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Marching Wildcats earn Best Marching Band in Gurnee Days Parade!!
Our 2018 marching season is off to a GREAT start!!
Click here to watch a short presentation to see why your child should be part of the WMS Band Program.
- WMS Band Handbook 2018-19
- Handbook Agreement Form
- Travel/Photo Consent Form
- WMS Bands class objectives, which are aligned with the Illinois State Standards
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Important 2018-19 WMS Band Dates:
*Performances may be added during the year. Dates are subject to change
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
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)
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!
14 Wednesday Intermediate School Band Concerts
15 Thursday 8th Grade Festival of Bands @ WTHS Almond Campus - Required for all 8th grade band members - 7pm
19-21 Wed-Fri Band Directors at Midwest Clinic
17 Thursday Winter Band Concerts 6:30pm
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
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