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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DIRECTOR'S UPDATE

December 2, 2019



Wall of Sound Families,


I trust that all enjoyed a restful Thanksgiving break. We now look forward to our Winter Concert as we prepare to close out the semester! Please read below for some updates and reminders.


Monday, Dec. 9th: After School Rehearsal for Concert Band and Symphonic Band. They will rehearse the following times: Concert Band: 3:45-5:00pm Symphonic Band 5:15-6:30pm


Tuesday, Dec. 10th 3:45-5:30pm: Dress rehearsal for ALL Sickles Band Program students. Students do not need to dress up for the “dress rehearsal” — we will simply be running the program in preparation for Thursday.


Winter Concert: Thursday, Dec. 12th 7pm in the SHS Auditorium. Tickets are $5 at the door — students are admitted free of charge. This is truly a special event — help spread the word about The Sickles Winter Band Concert!


Concert Attire Sensations: Students will be informed by captains/coaches what needs to be worn for the concert. Concert Band/Symphonic Band: Black dress clothes (black dress shirt/pants/shoes/socks/belt etc.) Ladies may wear a black concert dress or black dress clothes. Wind Ensemble: Tuxedos for boys and concert dress or black dress clothes for ladies.


GO GRYPHONS! Mr. Griffis

POINSETTA SALE 2019

 

Band Boosters are selling Poinsettias to adorn the stage during the Winter Concert. Pre-Order now and pick up at the end of the Concert to enjoy in your home during the rest of the Holiday Season.


Please return filled-out form by Monday, Dec 9 


A few will be available for purchase that night, but a pre-order will help immensely - indicate RED or WHITE preference.


Thank you for your support!


 
 

COOL NEWS!

WINTER CONCERT - DECEMBER 12

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.
SHOE WITH HEART SHOE DRIVE

Bring your gently worn shoes that you no longer need/use to the Band Room throughout December and January.

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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