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Rehearsal Reminder – Remind codes

Hello everyone,

This is a reminder that we will not have practice this week from 3-8. All SCS teachers will be at In-Service this week. During this time, and during our content area District Learning Day, I will gather more information regarding the most updated guidelines for practices after school and procedures for games. At the moment, we are still scheduled to have practices after school from 2:30-5pm. We will be discussing in class our situation with game performance, whether in the stands, on the field, or both.

Masks need to be worn at all times when at school and this applies when entering the band room. The only time you would lower your mask is when you are playing in class. Please do not congregate in the back storage area this year as there is not enough room to effectively space out and keep each other safe. In the mornings, before and after school, you will still be required to wear a mask. Only when you leave campus will you able to take off your mask.

If you did not audition for band for this year but are still in band, even if we did not see you for band camp, you are being moved to Symphonic Band. This means your schedule may say another ensemble in PowerSchool but you will be reset to Symphonic Band. Unless you received notice from me that you are in Wind Ensemble or Jazz Band, please use the codes below to sign up for the class you are attending. Parents, the codes for parents is also available for updates per class.

Remind Codes: Symphonic Band(student) – @a743b; Symphonic Band Parents – @6h9e7; Wind Ensemble(student) – @8643g; Wind Ensemble Parents – @gcb63; Jazz Band(student) – @815cb5; Jazz Band Parents – @b6eh6; Color Guard (student and parent) – @wshscolor; Marching Band (student and parent) – @wshsmarch.

Parents, sign up for the parent remind for your child’s class, and the Marching Band as well. I send full group information there, especially during and after games. The student reminds are needed for every student so they are aware of event information and changes.

Return to camp

URGENT: At this time, after having talked to Mrs. Holland, and with a rise in the positive cases amongst those in attendance during band camp, recently, I am shutting down band camp. We will pick up were we left off and move forward once school starts.

I hope everyone is able to practice and print the music listed on this site for Stand Tunes and the Field Show. Special consideration needs to be given to the following pieces of music: Star Spangled Banner, Tigers, Fight Song (On Wisconsin), Maximum Strength Warm-up, No Roots, High Hopes, Victorious, and Take it to the Street. We will save a lot of time when we return if everyone can spend time each day working on this music. I hope everyone is safe and well and I look forward to seeing and working with all of you soon.

Mr. Sims

Join our Boosters

More than ever, our children need our aid. Please consider joining the Band Boosters as we strive to provide the opportunities for all students to excel and enjoy being a band member. Being in the band is more than just learning creative skills; it is the entrance into a much broader family. All young families need parental leadership to help guide and nurture each student so they may be as successful as possible.

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Band Camp 2021-22

  • July 19-20, 2021 – 8am-4pm (both days) Officers, Section Heads and Section Leader Days, Band setup
  • This only applies to Band Officers and Section Heads/Leaders
  • July 21-23, 2021 – 7:30am-5:00pm – Percussion and Color Guard
  • This applies to all percussionists and all students wishing to be a part of the Color Guard (may be a band member)
    • Percussion placements will take place during these days
    • For information on auditions for Color Guard, please reach out to me
  • July 21, 2021 – 7:30am-5:00pm – Freshman-Sophomore Orientation and Introduction
  • July 22-23, 2021 – 7:30am-5:00pm – Full Band
  • All students will receive Full Band Uniforms and marching instruments (if needed)
  • July 26-30, 2021 – 7:30am-5:00pm – Band Camp Full Band
  • August 2-6 (School In-Service days) – 2:30pm-8pm – Full Band
  • August 6, 2016 – 5pm-8pm – Band Family Picnic and Preview Show
  • August 9 – School Starts(?)
  • Practices are Tuesday and Thursday (2:30-5pm)
  • Games Friday night (Typically, call time will be 5pm in the band room to prepare for the game and board the busses)
  • Currently, I am still working on the game schedule and will have that settled soon. This will also be reflected in band fees.
  • These practices will go until the season ends which is dependent upon how the team does during playoffs.