Wakeland Band

March 14, 2021

Wakeland Band Family -


I hope each of you had a relaxing spring break! We are headed into the final stretch of the school year and have lots of things coming up as we wrap up the 2020-21 school year and start the 2021-22 school year.


Please read each week carefully as events details might change or be released week to week.


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Marching Band Uniform Return


If you have not returned your marching band uniform yet, it must be back in our inventory by Wednesday March 17. Please make sure everything has been turned in and is hung up correctly.

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Wind Symphony Livestream Concert - March 20


We are still waiting on the final details from Music for All for our performance time on March 20. Students please make sure you have 8a-12p blocked off for our performance window. If that changes, I will let you know as soon as possible.


Wind Symphony Parents are invited to join us live in person for the Livestream concert on March 20 - exact time to be released this week.


- All audience members are required to wear face masks properly covering mouth and nose at all times.


- All families are required to sit 6 feet apart in the auditorium seats. There must be at least 3 empty seats between families.


-Audience members may not gather in the auditorium lobby and must wait outside for their students.


-Any audience member that chooses not to follow our procedures will not be permitted to attend the concert.

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UIL Recording Date - March 31


Our UIL recording date is coming up on March 31 during classes. Please reschedule all doctor check ups to avoid March 31. This is our only recording session for our UIL submission.


Concert Band 1 will have a early report time (7:30a) to record before school starts.


Students are to wear concert black.


There will not be an audience or livestream for this event. We are recording to submit to UIL for our evaluation.


Details for our spring concert will be released following the UIL recordings.

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2021-2022 Dates:


For our returning students please begin looking at the 2021-2022 calendar for the fall semester. All marching events leading up to school starting are confirmed. We will release the football schedule as soon as we can for the 2021 season.


Physicals:


Please remember that for any students to participate in marching band, you must have a current physical on file. Each physical is good for 1 year from the date of the exam. Please take a look ahead to make sure you will have an updated physical on file as soon as the other expires for end of year camps and summer band/fall.

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2021-2022 Audition Materials

Percussion Update

Wakeland Percussion,

I hope that you have all had a wonderful Spring Break! Videos of our small ensembles are all up on YouTube and are slowly being added to our Instagram Page. Go check them out and share them amongst friends and family! You all did a wonderful job.


This week we will begin and continue working on some of our larger percussion ensembles, the Wind Symphony will continue their preparation for the Music for All Live Stream on Saturday, and we will review the Drumline Audition Music and Expectations to hopefully answer any questions that you may have. “Boom Bap” and “Toccata” have after school sectionals this week as well.


April 17th we will perform “Boom Bap”, “Sculpture in Wood”, and “Toccata” for our Music for All Live Stream. More details to come soon.


All dates are posted to the Wakeland Band Calendar and can also be found on the Canvas Page.

Important Percussion Specific Dates/Information:


    • March 15 “Boom Bap” Sectional 4:30p-5:30p
    • March 18 “Toccata” Sectional 4:30p-6:00p
    • March 20 Music for All Live Stream (Wind Symphony Only)

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    • March 22 “Boom Bap” Sectional 4:30p-5:30p
    • March 22 2021 Drumline Audition Camp 6:00p-7:30p
    • March 25 “Toccata” Sectional 4:30p-6:00p

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    • March 29 “Boom Bap” Sectional 4:30p-5:30p
    • March 29 2021 Drumline Audition Camp 6:00p-7:30p
    • April 1 “Toccata” Sectional 4:30p-6:00p


Reference the band calendar found at wakelandband.org for specifics on all rehearsals/events. Summer’s drumline calendar is already on the website. Please plan accordingly!


Reminders of all events will be sent out via the Remind app. Everyone (parents & students) should be signed up for our Remind. If you are not, please text @WHS-Perc to 81010.


Thank you,

Brian Teed

If you need anything, please reach out via email.


Tanner Smith

Director of Bands

smithchr@friscoisd.org


Liz Lentz

Assistant Director

lentze@friscoisd.org


Daniel Berard

Assistant Director

berardd@friscoisd.org


Brian Teed

Percussion Director

teedb@friscoisd.org


Michael Alonso

Color Guard Director

alonsomi@friscoisd.org