Wind Ensemble State MPA-May 2nd

Good afternoon,

We are excited to share our state MPA concert program with adjudicators and an

audience at Florida International University on Friday, May 2nd.

Please be prompt and follow the directions below:



at Key West High School by 5:45am. Buses will load at this time

and depart promptly at 6:00am. If you require a pick up at the Big Pine

CVS or Sugarloaf Lodge, please email me ASAP by 3:00pm on Thursday. You

will be riding in the van or short bus if you will be picked up on SL (6:18am)





must ride the school district transportation to the event. If parents are

picking up their student after the event concludes, an email or written note

needs to be given to the director before departure from KWHS. The student

and parent must see Mr. Hernandez before leaving the performance location-we

need to account for everyone. If the parent does not pick up the student

before our scheduled departure time, the student will return to KWHS with the

group. Students may be dropped off at Sugarloaf or Big Pine on our return

trip and must request this from their chaperone/driver, the vehicle will not

stop otherwise.



as much of your uniform as you can be comfortable in on the bus and be able to

change on the bus. There is no location for us to store cases/personal

items or change. Cases will be left on the bus.



not forget your music or any part of your functioning instrument.



$10 or so to purchase lunch at FIU.



must be in warm-up by 10:00am. The performance is at 10:30am.



will be listening to several bands and begin our return around 2:00pm.


forward to it!



§ Florida

International University-

Wertheim Performing Arts Center

§ Map to the Wertheim Performing Arts Center


From West and South (Homestead and South Dade) Take 826


and Exit on Coral Way. Proceed West (left) to SW 107th


and turn right. Turn left at SW 16th Street onto FIU


At the traffic circle, take the 3rd exit onto SW 17th ST, you will need to turn

LEFT at Stop Sign in order to access Lot #5.

§ Turn left into

Parking Lot 5.Campus Map

§ Room Map

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Wind Ensemble Concert, Thursday 4-24

Good afternoon,

We have our PreMPA Concert tomorrow, Thursday on 4-24. Students need to be on stage ready to play by 6:30pm, performance starts at 7:00pm. This will be a very short concert in preparation for State MPA. We will conclude before 7:30pm. No concession but donations will be accepted.

We still have the need for one additional van driver. Also, please let me know if you are traveling in your own vehicle and can take equipment. It is going to be very tight to fit everyone on one bus and two vans with equipment.


Gary Hernandez

Jazz Band: Monday After School

Good morning,

Tim Mayer will be here on Monday 4-21 after school to run an improv clinic for our jazz band students. We will begin at 2:45pm and go until 5:00pm or so. Please let me know if you have an unavoidable conflict. We don’t get many opportunities like this.


Gary Hernandez

Wind Ensemble-May 10th

Good afternoon,

We have been asked to perform for the commissioning ceremony for another Coast Guard cutter on May 10th, 11:00am. Please let me know if you will be UNABLE to attend this.

For those of you that played last time, we will have lunch sometime next week provided by the Navy League. We will discuss this tomorrow during class.

We still need two van drivers for our State MPA trip to FIU on May 2nd. I will be driving the bus and we will need two vans to accommodate the 60 students and chaperones attending the trip. Please sign-up here:

Gary Hernandez

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State MPA: Wind Ensemble on May 2nd

Good afternoon,

We now have a date and time for our State Concert MPA for Wind Ensemble. May 2nd 10:00am at FIU in Miami. We will be leaving c. 6:00am and returning by 5:30pm or so. We will need at least two approved van drivers for this trip and a few bus chaperons. Please signup here:

If you sign up to be a driver, I will email you the paperwork. Please have a clear license.

Thank you,

Gary Hernandez

Music Man Servicing Keys Schools

Good afternoon,


back from Spring Break! Music Man Inc. will be servicing the Lower Keys

music programs since MacArthur’s has closed for permanently. They

will be making trips to Key West High School every other week or as needed based on

orders/repairs. I have included links to PDFs of their accessories catalog (take about 25%+ off of the prices in this) and their instrument

rental flyer below. They of course do repairs as well. Music Man

Inc. is a large and successful family owned business that serves many schools

in South/East Florida and has been doing so for more than 37 years.

Parents and students: call the 1-800

number to place orders and let them know which school you are at, the

item(s)/instruments/repairs will be delivered/picked up on their next run or

you can pay a small shipping fee to get it sooner. You’ll find that their

prices are competitive and selection to be immense. Click on the price

list for their discounted retail prices.

*Please consult Mr. Hernandez on the brand and model if you plan on buying an instrument.*

Music Man Accessories Catalogue (at least 25% off of these prices)

Phone number 1-800-785-5367

Music Man Price List (Includes instrument prices-rental vs. purchase)

Music Man Rental Program Flyer


Gary Hernandez

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