WEEKLY NEWS: January 19-25, 2020
FROM DIRECTOR MUTH
CONCERT BAND FAMILIES-
Practice Log #5 is due Tuesday, January 21st
Wind Symphony- D Harmonic Minor Scale Due Friday
Wind Ensemble- D Harmonic Minor Scale Due Friday
Concert Band- Major Scale Proficiencies Friday
Concert Band Families are reminded to check charms or canvas for information about concert and events that are up coming.
Thanks to everyone who played at the pep band game January 11th. Please click HERE for information. Our next games are Tuesday, January 28th and Friday, January 31st. Call Time is 6:00pm.
Students wishing to participate in Studio Jazz, our extra-curricular Jazz Program should contact Director Peter Luttrull. Please click HERE for general information and HERE for audition materials.
Winter Winds forms are now PAST DUE! Students that have not completed forms will be SENT HOME FROM PRACTICE!!!
Click HERE for the link to all Winds Info.
The 1st, 2nd, and 3rd Winds Payments are now PAST DUE! Please make sure you have paid both of these payments, or you have contacted winter program administrator Dave Shinault to set-up a payment plan.
Please make sure you are checking the calendar (see link above) for our rehearsal schedule. Practice this week is January 21st and January 23rd. We have a camp on Saturday from 8-2:30pm.
This is also a reminder that shoe and compression wear order forms are due on Tuesday.
Thank you to everyone that worked at the Shamrock Showcase on Saturday. The event was a tremendous success and we received several compliments from judges, spectators, directors, and contest managers. We could not have hosted this event without the tremendous support from all of our volunteers, parents, and student performers.
BUFFALO WILD WINGS FUNDRAISER
Wednesday, January 22nd from 6pm - 9pm is our Buffalo Wild Wings fundraiser! All food purchased during this time (dine in and carry out) contributes to the funds we earn to support all the band programs. Please click HERE for a flyer - please share this information with friends and family! You do not need to show a flyer, but please be sure to mention you came in to support the WHS Band Programs!
Thank you to everyone that worked, donated and pulled off a great Shamrock Showcase on Saturday. I received nothing but compliments all day from the judges, IHSCGA officials, performing groups and spectators on how well the contest day went! It was a great team effort from everyone involved and I am once again so proud of how we all pull together to make our events successful! It also doesn’t hurt to win your home show as well!
Showcase committee parents we will have a quick wrap up meeting on Thursday at 7:30 pm in the bistro.
Varsity Guard parents please be on the lookout soon for a WGI events meeting.
All Winter Program members and parents: notices will be sent home this week with students who are behind on fees or forms. All JV Guard and Winds fees are due in full unless you have a payment plan in place.
We are getting close to the time that all of our winter programs will be competing each weekend. Sign ups for contest meals, Rocks Crew, uniforms and more will be coming out over the next few weeks.
From Kim: Thank You to everyone who helped in concessions for Showcase, I always appreciate it!
Concessions help is needed for the following basketball games, please remember that we do request that all band families work one basketball concessions shift.
BEYOND THE BAND ROOM
New Year = New Opportunities Beyond the Band Room
Did you know that there are numerous programs, competitions and clinics that your student can participate in outside the band room? Download out the document HERE which gives details on upcoming auditions and information on local music opportunities including:
All-National Honor Ensembles
Clarinet Solo Competition
IU Summer Music Clinic
Electronic Music Composition Competition
Music for All Summer Symposium
Updated information may be accessed on the Beyond the Band Room page of the WBB website.
Monday... 6pm Winter Guard Varsity only
Tuesday... 6p Winter Guard - JV and V
6pm Winter Percussion
6pm Winter Winds
Thursday... 6pm Winter Guard - JV and V
6pm Winter Winds
Friday... 6pm Winter Percussion
Saturday... 8am Winter Winds Camp
8am Winter Guard - Varsity
Winter Guard Contest: Plainfield
January 22nd - Buffalo Wild Wings fundraiser 6pm-9pm
February 1st - ISSMA Solo/Ensemble (Winds/Perc/Strings)
February 6th -WHS Band Concert
February 27th - Thursday Night Live
March 7th - ISSMA District Jazz
April 23rd and 24th - American Pie
April 25th - ISSMA HS Organizational Contest
April 26th - Rock the Arts
May 1st - ISSMA HS State Quals
May 5th - General Music Concert
May 12th - WHS Spring Band Concert
May 27th - Commencement