Q2 Playing Quizzes are Due Monday December 4th, 2018
Q2 Benchmark Playing Quizzes are Due Monday December 10th on Seesaw for Concert & Honor Bands. Late submissions will NOT be accepted. More information available at: https://www.whitthorneband.org/benchmark-playing-quizzes.html
Congratulations to Midstate Honor Band Members! November 18th, 2018
Congratulations to Caleb Clanton, Madison Cline, Kaysi Cowdrey, Marianne Hampton, Emma McCraw, & Mary Rinks for placing in the 2019 Midstate Concert & Jazz Honor Bands!
Congratulations also to Vasilios Ekimogloy, Jmarion Ogilvie, Krish Patel, & Haydn Simmons for making alternate band placements.
Finally, congratulations to all of our students that auditioned this weekend. Every student grew by working hard to prepare their audition and participate in the event.
Enjoy your well earned Thanksgiving Break!
Fall Concert on Tuesday, October 30th October 25th, 2018
The WMS Band Fall Concert is Tuesday, October 30th at 6pm in the Boys Gym. The call time for all students is 5:30pm.
A letter went home with each student today, as well as via email and remind. Please make sure your child is on time and dress appropriately as detailed in the letter.
Seesaw Greeting Videos & Playing Quizzes August 30, 2018
Concert Band & Honor Bands: Seesaw greeting videos are due no later than Friday, August 31st. This assignment will count as a playing quiz grade. Student accounts must use their given/preferred first and last names.
Concert Band Seesaw Code: OPKU YGGO (Expires October 11th)
Honor Band Seesaw Code: RADZ FUAI (Expires October 11th)
The actual Playing Quiz Benchmark assignment is due no later than Tuesday, September, 18th. The details of each assignment has already been given out and should be treated as a performance.
Further details on Seesaw setup is available on the Playing Quiz page here on our website. You can visit it directly here: https://www.whitthorneband.org/benchmark-playing-quizzes.html
Private Lessons Begin Sept 11th and 13th August 28, 2018
Enrollment for all Private Lessons is now open. Please sign up soon to reserve a spot. Most lessons begin on September 11th or 13th. A letter went home last week with more information and details can also be found at https://www.whitthorneband.org/private-lessons.html
Pep Band Football Performance Cancelled August 9, 2018
Due to increasing chances of rain this evening, the WMS Pep Band will not be performing at the home football game tonight. Our next rehearsal will be next Tuesday, August 14 and the next game will be next Thursday, August 16.
Thanks to all parents that said they were willing to volunteer! We would love to have your help next week.
WMS Pep Band August 1, 2018
All 7th & 8th grade band members: If you are interested in possibly joining the Pep Band this year, we will have interest sign-ups on Friday during Concert and Honor Band classes. Please note that these sign-ups are not necessarily commitments, but are meant to estimate the final size and instrumentation of the Pep Band this year.
Any interested students with conflicts should contact us immediately to see if absences can be excused.
The actual Pep Band Agreement is Due on Monday, August 6th at the first Pep Band Rehearsal (3-4:30pm).
Please also note the corrections on the updated schedule.
Welcome Back Students & Parents!! August 1, 2018
Welcome Back Students & Parents! Please download a copy of the 2018-2019 WMS Band Handbook by clicking the link below. Make sure to complete the handbook contract at the end. Please also complete the Parent Contact Form linked below.
Handbooks Contracts and Contact Forms are due Friday, August 10th
Beginning Band Materials Sheets May 21, 2018
Instrument Materials Sheets for Woodwind, Brass, & Percussion can be found under Documents -> Materials.
All 6th Grade Band members will need their Essential Elements Book 1, instrument & instrument accessories by August 20th.
2018 Solo & Ensemble Results March 19 ,2018
Congratulations to all the WMS Band students that participated in the annual Solo & Ensemble Festival at E.A Cox. All Students received a rating of either Superior or Excellent!
The following students received the highest rating of "Superior"
Quinn McCord Katherine Fulbright Ella Duvall Allyson Farrell
Emily Cook Alondra Miller CJ Woody Adelaide Dale
Randy Gray Wesley Marshall Zach Erdman Victoria St. Jacques
Tay Cofer Madison McDowell John Pardue Harrison Slusser
Kaysi Cowdrey Ellise McCluggage Jayden Bailey Walker Andrews
Marianne Hampton & Ashlynn Bell
Katherine Fulbright & Kaitlyn Franks
Emma McCraw & Maddie Winningham
Tyler LeMay & Ryan Patterson
Ellise McCluggage & Breanna Gooch
Walker Andrews & Jeremiah Grissom
Iliana Ortiz, Mackenzie Whitmire, & Kaysi Cowdrey
Wesley Marshall, Will Cole, & John Pardue
Brass Quintet - Emily Cook, Walker Andrews, Leyanna Stovall, Kaylee Baker, & Colin Higdon
Percussion Ensemble - Cade Dendy, Malik Burkeen, Gonzaolo Chamorro-Minor, Camden Cooley, & Aiden Mallaney
CPA Preview Cancelled March 1, 2018
CPA Preview scheduled for this evening has been cancelled due to inclement weather. CPA Preview will NOT be rescheduled.
Playing Quizzes Due Next Week February 2, 2018
Playing Quizzes for all bands will be due next week. Assignments must be uploaded to Seesaw.
Wednesday, February 7th 7th Grade Band (EE Book 2)
Wednesday, February 7th 8th Grade Band (Excerpts from CPA Music)
Thursday, February 8th 6th Grade Band (EE Book 1)
Friday, February 9th Honor Band (Excerpts from CPA Music)
For the full details of the playing quiz assignments, go to https://www.whitthorneband.org/playing-tests.html
Mainstreet Christmas Parade Tonight!! December 4, 2017
Please support the 8th Grade Band as they perform in the Mainstreet Christmas Parade tonight! All students will need to meet at West End Baptist Church on 900 West 7th Street, Columbia, TN 38401 at 6pm dressed in blue jeans and Christmas-colored tops. The bandroom will be closed at 5pm. Parade officially starts at 7pm. We are very proud of these great young musicians!
Fall Concert moved to November 2nd October 9, 2017
Our Fall Concert, which was originally set for Thursday, October 26 is being changed due to a home basketball game. Therefore, our Fall Concert will take place Thursday, November 2 at 6pm in the WMS Gymnasium. This will be our premiere performance for our beginning band students and the 7th and 8th grade bands will playing some great music as well!
Tiger Night Postponed; Next Football Performance is Next Thursday, September 21 vs. Dickson September 11, 2017
Due to potential inclement weather, tomorrow's Tiger Night football game has been postponed to Saturday, September 16 at 11am. The Whitthorne Band WILL NOT be performing this Saturday. Instead, both the 7th and 8th grade will combine for the last home game of the year, next Thursday, September 21. This is our WMS Homecoming Game and call time is 5:30. Cheerleaders and 8th grade football players will be recognized at 6pm. The game will start at 6:30pm.
7th & 8th Grade Will Perform at Tiger Night September 8, 2017
Over the past month we have been preparing for our upcoming Tiger Night performance next Tuesday, September 12. For Tiger Night, it has become a tradition for the 7th Grade Band to join the 8th Grade Pep Band for this big football game against EA Cox. Call Time is 5pm. WMS Athlete recognition at 5:30pm. Kickoff at 6pm. 8th Grade Band members will be recognized during halftime! Attire for Tiger Night is WMS Band Polo, Jeans and Tennis Shoes.
Welcome Back Students & Parents August 1, 2017
Welcome Back Students & Parents! You may download a copy of the 2017-2018 WMS Band Handbook by clicking the link below. Make sure to complete the handbook contract at the end. Please also complete the Parent Contact Form linked below.
Handbooks and Contact Forms are due Thursday, August 10th
Spring Concerts Tonight! May 2, 2017
Tonight WMS will be hosting their Spring Concerts in the WMS Gym! 6th grade performs at 6pm. 7th Grade performs at 7pm. and 8th Grade performs at 7:45pm. We hope to see everyone tonight!
Congratulations to Midstate Students January 17th, 2017
Congratulations to Emily Cook, Josh Calderon, and Kohner Faulkner on a great performance at Jazz Midstate this past weekend! Ryan Tomlin, Reegan Erdman, Walker Andrews, and Josh Calderon will be participating in concert band Midstate this weekend. Good Luck!
Parade Postponed December 5th, 2016
Tonights parade has been postponed. The Whitthorne Band will not be performing in the parade.
Congratulations 7th and 8th Grade Bands! September 2, 2016
Congratulations 7th and 8th grade bands on wonderful performance at Tiger Night last night and at the pep rally during school. You looked and sounded great!
Welcome Back to School August 1, 2016
Welcome back to school and the Whitthorne Band! Click the handbook link above to read the current handbook and return your contract to complete your first assignment! Don't forget to sign up for remind to get instant text updates about band events!
CPA Preview Concert Tomorrow! March, 2 2016
Tomorrow night at 6:30pm in the Spring Hill Middle School auditorium bands from around Maury County will be performing their Concert Performance Assessment programs for the public. The Whitthorne 8th grade band will be performing and would love for you to be in attendance! See you there!
Winter Concert Tonight! December 15, 2015
Tonight, Tuesday, December 15th, the 6th, 7th, and 8th grade bands will be performing their Winter Concert. It will start at 6pm in the CHS auditorium. We hope to see you there!
All-County Reg. & Fee Due Tomorrow! December 9th, 2015
Any student nominated for all-county must turn in their registration and fee by tomorrow, Thursday, December 10th, in order to accept their chair!
Christmas Parade Tomorrow! December 6, 2015
Tomorrow night, December 7th, at 7pm the 7th and 8th grade band will be marching in the Columbia Christmas Parade. Call time for students is 6pm at the West End Baptist Church.
Congratulations to Midstate Students November 22nd, 2015
Congratulations to the 10 students from Whitthorne that made the Midstate band! Whitthorne also had 7 students make the Midstate Jazz Band! We are very proud of the students and look forward to their performances in January.
Fall Concert Date Change October 13, 2015
Due to scheduling conflicts with athletics, the Fall Concert will be held on Tuesday, October 27th, 2015 at 6pm. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.
Congratulations 8th Grade! August 28, 2015
Congratulations 8th grade on a great first performance! We heard many great compliments from people on both sides of the field! We are proud of you! If you missed this performance you can see the 7th and 8th grade perform at the next home game which is Tiger Night on September 15th at 6pm!
Welcome Back! August 17, 2015
Don't forget that handbook contracts, shirt orders, instrument contracts, and all materials were due last week! If you are missing any paper work click the buttons above to print a copy. Lastly, remember you need all materials everyday in class.
8th Grade and Honor Band Concert May 11, 2015
Tomorrow, May 12th, is the 8th Grade and Honor band concert at CHS. The concert starts at 6:30pm and call time for performers is 6pm. Come out and hear the final concert of the year!
Instrument Turn-in This Week May 10, 2015
All school owned instruments must be returned this Thursday, May 15th in class. Please make sure your instruments are cleaned and cases are cleared of any personal items. Any outstanding instrument fees must be payed by this time as well.
2015 Whitthorne Jazz Fest! April 27, 2015
Congratulations to all of the 2015 Whitthorne Jazz Fest Performers! Saturday's festival was a huge success! Thank you to the community for your tremendous support! It was great to see such a large crowd!
2015 Whitthorne Jazz Fest Tickets on Sale March 30, 2015
Tickets for the 2015 Whitthorne Jazz Fest BBQ went on sale today.The festival takes place on Saturday, April 25th, at the Ridley 4H center in Columbia, TN. Music and food start at 11am. Admission to the festival is FREE tickets to the BBQ picnic are $10 each and must be prepurchased. Tickets can be purchased by seeing a WMS band student or by visiting WMS during regular school hours. All proceeds from this event go towards music education at Whitthorne Middle School. Thanks in advance for your support!
Congratulations! March 22nd, 2015
Congratulations to all Solo and Ensemble participants! You represented yourselves and your school well on Saturday! We had a huge turnout of students and all students received either a Superior or Excellent rating! Congrats!!!!
Honor Band CPA Trip TOMORROW! March 9th, 2015
Tomorrow is our CPA trip! You must have your permission slip and money to go. Dress is formal concert attire (see handbook). Don't forget money for lunch!
Parent Meeting Next Tuesday February 2nd, 2015
Next Tuesday, February 10, at 5:15pm (following honor band) we will be having a parent meeting regarding many events coming with the WMS band. Some of these events such as our Jazz Festival take the help of many volunteers to make happen and we need you! Also we hope to start involving more parents in our concerts and other future events. At this event we will discuss ways that you can help your child's band program and especially the Jazz Festival. Please plan on attending if you can help in anyway! It will be very brief and will immediately follow the conclusion of honor band rehearsal.
Private Lessons and Rehearsals January 5th, 2015
There will be no lessons or after school rehearsals this week. Next Tuesday's lessons (13th) will be on like normal, however, Thursday (15th) is canceled due to Jazz Midstate. Please review the calendar!
Jamz for Cans is TOMORROW! December 12th, 2014
Jamz for Canz is tomorrow night at 7pm in the CHS auditorium! A canned good donation is required to get in. We will also be accepting donation for the WMS band. A $10 donation receives a free Winter Concert CD! See you tomorrow!
Midstate Auditions this Saturday! December 4th, 2014
Midstate auditions are this Saturday! Students that are registered will be meeting at the WMS Band Room (via back entrance) at 5:45am on Saturday. We will leave promptly at 6am. Auditions last the entire day and involve alot of waiting. Please bring some books, cards, etc...to keep yourself occupied. Students need money for lunch and dinner. These will be concession stand and fast food type prices. We suggest around 20 dollars. We plan on returning around 7pm but times vary greatly from year to year. Students can call home as we leave to give you a more accurate time. We will also post an update of arrival time on our twitter feed (@whitthorneband) which can be accessed by clicking here:
Christmas Parade Canceled December 1, 2014
The Columbia Christmas Parade scheduled for tonight has been postponed until next Monday. Due to our concert being the following day, the Whitthorne Band will not be performing. We will see you at our upcoming performances on December 9th, 13th, and 16th.
TSBA Pictures Now Live November 21th, 2014
Pictures of the 8th grades performance at the TSBA conference are now uploaded under the media tab above. You can also view them by clicking here:
8th Grade Band Pictures November 18th, 2014
Tomorrow, the 8th grade band will be taking their 8th grade band portraits during RTI. Students must wear their band polo and black pants for these pictures.
Great Performance at TSBA! November 17th, 2014
The 8th grade had an incredible performance today at the Tennessee School Board Association conference at Opryland Hotel in Nashville, TN. They performed a 15 minute program for a crowd of around 500 of the state's educational leaders. We are proud of their musicianship and how they represented themselves, our school, and our district. Congratulations! We will be adding video and pictures of the event to the media tab of the website soon.
Fundraiser Party This Friday! November 5, 2014
This Friday, November 7th, 2014, we will be having our Fundraiser Party for those students that sold 10 items or more. It will be after school until 5:30pm. Please make arrangements to pick up your child at the back of the school closest to the breezeway by 5:30pm.
Concert This Thursday! October 25, 2014
Our first concert of the year is coming up this Thursday, Oct. 30, at 7pm in the WMS gym. Call time for students is 6pm. This is the first concert ever for our 6th graders and the 7th and 8th graders are sure to impress. See you there!
Midstate Form Typo! October 20, 2014
The Midstate Registration form has a typo! The correct date for auditions is Saturday, December 6th.
Fundraiser Pickup Tomorrow! October 15th, 2014
Fundraiser pickup is tomorrow! Please make arrangements to pick up your items after school! The band room will close at 6pm.
Fundraiser Pickup This Thrusday October 13th, 2014
Fundraiser items will be delivered to WMS this week on Thursday, October 16th. All items must be picked up that day by 6pm. Most students can take items home via car or bus. Anyone with several items or larger items can pick their items up after school via the breezeway entrance at the back of the school. These doors will be open until 6pm on Thursday. Once you pickup your items you may then deliver them to your supporters! If you are available to help distribute fundraiser items please let us know asap by clicking the button below. We need help from around 1pm until 6pm.
Jazz Performance October 3, 2014
Today the Tiger Jazz Cats performed at the Breakfast Rotary Meeting. It was a huge success! The students had an incredible performance. They put together a program of around 45 minutes of music in just over a week. We are so proud of their accomplishments and hard work that went into preparing for this. We hope to add some pictures of the event under the media tab located above or by clicking here:
Columbia Invitational Marching Contest September 26, 2014
Tomorrow is the Columbia Invitational Marching Contest at CHS. It is a marching band competition hosted by our own CHS! It is a great opportunity to support the arts and hear some incredible bands from around the state. It lasts throughout the day starting with the first performance at 12:45pm.
Fall Festival September 26, 2014
Come out to the Whitthorne Middle School Fall Festival Tomorrow! It is from 4-8pm at Whitthorne Middle School. The band room will be hosting the photobooth. Come by to take some crazy pictures!
Symphony Trip September 24, 2014
Today's trip to see the Nashville Symphony was GREAT! We got to hear some amazing music and see a beautiful symphony center. We hope everyone had a great time! The students represented our school and themselves very well and we are very proud of them! Click below to see some pictures from the trip.
Donations for Symphony Trip September 19th, 2014
We will be eating a bagged lunch on our trip to see the Nashville Symphony. Everything is provided except a desert at the end. We would like to provide a small snack size candy (Halloween candy!) to complete our lunch. We will be accepting donations of individually wrapped candy until Tuesday. Donations can be brought to the school. Thank you in advance for your donations!
Fundraiser Shout Outs September 19th, 2014
A huge thank you to everyone that participated in our fundraiser and to those that supported our band through donations and purchasing items. This year's fundraiser was by far the best participation we have ever had and was a huge success. For those that sold 5 items or more: our trip is this coming Wednesday! Thank you for your support!
Final Turn In Monday! September 12, 2014
Our final turn in day is this coming Monday, September 15th, is our final turn in day! Around half that band has qualified for the trip to Nashville and we want everyone to go! 5 items qualifies a student! Don't forget every $10 collected in donations counts as an item and utilize our online fundraiser that can be accessed by click the fundraising link above! Go Tigers!