Dear Wildcat Band Families, This week, the band is going on the 2023 Band Ski Trip! The Wildcat Band is heading up this Friday night 3/17, for a nice full day of skiing on Saturday, 3/18. We have 41 students attending the trip, all with varying skill levels. Many of the students coming up with us will be trying to ski/snowboard for the first time – taking lessons that will set them up for a full day on the slopes. Pats Peak reported today that they received 30 inches of snow yesterday… they must have knew we were coming... Students will get back to WHS by 6:00 on Saturday, 3/18.
With the end of the year slowly approaching, we have auditions for both concert and jazz band coming up! Our concert band auditions are for solos in the upcoming spring concert and will be held on Thursday, March 16th in class. The next auditions are for jazz band in the 2023-2024 school year. The audition music is posted in the HS & 8th Grade Google Classroom, and the audition date is TBD. Make sure you practice before auditions! Best of luck to all band members auditioning in the upcoming few months.
The band has some performances in the next two months that we have been working toward! The jazz band will be performing in the Pops Concert on Thursday, March 30th. This concert will be at 7:00 PM in the Joanne Benton Auditorium at Wilmington High School auditorium (tickets will be sold at the door, however, students may purchase tickets in advance through Mr. Ferrara). We will also be hosting our first annual (surprise) guest artist that will be playing on two songs! Our Concert Band performance will be on May 2nd in the Wilmington High School Gymnasium. This concert will feature all Wilmington Band Students, ranging from grade 4 to 12. We are looking forward to seeing you at all of our upcoming performances!!
Lastly, do not forget to buy raffle tickets for our calendar fundraiser. They are $5 for one, or $10 for three. Reach out to any high school band member to purchase your tickets!