Walter L. Sickles High School Bands

HOME OF THE GRYPHONS  ~  7950 Gunn Highway, Tampa FL  33626

HOME OF THE GRYPHONS  ~  7950 Gunn Highway, Tampa FL  33626

Florida Bandmasters Association - District 7

Director of Bands: Keith A. Griffis   |    Principal: Mary Freitas

 

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MARCHING BAND AND COLORGUARD HANDBOOKS - 2019-2020 

 

DIRECTOR'S UPDATE - NOVEMBER 15, 2019

Wall of Sound Families,


Please read below for some updates and reminders for the coming weeks!


Chic Fil A Band Spirit Night - Please make plans to join us and support our Sickles Band Program with Spirit night at Chic Fil a THIS MONDAY, 11/18 at the Water Ave Chic Fil A. Our spirit night will be from 5-9pm — you need only to present the attached flyer and indicate you are there in support of the Sickles band and a percentage of your food purchase will go back to our program. Additionally, our Sickles Jazz Bands will be performing in the parking lot beginning at 6pm. You won't want to miss this — please help spread the word!


FSU Band Day reminder T-Shirts for this event were passed out today — students should plan to wear these along with some warmer clothing for our trip to Tallahassee tomorrow. As a reminder, students/parents attending should be on the bus no later than 4:45am. We will return to Tampa at approx. 7pm.


Picture Day Thursday, 11/21 is our Band Picture Day. Students will have their photos taken for our composite throughout each of the classes. Families wishing to purchase photos may send the order form in with their student that day (forms went home last week — extras can be gotten from Mr. Griffis' office).


Sickles Winter Band Concert Our Winter Concert is shaping up to be a GREAT event — please mark your calendars and invite friends and family to join us in the Sickles Auditorium on Dec. 12th for our concert! The concert will include performance every student in the band program including Sensations, Jazz Ensembles, and Concert Ensembles.


GO GRYPHONS! Mr. Griffis

FSU BAND DAY - NOVEMBER 16, 2019

November 11, 2019


The following info is for students/parents attending FSU Band Day this Saturday, 11/16


As kickoff has been announced for 12pm, we will need to get a (very) early start to Tallahassee. Please see the updated itinerary below. It is crucial that all students arrive on time – the buses will depart at 5am.


FSU vs Alabama State — Kickoff Time 12PM 


2019 FSU Band Day Trip Schedule

4:45am Students report to SHS 5:00am Buses depart SHS 9:45am Skull Session-- FSU Baseball Stadium (Warm-up performed by the Marching Chiefs) 12:00pm Kickoff! (FSU vs. Alabama State University, halftime Marching Chiefs performance)


7:00pm Return to SHS parking lot (students will be in touch on the way back with updates on arrival time)


Other Items:

Students can bring snacks and should bring money for lunch at the stadium.


Sunscreen, hats, etc. are advised.


Bags cannot exceed 12"x6"x12"; no back packs, no umbrellas, etc. – See this link for full details on stadium policies:

Congratulations Wall of Sound on Straight Superiors
at Marching MPA November 2, 2019!

COOL NEWS!

COMING SOON:  SHOE WITH HEART SHOE DRIVE
Bring your gently worn shoes that you no longer need/use to the Band Room throughout December and January.

CONGRATULATIONS TO OUR MR. GRIFFIS!

BAND BOOSTER MEETING MINUTES 2019-2020

ARIA JACKSON MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP

A request for applications for the Aria Jackson Memorial Band Scholarship for band seniors in the Spring.  The winner will be announced at the annual band banquet held in May. 

 

BECOME A SPONSOR

With over 225 band students, individual and corporate donations are necessary to help our band programs operate and to provide and maintain important needs such as uniforms, instruments, music, travel expenses and much more.  Please consider supporting these students and staff by visiting our SUPPORT PAGE to learn more or go directly to the PayPal DONATE button below to proceed with sending your tax deductible contribution to our program.

 

BIG THANK YOU TO THESE 2019-2020 CORPORATE SPONSORS:

 

PHOTO SHARING - SHUTTERFLY

The Wall of Sound Shutterfly site is a central location for all photos of band. It is a source for the annual band slide show shown at the annual banquet. Please add your photos and videos there for the whole band to see and share. You can send a request to be added from the site or send an email to cgoodric@tampabay.rr.com
 

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