• Friendships

    ——They don't just happen

    We pride ourselves on developing new student leaders while having fun.

  • Confidence

    ——Built from experience

    We put young people on the field in front of hundreds of spectators.

  • Teamwork

    ——Working with others

    is a skill that best learned early...

  • Showmanship

    —— Creativity and Artistry

    Being part of something Bigger...

  • Reward

    ——Achievement, Recognition

    for having done your very best...

Be part of something Bigger...

Welcome to the Home of the Wakefield High School Bands

Whether you are a parent, a student or a visitor to one of our annual festivals, we hope you find all the information here that you need.  If you are a Future Student, we have a page of information, just for you! Please contact us if you have any questions.

Announcements...

Entries for May 2011

Posted on October 01, 2015 09:04
2015 Heart of Carolina

Inclement Weather Announcement

Wakefield regrets to announce the cancellation of the 2015 Heart of Carolina Marching Band Invitational. 

Due to deteriorating field conditions, Wake County Schools made a system wide announcement that all scheduled activities on playing fields would be cancelled this weekend.  The benefits for an indoor competition were weighed against various other factors and after consultation with all the participating bands and the school staff, the decision to cancel was reached. 

Thank you for your support of our program and our students.

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Posted on October 20, 2014 13:32

WinterBlast! - February 14, 2015

Each winter more than 2000 people flock to the Wakefield campus to participate in the annual WinterBlast! Winter Guard and Winter Percussion Competition. This event is sponsored by the Wakefield Band Boosters and is governed by Winter Guard International and our local circuit, Atlantic Indoor Association. This circuit has member units based in cities from southern Maryland through Virginia and across central and eastern North Carolina.

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Posted on May 16, 2012 06:20
10th Annual Heart of Carolina

Wakefield is pleased to announce the date of our 10th Annual Heart of Carolina Marching Band Invitational.

October 6, 2012

The event format will be COMPETITION ONLY in the evening.  Check out the Event Page for more information.

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Posted on September 01, 2011 06:52
Schedule for Friday, Sept 2nd

The schedule for our next football game was distributed by email and is attached here for your reference.

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Posted on September 07, 2017 13:29

The Heart of Carolina Marching Band Invitational begins in

Please take a minute to sign up as a volunteer for the Heart Of Carolina!

Volunteer NOW

 

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Posted on April 22, 2016 21:19

There are a lot of reasons to join Color Guard...

Here's a video with a few of them:  YouTube

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Posted on April 12, 2016 13:39
2016 Heart of Carolina

Wakefield is pleased to announce the date for the 2016 Heart of Carolina Marching Band Invitational as October 1st 2016.  For more information and registration links, please see the event page.

2016 Heart of Carolina

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Posted on April 05, 2016 19:37
The ramps are designed with interlocking extensions at their tops which hold the three ramps together and prevent them from tipping or moving during performance.  The extensions also serve as the base for the platform, which is also reinforced to allow for students standing on or walking across the platform.  At their tallest point, the ramps are 20" tall.

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Posted on March 30, 2016 15:19
Parents, if you are interested in opportunities for your student to develop leadership skills and experience responsibility while at the same time lea...

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Posted on November 17, 2015 20:08
Go to our Events: State Dance competition to link to our Volunteer Sign up page and download the Volunteer Needs .pdf for more details:  http://w...

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Posted on September 17, 2015 22:16
I have been wanting to write this note to y’all since we relocated from Minnesota over the July 4th weekend.  “Thank You” fello...

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Posted on September 13, 2015 16:10
Be sure to check out the excellent pictures and videos taken and made available to us at no charge from Cyndi and Mike Townley. If you're interested...

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Posted on August 25, 2015 16:51
September 26th our students attend their first Marching Band competition. Dress Tech Day is like a theater production's Dress Rehearsal. Students will...

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Posted on August 14, 2015 08:31
One of my favorite movie lines comes from a story in which the best players of one of the best football teams go on strike and they bring in replaceme...

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Posted on August 11, 2015 07:48
Uniform Fitting Arrival Tiimes: Returning band members - 3:30 pm New band members - 4:15 pm
Posted on August 03, 2015 16:42
During band camp week, WHS MB parents filled 101 volunteer slots, built and painted 5 platforms/10 ramps, prepared and served 9 staff/student meals, s...

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Posted on August 03, 2015 07:39
Click here to access order form.
Posted on July 31, 2015 19:10
To: ALL Staff WHS From: Anson Robinson/WakefieldHS/WCPSS Date: 07/30/2015 10:18AM Cc: Felicia Hinton/Transportation/WCPSS@Staff, Theresa Dodd/Wakef...

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Posted on July 29, 2015 22:23
Download the documents distributed at the meeting:

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Posted on July 27, 2015 20:34
Let’s join the Wakefield HS PTSA in welcoming our new principal!  A short general PTSA meeting will be held on August 12th in the auditori...

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Posted on July 22, 2015 20:29
What is NightBEAT all about anyway?
Since its beginning in 1988, the NightBEAT event has become a perennial crowd favorite on the annual Drum Corps International® (DCI) Summer Games ...

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Posted on July 22, 2015 20:20
If you need to purchase new shoes or additional gloves for your returning student, please complete the online form below.  Payment is due prior t...

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Posted on July 21, 2015 08:07

Get ready to meet your upcoming marching band family over dinner. BEFORE dinner (5:00 pm) come see what your kids have been learning all week. Remember:  Many hands make a load light. 

  • Click here to make your reservation.
  • Bring a covered dish to share per your last name:
    A-R - side
    S-Z - dessert
  • Click here to volunteer for setup or serving or cleanup

Thanks! And looking forward to seeing everyone!

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Posted on June 18, 2015 08:42
Fair Share Payment #3 is DUE August 13
Click here to see schedule and payment options. Thanks for helping us stay in the green.

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Posted on May 12, 2015 16:06
Gently Used Color Guard Equipment Sale

Wakefield HS Band is pleased to make available many of our gently used Color Guard and Winter Guard costumes and flags for sale to other band programs.  All items have been professionally cleaned before placing into storage and are ready for your next show.  Costumes come in a variety of sizes and styles and are typically stocked in sufficient quantity to meet the needs of medium to large groups.  Please browse our inventory and contact us if there is something that interests you.  We can provide you with more information on quantity and size when you call. Prices are negotiable on all items.

Click "Store" in the main menu.

Contact: Brian Munoz

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Posted on May 05, 2015 22:14

Here are a few dates for you to keep in mind as we end the year....

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Posted on May 02, 2015 08:03

Tickets for the Spring Bandquet are on sale now in the Store.  Get yours today.




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Posted on April 27, 2015 11:44
 Did you miss last week's MB Interest Meeting?
If you missed last's week's meeting, please check out the following materials, and if you still have questions, please reach out to the Band Booster President and/or Mr. Munoz.

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Posted on April 24, 2015 06:58
Listen to the comments from one WHS Band Student about her experience as a new member.  

Joining the band is not just about taking another class,  it's about making new friends, becoming part of a team and learning about  leadership.   

You too can be part of something bigger.., 


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Posted on April 17, 2015 07:45
We are pleased to report that Maroon Winter Guard advances to SemiFInals!!!!! Please follow the link for schedules: Friday schedule: http://wgi.org...

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Posted on April 02, 2015 11:02
Wakefield High School band is pleased to present our Winter Program show case featuring concert performances by Wind Ensemble and Symphonic Band, as w...

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Posted on March 23, 2015 11:24
Wakefield High School winter programs plays host to the Atlantic Indoor Association (http://www.atlanticindoor.org/)  circuit championships for p...

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Posted on March 19, 2015 11:35
Here is a simple solution to the question what is for dinner/lunch?  PDQ- using your PDQ gift card that you bought for only $6 but get to buy wit...

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Posted on March 19, 2015 11:05
Greetings Parents: Here are few updates about what has been happening in the band/winter programs! also see next email about a new fundraiser!! ...

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Posted on February 15, 2015 17:09
We will be traveling to Panther Creek on February 28, 2015 for our first away competition.  We need two people that would be willing to drive the...

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Posted on February 09, 2015 07:29
Dear Parents and Students, It seems like just yesterday we were having our last competition!  We know that many of you have already started t...

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Posted on February 02, 2015 12:45
  • Please review revised by-laws
  • Contact Patti Hudson or Joyce Dumont with any questions/concerns you may have
  • We will make a motion to accept the revised by-laws at our March 2nd Band Concert MPA 15 minutes BEFORE concert start time at 6:45 PM

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Posted on December 09, 2014 10:12
Saturday December 13, 2014 is our last official marching band event of the season!!
Please be sure your student eats before they arrive and dress appropriately as the high on Saturday is predicted to be clear and a high of 52.

Thursday December 18, 2014 will be our winter concert the official call time is to be announced. Students will be provided with explicit directions on what to wear by Mr. Munoz.  

Save the Date:  February 14 2015 Winter Blast - we will be hosting an indoor winter programs competition featuring percussion and winter guard units event similar to Heart of Carolina but all inside where it's nice and warm!  if you would be interested in chairing a committee please email me!

Save the Date: March 28 2015 Atlantic Indoor Association Championships - prelims event 
Save the Date: April 11 2015 Tentative date for a spring field trip

If you want to know more information about winter programs in general please check out this websites:

http://www.wgi.org/
http://www.atlanticindoor.org/ 

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Posted on October 22, 2014 10:07
Wakefield High School Fruit Sale is now in progress, you can order online and have it delivered to your door. Fruit makes great holiday gifts!

 

Our sale starts: 10/13/2014
Our Sale Ends:11/7/2014

Wakefield's Organization ID: 259078
Wakefield's website:www.wakefieldfruitsale.com

If you know a band student and live locally you can have it delivered to the school around December 10, 2014

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Posted on October 07, 2014 08:57

Dear Parents and Students,

 I hope you have recovered from the weekend by now!   We encourage you to continue to support the band program in any way you can and continue your focus! We also have a limited number of Auto bell Car Wash Tickets available! They make great gifts and stocking stuffers.  Please see Joyce Dumont if you would like to buy a few more! Other school wide activities include Celebrate My Drive and Spirit Week!  Visit the school website for more details:http://wakefieldhs.wcpss.net/

Here is a really cool article about band that I found:

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Posted on September 18, 2014 08:41

Help Wakefield High School Band!!

*****Save the Date******

Wakefield High Bands'

 

1st Annual Mattress Sale Fundraiser!!!

 

Saturday, November 8, 2014

10am-5pm

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Posted on August 18, 2014 21:42
Greetings Parents and Students!

Thank you to everyone that came out and helped this past weekend!  There was a lot of activity on Saturday!  We had people getting trained to work at the PNC arena to earn money for their fair share accounts,  people working on props and of course students working hard to learn their show performances!  

Photos: Also during the course of band camp Mike and  Cyndi Townley as well as others,,.

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Posted on April 06, 2014 19:47
Marching Band 2014-2015 Intent Meeting
7:00 pm on April 14, 2014 in the Band Room

Any one interested in joining Marching Band next year should make plans to attend this meeting!

Click "Read More" for access to the 2014 Marching Band Intent forms.

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Posted on January 13, 2014 11:42
Since we realize that many of you like to plan ahead and may already be thinking about summer vacation to warm Sunny Spots, we thought we should share some of the details about summer events that will be taking place!  These are the main dates that should be marked on your calendar!  If you know of any rising freshman that might be joining us this fall please feel free to share!
  • June 17 to 19 (Tuesday to Thursday)
  • July 23 to July 25 (Wednesday to Friday)
  • July 28 to August 1st (Monday to Friday)
  • August 7 (Thursday)
Our entire schedule has not been finalized yet and as more details are available we will let you know!
If you have already made plans for the summer please be sure to speak or email  Mr. Munoz about any conflicts.

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Posted on October 14, 2013 05:01
HOC pictures from Mike Townley are stored on a web album for viewing and downloading.

 

http://tinyurl.com/nce5v2d

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Posted on August 20, 2013 08:57
Greetings Band Parents,

I would like to share an exchange that I saw today that really brought home as to why we volunteer!  

Today we were serving breakfast to the returning teachers as they prepare for the new school year, I saw the smiles on their faces as they saw all that was prepared for them by parents and a few students!!  I realized at that moment that we give of ourselves not because we have to but for the simple joy we receive when we see the smiles on other people faces by our work!

For more details, click the link....

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Posted on August 06, 2013 09:05
Thanks to Gary Swann for taking over 300 pictures during Band Camp. These are stored on a Google Drive and available for viewing and downloading.

 

http://bit.ly/WakefieldBandPics

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Posted on July 26, 2013 15:00
 hope you get to spend some time relaxing with your family this weekend!  We will have a busy week next week as the students will continue learning their drill and working on the music.  The students will spend a good portion of their time outside. Therefore it is important that your student get LOTS OF REST! Eat healthy meals and continue drinking lots of water.  We have said this before please be sure to avoid eating dairy products next week! And they need to eat something before they come!

Your students have enjoyed the fruit you have sent it, so please continue to send it , watermelon, apples, grapes, oranges and cantaloupes work best.  

So next week schedule is:

Monday to Thursday 9 am to 9 pm
Friday 9 am to 6:00 pm performance at 6:00 on practice field by the bus parking lot!  6:30 pm Potluck

We will be providing dinner to your students each day next week please find enclosed the menu for the week.  We do accommodate for vegetarians, so if  your student is a vegetarian please let Sonja Warner know atacadiamom@me.com.

Also we are looking for someone who loves to grill!  We have a grill night and need someone who can cook all of the burgers for the kids! and someone who can come setup and clean the grill the night before.  If you can do either of these please email Missy O'Neal at whsbbvol@gmail.com

What to Bring:

  • A white tshirt 
  • show music
  • instrument
  • dot book
  • poker chips
  • Pencil
  • Sunglasses
  • Sunscreen
  • Bug spray,
  • A healthy packed lunch! and some snacks!
  • A HUGE JUG OF WATER FILLED WITH ICE AND WATER
  • Comfortable clothing to move it and tennis shoes with socks!
  • Guard should bring their equipment 
  • A fun positive attitude!
If your student uses an inhaler or carries an epi pen they should bring that with them and carry it on them at all practices. 

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Posted on July 26, 2013 14:34

  You and your family are invited to attend our annual potluck dinner on Friday, August 2nd.  Students will put on a performance at 6::00 pm and then dinner will start at 6:30 pm.  If the letter of your students last name starts with A to R please bring a side dish or a salad.  If your students last name starts with S to Z please bring a dessert.  These dishes should be large enough to feed 12 to 14 people.

Also please follow the link below to make an RSVP.  We need to get an accurate account so we know how much chicken and beverages to make.  Please do this by July 26, 2013!

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1VKx-jrRNgVQ6At9IyhW4RzGXmyStE7SYWn5oIa2yPYs/viewform

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Posted on July 25, 2013 09:57
Order your collectors edition of our show shirt Le Cirque!  Your student will get one free tshirt but it is recommended that your purchase extra!  They need to wear a white t shirt for practices, as well during the first couple football games and under the band uniforms!  Get extra for that quilt!  They also make great gifts for out of town family members!

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Posted on June 03, 2013 09:53
WHS Band Boosters:
 

I wanted to make you aware that a recommendation has been made to Human Resources for our new Band Director.  Human Resources has approved the recommendation of Brian Muñoz as Wakefield High School's new Band Director. 

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Posted on May 24, 2013 06:22
Greetings Band Families:

Be on the lookout for a gold envelope sent home with your student this past week!  This envelope contains the Marching Band 2013-2014 intent forms.  Everything that is printed on a colored sheet (not white) plus your first fair share payment of $205, needs to be turned in by June 13, 2013.  If these forms are not turned in at that time then you risk your students placement in the program.

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Posted on May 01, 2013 09:51
Show Props for Sale!
We are selling our gently used Bermuda Triangle Props: Airplane Wing and Ship. 

 

Heavy duty steel frame construction, covered in Burlap fabric for a strong, stable but easy-to-move prop.  Includes solid rubber no-flat wheels to easily roll on to field. Easily fits into 26 foot Box Truck.

Please contact Brian Munoz, Director at bmunoz@wcpss.net
Price Negotiable

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Posted on February 21, 2013 11:03
Don't miss the energetic performance by The Beast on Friday, March 1st in the Theater from 12:00 - 12:45pm.  "Beautifully rebellious and ref...

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Posted on November 12, 2012 08:50
Now that we have all had a full week off marching band, I would like to say Thank You. You have made this a very successful season all around, whether...

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Posted on September 26, 2012 14:33
Please see the attached file (revised) for the schedule this weekend.

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Posted on September 21, 2012 09:31
Dress/Tech day is this Saturday.  Rehearsal will begin promptly at 9am and will finish at 5pm.  As a reminder, students will need to bring their own lunch to this rehearsal.  Also as the name of this rehearsal implies, this day is used as a dress rehearsal.  The students just need to learn a few more sets and they will know the entire show from start to finish.   Students will be given specific instructions today for what they will need to bring to the rehearsal tomorrow.  Be aware that students may be asked today to bring black shoes, black socks and black gloves to the rehearsal. 

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Posted on September 13, 2012 17:17
Golden Corral Spirit Night
WHS Band Families, 


Please join us for our first Spirit Night of the new band season!  Spirit Night will take place on Monday, September 17th from 4pm-8pm at the Golden Corral in Wake Forest.   We really want a great outpouring of support to Golden Corral!  They have generously offered to support us by donating all the meals for 75 guest band directors attending our Heart of Carolina Competition next month! On Monday Golden Corral will be reserving a special room just for the band, their families and friends, so be sure to invite all!  Don’t forget to tell the cashier you’re with Wakefield High School band.  They have special pricing just for Wakefield and will give back 10% to the band too!

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Posted on September 06, 2012 06:36

HERE's OUR BIG CHANCE!!!!! The Wakefield High School Band Boosters has been accepted into the 2012 Chase Community Giving program!!!   This means we are in the running and have the rare opportunity to share in the $7.5 million they are granting to non-profit organizations who have been lucky enough to be accepted into this year's program!!!

Voting BEGINS TODAY and run through September 19th.  The top 196 charities in voting will receive a grant:

https://apps.facebook.com/chasecommunitygiving/charity/view/ein/56-2215549?ref=26614afd42 

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Posted on August 30, 2012 10:12

WHS Band Family,

Please consider sponsoring trophies awarded to participants at the Heart of Carolina Marching Band Invitational on October 6, 2011.  Your family sponsorship will be acknowledged during the awards ceremony.  Each student whose family sponsors a trophy will present that trophy during the awards ceremony.   If you own a business, please consider sponsoring a trophy in your business's name.  Also, ask your company or someone you know that owns a business to sponsor a trophy. You may also sponsor a trophy with another band family and have both of your band students present the trophy together at the award ceremony. 

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Posted on July 23, 2012 18:02
Please find attached the uniform fitting schedule for Marching Band Camp. Please note that fittings will be done very differently this year, so it is extremely important that you read the instructions carefully.



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Posted on July 17, 2012 07:43

Dear WHS band families,

Hope everyone is having a wonderful summer.  One thing for certain, summer seems to be flying by.  It is hard to believe but Band Camp is just around the corner.  

I wanted to make you aware of some meetings that we usually hold during band camp so you can put these dates on your calendar and plan to attend.

Tuesday, July 31, 2012

7:00PM New Parent Orientation

7:30PM General Meeting for ALL parents

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Posted on June 16, 2012 12:25

Before you head out to enjoy your summer vacation, please be sure to sign up to work a shift during band Camp or one of the evening rehearsals during the month of August.

This year band camp runs from July 23-August 03. Volunteers are needed at rehearsals to supply water, assist with meals, assist students and staff, and administer first aid. Each family is asked to work at least one shift during band cam or evening rehearsals. However, everyone is welcome and encouraged to work additional shifts if interested. Typically, about four volunteers are needed for each shift during rehearsals.

If you have indicated that you would like to work with uniforms you will be contacted directly by Lori Hubbard.

Parents of Color Guard students: you will be contacted directly by Annabelle Matherly to schedule a work time to work on flags. Look for an email sometime in the first week of July.

If you have any questions please email Joyce Dumont at whsbandcrew@gmail.com

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Posted on May 14, 2012 07:14

Senior Bio forms are available in the band hall and are due by 5/18/2012.

MB show t-shirt designs are also due by 5/18/2012. 

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Posted on April 27, 2012 08:08
Yard Sale and BBQ

Time is quicly approaching for...

Wakefield Bands Annual Yard Sale & BBQ!
Saturday, May 12th
8am-1pm
 
Here's how you can help:

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Posted on April 23, 2012 12:53
It's Spirit Night at Sweet Spoons on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday of this week.  Come out, support the Band program and use the attached coupon ...

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Posted on April 18, 2012 16:00
Our Busch Garden Band trip Friday April 27, is about one week away!  In order for your child to participate, they will need a new School Trip form filled out.  This is a WCPSS requirement and will serve as permission for your child to participate in the School trip as well as contain First Aid Information.   Please print out the attached form (both pages), fill in all data and have your child return the form to the Band Room Envelope marked Busch Gardens Band Trip by Wed, April 25, 2012.  We will need this form for each child before they are allowed to participate in the Busch Garden Band Trip.  Thank you for your support of this request.   

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Posted on April 18, 2012 08:42

Save the Date

Friday, June 1 at 6:30PM   
Wake Forest Presbyterian Church 
12605 Capital Boulevard 
Wake Forest, NC 27587

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Posted on April 18, 2012 07:20
WHS's Lip Dub video has been submitted and approved by Fox50. Voting for the videos will be from April 23rd-May 6th and we need everyone's votes to make sure we win the $10,000 for the school. To vote, you must have a registered username with Fox50 (this is really easy to do) and then you can vote each day up to 10 TIMES a Day. The winner is determined by the number of votes so please encourage as many as you can to vote as often as they can.

Vote for Wakefield 

Voting begins April 23. Vote often.

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Posted on April 10, 2012 10:20
I know that you are all very busy with your full time roles and parents and putting food on the table.  But I would ask each of you to take a minute to think about having a more active role in the BAND this coming season.  As you all know, our children would not be able to get the education, enrichment,  fun and memories from the Wakefield High School Band without the dedicated help of our Band Booster Parent Volunteers.  We have many dedicated volunteers that are graduating with their children this spring and we need some new help!

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Posted on April 10, 2012 09:39
To make it easy to donate, we will have several donation days before the Wakefield HS Band Yard Sale on May 12th, the next donation drop off day will be...

Donation Drop-Off Day

Saturday, April 14th12noon - 2pm

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Posted on April 10, 2012 08:52

Spring Trip Band rehearsals will be held after school on Tuesday and Thursday from 3-4:30 each week until the trip departure.  

The mandatory parent meeting on 4/24 has been CANCELLED

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Posted on March 01, 2012 08:43

Thanks to everyone who volunteered or came out to grab a bite at  Chick-fil-a Spirit Night.

As always, your support is greatly appreciated!

Please mark your calendar for our next Band Spirit Night on Wednesday, May 26th at Milton's Pizza in Wakefield!

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Posted on February 28, 2012 08:32

Congratulations to our Winter Programs teams on their recent performance in Cary.

Wakefield Silver Colorguard performed in class A-2 placed 1st in their class.   Following the competition, they were advanced to class A-1.

Winter Percussion, performing in the Scholastic Novice class placed 5th in class, which was still an excellent performance considering the entire show is not yet complete.

Keep up the great work!


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Posted on February 22, 2012 09:02
Dates for Summer Band Camp and the Heart of Carolina Band Competition have been posted.  

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Posted on February 08, 2012 22:30
Please mark your calendar to join us for our next "Spirit Night" on
 
Monday, February 27, 2012
Chick-fil-A
11730 Retail Drive, Wake Forest
5:00-8:00pm
 

There will be lots of good food and fun, so come enjoy dinner and spin the Chick-fil-A wheel for prizes!

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Posted on January 13, 2012 10:53

 The deadline to pay the deposit for the spring trip is January 20th.  More information is here

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Posted on December 02, 2011 09:56
Wakefield Announces Date for WinterBlast! 2012

The Wakefield Bands are pleased to set the date for our 2012 Winter Guard Competition as Saturday, March 10th 2012.   As more information becomes available, it will be posted on the WinterBlast! page.

More:  http://wakefieldhsband.org/WinterBlast.aspx

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Posted on December 02, 2011 09:50

Parents & Guardians,
 
We need help unloading, sorting and stacking fruit orders on Tuesday afternoon December 6th.  Volunteers are needed from 3:00-6:00.  If you are able to help out, please send an email to gpenwell@wcpss.net.  We could also use hand trucks.  If you have a hand truck that we can use for the day, it can be dropped off any time between now and Tuesday in the bandroom uniform closet.
 
Thank you in advance for any assistance that you are able to give the band.
 
Gail Penwell
 

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Posted on December 02, 2011 09:49

The fruit delivery date has been set for Tuesday December 6th.  All fruit will need to be picked up from the bandroom between 4:00 & 6:00 on Tuesday afternoon.  If you are unable to make the pick up at school, please arrange for a neighbor or friend to pick up your child's fruit order. 

 
Please email any questions to gpenwell@wcpss.net  I will have my cell phone with me on the day of delivery for any last minute issues that may arise, I can be reached at 810-2757.
 
Thank you for supporting the Wakefield.
 
Gail Penwell

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Posted on November 28, 2011 10:29

I hope everyone had an incredible break as we gear up these next three weeks till the winter break. There is so much to talk about so here we go:

  1. Winter Concert is Schedule for Tuesday, Dec. 20th. The concert will start at 7:00 pm and will include Symphonic Band, Percussion Ensemble, Jazz Band and Marching Band. We will end with the Tradition of Old Scottish Melody.
     
  2. Winter Season has officially started with Winter Guard and Winter Percussion will begin very soon! Audition Dates for winter percussion will be Monday and Tuesday, Dec. 12 and 13th from 3:00-5:30 as well as Dec. 15th 3:00-5:30 as well.
     
  3. We have had our first meetings of Jazz and Pep Band and are excited to be offering both programs this year. Pep Band will perform at most Varsity Men's Basket Ball Games. The Jazz Band will be perfoming at the winter concert, plus combined middle school concerts througout the spring time.
     
  4. The spring trip is coming together nicely and the official announcement will happen near the end of this week. Paper work and commitment forms will be passed out early next week.

Please check the rest of the band website as we will have more information and calendar updates for everyone.
Thanks so much,

Mr. Brockman
Wakefield High School
Director of Bands

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Posted on November 15, 2011 08:16

The Band Hall will open at 7:30am, with an expected departure of 8:10am.  Please watch email and listen in class for updates to this time.

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Posted on October 28, 2011 12:45

Parents/Guardians,

To celebrate the close of another successful Marching Band season and honor our seniors, we will have our traditional Senior Ceremony followed with the End of Season dinner Saturday, October 29th. The menu includes taco bar, enchiladas, drink and dessert.

The Senior Ceremony will be at 3:00pm followed by the End of Season dinner at 4:30pm. Please send in the form by Friday Oct 28 below with your payment using the normal payment process. Checks made payable to WHS Band Boosters.


End of Season Dinner - Adults $8, Children 12 and under $5, Marching Band Students are free.

Family Name: ______________________________________________

Number of Adults Attending: __________________________________

Number of Children 12 and Under Attending: _____________________

Total Payment Included: ______________________________________

 
Wakefield High School Band Boosters
Kevin Sheehan
2011 - 2012 President

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Posted on October 20, 2011 07:32

The Wakefield High School Orchestra is taking part in the Glee Give a Note competition. Glee is giving away $1 million to arts programs across the country. Wakefield is the only orchestra in Wake County participating. The students made a video demonstrating their skills and diverse talents. In order to win we need as many votes as we can get. This is where you come in. To vote, go to the Give a note website and press the vote button next to our video. One vote a day per I.P. address is allowed. You can also vote on your phones. Our orchestra would greatly benefit from and appreciate your votes. We hope to create new opportunities for the music program with any money received from this contest. Voting lasts until November 7, 2011. Thank you for your time and happy voting.

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Posted on October 18, 2011 06:24
Bands of America Itinerary

 The itinerary for BOA has been posted for your use and also distributed by email.  Please click 'full story' for the file link.  Member login is required.

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Posted on October 10, 2011 06:01

Good Morning!

After much talk with Mr. Cooley this weekend, we have worked it out so that there will be no change to the marching band schedule, due to Powder Puff Football. We will see you all tonight from 5:30-8.

 

Morgan Brockman
Director of Bands

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Posted on October 03, 2011 06:04
From the Podium

Dear Parents, Students and Supporters of the Wakefield Band Program,

 

The Heart of Carolina Marching Competition is an event I have only seen as an outsider, before this year. As an instructor, I would show up with my band, watch them perform and of course tear into the wonderful refreshments offered in the press box! It never occurred to me how much time, effort and commitment it took to make such an event seem so effortless and smooth.

Now that I have seen things from a new perspective, I must say, I am impressed in every way by the amount of dedication that has been put in to make H.O.C. 2011 an incredible success. As a Band Director, it is very easy to get caught up in the show and so focused about the student’s performance and I can’t tell you how grateful I am to have such an incredible band parent organization to count on. Without your support, hard work and dedication, this program would not be what it is today. As we prepare for the second half of the season, please know that your continued efforts to make this season successful is greatly appreciated. This is just one more reason that I knew I made the right choice by moving back to North Carolina.
 

Best Regards,
Morgan Brockman, Director of Bands
Wakefield High School

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Posted on October 03, 2011 05:59
Thank You from the HOC Committee

We would like to thank all our volunteers for making our 9th annual Heart of Carolina event a great success!  I heard nothing but complements from our visitors regarding our hospitality and offerings at our event.  HOC truly brings out the best in our band family.

We had a lot of alumni parents who came and help us with double shifts because they know what it takes to have a successful event and they love this program.  A few of our alumni parents were even Chairpersons!

A special thank you to all our Chairpersons who have been preparing for this event since July.  They truly made Patti and my jobs so much easier.

I came upon this quote that I would like to share with you, "Volunteers do not necessarily have the time; they just have the heart." Thank you for your time and your heart.

Michelle Skerlos and Patti Pilarinos

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Posted on September 20, 2011 10:59

Pictures from the last half time performance are now available....

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Posted on September 19, 2011 06:08

Charms is now open and accepting volunteers for the September 24th competition at Panther Creek High School in Cary, NC.  Although there are no specific details on the times volunteers will be needed that day, it has been decided that we will be taking 23 volunteers.   

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Posted on September 16, 2011 07:53

Schedules for Friday night and Saturday are attached below

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Posted on August 22, 2011 13:22
Charms is now open and accepting volunteers to work for the September 2nd Football Game First, I would like to thank all the volunteers who helped in...

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Posted on August 11, 2011 13:58

 Dear Band Parents,
Our first Football Game is coming up - Friday Aug 19.   The band will be practicing that day, 2-5:00PM and the boosters are sponsoring a Tailgate dinner for our kids at 5:00-6:00PM.  We would also like the band families to attend as we ready for the first performance of the band season.  This is a great opportunity to meet other parents, grab a quick delicious dinner before the game, socialize with your kids and their friends and get ready for an exciting Wakefield Football Season!

Please see the attached form and respond with the number of non-band members in your family that are planning to attend the Tailgate Dinner on Friday Aug 19 at 5:00PM.   Please send your form and your money in with your child to the Tues Aug 16 practice. Forms will be collected from your child outside the Band Room on Aug 16 before 5:00PM.    
 

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Posted on August 11, 2011 13:47
Wakefield High School Band 2011 Apparel Wakefield High School 2011 Band Apparel will be available for purchase  through Saturday August 20th.&...

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Posted on August 02, 2011 05:47

Hi folks,

The Wake Weekly was out on Friday getting the scoop on band camp.  Look for an article this week when the paper comes out on Thursday.
Best regards,
Kevin
 
 
Where to buy a copy of The Wake Weekly, your hometown newspaper:
 

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Posted on July 29, 2011 05:46

Hi folks,

Four full days of band camp are history and the band continues to make progress and have a great time.
Today began with the entire band going through warm up and stretch as a large group.  Because the forecast was for a very hot day the band skipped the "body by Brockman" strength training today and the horn line and guard went out early on the field to set the drill for the second movement of the show.

In parallel the percussion group worked indoors on musical warm ups.

Mid-day the whole band came together inside for lunch and council games.

After lunch the entire band stayed inside and the horn line practiced music for the second movement of the show, while the guard and percussion continued to work in parallel as individual sections.

The entire band came together to enjoy some freshly grilled hamburgers and hot dogs. After dinner the entire band went out side and worked very hard on continuous performances of the introduction and movement one as continuous run throughs with drill and music. 

Many folks enjoyed an ice pop on the way out the door for home after a great day of putting the show together.

---Couple of reminders for Friday---

The students should be at the school tomorrow at 8:30 with a pair of black socks for picture day.

Also, be sure to come up to the high school tomorrow night at 6pm to see the band run through a section of the show prior to the pot luck.  And speaking of the pot luck, please look back at your band camp packet to see what dish you are asked to bring to the dinner. 

In addition, props and flags will be under construction all day tomorrow so please come up to the school if you can to help out. 

And finally, don't forget that Mr. Brockman will be available for questions and answers during the pot luck tomorrow night and the band booster board will also be there with taking apparel orders and giving you more information about signing up to raise fair share money by working at RBC.

Hope to see you tomorrow.

Best regards,
 

Kevin Sheehan
2011 Booster President

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Posted on July 25, 2011 07:35

Today was the first 9am to 9pm day of camp.  The entire band spent the first part of the morning going through the complete warm up and learning some new strength exercises.  The band then ventured out onto the field to go through the first full set of charts of 2011 on the field.

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Posted on July 24, 2011 11:44

When: Friday, July 29th  6:30pm

  • Chicken and Drinks provided
  • Families provide side dishes and desserts
  • First Initial of student's last name:
  • A-R Salad or Side Dish
  • S-Z Dessert
  • (Please bring enough to share with 12-14)

RSVP was due on July 5th

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Posted on July 23, 2011 14:32

On Thursday, July 28, 2011 we will have a New Parent Orientation Meeting at 7 pm for those of you new to the program.   The new parent meeting will include an overview of the marching band program and also introduce a new program, Parent Band Buddies, which will partner new parents with a parent who has been in the program for several years.  You will meet your assigned band buddy and get their contact information.  

This meeting will be followed by a General Meeting for All Parents at 7:30pm.  The General Meeting will cover a number of important areas, including the Bands of America trip and local competitions, the Heart of Carolina Festival, fundraising opportunities at the RBC center, volunteer opportunities and needs of the band, upcoming additional fundraising activities,  and we'll talk about keeping in touch throughout the year.  It's a full slate, so please mark your calendar and make every effort to attend.

Kevin Sheehan
Booster President

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Posted on July 22, 2011 05:50

All Wakefield Band Family Members, Alumni and Friends,

This Sunday evening at 5:30pm to 7:00pm we will be having an informal farewell reception for Mr. Potter in the commons area of Wakefield High School.  We will be serving cake and drinks.  Please come out to wish Mr. Potter well in his new journey, and to thank him for the wonderful legacy that he created at Wakefield High School.

Best regards,
Kevin Sheehan
Wakefield HS Band Boosters
2011 - 2012 President

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Posted on July 18, 2011 21:54

I just wanted to send a note to everyone to express my excitement in the selection of Mr. Morgan Brockman as the next Director of Bands at Wakefield High School.  Mr. Brockman comes with a large amount of experience in all elements of a comprehensive music education program.  His experience in the pageantry arts (Marching Band, Winter Programs) is exceptional.  I can see that his energy and experience will allow him to be a great fit for the needs of the WHS Bands.  I commend Mr. Crayton and the WHS Administration on their efforts in securing someone like Mr. Brockman.  I am also grateful to them for making this a priority for our students.  Their efforts to get Mr. Brockman through the hiring process and available as quickly as possible has been remarkable.  I look forward to seeing what great things are accomplished in the future of the WHS Bands with the remarkable support of the parents, tremendous efforts of the students that has always been in place, under the very capable leadership of Mr. Brockman!       

Joshua K Potter, Director of Bands

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Posted on July 18, 2011 21:49
Dear Band Boosters and Mr. Sheehan, President:
 
I wanted to officially inform you that Mr. Crayton made a recommendation for a new Band Director late last week. After several intense days interviewing highly qualified candidates from around the country and speaking with numerous references, the committee finally narrowed the choices. We are very excited to welcome Morgan Brockman from Ronald Reagan High School in San Antonio, Texas to Wakefield as our new Band Director.

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Posted on July 18, 2011 11:53

Monday, July 25th, 2011 Pizza
Fruit and Veggies
Tea, Lemonade, Water
Tuesday, July 26th, 2011 Chic-Fil-A Sandwiches
Fruit and Veggies
Tea, Lemonade, Water
Wednesday, July 27th, 2011 No Band Dinner, out at 6:00PM
Thursday, July 28th, 2011 Cheeseburgers & Hotdogs
Baked Beans, Chips, Banana Pudding
Tea, Lemonade, Water
Friday, July 29th, 2011 Potluck Dinner

During the heat of the summer, our students have enjoyed fruits and vegetables during their meals.  We will be collecting donations of these items during band camp.  We appreciate your generosity.

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Posted on July 07, 2011 11:25
Volunteers Needed

The hot days of summer are upon us which means Band Camp is just around the corner! I want to thank those parents who have already signed up to volunteer one or more shifts during that time. It is greatly appreciated!

However, we are still in need of many more volunteers for Band Camp (July 20th-July 29th). At this time only about 40% of the volunteer shifts have been filled. If one member from each band family would volunteer during Band Camp, all the shifts would be filled.

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Posted on June 18, 2011 11:01

Band forms are due on July 5th

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Posted on June 18, 2011 10:30

The following dates have been recently added to the Calendar.

  • 10/18 - Symphonic Band Chamber Informance 6:30pm
  • 11/15 - Marching Band Chamber Informance 6:30pm
  • 12/13 - Band Winter Concert 7pm
  • 1/7 - All-District Auditions at Cary HS
  • 1/27-28 - All-District Clinc at TBD
  • 3/8 - Band Pre-MPA Concert (Time TBD)
  • 3/19-21 - Band MPA at Heritage HS
  • 3/31-4/1 - AIA Circuit Championships (Raleigh, NC)
  • 4/11-14 - WGI World Championships (Dayton, OH)
  • 5/3 - Percussion Studio Concert 7pm
  • 5/22 - Band Spring Concert 7pm

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Posted on May 30, 2011 10:27
Spring Cleaning

Our yearly Band Trailer Clean-Up Day is scheduled for Saturday, June 4th at 9am. We will be cleaning out the large semi-truck sized trailer in the bus parking lot, the smaller trailer by the band room, and the POD located by the practice field. If you have cordless tools please bring them.

Also, if you have a vehicle with a trailer hitch we need your help to take the band's utility trailer to the Wake County Landfill. Additional utility trailers would be helpful.

Please consider donating a few hours of your time to help us prepare for next year. Contact Kevin Sheehan if you can help or if you have a utility trailer we can use.

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Posted on May 18, 2011 10:00
Congratulations to our 2011 Band Council Members!
Posted on May 18, 2011 09:41

The Wakefield High School Band Boosters will hold elections for the 2011-2012 Board during the Spring Concert on Tuesday, May 24th at 7pm.

We hope you are able to attend the Spring Concert to not only support our students, but to also participate in the election process.

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Posted on May 16, 2011 20:36
Joint Concert with NC Wind Orchestra

On Sunday afternoon at 2:00, the Wakefield HS Wind Ensemble will present a joint concert with the NC Wind Orchestra in the Wakefield HS Auditorium.  The NCWO is a professional level wind band comprised of music educators and other local professional musicians that presents concerts throughout the school year.  We are pleased to have entered into this partnership for this concert. 

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Posted on May 01, 2011 07:56

The Band Boosters held an informational and intent meeting on April 26th to share the plans for the coming season.  Along with  a detailed discussion on the operation of the Marching Band program and the need for volunteer participation, the following forms were distributed. 

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