All band students are selling!
Order forms and money are due on Friday, April 6th.
Indoor Percussion and Guard students are selling!
Order forms and money are due on Thursday, April 5th.
Congratulations to all three concert ensembles for each giving a wonderful performance this past Friday evening at Fort Walton Beach HS!
Concert Band earned an overall Excellent rating, while Symphonic Band and Wind Ensemble each received straight Superior ratings.
Monday - WE Alto Sax sectional, 8:15a; Symphonic Oboe sectional, 8:15a
Tuesday - WE Euphonium sectional, 8:15a; Concert Band FULL rehearsal, 3:30-5:00p; Symphonic Band FULL rehearsal, 5:30-8:00p
Wednesday - WE Low Reed sectional, 8:15a; Symphonic Clarinet sectional, 8:15a; WE Clarinet sectional, 3:30p
Thursday - Symphonic Trumpet sectional, 8:15a; Wind Ensemble FULL rehearsal, 6:00-8:30p (we will load the truck at the conclusion of rehearsal)
Friday - MPA Performances at Fort Walton Beach High School (Bring your concert black attire to school - Concert/Symphonic should bring a lunch to eat BEFORE we depart); Easter Lily Fundraiser Money and Orders are DUE!
ALL PERFORMANCES ARE FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC - PLEASE ATTEND!
Concert & Symphonic Band - depart at 11:00a, return approximately 6:30p (NEED CHAPERONES)
Concert Band performs at 2:35p
Symphonic Band performs at 4:45p
Wind Ensemble - depart at 4:30p, return approximately 9:30p (NEED ONE CHAPERONE)
Wind Ensemble performs at 7:45p
Saturday - GCGPC Indoor "Patriot Classic" at Pace High School - We need parent and student volunteers for the entire day!
Parents - click HERE to sign up for a volunteer time
Students - we will have a volunteer sign up sheet posted in the band hall way this week
Monday - No School
Tuesday - Wind Ensemble Trombone sectional, 8:15a; Symphonic Band ALL Winds/Percussion, 5:30-8:00p
Wednesday - Wind Ensemble French Horn sectional, 8:15a; Symphonic Band Low Reed sectional, 8:15a; Concerto Competition starting at 4:00p (performers should see Mr. Denaro for a performance time slot)
Thursday - Marching Band performance at Winn Dixie (HWY 90 in Pace), call time is 7:15a wearing red band polo - this event should be over by 8:15a. All marching band students are required to attend. Wind Ensemble ALL Winds/Percussion, 6:00-8:30p
Friday - No WE Clarinet sectional (rescheduled to 2/28, 3:30p); Symphonic Band Flute sectional, 8:15a;
All students in the band program will be performing their annual District Concert Music Performance Assessment at Fort Walton Beach High School on Friday, March 2nd.
Each performance is free and open to the public. If you can, please come support our talented students!
We also will be needing several parent chaperones on this day. If you are able to volunteer, please email Mr. Denaro at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Concert Band/Symphonic Band Itinerary
Wind Ensemble Itinerary
Concert Band Bus Assignments
Symphonic Band Bus Assignments
Wind Ensemble Bus Assignments
Monday - Marco's Pizza Monday; Wind Ensemble Oboe sectional, 8:15a; Concert Band FULL rehearsal, 3:30-5:00p
Tuesday - WE Tuba sectional, 8:15a; Woodwind Choir rehearsal, 3:30-4:30p; Symphonic Band ALL Winds, 5:30-8:00p
Wednesday - Concerto Competition Applications are DUE; WE Flute & Symphonic Trombone sectionals, 8:15a; Brass and Saxophone Choir rehearsal, 1:00-2:00p (This is a half day for students)
Thursday - Symphonic Band Euphonium sectional, 8:15a; Wind Ensemble ALL Winds rehearsal, 5:30-8:00p
Friday - Solo and Ensemble Contest at Escambia HS (see previous post for performance times, campus map, and additional information)
Remember that boxes of candy are still available to sell. If you are up to date on your 2017-2018 band fees, you can always get a head start on your 2018-2019 band fees by selling additional boxes of chocolate. We hope to wrap up all sales before spring break.
Also, there will be a full marching band performance on Thursday morning, February 22nd (before school) at Winn Dixie in Pace. Call time is 7:15a in your red polo (we will meet there). Students with a morning class conflict will be excused, however all additional marching band students will be expected to attend. The event should be finished by 8:15a.
All performances will take place at Escambia High School this year.
Performers should plan to arrive at Escambia HS with plenty of time to warm up and locate your performance room. Click below for a list of performance times.
Solo and Ensemble Performance Times - UPDATED!
1. Look up your performance time AND judge name.
2. Look up what room your judge will be in.
3. Use the Campus Map to find the warm up area and your performance room.
Judge Room Assignments
Escambia HS Campus Map*
*There should be ample parking in front of the school off 65th Avenue on the Driver's Ed Range.
All ensembles and soloists are encouraged to seek help from a director this week!
Monday - Individual Band Photos in classes; University of West Florida Music Presentation during 5th period for all juniors/seniors; Brass/Saxophone choir rehearsal, 3:30-4:30p
Tuesday - Individual Band Photos in classes (if needed); Pep Rally 6th period; Woodwind Choir rehearsal, 3:30-4:30p; Symphonic Band Brass Rehearsal, 5:30-8:00p; Band Booster Meeting, 6:00p
Wednesday - WE Alto Sax sectional, 8:15a; Symphonic Band clarinet sectional, 8:15a; Wind Ensemble Clarinet sectional, 3:30p
Thursday - Symphonic Band Tuba sectional, 8:15a; Wind Ensemble ALL WINDS rehearsal, 5:30-8:00p
Friday - Wind Ensemble Trumpet sectional, 8:15a; Symphonic Band French Horn sectional, 8:15a