Winter Park High School Band Notes

January 13, 2019

THIS WEEK

BAND LOCK-IN - JANUARY 18

The Band Council is organizing a Band Lock-In for Friday, January 18, from 7 PM to 2 AM. Students need to RSVP at the link found HERE.


In order to make this a reality, we need 20 parent chaperones for each shift! Please sign-up for a shift (or two) through the Band Calendar. A direct link to sign-up for chaperones can be found HERE. The shifts are 6:45 PM - 10:30 PM and 10:15 PM - 2:00 AM.

UPCOMING

ALL-COUNTY BAND

The week of January 21 is All-County Band week here at Winter Park High School. Please see the calendar for specific rehearsal dates/times.

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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. More details to come, but please remember that this is a required event for all Band students.

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JAZZ MPA / SOLO & ENSEMBLE MPA

Jazz Band MPA will be held on Thursday, February 7 at University High School. Solo & Ensemble MPA will also be held at University HS on Friday, February 8 and Saturday, February 9.

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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.

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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.

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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).

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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.

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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!

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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.

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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.

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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

Winter Guard Rehearsal

Tuesday, Jan. 15th, 5-9pm

1750 Common Way Road

Orlando, FL

Wind Symphony Rehearsal

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

2100 Summerfield Road

Winter Park, FL

INCOMING FRESHMAN STUDENT/PARENT INFORMATION MEETING

Wednesday, Jan. 16th, 7pm

2100 Summerfield Road

Winter Park, FL

WINTER GUARD REHEARSAL

Thursday, Jan. 17th, 5-9pm

1750 Common Way Road

Orlando, FL

WINTER GUARD PREVIEW PERFORMANCE

Friday, Jan. 18th, 6-8pm

1750 Common Way Road

Orlando, FL

BAND LOCK-IN

Friday, Jan. 18th, 7pm

2100 Summerfield Road

Winter Park, FL

WINTER GUARD PERFORMANCE

Saturday, Jan. 19th, 9am-7pm

865 South Ronald Reagan Boulevard

Longwood, FL

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