Our Beginning and Advanced Band students in the 4th and 5th grades at both the North and West Intermediate Schools are preparing for a busy Spring!! These students will be participating in special rehearsals as well as the Spring Band Festival and Wilmington Memorial Day Parade in May.
Information packets with permission slips have been sent home with every student. Please review the information very carefully in the packet and be sure to return the permission slip, shirt order, and ticket order form to your child’s school by MONDAY, APRIL 28, 2014.
You may download the permission slips here if they have been misplaced.
Advanced Band Permission Slip :ADV Band spring perm slip 2014
Beginning Band Permission Slip: BEG Band Spring perm slip 2014
Important dates to remember:
Monday, May 12, 2014 1:15 – 4:00 PM – ADVANCED Band rehearsal at the Middle School. Parents must pick up their children from the middle school band room at 4:00 PM.
Tuesday, May 20, 2014 9:15 – 11:15 AM BEGINNING AND ADVANCED Band dress rehearsal at the Shriners Auditorium. Students will be bussed to and from their schools for this rehearsal. Concert tickets and band t-shirts will be distributed. Beginning percussionists must bring their entire drum kit (snare drum, drum stand, drum pad, sticks) and band folders.
6:30 PM – All Band students report to the Shriners Auditorium for warm up and rehearsal. Please leave early enough to find parking and be on time!!
7:00 – 8:00 PM Wilmington Spring Band Festival featuring all of the band students in WPS in grades 4 -12.
Thursday, May 22, 2014 1:30 – 3:30 PM – Elementary Marching Band rehearsal – All beginning and advanced band students who are marching in the Memorial Day Parade will travel from their school to the Middle School for this rehearsal. The North students will travel via bus, and we will wait for those students who are returning from their 4th grade field trip. Students must wear sneakers and a cap or sunglasses (we’ll be working outside) and should bring their instruments, lyres and parade music. Advanced percussionists must bring their drumsticks, and Beginning percussionists should NOT bring any percussion equipment. Parents must pick up their students from the Middle School at 3:30 PM.
Monday, May 26, 2014 9:30 – 11:45 AM Wilmington Memorial Day Parade – All band students will meet at 9:30 AM in front of the Lowell 5 Cent Savings Bank at Wilmington Plaza (please be on time as Rt. 38 is closed for the parade by 9:45 AM). The parade will begin at 10:00 AM. The Elementary Marching Band is usually in division III of the parade. Parents will pick up their children from the 4th of July Building at 11:30. Students will wear sneakers, shorts, and their band t-shirts. They may wear sunglasses. They should bring their instruments, parade music, and lyres. They will leave their instrument cases in the car. Advanced percussionists will bring their sticks and Beginning percussionists should not bring anything as they will be supplied with their equipment.