KWHS Band Camp Reminders

One week to go!

Below you will find information/reminders about band Camp starting next week (last week of July). Please click on the links below for our Newsletter with info about Band Camp, visit www.kwhsband.com if you are having trouble with the links. Band camp is held at Key West High School and starts in the Band Room, building 3 room 107.

*Band Officers (leadership) start 2pm on Sunday, July 28th

*Colorguard & Percussion start 8:30am on Monday, July 29th

*All Band members start/continue at 8:30am on Tuesday, July 30th.

*Our Show this year will be Elvis! The music is arranged by Arrangers Publishing Company and the Drill and Choreography is by Creative Marching Solutions, this is the same company that did our very challenging Queen show a few years ago. The Elvis show/music is incredibly well written and will be enjoyable to put together and perform.

*Tag day date change, TBD. We will be rescheduling the Tag Day(s) for September, the Publix locations are unfortunately not available for August.

*Fundraising-go in person to businesses/family/friends and/or use social media:

Method 1, Paper/PDF Sponsor form: https://www.keysschools.com/cms/lib/FL02202360/Centricity/Domain/1019/KWHS%20Band%202018-19%20Sponsor%20and%20Ad%20Form%202019-2020.pdf

Method 2, online Credit Card system: https://www.schoolpay.com/link/banddonation

*To do for every band member and parents by the first day of Camp:

1. Read the Summer Newsletter PDF (the purpose of this email): https://www.keysschools.com/cms/lib/FL02202360/Centricity/Domain/1019/KWHS%20Band%20Summer%20Newsletter%202019.pdf

2. Complete forms by Band Camp: *Click below, print, fill out and return to the BAND OFFICE on the first day of camp.

a.Form 1 Consent For Treatment (notarized)

b.Form 2 Insurance Information (you must have insurance or purchase a school plan below)

c.*If you are uninsured (do Not have health insurance), please purchase a student policy by clicking here, include a printout of the policy with this form-the basic policy is $21.40.*

d. Permission to go off campus for lunch during band camp (last page of the newsletter).

Looking forward to starting a new year!

Gary Hernandez

Director of Bands

Key West High School

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Band Members Needed Saturday to Perform July 13

Good morning,

It is with great sadness that I share with you that Mr. Wayne Goldstein passed away this last weekend. Many of you knew him as our announcer at football games for over 20 years. He also retired from the school district transportation department a few years ago. Mr. Wayne Goldstein was a member of KWHS Band himself, he graduated in 1969. His son Ashby Goldstein would also become a member of the band and the band captain like his father. Ashby later went on to become the band director at KWHS from 2004-2009 and was our All-County band clinician for MCSD this year.

The family has requested that the Key West High School Band play the Alma Mater and Fight Song at the conclusion of the celebration of life on Saturday, July 13th at the Key West High School Auditorium. We will do a short rehearsal at 1:00pm in the band room before the ceremony which starts at 2:00pm, the band performs at the end. Please communicate with any alumni who would also like to play to honor Mr. Wayne Goldstein, a man who had such a tremendous commitment to and impact on our Conch Community.

Please reply to this email if you are available to perform.

Thank you,

Gary Hernandez

Director of Bands

Key West High School

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July 13th – 7:00pm – FREE ADMISSION for KWHS students – Ben Wahlund Marimba Recital @ TSKW

Good morning, Mr. Hernandez.

I just sent you a private face book message to this effect, but I am happy to share that my solo recital, "Mile Marker Zero", is coming up soon and The Studios of Key West is generously admitting students from KWHS for free.

Below is some information about the performance and a FB event link. If you see fit to invite KWHS music students I would be most appreciative. It was a pleasure meeting everyone a few weeks back and I would love to share my work with them! I have also crafted one of the pieces to use some incidental, improvised audience performance so some high school patrons would be a perfect fit!

Saturday, July 13 – 7:00pm

The Studios of Key West
533 Eaton St

Key West, Florida 33040

Admission: free for KWHS students

“Mile Marker Zero” is a recital length solo marimba work – an assortment of musical memories collected around Key West as part of marimbist Ben Wahlund’s residency at The Studios.

Ranging from jazz, to rock, funk, classical and more, Wahlund’s eclectic voice on marimba and compelling storytelling for each piece engages audience members of all ages and backgrounds.

Wahlund is a Grammy nominated, award-winning music educator, composer, and performer. He serves as the director of percussion at the College of DuPage and is a full-time instructor at the Northern Illinois University School of Music.

With special guests Laurel Oswald Clark, visual art and Sara Fruner, spoken word. 75 minutes.

https://www.facebook.com/events/360669831317645/

Mile Marker Zero by Ben Wahlund

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Music event in Key West, FL by The Studios of Key West on Saturday, July 13 2019

Sincerely,

Ben

Northern Illinois University – Instructor of Percussion

College of DuPage – Director of Percussion

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KWHS Band Summer Newsletter (Linked) & To Do List

Summer greetings!

Welcome to the 2019-20 KWHS Band! I am very excited to start a new year in a little less than 5 weeks, especially with new marching uniforms! Please click on the links below for our Newsletter with info about Band Camp, visit www.kwhsband.com if you are having trouble with the links.

*We still need housing for one clinician! This will be an enormous expense if we do not find a donated option. July 28 through August 10th for one person. Please contact me ASAP if you have a place (private lock-out type guest quarters etc.) that one our Central Florida based clinician can stay at for the duration of band camp. In the past we have had parents that have owned vacant rental properties or even have had hotel accommodations donated etc.

*To do for every band member and parents:

1. Read the Summer Newsletter PDF (the purpose of this email): https://www.keysschools.com/cms/lib/FL02202360/Centricity/Domain/1019/KWHS%20Band%20Summer%20Newsletter%202019.pdf

2. Complete ASAP: *Click this link to fill out the Marching Band Drill Spot Reservation Google Form before June 26th

3. Complete forms by Band Camp: *Click below, print, fill out and return to the BAND OFFICE on the first day of camp.

a.Form 1 Consent For Treatment (notarized)

b.Form 2 Insurance Information (you must have insurance or purchase a school plan below)

c.*If you are uninsured (do Not have health insurance), please purchase a student policy by clicking here, include a printout of the policy with this form-the basic policy is $21.40.*

(Must wait until after July 1 to sign up for this school year.)

d. Permission to go off campus for lunch during band camp (last page of the newsletter).

Finally, if you are having trouble getting in touch with me, use Remind messaging or keywesthsband as the school email sometimes blocks outside emails.

Best,

Gary Hernandez

Director of Bands

Key West High School

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*Please share the newsletter/email below with new band members that you know, we do not have email addresses for some of our new members (this message will also go out via Remind txts and will be on our blog https://kwhsband.wordpress.com ). Anyone can still joinband, please have them contact me via email, especially those interested in Colorguard. Links below for newsletter and medical forms in case your email program does not allow truncated hyperlinks.

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End of the Year Rehearsals & Performances Information

Good morning,

Please see below for reminders and specifics for the upcoming Jazz Band performance, graduation rehearsal and performance, and Navy ceremony and performance:

*Saturday, May 25th, Jazz Band Performance on Duval St. **Take your instrument home on Friday, the band room will not be open on Saturday.** Unload truck and setup at 4:30pm, wear your concert attire. Everyone, please share: The Key West High School Jazz Band will be performing two sets on the 600 block of Duval Street this Saturday, May 25th, from 6:00-8:00pm for the Mall on Duval. This is in front of Cowboy Bill’s facing Wyland Galleries, plenty of parking at the Fire Station on Simonton Street one block away. Parents, a cooler of 30 iced waters will be appreciated, this can go on the truck Friday.

*May 30th Graduation/Navy rehearsal at Tommy Roberts Memorial Stadium (Kennedy Drive) starting promptly at 5:00pm for Navy performers and 5:45pm for everyone else to join in. All of Symphonic Band, Wind Ensemble, and Percussion be set up and ready to play by 5:45 after the Navy group runs all music. The rehearsal will be over before 6:45pm for the band. Officers, please arrive by 4:30pm to setup the chairs/stands/tents. All, please remember your instrument/music for these events as we are in final exams and you may not have band on Thursday. Parents, we will need iced bottles of water for about 60 people for two nights.

*May 31st Graduation Performance. Report by 7:00pm to change into your marching uniform, *wear your white shoes and white socks. The length of the ceremony is undetermined, it starts at 8:00pm and will conclude between 9:15-9:45pm or so. We will need help unloading the equipment at the band room after the ceremony.

*Check-in for School Owned Instruments will occur at the high school directly after graduation or on Monday/Tuesday. If you are taking home your instrument for the summer, you will need to do another form labeled Summer 2019 for summer check-out.

*June 6th Navy Change of Command Ceremony: report to the band room by 8:00am, all students are wearing their Marching Uniform, departing for NAS Boca Chica at 8:15am. Ceremony starts at 10:00am, we play before, during and after the ceremony. We will be back at KWHS sometime around 12:30pm. Please join the Remind group @eventhelp texted to 81010 for this performance.

Thank you,

Gary Hernandez

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KWHS Band Icebreaker Wednesday, May 22 @ 6:30pm

*Parents/Students/Directors: Please forward this message to all 8th grade band students and those interested in Colorguard. Everyone is welcome and encouraged to attend.*

Please join us on Wednesday, May 22nd, at 6:30pm for our Key West High School Band Program Icebreaker. If you are unable to attend, please let me know.

*If you would like to audition for Wind Ensemble (not required), please prepare as many major scales as you can in the Florida All State Pattern.

Icebreaker Info (Flyer)

Attention All New & Returning Band Members!

What: The Key West High School Band annual meet and greet Icebreaker. There will be a brief information session in the auditorium about the KWHS band program, 2019 marching show, possible international travel and fundraising followed by a meet and greet Dinner in the Cafeteria for new and returning band members, including all parents. Please come to get to know each other.

Who: All new and returning band members, all parents, and anyone interested in joining band including Colorguard (no band experience required).

When: Wednesday, May 22nd 6:30-8:00pm

Where: Auditorium to start and the Cafeteria for dinner at KWHS.

Prospective members/parents:

Sign up to receive txt messages by texting:

@bandkwhs to # 81010

And/or send an email to:

bandkwhs

This Google Calendar includes all dates for the 2019-2020 year and the Required Marching Band Camp for all members July 30-August 9 (slightly earlier for percussion/colorguard):

www.KWHSBand.com

Looking forward to it!

Gary Hernandez

Director of Bands

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Band Parent Meeting Monday at 6:00pm (May 20th)

Good afternoon,

It is that time of year again. We will be meeting in the band room at 6:00pm, Monday, May 20th to discuss and nominate band parent/booster officers. We greatly appreciate any help! We will also discuss a proposition for international travel next year. Please let me know if you are unable to attend but would like to be considered for a position.

Thanks!

Gary Hernandez

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Band Boosters

WE NEED YOU!!! We cannot do this without the help of our wonderful parents. When you become involved you will quickly see how Band is quite the microcosm of the “real” world. If you have any skills or experience in virtually any area we can use your help! A simple list of areas we need help in during a given year: bookkeeping, carpentry, welding, handy man, manual labor, cooking, lea son, translating, data entry, editing, copying, organizing, sewing, public relations, video, truck driving, chaperoning, moving, moving, and moving.

Whether it is the beginning of the year during marching band or towards the end during our band banquet, it is never too late or early to get involved! If you can only help at the event itself, let us know, if you want to actually plan the event let us know too! The more help we get the better and more efficient our program will be come!

The good souls who have graciously given their time to the band program this year:

KWHS Band Booster Officers
Please remember that all parents are Boosters. There are no special membership requirements, just help when you can.

President (Band Booster Coordinator)
Oversees all booster activities and keeps the band director up-to-date on the status of all projects/jobs by regularly communicating with all booster titled volunteers. Recruits, trains, organizes, and secures chaperones/volunteers for all band events. Updates all committee chairs regularly on volunteer status in Charms for each event.

Bookkeeper (Treasurer)
Enters all monetary transactions into Charms Financial database and assists with the band director with money deposits.

Forms Manager
Enters, tracks, and manages all collected student forms in Charms databases.

Fundraising Coordinator (Ways & Means)
Assists the band director in planning fundraising activities, establishing a budget, filling out required MCSD paperwork, & carrying out all efforts to raise funds. Compiles a list of all sponsors for poster and thank you letter distribution.

Brick Sales Manager
Processes brick forms to place orders quarterly or more often.

Sponsorship & Concert Ad Managers
Prepares the concert Ad Program and compiles a list of businesses for acknowledgement. Creates PowerPoint, sets up projector and projects concert advertisements at all concerts.

Uniform Coordinators
Marching
Assists in fitting all students for marching uniforms and coordinates hemming efforts.
Concert
Assists in fitting all students for concert uniforms and placing orders.

Equipment Coordinator
Directly assists with and coordinates the logistics associated with the moving of all equipment throughout the school year.

Community Liaison (Public Relations)
Communicates band events and achievements to local press and the community.

Hospitality Coordinator
Solicits food donations from local merchants and band parents for all band events involving special guests, performers, or clinicians. Coordinates the end of the year Band Banquet.

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