All 7th and 8th grade students auditioning for the All-Region Band in November (that includes ALL Wind Symphony students and the majority of the Symphonic Band) should make sure they have the Region Masterclasses on their calendar (required event for these students). We have clinicians coming to work with each instrument group on Friday, October 14th, 4-6 pm. This is a FANTASTIC opportunity to get better at the audition music! Students should have a solid understanding of the music BEFORE the masterclass date.
Our Fall Concert for ALL 7th and 8th grade students is on Wednesday, October 19th at 7:00 at Wakeland HS in the auditorium. Students will need to arrive at Wakeland at 6:15 that evening, and will be wearing their formal concert uniform for this performance. The Concert Band, Symphonic Band, and Wind Symphony will all be performing. This performance will be professionally recorded, and the recordings will be available for download by all band members about 10 days after the concert. A link will be posted when the recordings are ready. Students in the Wind Symphony should plan to please bring refreshments to share for our reception following the performance. (Symphonic Band members will provide refreshments for the Winter Concert, Concert Band will be responsible for refreshments after the spring concert.)
Formal Concert Uniforms will be sent home with all 7th and 8th grade band students soon. NOW is the time to make sure band members all have BLACK DRESS SHOES and BLACK DRESS SOCKS! Students are responsible for the care (between-performance cleaning) of the uniforms. They will be returned following the last concert of the year in May. If a student misplaces any part of the uniform, he/she will be responsible for the replacement cost.