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    Marching Wildcats earn Best Marching Band in Gurnee Days Parade!! 

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    Our 2018 marching season is off to a GREAT start!! 

     

    Gurnee Days Plaque

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    Important 2018-19 WMS Band Dates:

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    *Performances may be added during the year.  Dates are subject to change

    August

    23     Thursday     First Marching Band Rehearsal – 7:00 am - South Band Room

    22     Thursday     6th Grade Band Parent Meeting - 6:30 pm - Cafeteria A

    25     Friday         All 6th Grade Band Meeting (not marching band members), 7:25 am in G117

    27     Monday      Core Technique Instruction begins for ALL band members this week

    27     Monday      Marching Band Rehearsal (with instruments) begins

    September

    4       Tuesday     6th Grade Band Full Rehearsals begin this week… see handout

    20     Thursday    Fill-the-Drum Marching Band Showcase @WTHS O’Plaine 7PM;  report by 6:30

    24     Monday      Placement auditions begin for all band members

    29     Saturday    Greendale Marching Exhibition, Greendale HS, Greendale, WI (approximately 3 to 10pm)

    October

    2       Tuesday      Concert Season Band Breakfast, 7am, Cafeteria A

    6      Saturday       WTHS Homecoming Parade – 7:30am report at WMS

    10    Wednesday    All concert/sym bands meet for the first time today!  

    November

    14     Wednesday    Intermediate School Band Concerts

    15     Thursday       8th Grade Festival of Bands @ WTHS Almond Campus -   Required for all 8th grade band members - 7pm

    December

    19-21 Wed-Fri        Band Directors at Midwest Clinic

    January

    17     Thursday     Winter Band Concerts 6:30pm

    February

    21     Thursday     WTHS Jazz Fest 6:30PM - Almond

    24     Saturday      NIMCon Solo and Ensemble Contest @ Palombi MS

    March – Music In Our Schools Month!

    8-9    Fri/Sat        NIMC Organizational Contest (Sym bands and choirs) @ Hawthorn MS South - Day/Time TBA

    14     Thursday     NIMC Jazz Contest - @ West Oak MS - Time TBA  (evening)

    April – Jazz Appreciation Month!

    29      Monday      Intermediate School Band Concerts

    May

    14     Tuesday     Spring Band Concerts - 6:30

    17     Friday         End of year Band Breakfast… 7am, Cafe A

    22     Wednesday   ALL 6th/7th grade band rehearsal - 6:55 to 7:55am

    23     Thursday      ALL 6th/7th grade band rehearsal - 6:55 to 7:55am

    24     Friday          ALL 6th/7th grade band rehearsal - 6:55 to 7:55am

    28     Monday        Promotion Band Rehearsals – 6:55am

    29     Tuesday        Puma/Lynx Band Morning Rehearsal and Promotion

    30    Wednesday     Jaguar Band Morning Rehearsal and Promotion