A Message from Mr. Alfred

It’s winter! We are preparing for Solo and Ensemble and so every student should be taking instruments home nightly for their solos and small groups. All instruments and music should CERTAINLY go home on Thursday, 21 January given the impending Snow-mageddon. Thanks!

I am aware that some students have conflicts on the morning of 6 February 2016. I have to know these by tomorrow, 20 January. We will have a Solo and Ensemble here at Wheeling Park early in the week after 6 February for those students with conflicts on the actual date. I WILL NOT know that exact 2nd date until I heard back from the folks at West Liberty. Registration for events is still occurring.

All Solo and Ensemble event fees are paid for by Wheeling Park High School Band Boosters (thank you!) . However, soloists will need to contribute $20 for each solo that we register so that the accompanist may be PARTIALLY paid. The balance of the accompanist fee will be paid for by WPHS Band Boosters (thanks, again!).

The Jazz Ensemble will rehearse every Thursday after school in February and will also perform at WPHS Basketball Games on Saturday, Feb 6, and Tuesday Feb 16. Jazz Festival will be mid-afternoon at University High School in Morgantown on Saturday, March 5.

3rd Trip Payments were due today. If you have done so, please send in ASAP.

Congratulations to those students who competed with 900 other students from 100 high schools to earn spots in the all state band. They are: B. Moore, E. Akers, and W. Sellers.

Also, congratulations to the following students who participated in the Region 1 Honor Band last weekend. These students were among the finest band members in the northernmost six counties in West Virginia: M. Huggins, A. Walker, V. Casey, T. Petri, N. Kaniecki, L. Griffith, R. Schafer, W. Sellers, K. Herrick, and I. Miller. CONGRATULATIONS!

Thanks, and stay warm!

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