The WLC 2013 Collage Concert Featuring Central Bands, Orchestras, and Choirs will be held
Tues and Wed, Dec 17 and 18. 7:00 pm in the auditorium.
Reserved Tickets go on sale December 3 at www.wlcstickets.com for $5 each. Don't wait...these shows sell out!
FALL CONCERT TESTING SCHEDULE 2013
Students will be allowed to re-take any playing test within 1 week of the assigned test. To facilitate this, the retakes need to be done on Smart Music when possible. Students may play for Mr. Rogers right after school on one of the school computers, however, in the midst of marching band season his availability directly after school is minimal. Students may also submit the retake from home via Smart Music if that is more convenient.
No one will be forced to get Smart Music personally as we have 2 computers at school with the program on it. It is, however, very convenient and helpful.
The deadline for ordering Smart Music at the reduced school price ($34.00) is Friday, 9-20-13.
In addition to the schedule below, there will be a Benchmark Assessment which will take place the week after the concert.
WLCMB would like to present to Choir, Band and Orchestra students the 2014 WLCMB Scholarship application. This is for students who want to further their education in their particular music field. Scholarship money cannot be used for membership fees or trips. It is open to all Freshman – Seniors for this current school year. We will be accepting applications till November 15th. Scholarship money will be based upon the number of applications received. Students who are awarded a scholarship will have from now till June 30, 2014 to claim the scholarship. It will work like years past, once a student is awarded a scholarship they would turn in their receipts for payment.
Smart Music is one of the most efficient practice tools on the market. With Smart Music, you can play your part with accompaniment, while SmartMusic’s suite of interactive practice tools assists with fingerings, slide and string positions, tuning and more. You can then submit your practice piece online to your director for grading and feedback.
SOLO & ENSEMBLE FESTIVAL
The MSBOA (Michigan School Band and Orchestra Association) sponsors an annual "festival" in which students can choose to play in either a solo or ensemble performance. Students are responsible for selecting, securing, and practicing their own music on their own time.
SOLO & ENSEMBLE FESTIVAL 2014
January 31 & February 1, 2014
APPLICATIONS ARE DUE OCTOBER 18, 2013
SCORING:Each student or group of students is evaluated by one judge and rated on a scale of 1 to 5 with 1 being the highest rating possible. Students or groups that earn a rating of 1 (or "Superior") are qualified for State Solo & Ensemble Festival which is held in March. The basic structure of State Solo & Ensemble Festival is the same as District. Soloists in grades 10 through 12 must perform Proficiency Exams which include scales and sight reading. Participating students that earn a rating of 1 or 2 at District or State Festivals are eligible to purchase medals.
Concert Band and Orchestra Uniforms
If you have any questions about Band and Orchestra uniforms, please contact Terri Jenkins-Bryce, Concert Attire Coordinator, at email@example.com