Last year, Hurricane Ian washed out our ability to play together for homecoming. Hopefully that will not be the case for 2023. Click on the Homecoming Details tab above for all the information for this year. The date is coming fast, Friday, October 6! Please take a moment now if you need to update your contact info by clicking on the Become a Member tab. Please encourage your band classmates to register as well. We will post information regarding events there as well as on our Facebook group page: Winter Park High School Alumni Band. Please join that FB group now if you haven’t already.
Purpose: For the 2023-24 school year (in addition to annual instrument/music expenses), the fundraising purpose will be to help purchase a new, small trailer for the color guard. It would also be lent out to the feeder middle school band programs. The total cost is approximately $7000 including the design and installation of a wrap. The financial needs of the band never cease, so please donate any amount today by clicking on Donate Now orange buttons at the bottom of every page on our website.
History: The WPHSBAA has donated over $54,500 to the band since it was founded in 2009. It was created to help offset the rising costs for a band program of this caliber, including purchasing/repairing instruments, ordering music, maintaining the trailers and uniforms for the Sound of the Wildcats Marching Band, and financing trips to showcase the ensembles’ extensive talent at festivals across the nation. Congratulations to the WPHS Wind Symphony for performing at Carnegie Hall for the 2nd time this past June! The WPHSBAA helped to support that trip to NY, and we are all extremely proud! Mike Clemente is now beginning his 5th year as Director of Bands after 6 years as the Associate Director. His 11 years of experience will ensure that the traditions we hold dear will be continued, especially our reunions every 5 years and the annual homecoming events with the Alumni Band. We hope you can join us on October 6th in the stands for Homecoming and at the 85th WPHS Band Reunion during Homecoming week in 2024. The date will be announced when it becomes available! Stay tuned…
From all the board members of the WPHSBAA, we hope to see you this fall, and we thank you again for your generous support.
Jane Claus – President
Glen Waters – Vice President and Alumni Band Coordinator
Michelle Tribble – Secretary
Mary Eichin – Treasurer
Jamie Jones – Membership Coordinator
Joseph Wise – Past Band Director
These are some of the ways your
tax deductible contributions are utilized: