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Sickles High School Bands

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

Director's Update and Reminders

5.2.2022


WOS Families,

SPRING CONCERT!!!
Our Wall of Sound Spring Concert is THURSDAY MAY 5th @ 7pm in the Auditorium. Admission is FREE, invite everyone to join us for a wonderful evening of music!

BAND BANQUET - MONDAY, MAY 9, 6:30PM AT DOUBLETREE WESTSHORE HOTEL! -
* Tickets to banquet will be passed out Wednesday, May 4th during band class. Tickets must accompany persons for entrance to banquet.
VOLUNTEER NEEDS FOR BANQUET:
Volunteer openings now on CutTime for the banquet on Monday, May 9th. We are expecting a record turn out of more than 93% of students in band and their guests! In total close to 500 people. Many hands helping are greatly needed.

4:30-6:30 pm Banquet set up and centerpiece assembly. Need 8-10 volunteers. If you volunteer for this, you are able to select your seats for the banquet prior to doors opening.

6:10-6:50pm Ticket takers for banquet entrance. Need 4 volunteers. If you volunteer for this, you are able to select your seats for the banquet prior to doors opening.

6:10-6:50 pm. Need 2 volunteers for flowers of distinction pick up (seniors). If you volunteer for this, you are able to select your seats for the banquet prior to doors opening.

9:30-10:00 pm. Banquet clean up- remove, box and load up centerpieces. Need 4 volunteers. If you volunteer for this, Mrs Badalamenti and Mrs Shelton will be your new best friend!

Any questions, please feel free to call or text Dina Badalamenti at (813) 503-4731

BAND CAR WASH:
Thanks to all parents and students involved in our car wash last Saturday! What a great day and fundraiser for our scholarship fund!


AMAZON SMILE:
This is our only affiliate program fundraiser and a very easy way to support the Sickles Band. Just make sure everyone in your household with an account is ordering through AmazonSmile with the SHS Band as your designated charity – easy!


BE A BRICK IN THE WALL OF SOUND

We invite you to purchase a brick, in honor of your Sickles High School band student (past or present). A gift that will highlight their musical accomplishments, leadership, or show class spirit. The engraved bricks will be placed on the existing 4’x21’ wall located outside the band room. These brick pavers make excellent graduation presents, and the sentimentality will last for years to come. Being a member of the Wall of Sound will forever be a fond memory for your child to reminisce upon. What better way to cement their musical legacy than with a personalized gift that can stand the test of time. A link to the order form can be found on the sicklesbands.com website at this link: https://www.sicklesbands.com/Doc_BrickFundraiserNewForm%2011302021.pdf


BAND FEES:
Please check your cuttime accounts and pay balances by the end of the year!

UPCOMING EVENTS -
Our full calendar is available in CUTTIME as well as our website - sicklesbands.com

UPCOMING DATES:
May 5 - Concert
May 9 - Band Banquet
May 10 - Drum Major Auditions
May 17 - Icebreaker - All freshman, sophomore and juniors, will welcome our incoming freshman.
May 21 - Graduation(Underclassmen graduation band)


SUMMER MUSIC CAMP OPPORTUNITIES!
As you begin looking ahead with plans for your Summer 2022, please consider some of these outstanding Summer Music Camp opportunities for your student! There is no better way for your student to improve, stay motivated, and have a BLAST over the summer than by participating in a Summer Music Camp. Each year, MANY of our Sickles Wall of Sound students take advantage of these opportunities and experience tremendous musical benefits - all while meeting and performing with students from all over, and getting an up-close look at one of our state universities! Please see the links below for more info including dates and upcoming registration info. Please do not hesitate to reach out to Mr. Griffis or Mrs. Lundahl for more info.

https://music.fsu.edu/summermusiccamps/band-camp-senior-high

https://www.usf.edu/arts/music/events/usf-summer-music-camps.aspx

https://www.ufbandcamps.com/

https://www.ut.edu/academics/college-of-arts-and-letters/department-of-music/summer-camps/band-camp
Band Camp - University of Tampa
The UT Band Camp is a comprehensive music camp for woodwind, brass and percussion students entering grades 7-12 in Fall 2022. Sponsored by the Department of Music at The University of Tampa, Band Camp is led by Brandon McDannald, UT director of bands and music education.
www.ut.edu


Be sure to follow the Marching Wall of Sound on Social Media! You can join the "Sickles High School Wall of Sound" Facebook group (please answer the membership questions) and on Instagram "@shsmwos". If you or a family member have requested to join the Wall of Sound facebook group but have not been added in yet, please email Mr. Griffis @ keith.griffis@hcps.net with your student name and the name on facebook that has requested membership in the facebook group.

GO GRYPHONS!
Mr. Griffis and Mrs. Lundahl