Good Evening Wall of Sound Members and Families,
I promised to keep you updated if more information becomes available. That lasted only one day. Hopefully, I won’t be sending one every day. Wall of Sound Indoor Showcase and Banquet--The link is updated for access to everyoneThe Wall of Sound Showcase is on Friday, October 28. Like last year, we will also have the Wall of Sound Banquet on the same night. The main dish will catered by Bunzels, with salads and dessert provided by students and families. (Freshmen and Juniors bring a salad, Sophomores and Seniors bring a dessert). This is a great opportunity to celebrate the Wall of Sound season. The cost for the banquet is Wall of Sound Members are free. Family and Friends attending are $5.00. We do need a count for the banquet. Here is a link to the RSVP.http://bit.ly/2dEtoN5 Color Guard Workshop.The color guard has done a fantastic job this year. The color guard workshop gives people a chance to try out the color guard. Marie Burnham and the current color guard will instruct the basic flag and dance techniques they use in the show. Rehearsals are 6:00-8:00 pm on October 18, 24, and 26. They will perform on the Wall of Sound Indoor Showcase. An information flyer and registration is attached. Video from Fort AtkinsonHere is a link to the video of our performance on Sunday. It is an mp4 format video. I encourage you to watch it twice. The first time, just to enjoy your performance. The second time with a critical eye. Can you find something for you to improve?https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B4hj-Den261CbVFwTHJLVjVZV0k/view?usp=sharing Schedule for the Week. Please wear your band clothing, including any DCI apparel you have this week. Tuesday-Run-through on Part 3Wednesday-Run-through on Part 1 -Rehearsal at stadium 6:30-9:00Thursday-Full Show Run-through - If you were in WoS last year, wear your Lessons of Life shirt.Friday- AM Full Show Run through-Wear your show shirt. -After school-Practice 2:45-5:30. Saturday- 11:30 practice. 6:30 pm performance at UW-Whitewater. -A full schedule is listed below. Here is a link to the schedule.https://docs.google.com/document/d/1XrO86Ipph4qkYKiRxPz8-WglLSd6iED3zhcevK7GpOk/edit?usp=sharing It is a very late night and we will probably return to GHS about 12:30 am.
WSMA State Marching Band Sweatshirts are very popular item to purchase. In past years, they have run out at the festival. They have made some changes and this is what was sent to me. SWEATSHIRT ORDERING will be online ONLY. Please link this information to your band. https://uw-whitewater-web.ungerboeck.com/reg/regp1form.aspx?oc=10&ct=FULLREG&eventid=6005.Sweatshirts will be $30, which includes tax and shipping. Orders will be taken throughTuesday, October 18. The sweatshirts will be ordered on October 19. They will arrive here about November 7. They will be sorted and shipped to you at your school with a list of who has ordered what. Bands will receive a list of who ordered what size. Individuals should make their own order. The Office of Camps and Conferences has set this up to so that people can use credit cards and we have one less item to worry about at the show. This system is set-up for individuals to order.
Wisconsin State Music AssociationState Marching Band ChampionshipsSaturday, October 15, 2016 Timeline11:30 Practice on back practice field.2:00 Break for a snack, uniforms, truck loading. You will need to pack a brown bag lunch. Remember that there is no eating in uniform.3:00 Load Busses and Depart5:00 Arrive at UW-Whitewater Campus. Perkins Stadium. 910 Schwager Dr. Whitewater, WI 531905:30 Warm Up on a UW-Whitewater Practice Field6:15 At the Gate6:30 PERFORMANCE TIME7:00 Group photo in the DLK Kachel Fieldhouse 7:30 Return to busses, change out of uniforms, pack instruments, enter stadium. Watch remaining AA bands like Merrill, Greendale, Sauk Prairie, and Ft. Atkinson10:00 UW-Whitewater Marching Band10:15 Awards11:00 Load Busses and Go Home12:30 Arrive at GHS, Unload, Go Home and sleep. Uniform: We will wear the full uniform for the performance. Including white gloves, black socks. Under the uniform, you need to wear gym shorts and a sleeved t-shirt. WSMA State Marching Band Championships: This is a great highlight of Wisconsin High School Marching. Performing at Perkins Stadium, in front of thousands of appreciative spectators is a great thrill. The concession stand is open with hot dogs, brats, nachos, etc... Ticket prices are $14/adults, $7.00/children ages 6-17 and senior citizens, children under 5 are free. WSMA State Marching Band AAAA Band Performance Schedule.5:15 Hudson High School (Critique Only)5:30 Chippewa Falls High School5:45 Greenfield High School6:00 Franklin High School6:15 Mukwonago High School6:30 Germantown Wall of Sound6:45 Waukesha West High School7:00 Hamilton High School-Sussex7:15 Oak Creek High School 7:30 WSMA Class AAA Champion