Good Evening Wall of Sound, Here are just a couple of updates for this weekend and for the WSMA State Marching Band Championships at UW-Whitewater, next weekend. Friday: AM full show run through. Pep Rally, WoS Practice 2:45-5:30. Homecoming Game with a full show performance. Please wear your show shirts on Friday. Homecoming Pep Rally. The Wall of Sound plays at the beginning of the pep rally, as everyone enters the gym. Wall of Sound members are excused from their 5th period class or 3rd lunch at 12:15. At that time, to to the band room, get your instruments and report to the gym. When we are done playing, you can put your instruments in the aux. Gym hall and go sit with your grades. Keep an eye on the marker board in the hallway for updates. Football GameWe will perform our normal pregame pep band tunes. At half-time, we will perform the entire show, with pedestals and props for the crowd. It will be a great chance to show the home crowd what we have been doing at the competitions. During the 3rd quarter, parents are invited to the band area for pictures. It is a great chance to get a few while in uniform. After half-time, bring your camera and get the pictures. We will play a 5th quarter after the game. Saturday: Homecoming Dance- No Wall of Sound. Sunday - Ft. Atkinson Schedule We practice at 10:00 on Sunday morning before traveling to Ft. Atkinson. This is our final competition before the State Marching Band Championships. Both Oak Creek and Waukesha West will there. Here is a link to the schedule. https://docs.google.com/document/d/1VEIwAllFtbecV284C3PSr1w78UbnnrGAnnybVY036Pg/edit?usp=sharing Things you will need for Sunday include -Long Black Socks, White Gloves, Shorts, and tshirt. As the temperature gets cooler, you may wear leggings, tights, long underwear or another form fitting clothing under the band pants. You should not wear jeans or other baggy pants. -Sack lunch. We will have a lunch break before getting into uniform and onto the bus. There are people in the band with nut/food allergies. Please keep that in mind when packing your lunch and stay away from peanut butter. For more spectator information on the Fort Atkinson Tournament of Bands, please visit their website at www.fortatkinsonmusic.org The WSMA State Marching Band Championships. We are very close to ending our competitive season. Please review the schedule. It is a long and late night. We will change out of uniform at UW-Whitewater and you will need to bring clothes to change into after we are done. WSMA State Marching Band Schedule. https://docs.google.com/document/d/1XrO86Ipph4qkYKiRxPz8-WglLSd6iED3zhcevK7GpOk/edit?usp=sharing 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.
Ft. Atkinson Tournament of BandsSunday, October 9, 2016Timeline10:00am Report time to GHS. and practice on back practice field.11:30 Break for dinner, uniforms, truck loading. You will need to pack a brown bag lunch. Remember that there is no eating in uniform.12:30 Load Busses and Depart1:30 Arrive at Ft. Atkinson High School 925 Lexington Blvd!Fort Atkinson, WI 535382:15 Warm Up on Practice Field3:10 Leave for the stadium (walking)3:30 PERFORMANCE TIME3:45 Watch Waukesha West, Oak Creek and Ft. Atkinson from visitor bleachers 4:30 Awards5:00 Load Busses and Go Home6:00 Arrive at GHS, Unload, Go Home 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. Fort Atkinson Tournament of Bands is our last regular competition that begins at 1:00. Germantown parents usually try to sit around the “far 40 yard line.” Tickets are $10 for everyone. Gates open at noon. More information can be found at www.fortatkinsonmusic.org Directions from Milwaukee Take Interstate 94 west from Milwaukee to the Johnson Creek exit. Turn left onto Hwy 26 (south). Continue on 26 through Johnson Creek and Jefferson. Go past Business 26 and continue on Hwy 26 to the Hwy 12 exit. At the bottom of the ramp, turn left onto Hwy 12 to Lexington Blvd. Turn left onto Lexington Blvd. to enter the high school campus.
2016 Wall of Sound CalendarDate Day Event Where Time10/9/16 Sunday Marching Competition Ft. Atkinson 10/12/16 Wednesday Rehearsal GHS 6:30-9:0010/14/16 Friday Rehearsal GHS 2:45-5:3010/15/16 Saturday WSMA State Marching Band UW-WW - Evening. 10/21/16 Friday WIAA Playoff FB Game TBA 10/28/16 Friday Wall Indoor Showcase GHS 11/23/16 Wednesday KMS Performance KMS 7:30-10:20 a.m.SPECTATOR INFORMATION - Gates for spectators will open at 12:00 PM, and opening ceremonies begin at 12:55 PM. Tickets--All tickets are $10 ARRIVAL AND PARKING - Bus & trailer parking will be in the parking lot on the south side of the High School. Spectator parking will be on the north & west side of the high school. Your entourage will be greeted at the entrance to the parking area and be directed from there. All staff, students and chaperones on buses will be stamped at the time of arrival to get in to the show free of charge. Locker rooms will be provided for your changing needs. There are restrooms in the commons area of the HS as well. Please do NOT use these for changing into uniforms. CONCESSIONS - will open approximately an hour before the show begins, and will have a wide variety of food and beverages. Rocky's Pizza - $3 Walking Tacos - $3 Hot Dogs - $2 Nachos - $2 Candy - $1 Popcorn - $1Spaghetti O's - $1 Pickles - $1 Coffee - $1Hot Chocolate - $1 Soda - $1 Water - $1 Gatorade - $2**Must buy tickets for food - $1 per ticket. SHOUT-OUTS - Have a special announcement made for you marching member before they perform for $3. See the booth by concessions to purchase yours!! 50/50 Raffle - buy a raffle ticket 1 for $1 or 6 for $5. The winner of the random draw gets 50% of the money raised by ticket sales.
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 and they will have souvenir sweatshirts for sale. 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