Woodwind Symposium

Woodwind Symposium at the U. of M.

Hello everyone,

Above is a flyer from the University of Memphis, and below is a message from Dr. Robyn Jones, Doctor of Clarinet Studies:

    I wanted to make sure you and your students know about our upcoming Woodwind Symposium on Sep 8.  We have guest artists on each instrument, and there is an evening recital at 7:30 pm.  For reed players, the owner of the “Reed Geek” tool will give a class on reed adjusting. There will also be various lectures and a mass woodwind reading session with Dr. Nguyen.  It should be a great day!
Students can register here:
It’s only $10 for the whole day plus the evening concert. 
This is a fantastic opportunity for woodwind players of any level.  The chance to hear performances and attend clinics with musicians of this caliber is a rare opportunity, especially at the price listed.
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Car Wash Fundraiser information

Hello Everyone,

I am announcing three car washes for the following Saturdays:  8/11 8-1 (I have to leave at 1pm), 8/25 8-3, and 9/1 8-3.  These are all days that are also dependent upon the weather, so please help watch for poor weather.  I am unable to do the 18th because of a meeting with WTSBOA and because the soccer team is doing a car wash at the school on that day.

Students typically show for a couple of hours, although some stay a majority of the day, and help to wash cars in our parking lot outside the band room.  Some students will be on the street corners with signs collecting money and bringing cars into the lot.  If any parents are willing and able to help monitor or simply help supply any amount of soap, it is very helpful.  We typically have 10-20 kids at a time having a great time washing cars.  We have made over $800 in the past per car wash so this is a great opportunity for our program.

This is not mandatory but a volunteer function.  However, most of the band tends to show up.  If you have any questions, please reach out and let me know.