal musical fulfillment and recreation, private lessons are one of the best investments that a parent can provide for their musical child. When working with a private teacher, students receive one-on-one instruction from a professional musician who specializes on that instrument.

​Unlike a full band rehearsal experience, studying with a private teacher focuses in on the student’s individual needs. Students who study privately once a week from a professional musician are usually those who excel and find Band more enjoyable. These students frequently earn positions in honor groups like All-State and All-County, and make entry into our more advanced bands like Wind Symphony and Jazz Ensemble I. Some even go on to earn college scholarships, even if they are not majoring in music!

By following the link below, you will find a list of local private teachers. This list is not exhaustive, and there may be other individuals who are not on the list. If you know a private teacher who should be added (or would like to be deleted), please contact Mr. Clemente at michael.clemente@ocps.net.


PRIVATE TEACHER LIST

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UPCOMING EVENTS

Saturday, February 13 - Winter Guard FFCC Premiere @ Cypress Creek HS

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Monday, February 15 - No School/President's Day

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Saturday, February 20 - Winter Guard @ Lake Howell HS

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Friday, February 26 - Saturday, February 27 - SOLO & ENSEMBLE

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Saturday, February 27 - Winter Guard @University HS (Orlando)

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FINANCES & CHARMS

Past Due Band Payments


  • Band Registration Fair Share - $25.00 Due 5/5
  • Fair Share Payment 1 - $25.00 Due 8/19
  • Fair Share Payment 2 - $25.00 Due 9/30
  • Jazz Fair Share Payment 1(if applies) - $15.00 Due 9/30
  • School Instrument Semester 1 Maintenance(if applies) - $60.00 Due 9/30
  • Marching Band Shoes - $30.00 Due 11/30
  • Jazz Fair Share Payment 2 (if applies) - $15.00 Due 1/6/21
  • School Instrument Semester 2 Maintenance (if applies) - $60.00 Due 1/6/21



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.



2020-2021 FINANCIAL OBLIGATIONS SCHEDULE

WOODWIND/BRASS/PERCUSSION

COLOR GUARD

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TECHNOLOGY/COMPUTER ISSUES

We understand that a number of our students are working through tech issues on their end, and understand that those issues take time to resolve. Our technology is by no means perfect, and issues will be inevitable. However, students must be going through the proper channels with the school to attempt to remedy these issues as quickly as possible. No student should be at home on LaunchED with a camera not working or a microphone issue having not been proactive in seeking a solution. We have received emails from the school's tech department concerning individual students who have ongoing issues but were proactive in trying to have them resolved throughout the first two weeks of school. Thank you for your proactivity!


If you are having a technology issue and have not yet reached out to the school about resolution, please email Mr. Steffey at Donald.Steffey@ocps.net to set up an appointment at school for your computer to be looked at. Email should be sent as soon as you read this!


As a reminder, students are considered present in their LaunchED class if they:


  1. Joined the call before the tardy bell.
  2. Have their camera on the entire class period.
  3. Are able to be seen, face and instrument, in the camera view.
  4. Participate in class from bell to bell.



Students who do not have their camera on for the duration of class, and we have not received an email from the school stating awareness of the issue and work towards it being resolved, will be marked absent.


Thank you for your work to resolve these technology issues!

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