Congratulations to our Midstate Honor Band Members! March 3rd, 2021
Last week, Whitthorne Band members submitted video auditions to win a spot in the 2021 MTSBOA Midstate Honor Band. They competed against nearly 1,000 other 7th & 8th grade band students from across all of the Middle Tennessee area. We would like to congratulate the following students for placing in these elite bands:
7th/8th Midstate Gold Band
Angie Lin – 17th Chair Clarinet, Gold Band
Luke Hampton – 5th Chair Alto Saxophone, Gold Band
Ashlyn Erdman – 7th Chair Trumpet, Gold Band
Sebastian Pardue – 10th Chair Horn, Gold Band
7th/8th Midstate Silver Band
Hudson Wilson – 5th Chair Alto Saxophone, Silver Band
Blake Hazen - 6th Chair Trombone, Silver Band
7th/8th Midstate Jazz Band
Luke Hampton – 2nd Chair Alto Saxophone, Jazz Band
Blake Hazen – 2nd Chair Trombone, Jazz Band
Hudson Wilson – 1st Alternate Alto Saxophone, Jazz Band
We are extremely proud of all our students that auditioned! Every student grew by working hard to prepare their audition and participate in the event.
6th Grade Band Enrollment Information December 14, 2020
For any Whitthorne 6th Grader interested in joining band, we are offering another opportunity to join the WMS Band! This invitation is open to ALL 6th graders: in-person and remote learners. We will start in band class on Tuesday, January 5, 2021.
Here are a couple of recommendations for places to get instruments.
2500 Hospitality Dr
Columbia, TN 38401
Music & Arts
539 Cool Springs Blvd Suite #115
Franklin, TN 37067
Please join our Remind class for more information and updates:
2020-2021 6th Grade Band Remind Code @wms6band20
(Text @wms6band20 to "81010")
Please turn in forms no later than Wednesday, December 16, 2020 to give us time to get schedules changed for Quarter 3. We look forward to you joining the WMS Band Family!
Welcome Back! August 12th, 2020
Welcome back to all Students & Parents! We have missed making music with your children and are looking forward to making this a great year! We are currently working on an updated Band Handbook, so look for that coming your way soon.
7th & 8th Grade Students: Please complete Parent Contact Form and join the 2020-2021 WMS Band Remind class. There 7th & 8th grade remind class is for both Honor & Concert Band members. Links/info for both can be found below.
6th Grade Students: Please use the 6th Grade Band Enrollment form located in the earlier post below.
2020-2021 WMS Band Remind Codes
6th Grade Band @wms6band20
7th & 8th Grade Bands @wmsbands20
WMS 6th Grade Beginning Band Enrollment August 6th, 2020
6th Grade Parents, below is the WMS 6th Grade Band Enrollment Guide which details how to join the WMS band in 3 easy steps. Any 6th Grade WMS student can join the 6th Grade Beginning band including both traditional & remote learners.
Please click on the links in the PDF or scan the QR codes for each step. If you have already completed Step 1, look for a email response with more information coming shortly!
Don't forget to join us for our Virtual Band Parent Meeting on Thursday, August 13th at 6pm on Zoom (Click HERE to join the zoom meeting).
And for more band rental information join us for our Virtual Instrument Rental Meeting on Tuesday, August 18 at 6pm on Zoom (Click HERE to join the zoom meeting).
Welcome to the WMS Band family!
WMS Band Spring 2020 Survey & More April 24th, 2020
ALL WMS Band students, please complete the following survey:
WMS Band Zoom Call on Friday (4/24) April 22nd, 2020
Please join us on our WMS Band Zoom call this Friday, April 24th. More information in the flyer.
You may also click the link below to join the meeting on Friday morning.
MCPS Closed Rest of School Year April 15th, 2020
In accordance with Governor Bill Lee's recommendation and our local government and school leadership, Maury County Public Schools will be closed through the rest of the school year.
As a result, all WMS Band events are cancelled through the end of May. This includes the WMS Jazzfest, & the May Concert.
Maury County Public Schools Closed: Solo & Ensemble and March Concerts are Cancelled March 16th, 2020
In accordance with Governor Bill Lee's recommendation and our local government and school leadership, Maury County Public Schools will be closed effective immediately. We tentatively plan to resume on Monday, April 13.
As a result, Solo and Ensemble that was scheduled for this Saturday is cancelled.
Also, our 6th Grade Band Concert on March 24th will be cancelled. The 6th grade band will perform these songs along with their new music on their May concert.
2020 All Maury County Honor Band Clinic will begin on Friday February 6th, 2020
Due to school closure because of flooding, the 2020 All Maury County Honor Band Clinic will begin Tomorrow (Fri. February 7th). Rehearsal and registration on Thursday is canceled.
We will hand out shirts and name tags tomorrow morning during the day. Make sure to bring all concert clothes and All County Music to school tomorrow. Please also make sure you are prepared for rehearsal and check out the updated recordings page: https://www.whitthorneband.org/all-county-music-recordings.html
For WMS band students not participating in the Clinic, the WMS Bandroom and Instrument storage room will be closed all day Friday. Any student that needs to PICKUP (not dropping off) an instrument may only do so before school starts tomorrow.
2020 All Maury County Honor Band Clinic Postponed January 30th, 2020
Due to illness, the All Maury County Honor Band is postponed until next week - Thursday, Feb. 6th & Friday, Feb. 7th. All times and locations will remain the same, just a week later. There will be no Registration or Rehearsals today or tomorrow.
Christmas Parade on Monday, December 2 December 1, 2019
Click the links below for important details for 7th and 8th grade band members participating in the Christmas Parade! Pay close attention to the student drop off instructions.
Q2 Playing Quiz Assignments Posted November 25th, 2019
All Quarter 2 playing quiz assignments can be found HERE. Please check the due dates to ensure that your assignments are submitted on time.
Congratulations to Midstate Honor Band Members! November 25th, 2019
Congratulations to Caleb Clanton, Ella Duvall, Vasilios Ekimogloy, Krish Patel and Blake Hazen earning placement in the 2020 Midstate Concert & Jazz Honor Bands!
These students earned the following chair placements:
7th/8th Midstate Gold Band
Caleb Clanton - 2nd Chair Tenor Sax
Ella Duvall - 2nd Chair Trumpet
Krish Patel - 3rd Chair Trombone
7th/8th Midstate Silver Band
Blake Hazen - 9th Chair Trombone
Vasilios Ekimogloy - 1st Alternate Percussion
7th/8th Midstate Jazz Band
Caleb Clanton - 1st Tenor Sax
Ella Duvall - 1st Trumpet
Vasilios Ekimogloy - Auxiliary Percussion
Krish Patel - 2nd Alternate Trombone
Finally, congratulations to all of our students that auditioned this past 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 Thursday, October 24th October 18th, 2019
The WMS Band Fall Concert will take place next week on Thursday, October 24th at 6pm in the WMS Gymnasium. This will be the premiere performance of our 6th Grade beginning band students as well as the first concert performance of our Concert and Honor Bands!
6th Grade Band: 5:30pm in the Gym (on stage)
Concert & Honor Bands: 5:30pm in the cafeteria.
Please see the letter sent home earlier this week for more information, including appropriate concert attire.
Honor Band Q1 Playing Quiz September 16th, 2019
Honor Band Q1 Playing Quiz is Due Thursday, September 26th on Seesaw.
This is our first chair placement for Honor Band! Audition music will come from the 2019 Midstate Audition music. Recordings and more information available below.
City Saver Fundraiser Kick-Off! September 4th, 2019
We have officially begun our 2019 Fall Band Fundraiser! To help us with the many costs involved to provide your child with a quality music education, please help students sell the Nashville South City Saver Discount Coupon Books! The books are $25 and 50% of each sale goes to helping our band program, or 100% for every donation! Our two turn-in dates are Wednesday, September 18th and Wednesday, September 25th. Parents, if you can help on turn-in days please contact us via Remind or email.
Click Below for more information about the WMS Band City Saver Fundraiser Website, as well as online ordering and a digital preview of the Nashville South Discount Book.
Welcome Back! August 1st, 2019
Welcome back to all Students & Parents! We are excited to start what is going to be a fantastic year! Please download a copy of the 2019-2020 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 Thursday, August 8th
Pep Band Rehearsals begin Thursday, Aug. 8th
7th & 8th Grade Band members will have the opportunity to join the WMS Pep Band which will play at Home Football Games, Pep Rallies, & The Main Street Christmas Parade. We will have a handful of afterschool Pep Band Rehearsals which are all listed in the Pep Band Agreement. Our first rehearsal is Thursday, August 8th, if you are interested make sure to sign the agreement and turn it in to a Band Director.
Q4 Playing Quizzes/Honor Band Auditions May 3rd, 2019
Honor Band Auditions/Quarter 4 Playing Assessments- Our 4th Quarter playing quizzes for 6th and 7th grade band students will serve as auditions for next year’s Honor Band.
6th & 7th grade students will play their Q4 playing quiz in class, beginning Monday, May 6th.
8th Grade students' Q4 playing quiz is due on Thursday, May 9th on Seesaw.
More information is available: at https://www.whitthorneband.org/benchmark-playing-quizzes.html
All Maury County Honor Band Postponed until next week. January 30th, 2019
Due to illness, the All Maury County Honor Band is postponed until next week - Thursday, Feb. 7th & Friday, Feb. 8th.
Honor Band Playing Quizzes Due Feb. 7 January 24th, 2019
Honor Band CPA Playing Quizzes will be due on Monday, February 11th on Seesaw. Late submissions will not be accepted. More information available: at https://www.whitthorneband.org/benchmark-playing-quizzes.html
Winter Concert on Tuesday, December 18 at CHS