• Fall 2015 Band Camp Schedule

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    Here is our schedule for band camp next week! Also a downloadable version HERE 2015 band camp schedule

     

    Wilcox 2015 Band Camp Schedule

    I hope everybody is ready to learn some tunes! A reminder that camp is mainly music for horns/winds. Guard practices will be every morning block (9:30am or 10am the same as the winds). Returning members on drums may come and practice but do not disturb rehearsal when getting equipment. Pit percussion members must check in with David the marching director before proceeding.

     

    Monday

    9:30am – Camp begins. Introductions to the staff and all the members.

    10am – Music block.

    12:30pm – Lunch break (Bring your own food)

    1pm – Activity

    1:45pm – Music Block.

    4pm – Clean up/announcements and dismissal.

    Tuesday – Thursday

    10am – Music Block (later start time)

    12:30pm – Lunch break (Bring your own food)

    1pm – Activity

    1:45pm – Music Block.

    4pm – Clean up/announcements and dismissal.

    Friday

    10am – Music Block (later start time)

    12:30pm – Lunch break (Bring your own food)

    1pm – Activity

    1:45pm – Music Block.

    4pm – Prep for performance

    5pm – Small performance for friends/family

     

    Please contact the following for any questions:

    Concert band/Music classes – Rick South at rsouth@scusd.net

    Marching programs – David Phan at BGR@wilcoxmusic.org

    For any other questions please refer to our music website @ www.wilcoxmusic.org


  • Fall 2015-16 BGR Marching Schedules

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    Hello Wilcox,

     

    We have completed our schedule for fall marching band season and I hope to see many new and returning faces into our program! Keep track of all the dates listed and remember that if you have any questions/conflicts with the season feel free to ask for help. There is nothing wrong with having a life outside of band, just remember to be responsible and communicate any possible issues with me so that we can work things out. It’s never fair to the group, the staff, your friends, and to yourselves if we have random absences without prior notice.

    Contracts/medical/images release/and other forms will be available soon so stay tuned that those items!

     

    Big notes for the season:

    Rehearsals are Mondays & Wednesdays at 5:30pm – 8:30pm

    There is a mandatory parent meeting on August 26 at 7:30pm -8:30pm

    We are going to 4 NCBA competitions, 1 SJSU Band day, and 6+ football game performances this year so double check your calendars!

    There are additional times for drum/guard sectionals on Fridays to help you guys have more time with instruments/instruction.

    And finally there are only 2 extra Saturday weekends in the whole season in addition to the normal schedule for show design so don’t be absent!

     

     

    A final note that any drum/guard members are welcome and encouraged to join our summer clinics every Saturday from 10:30am -1pm. Pit percussion may also join to practice as well! Guard has been attending but the more members we have practicing the better! Drum instruction will begin in early August.

     

     

    Grab the Schedule HERE

    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 2015 BGR calender dates ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

    Keep practicing!

    -David Phan


  • 2015 Summer Practice Schedules!

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    Hello All,

     

    I hope everybody is having a great summer so far! Now that we are coming off all the hype from the DCI shows at Stanford and Pacific Procession we can get to our own times to practice our music.

     

    We encourage all new/veteran color guard members that wish to be a part of this year’s flag and weapon team to join our Saturday training sessions starting July 11th. Practice times are from 10:30am – 2pm and our very own AJ has offered to help teach you guys out of the goodness of his heart. (Do note that this year we are refining our guard program and new members should join during the fall season. When Winter season comes around we will be avoiding adding a bunch of new members that have not been training during the fall or interim workshop periods. More details on that when winter season starts!)

     

    Drumline practices will also be held on Saturday’s but will begin in August. For any veteran members that want to practice on their own, feel free to stop by during the guard rehearsals and keep your chops up. The doors will be open on Saturday’s 10:30am – 2pm starting July 11. New drumline members will be welcomed into our August camps so stay tuned for announcements on that!

     

    Band camp will be held for winds/brass on Monday July 27 – Friday July 31st as noted in our previous announcement!

     

    And finally a reminder to all friends and family to come support the band  on July 4th at the All-City Picnic in central park from 12pm – 5pm.

     

     

    -David Phan


  • DM/Band Council/ Interviews & auditions

    Pick up application in M100 – return by Thursday, May 28th.  Complete all sections before turning in.

    Sign ups for interview/auditions are in M100 – they start on Friday, May 29th and continue on Monday,

    June 1st starting @ 3:25 pm. SIGN UP FOR ONE DAY ONLY! (Friday or Monday).

    Drum Major auditions – info in M100, audio file posted here. Can be e-mailed to you or put on flash drive that you bring in to Mr. South. READ ALL REQUIREMENTS!


  • Spring Showcase Fundrasier

    Spring Showcase flyer

    Come join us for some great Chinese food while being entertained by our very own Wilcox Musicians. During dinner we will have soloist and small ensembles and the Winter group’s performance in the small gym following dinner.

    In addition, you can see our Winter Percussion & Winter Colorguard groups perform as they have now completed their competition season and have their shows in top shape.

    Great opportunity to invite all middle school musicians to sample what we have to offer here at Wilcox in the music department.

    Check out the different options for Dinner & Show = $15.00 & $10.00 for kids (8 and under) while a Show Only ticket = $5.00. Your choice!

    MUSIC HAVE PRE-ORDERED BY APRIL 28th!!!!!!

    Since this is a fundraiser, all Wilcox students must pay to eat!

    More details – see flyer


  • Post Winter Season Congrats!

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    Hello Everybody!

    I would like to congratulate everybody for finishing the winter season with such high accomplishments! We have improved so much over the past few months and I hope we all continue to make this program even better in the future!

    Here are the playlists for the last and first shows that each group performed. Check out all the changes we have done throughout the season!

    Wilcox Winter Percussion NCPA 4-4-15

     

    Wilcox Winter Guard CCGC 3-28-15

     

    Upcoming notes:

    Winter Banquet is on April 23rd at Wilcox (Band room or cafeteria TBA) from 6pm – 8pm. The event is Potluck so make sure to signup to bring food for everybody. Hopefully we have actual food and not a million different desserts! There should be ~35 members + their families +  percussion and guard staff attending so plan accordingly.

     

    The Spring Spectacular will have solo performances from music members along with a performance from the Winter Percussion and Guard groups. Please review your work on the rehearsal dates of April 21, 23, 28, and 30 from 3pm – 5pm so we can showcase our talents for all the spectators! Feel free to practice on your own over spring break too!

     

    Thank you all for a great season and make sure to keep fundraising for next year!

     

    -David Phan


  • Wilcox Winter programs perform at Logan High School!

    Hello everybody!

    If you are in need of entertainment please come on down to

    James Logan High school 1800 H Street, Union City, CA  94587 

    on Saturday January 31st to support the Wilcox Winter guard (and percussion)!

     

    ADMISSION:

    • $10.00 (CHILDREN UNDER 5, FREE)
    • Doors  Open:  3:45 PM for Guard Spectators
    • EVENT STARTS AT:  4:15 PM for Color Guard

     

    Percussion will be having an evaluation show and will only be available for staff but feel free to come on down and help support! We will have a short rehearsal at James Logan from 8:15am – 9:30am and then perform at 9:44am!

    Winter guard will have their first circuit performance of the season later that day. If you’re at James Logan at 4pm come by and check out the guard rehearsal! Our performance will be at 5:46pm!

     

    Information for Wilcox Winter Members:

    2015 Guard Logan HS 1-31

    2015 Perc Evaluations Logan HS 1-31

     

    For more information please visit Logan’s website at http://loganbandandcolorguard.org/programs/winter-guard/860-logan-hosts-ccgc-color-guard-and-percussion-show

     


  • Bowling Fundraiser

    Bowling Fundraiser

    Hey all you closet bowlers, here’s your chance to help our Instrumental Music Department by having fun with your friends.

    See attached flyer for all the details.

    Sat. Jan. 24th at Homestead Lanes (also called Homestead Bowl) – corner of Homestead and Stelling in Cupertino.

    5:00 pm – 7:30 pm. $20.00 (cash or checks to W.I.M.B.)

    Tickets on sale now!!!!! See Mr. South