Sunday, January 10, 2016

DISTRICT HONORS BAND RESULTS

Congratulations to the following students who were selected for the SCDBA Honors Band Clinic:

Symphonic Band

  • Thomas Giattino - Alto Sax 1st chair (qualifies for All-State audition)
  • Jacob Thompson - Trumpet 8th chair
  • Ruth Donadieu - Horn 1st chair (qualifies for All-State audition)
  • Davis Zakary - Horn 4th chair


Concert Band

  • Gracie Goldberg - Flute 8th chair
  • Timothy Cho - Oboe 1st chair
  • Emma Cressman - Alto Sax 1st chair
  • Nathan Kummerer - Euphonium 3rd chair


Students need to email Mr. Rogers immediately to receive clinic information.  mekelrogers@earthlink.net

Friday, January 01, 2016

JANUARY ANNOUNCEMENTS


  • Thank you everyone who donated to the Union County Humane Society at the 6th/7th Grade Concert.  $200 was raised and donated to the Humane Society.
  • 7th/8th Grade students auditioning for District Honors Band should meet in the cafeteria at South Point High School in Belmont, NC on Saturday, January 9th at 8:30am.  Do NOT register at the registration table (Mr. Rogers will register everyone and meet students in the cafeteria).  Auditions begin around 9:45am.  Students can leave after they audition.  Dress decently (no WMS uniform but nicer than jeans).  Results from the auditions will be sent to directors by Monday, January 11th.

SOUTH POINT HIGH SCHOOL
906 South Point Rd.
Belmont, NC 28012

Wednesday, December 02, 2015

DECEMBER ANNOUNCEMENTS

  • Concert Report Times:

6th Grade - 6:40pm
7th Grade - 6:50pm

8th Grade - 6pm if attending dinner
6:30pm if not attending dinner

  • Several band students will be at tables before the 6th/7th grade concert taking VOLUNTARY donations for the Union County Humane Society.  Please consider donating a dollar or two to this organization which does great work with animal rescue and pet adoption.

Friday, November 13, 2015

NOVEMBER ANNONCEMENTS


  • Please take note of the fall concert schedule posted on the top right hand side of the blog.
  • Also please review the appropriate attire for all concerts HERE
  • Thanks to everyone for participating in our GPS fundraiser.  We met our financial goals and will NOT have another fundraiser for the 2015-2016 school year!


Monday, September 28, 2015

OCTOBER ANNOUNCEMENTS

  • ALL fundraising money and unsold books are due OCTOBER 1ST.  Please have any checks made out to "WMS Band".  Prizes from the GPS company will be scheduled for later this month.
  • 8th Grade Band students will be playing with the Weddington High School Marching Warriors at the October 16th varsity football game.  Detailed information to follow soon.
  • Any 7th/8th Grade student auditioning for All-District Honors Band in January 2016 must turn in their $10 audition fee by October 30th.

Friday, September 04, 2015

SEPTEMBER ANNOUNCEMENTS

  • The WMS Band's ONE AND ONLY fundraiser for the year will run from September 18th to October 1st.  This fundraiser is CRUCIAL since the NC General Assembly has slashed the education budget severely.  Each student is asked to be responsible for selling FOUR GoPlaySave coupon books.  Each book sells for $30 and contains hundreds of coupons for the Weddington and surrounding area.  All profits go directly to the WMS Band program for the purchasing of music, equipment, supplies, school owned instruments, and guest artist instruction.  Donations are also accepted should parents wish their student to not participate in the coupon book fundraiser.
  • Practice records begin for 6th grade students on September 8th.  Students record their practice time at home and turn in a signed record every three weeks.  Practice records are always available in the band room and can also be downloaded on this website (link is on the right under "WMS Band Documents").

Tuesday, August 11, 2015

AUGUST ANNOUNCEMENTS

  • Welcome to the 2015-2016 School Year at Weddington Middle School.  Please make sure you bookmark this website and check it on a regular basis as most announcements will be made here.
  • Please refer to the SUPPLY LIST for information on what to have for the school year.
  • Instruments for 6th graders will not be handed out for the first two weeks to allow everyone to learn basic music theory and proper care of instruments before playing instruction begins.
  • 7th and 8th Graders should bring their instruments on the THIRD day of school.  They will need their folders on the SECOND day of school.