Welcome to Band 2018
Greetings future members and parents of the Wade Hampton Marching Generals!
Thank you for your interest in our band! The Wade Hampton Band program is the fastest growing and highest achieving marching band in Greenville County, and we are very excited that you will be joining our family! The marching band is the school's largest group, and we see ourselves as a large family, as well as the largest set of school spirit leaders. We provide entertainment and lead school spirit at all home football games, pep rallies, and even at basketball games. Beyond the school, the band is a very competitive ensemble, earning an ever-growing number of awards. In this e-mail, you will find important dates, information, as well as list of frequently asked questions to provide you with as much information as possible.
(also found on http://www.whhsbands.com/calendar)
Band Boosters Parent Meeting - April 12 - 6 PM
We'd love for new parents to begin attending our monthly meetings. Usually held on the first Tuesday of the month, this meeting was moved for Spring Break.
Color Guard Auditions - April 10, 17, 24 - 4 to 6 PM
All individuals who wish to participate in the 2018 color guard program should be in attendance at these auditions unless excused by Mr. Pace prior to this date.
Spring Band Clinic - May 12 - 9 AM to 6 PM
All students who wish to participate in the 2018 Marching Band must attend this Spring Camp unless excused by Mr. Pace prior to this date. Lunch will be provided.
We will introduce all students to basic marching fundamentals, assign our “big brother/big sister” buddies, work on our fundamental music exercises, and even play some of the 2018 show music!
Parent info session for Band 2018 - May 12 - 5 to 6 PM
All parents, especially new parents, are invited to come for the last hour of Spring Camp when we will go over important information that parents need to know and discuss what to expect with Marching Band 2018.
SUMMER DATES COMING SOON - including band camp schedule, two weeks required for all band members.
KEEP IN TOUCH!
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FAQ for those new to band
(also found on http://www.whhsbands.com/faq) Do I have to participate in marching band? Yes, marching band is required of all students in the Wade Hampton Band Program. The only students who are exempt from this requirement are students that participate in football and fall competition cheer. Can I still play a fall sport and participate in marching band? Yes! You can participate in any fall sport except for football or competition cheer. We are able to work scheduling conflicts with all other fall sports! Do I have to attend the football games? Yes, we perform at all home football games. What are the dates for contests? The dates for our contests have not been finalized yet. We anticipate 2 SaturdayContests in September and 3 Saturday Contests in October Do I need to provide my own instrument? We will provide all marching specific instruments (i.e. percussion instruments, marching brass instruments, and color guard equipment). We ask that you bring your own woodwind instruments. What class do I sign up for? All color guard members should be signed up for Color Guard 1 and 2 All percussion members should be signed up for Percussion classes
*Freshman – Percussion 1 and 2 *Sophomores – Percussion 3H and 4H *Juniors – Percussion 5H and 6H *Seniors – Percussion 7H and 8H
All wind members should be signed up for Instrumental Music: Band
*Freshman - Instrumental Music: Band 1 and 2 *Sophomores - Instrumental Music: Band 3H and 4H *Juniors - Instrumental Music: Band 5H and 6H *Seniors - Instrumental Music: Band 7H and 8H